As the New Year begins Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress are proud to announce our new theme for 2019 – Shaping the Future.
The world is changing fast – new technologies, new treatments, and new research are on the horizon for people with Down syndrome and their families. It can be daunting for families to access and understand how this may impact their lives and that of their loved ones with Down syndrome.
With all that in mind, on March 23 at our 35th Annual Conference, we will delve deep into the promising developments in Down syndrome research and the exciting potential it has for the future.
With the help of the National Down Syndrome Society, our Presenting Sponsor, we will not only help make sense of what’s to come, we will help families feel confident and empowered to navigate the research world in 2019 and beyond.
Our workshops will highlight innovative clinical trials and explore the studies underway nationwide that have promise to make a difference in people’s lives. We will cover the latest research on sleep apnea, nutrition and obesity, education, clinical care, and Alzheimer’s disease, to name a few. There will be information on the latest groundbreaking research into “silencing the extra chromosome.” And, families will learn how to participate in Down syndrome-specific research studies on many of these topics, including through the National Institute for Health’s DS Connect platform.
We’re expecting hundreds of people from across New England and beyond to attend MDSC’s Annual Conference to not only find the latest information from national and local experts but to celebrate the lives of their loved ones. There will be something for everyone!
We’re also looking for help to make this event even better and would greatly appreciate your assistance. Volunteer today.