Allison Elliott-Shannon

By

College: Medicine

Symposium to Focus on Down Syndrome and Aging

Published: Sep 21, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21 , 2012) -- The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will co-host a symposium highlighting the link between Down syndrome and aging.

 

The "Adults with Down Syndrome: Applying Research Findings to Healthy Brain Aging" symposium will be held 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The event is at Down Syndrome of Louisville, Inc., 5001 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville. Sponsors of the event include the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Down Syndrome of Louisville, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute on Aging and the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ira T. Lott, clinician and professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of California, Irvine.  Featured speakers include Clarissa A. Rentz of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and Missy Rowe of Down Syndrome of Louisville.  UK presenters will be Allison Caban-Holt, assistant professor of behavioral science, Frederick Schmitt, professor of neurobiology, behavioral science and psychiatry; and Elizabeth Head, associate professor of neurobiology.  

 

Topics of interest include the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease, neurological issues across the lifespan of a person with Down syndrome and the University of Kentucky Down syndrome and aging study. There will also be question and answer sessions.

 

The cost of the event is $25, which includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Parking is free.

 

To register, visit http://dsagc.donordrive.com/event/Symposium2012/. For more information contact Christy Gregg (christy@dsagc.com), Diana Merzweiler (dianam@downsyndromeoflouisville.org) or Roberta Davis (rdavi3@uky.edu).  

man_with_down_syndrome.jpg
May
 
 
 
 
 
1
Cultural Coffee Hour
Last Day of Classes
Fri
2
 
Sat
3
International Students Graduation Reception
Sun
4
Final Exams
Fuel for Finals
Massage on the Go #4
Mon
5
Final Exams
Tue
6
Final Exams
Internship Info Session
Brazilian Conversation Hour
Wed
7
Final Exams
Thu
8
Final Exams
End of 2015 Spring Semester
Fri
9
Swing Dance After You Graduate
Sat
10
 
Sun
11
 
Mon
12
Job Club: Panel of Successful Job Club Members
Tue
13
 
Wed
14
 
Thu
15
 
Fri
16
Plant and yard Sale
PharmD Open House
Sat
17
 
Sun
18
 
Mon
19
 
Tue
20
 
Wed
21
UK Appreciation Day
Thu
22
 
Fri
23
 
Sat
24
 
Sun
25
 
Mon
26
Job Club: There is an App for That…Integrating Technology into Your Personal Finances
Tue
27
Healthy Smoothie Demonstration
Wed
28
 
Thu
29
 
Fri
30
 
Sat
31
 
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 04
Final Exams 05/04/2015 - 05/08/2015

Mon, 05/04/2015

Wed, 05/06/2015

Repeats every week until Wed May 06 2015 except Wed Mar 18 2015.
Wed, 05/06/2015

Fri, 05/08/2015

Sat, 05/09/2015

Reset Page