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3rd T21RS International Conference 2019

June 6-9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain

The Third International Conference of the Trisomy 21 Research Society will take place in Barcelona next year. The biennial T21RS International Conference is the premier scientific meeting for Down syndrome research, attracting basic and clinical scientists and practitioners from around the world. With plenty of opportunities for networking and debating, this informal international meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding Down syndrome.

Join us to present the most exciting and relevant new science on Down syndrome in an unmissable place. Develop new collaborations, present and discuss your newest results and enjoy the amazing architecture, mouth-watering tapas or just that cool, Mediterranean atmosphere. We want to attract new talent to our field and provide for the development of young investigators in the field worldwide.

More information here: link

For the abstract book see the downloads section.

Registration opens on 30 October 2018.
Early bird registration deadline: 15 March 2018.





2nd T21RS International Conference 2017: Paving the way for Therapy

Chicago, 7-11 June 2017

After the succesful first edition of the bi-annual T21RS International Conference in 2015 in Paris (France), the second T21RS International Conference was held from June 7-11 in the beautiful city of Chicago (USA). (click here for the programme)

The international Down syndrome research community gathered for the T21RS International Conference 2017 at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University in the heart of the city of Chicago. Presentations and posters franged from basic to clinical research, with one entire day dedicated to Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, reflecting new research opportunities to serve both the trisomic and euploid populations. The T21RS Science & Society Symposium included family-oriented presentations on choosing to participate or not in clinical trials and establishing structures to integrate medical care and social support for the community.

Report of the meeting has been published in Molecular Syndromology 2018 and the text of the report is freely available for members in Downloads

Mara Dierssen, Anita Bhattacharya, Jorge Busciglio, Pablo Caviedes, Jean Delabar, Cynthia Lemere, Deny Menghini, Dean Nizetic, Nicole Schupf 

John O'Bryan

Peter Paul De Deyn, Alain Dekker, Diana Bianchi, Cindy Lemere, Juan Fortea (Committee for Science & Society)

Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Fondation Jerome Lejeune, Lumind RDS Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Down syndrome Society, Alzheimer's Association, Down Syndrome Association UK, Down Syndrome International, ProBio Drug AG



1st T21RS International Conference 2015: Changing paradigms in Down Syndrome

Paris, June 4 - 7, 2015

From 4 to 7th of June 2015, the first T21RS International Conference took place at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) at the historical campus of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in the heart of Paris. Click here for the official programme. Click on the right to download the abstract book (members-only, after log-in).

On Sunday 7th of June 2015, a special T21RS Science & Society Symposium took place for Down syndrome associations and foundations from all over the world. Click here for an overview of this symposium and the downloads of the presentations.

Report of the meeting has been published in Molecular Syndromology 2016 and the text of the report is freely available for members in Downloads.


Jorge Busciglio, Marie-Claude Potier, Elizabeth Head, Frances Wiseman, Kathleen Gardiner, Mara Dierssen, John O'Bryan, Renata Bartesaghi

Marie-Claude Potier, Jean Delabar, Bernadette Allinquant, Nathalie Janel

Peter Paul De Deyn, Alain Dekker (Committee for Science & Society)

Lumind RDS Foundation, Fondation Jérôme Lejeune, The Matthews Foundation, Trisomie 21 France, Hoffman-LaRoche & Global Down Syndrome Foundation