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Down Syndrome Innovations Conference
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, AR
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Down Syndrome OPTIONs brings you therapeutic ideas, educational strategies and research supporting translational medical interventions that can improve the symptoms seen in those with Trisomy 21 at Arkansas Children's Hospital.


At ACH in the Sturgis Building, Chairman's Hall. Here is the link to an interactive map of the ACH campus, including Sturgis Building and parking lots. Chairman's Hall is on the first floor. http://arkansaschildrens.micromaps.com/

ACH is a working hospital and parking is limited directly in front of the Sturgis Building. Please allow time in your schedule for parking in other ACH campus lots.

Friday, September 11, 2015

     Day 1- 8:00 am to 5:45 pm focuses on research and the latest treatment strategies. Continental breakfast and lunch included for those registered on or before Sept 1.

     Meet and Greet that evening with appetizers.

     Art Gallery featuring the art work of adult artist with T21, Billy Spillman.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

     Day 2- 8:00 am to 5:45 pm focuses on therapy, education and nutrition. Continental breakfast and lunch included for those registered on or before Sept 1.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

     Day 3 Family day!

     Join attendees at either Little Rock Zoo or the Donald W. Reynolds Science Center

Seize this opportunity to make life-long connections with caregivers, practitioners and researchers!

Expert Presenters on Must-Hear T21 Topics

-----Friday, September 11, 2015------  8:00 am to 5:45 pm

        Norman Schwartz, M.D. -- Thinking About Trisomy 21- Towards a Best Practices Approach

    Raphael Kellman, MD -- More Accurate Thyroid Testing and the Use of Biomarkers to Diagnose the Often Overlooked Thyroid Signaling System Dysfunction

    Anat Baniel -- NeuroMovement: Turning the Child with Down Syndrome into a Potent Learner

    Barbara Strupp, Ph.D. -- Maternal Choline/Neurogenesis/Therapeutic Intervention for Basic Brain-Cognition support

    S. Jill James, Ph.D. -- Oxidative Stress and Epigenetic Alterations in Down Syndrome: Targeted Nutritional Intervention Trial at Arkansas Children's Hospital

    Dana Crawford, Ph.D. -- Dietary Targeting of RCAN1 and Chromosome 21 Genes to Treat the Down Syndrome Population

    D. Allan Butterfield, Ph.D. -- Molecular Mechanisms Engaged in Brain Prior to and Following Development of Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology and Dementia in Down Syndrome

    Jorge A. Busciglio, Ph.D. -- Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress in the Down Syndrome Population

    Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D. -- Treatment Strategies for Mitochondrial Dysfunction

    Russell Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., FACN -- Healthy Digestion = Healthy Microbiome: What to Test, What Tests Mean and What to Do

6:30 Meet & Greet w/appetizers

-----Saturday, September 12, 2015------ 8:00 am to 5:45 pm

    Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP -- Oral Placement Therapy Techniques for Better Speech

    Kent MacLeod -- Optimized Nutrition is Essential for those with Trisomy 21. Where's the Debate?

    Jill Rabin, MS, CCC-SLP -- The Baby-Led Weaning Approach: An Excellent Option to Assist Babies with Down Syndrome in Transitioning to Solid Foods

   Louisa Silva, MD, MPH --Improving speech and motor development in young children with Down syndrome using a diet and massage program from Chinese Medicine

   John Starbuck, PhD -- EGCG in the Down Syndrome Population

   Morley Robbins, MBA, CHC -- Balancing Minerals in the Down Syndrome Population

   Alison Wimmer -- Educational Strategies: Change Your Perception of dis-Abilities

   James Bieneman, DDS -- Early Dental Intervention to Improve Airway Size and to Correct Oral Rest Posture 

   Erica Peirson, ND -- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

   Lydia Winans -- The Life and Times of a Teen with T21

Hotel Reservations

We have rooms blocked off at a discounted rate. Go here to book your rooms at either the Residence Inn Little Rock Downtown or Courtyard Marriott.

     View map of Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Ticket Options and Prices

9/11/15 One adult for Friday speakers $25

9/11/15 Friday Child care for one child without special needs $15

9/11/15 Friday Child care for one child with special needs $25

9/11/15 Friday Meet and Greet and Art Gallery $10

9/12/15 One adult for Saturday speakers $25

9/12/15 Saturday Child care for one child without special needs $15

9/12/15 Saturday Child care for one child with special needs $25

9/13/15 Tickets for Sunday's events at the Little Rock Zoo or Museum of Discovery need to be purchased through Kerri Nelson at kerrinelson70 (a) gmail.com for a group rate.  Please indicate which event you would like tickets to and how many adults and children (indicate ages) will come.  

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Arkansas Children's Hospital (View)
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202
United States


Education > Conventions

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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On BPT Since: Jun 11, 2015
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