DISCO Meetings

The Down Syndrome Research Group (DISCO) meets once a quarter. Our meetings consist of presentations from experts in a variety of disciplines who share their research in the field of Down Syndrome with the group.

Our most recent meeting took place on Thursday 15th June 2023. Professor Orla Franklin spoke to the group about Understanding Congenital Heart Disease in Infants with Down Syndrome Recent contributions of Irish Researchers.’ The presentation can be viewed below.


Previous DISCO Meetings

March 23rd 2023, Aoife McFeely (TCD): ‘Frailty Transitions in an Aging Population with Intellectual Disability’

October 18th 2022, Down Syndrome Conversation Café.

June 26th 2022,

  • Fiona McGrane (Down Syndrome Ireland): ‘Parental experiences of a postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome in Ireland’ 
  • Mary Canavan (TCD): ‘Dendritic Cell Dysregulation in Human Autoimmune Diseases 

March 23rd 2022, Professor Mary McCarron (TCD): Can we influence health outcomes  for people with Down syndrome  as they grow older?

November 22nd, 2021,

  • Ursula Fearon (TCD): ‘Altered immune cell responses and inflammation in Children with Down Syndrome and Inflammatory Arthritis’ 
  • Beth Corcoran (TCD, PPI): ‘Down Syndrome – a parent’s perspective’ 


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