Date extended until 31st August 2020

Dear Colleagues,

T21RS aims to establish an exciting scientific program for the 2021 T21RS International Conference (June 9-13, 2021 Long Beach, California, USA) with a broad range of topics. The Scientific Program Committee invites you to contribute by submitting a proposal for a symposium in basic, clinical and/or translational research in Down syndrome.

We encourage both established and junior investigators to contribute to the program of the meeting. We welcome symposium ideas from preclinical and clinical science areas, ranging from molecular biology to human research, and especially topics that bridge scientific disciplines. We will prioritize symposium ideas that may combine clinical/behavioral/basic science/mouse models centered on a theme, with less of a focus on an approach per se (see examples below – note you are not limited to these themes).  We also look forward to evaluating proposals that include people new to the Down syndrome research space to promote collaborations and foster new investigators.

We encourage you to help us make the 2021 T21RS meeting in Long Beach a success! Proposals will be accepted only from T21RS members.  If you are not a T21RS member, please join at www.t21rs.org/become-a-member

 

Instructions for symposium proposals

Please include:

  1. A descriptive symposium title
  2. A short outline describing the topic and its relevance to the field (max. 2000 characters with spaces, about 250 words).
  3. Three lecture titles and associated speaker information (with one back-up speaker).

This is an international meeting and we value a diverse pool of speakers, so please consider speakers from various countries. Gender balance is also important. Preference will be given to proposals that include at least one presentation from a junior investigator. Formal approval from the proposed speakers is not yet necessary. Symposia that make connections between clinical, behavioral and basic science or include the combination of multidisciplinary approaches around a common theme, are warmly invited. Symposium organizers will have the opportunity to select an extra short talk from a young investigator, from a list of selected oral communications provided by the Program Committee.

Please submit proposals before July 10, 2020

Thank you on behalf of the Scientific Program Committee,

Theme 1 Genomic and epigenetic mechanisms
Genetics, genomics, epigenetics, other -omics

Theme 2 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
Mitochondria, metabolism, Inflammation, immunity, autoimmunity

Theme 3 Experimental models
Phenotyping, animal models, cellular models, stem cells and reprogramming

Theme 4 Cognition and Behavior
Human and animal studies on cognition, intellectual disability, neuropsychology, language, behaviour

Theme 5 Neurodegeneration
Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome
Neuropathology

Theme 6 Neurodevelopment
Neuropathology, neurogenesis, cell proliferation, synaptogenesis, nervous system patterning

Theme 6 Co-occurring Illnesses
Cancer/ Leukemia, Psychiatric Disorders, Metabolic disorders, Sensory Disorders, Cardiovascular Diseases, other

Theme 7 Therapeutic intervention
Pharmacological/non-pharmacological interventions, neurotherapy, preclinical and clinical

Theme 8 Evaluation
Biomarkers, neuroimaging, outcome measures

Theme 8 Other

The T21RS 2021 congress organization reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the congress from an on-site format to a virtual format if conditions resulting from the COVID-19 epidemic situation prevent the congress from being normally and correctly held.

In the event that the congress is held virtually, the T21RS 2021 congress organization commits itself to provide the pertinent refunds to all attendants already registered on the on-site congress, with no indemnification whatsoever.