Research by the Trisomy 21 Research society (T21RS) found increased COVID-19 mortality among adults with Down Syndrome compared to the general population, supporting the need to prioritize vaccination for those with the genetic disorder.
The results of the study were published this week in The Lancet’s EClinical Medicine.
Please note, we do not yet have the evidence related to children less than 16.
The next DSMIG meeting will be held as part of the RCPCH online conference which has now been rescheduled for June 2021.
This year there will be a joint meeting with DSMIG, BSPGHAN and BACD with a general theme of gastrointestinal issues in children who have Down Syndrome and also parent perspectives of having a child with disability during COVID. I am sure a lot of information and experiences can be generalised to other children that we manage in our clinical practice.
The date of the meeting is Thursday 17th June 2021 15:30-18.00 and details for registration will be on the college website.
DSMIG are welcoming abstracts for poster or oral presentation and I would be grateful if you or your colleagues (including multidisciplinary team members) would consider submitting these. Please do share this flyer within your local networks.
Abstracts submission deadline is 4 weeks away on 10th March! Further info on abstract submissions below: