Down Syndrome Research Conference in Long Beach • Long Beach Business Journal

The Trisomy 21 (T21) Research Society, the premier international nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to Down syndrome research, is hosting its 4th International Scientific Conference June 9-12 at the Westin Hotel Long Beach.

Held every two years, the conference will bring more than 200 professionals from around the world to Long Beach to discuss the latest developments in Down syndrome research.

These experts will come from some of the most influential positions in the field, including policymakers from the National Institutes of Health and several biotech companies.

The conference is primarily focused on scientific meetings and symposia, where experts will discuss topics such as how COVID-19 affects children with Down syndrome, the interplay between inflammation, neurodegeneration and aging in patients with Down’s syndrome.

Meetings will also be organized to connect experts to discuss research opportunities, and young researchers will also have the opportunity to present their ideas.

The conference will be capped off with a gala dinner and a pair of awards ceremonies on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, where presenters will be recognized for the importance of their work.

After the first three conferences were successfully held in Paris in 2015, Chicago in 2017 and Barcelona in 2019, a virtual conference spinoff took place in June 2021 as part of the regular biennial schedule due to related restrictions. to COVID-19. Now that restrictions have been lifted, organizers are excited to hold a real in-person conference.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we can once again celebrate the ability to connect with each other and outline the future of research and care for people with Down syndrome,” the president wrote. of T21, William Mobley, in a letter announcing the conference’s arrival in Long Beach.

T21 chose Long Beach because of its proximity to the University of California, Irvine, where Dr. Elizabeth Head and Dr. Jorge Busciglio, internationally recognized experts in Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome research, are based. . Head and Busciglio were the main program organizers for the event.

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