The 4th annual LCI Down Syndrome Symposium will be held on Friday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Hensel Phelps West Auditorim.
This year the symposium will begin with an introduction to
the subject of Down syndrome by Dr. Tom Blumenthal, Executive Director
of the Crnic Institute and by Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, our new Associate
Director for Science. Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Ira
Lott, from UC Irvine. Dr. Lott will discuss the relationship between
Down syndrome and Alzeheimer's Disease.
Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 10 research
projects at the University of Colorado AMC, Boulder, and National Jewish
Health. The remainder of this year's symposium will consist of talks
from some of the grant recipients and their lab members describing their
projects and progress to date. We hope that this will serve to provide a
broad overview of the sorts of proposals we are interested in
supporting (also see our Grand Challenges). Finally, we will end with a description of this year's grants program, planned for 10 grants totaling one million dollars.