On the occasion of the World Down Syndrome Day and in the framework of the H2020 EU-funded ICOD (Improving Cognition in Down Syndrome) project, the partner members organize the first ICOD symposium in collaboration with the Italian Task force for DS.
The objective of the event is to offer people with DS and their families the most recent and innovative approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive deficits in DS.
The symposium will be held in Troina from March 20th to 21st, 2022 and will be aimed at sharing knowledge about innovative therapeutic approaches in the management of cognitive deficits in Down syndrome.
The event will be run in a mixed modality a combination of in-person (in compliance with anti-Covid regulations) and online participants (Zoom platform).
The first ICOD symposium was conceived to give a response to the unmet needs of DS families on the topic of cognitive dysfunction. Considering the great impact that these deficits have on the daily life of people with DS and their families, it is particularly relevant for our consortium, leaded by Prof. Rafael De La Torre, to focus on this topic on March 21, World Down Syndrome Day.
The scientific event was designed to ensure whole sessions dedicated to families and associations who will have the opportunity to interact directly with both the scientists involved in the ICOD project and with other researchers working in this field.