Intellectual disability and cognitive impairment
in Down syndrome. From birth to old age.
Barcelona, November 26th-27th, 2015
(c/ Marina 19-21)
The Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation organizes the XVI International Conference Barcelona Down with the aim of reflecting and giving a comprehensive view on intellectual disability and cognitive impairment associated with Down syndrome. Different specialists will address the challenges, diagnoses, treatment and research on intellectual disability and the age associated cognitive impairment, especially that produced by Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome. During the conference we will present the winner of the XIV Ramon Trias Fargas Biennial Award for Research.
The Conference will feature prominent professionals from the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down and from other leading national and international Down syndrome foundations such as the Institut Jérôme Lejeune, France; the Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands; or the LonDowns Consortium, United Kingdom or the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain; as well as leading Alzheimer's disease research centers such as Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain; the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands; the University College London, United Kingdom, or Fundació ACE (Spain).
There will be several lectures on medical and scientific advances related to the intellectual disability and cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer´s disease with two keynote lectures by Dr. Rafael Blesa, Director of the Neurology Service of Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and Dr. Jesús Flórez, President of the Fundación Iberoamericana Down21.
We will also hold interactive workshops with people with Down syndrome and their families to enrich the debate and inform on all health and social resources at their disposal, which can improve the quality of life of the persons and patients with Down syndrome.
Poster's submissions: There will also be a Poster session during the Conference.
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