For World Down’s Syndrome day, the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) and CIDDRG came together to host a conference to provide the latest research focussing on unexplained regression in people with Down’s syndrome.
Dr Stephanie Santoro and Dr Jonathan Santoro presented their latest research on regression, giving an oversight into the current understanding of symptoms, prevalence and current procedure for diagnosis. Dr J Santoro discussed the launch of the first clinical trail for Down’s syndrome regression disorder investigating the safety and effectiveness of three different treatments and their latest findings.
Three volunteers also presented their own personal experiences of their child having regression. We gained further insight into the early signs, the impact of regression on the individual and family members and the process whereby the sought help.
Dr Shahid Zaman and Madelaine Smith discussed the latest research at the University of Cambridge and plans to launch a new study on regression in people with Down’s Syndrome the UK (more information of this to be released soon).
We would like to say a special thanks to all speakers, volunteers and the DSA for being a part of the conference and look forward to hosting another conference soon.