The 5th annual Linda Crnic Institure for Down Syndrome Symposium will be held on Monday, October 24 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. Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Ralph Nixon, from New York University.
Last year the Linda Crnic Institute funded 11 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.