CLINICAL SESSION 1: Health co-morbidities in older adults with Down syndrome – assessment and diagnosis

Adult clinical committee: Shahid Zaman (University of Cambridge, UK), Juan Fortea (Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down and Hospital San Pau, SP), Wayne Silverman (Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA), Tonnie Coppus (Radboud University Medical Center, NL), Ben Handen (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Elizabeth Head (University of Kentucky, USA), Weihong Song (University of British Columbia, CA)

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Registration / coffee
  • 09:30 – 09:45 Welcome and Introduction. Andre Strydom (King’s College London, UK)
  • 09:45 – 10:15 Overview of the health needs of older adults. Tonnie Coppus (Radboud University Medical Center, NL)
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Sleep Apnea. Dr. Anne-Sophie Rebillat (Institut Jerome Lejuene, FR)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Cognitive function in aging adults. Sharon Krinsky-McHale (New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, USA)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Dementia management and maintaining functional abilities. (Professor Mary McCarron, Trinity college, Dublin, Ireland)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Summary and discussion