Cognition in Down Syndrome Workshop

Vienna, Virginia
Saturday, April 13, 2013

 Cognition in Down syndrome: Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Features and the Promise of Pharmacotherapeutics
April 13-15, 2013
Washington, DC

In collaboration with
The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (Denver, CO USA)

Sponsored by
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Denver, CO USA)

The Fondation Jerome Lejeune (Paris, France)
F. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Ltd (Basel, Switzerland)
National Institutes of Health (National Institute for Child Health and Human Development and
National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (Bethesda, MD USA)

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (DSRTF) (Palo Alto, CA USA)
Research Down Syndrome (Chicago, IL USA)
Association Française pour la Recherche sur la Trisomie 21 (AFRT) (Paris, France)
Fresh Eyes Editing (Columbus, OH USA)

The format of the Workshop will include platform presentations by invited speakers and additional platform presentations, poster symposia and poster sessions chosen from submitted abstracts
All interested investigators are encouraged to submit their abstracts by the deadline [March 1, 2013] for consideration for an oral presentation.

An opening reception is scheduled for 5:00 pm, Friday, April 12, 2013..  The scientific sessions will run from 8:00 am Saturday morning, April 13 through approximately 5:00 pm, Monday, April 15, 2013.

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182. The hotel is 10 minutes from Dulles International Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown Washington, DC.  We have set up a room block for our attendees at $109/night for Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14 and $209.00/night for Monday, April 15.  Their phone is 703-448-1234. [For more details and on-line reservation link, please see the Hotel tab.]

The registration fees cover the scientific sessions, workshop notebook, opening reception, continental breakfasts and lunches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday plus the conference banquet.  You may pay by credit card or check.  
[Alcohol disclosure:  There will be a cash bar at the opening reception and the poster sessions.  Beer or wine will be provided at the conference banquet.]

Academic or Parent:  
Corporate Attendee:    $625

Financial Assistance
A limited amount of funding is available to support costs of travel or hotel accomodation. Support is contingent upon acceptance of an abstract and financial need, as well as availability of funds.  For further information, contact Katheleen Gardiner,

Tom Blumenthat, PhD, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, Aurora, CO USA
Jorge Busciglio, PhD, University of California,  Irvine, CA USA
George Capone, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD USA
Katheleen Gardiner, PhD, University of Colorado Denver,  Denver, CO USA
    [for scientific questions, contact]
John O'Bryan, PhD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL USA

Jean Delabar, PhD, University of Paris Diderot, Paris, France
Mara Dierssen, MD, CRG - Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain
Roger Reeves, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA

For non-scientific questions or additional information, contact the Workshop Coordinator, Nan Matthews, 303-843-6414 or

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