DSRTF's Webinars

We are excited to present an ongoing series of webinars — web-based audio and slide presentations — with noted cognition researchers. We believe these sessions offer unprecedented access to the scientists who are actively advancing the field, and we are honored and pleased to be able to offer their perspectives on a regular basis.

To listen to past presentations, click on the link.  You'll be taken to a new window, where you can play back or download the session.

Michael M. Harpold, Ph.D.      

Down Syndrome Cognition Research 101: An Introduction
Thursday, March 21, 2013

In this special presentation in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, Dr. Michael Harpold of DSRTF and Dr. Omar Khwaja from Roche joined us for a general overview of cognition research; a look at current initiatives; and an update on ongoing clinical trials of treatments to improve cognition in individuals with DS.

Stanford University's Dr. H. Craig Heller      

Dr. H. Craig Heller, Stanford University
Down Syndrome Cognition Research: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dr. Heller, an expert in the area of sleep and co-director of Stanford's Down Syndrome Research Center, joined us for our January webinar to discuss the roles that sleep and circadian rhythm may play in the cognitive impairment that occurs in people with DS, and described the potential of pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) to improve cognition.

Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Roger Reeves      

Dr. Roger Reeves, Johns Hopkins University
Update on Down Syndrome Research
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In this special Down Syndrome Awareness Month collaboration between DSRTF and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Dr. Reeves joined us to detail the current landscape of cognition research, and describe what lies ahead as scientists and supporters look to the future of improved learning, memory, and speech for people with DS.

Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Roger Reeves      

Dr. Jon Pierce-Shimomura, University of Texas at Austin
Down Syndrome Cognition Research
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We were pleased to welcome Dr. Pierce-Shimomura to our continuing series of webinars. Dr. Pierce-Shimomura, neurobiologist and parent of a child with Down syndrome, is conducting innovative research on Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease using tiny worms to understand the neural degeneration that occurs with aging.

Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Roger Reeves      

Dr. Roger Reeves, Johns Hopkins University
Advances in Down Syndrome Research
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dr. Reeves joined DSRTF for a special webinar in honor of World Down Syndrome Day, offering an overview of his cognition research and sharing his thoughts about why the future looks bright, now more than ever, for people with DS.

UCSD's Dr. William Mobley      

Dr. William Mobley, University of California, San Diego
What's New in Down Syndrome Cognition Research
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"I think [people] should look with real hope on the near future and having treatments available enabling [people with Down syndrome] to live the lives that their parents and they want to live."

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