Invited Talks and Conference Presentations

Dr. Edgin provides a colloquium at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Sept 2015

Invited Symposia and Colloquia (since 2011)

2016    Festschrift talk for Dr. Bruce Pennington, University of Denver

2016    Birkbeck, University of London sleep symposium keynote address, "Sleep: The beloved teacher?" 

2016    APS co-sponsored integrative science symposium, 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, “Sleep as a window into the developing brain”, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016    Cognitive Science Brown Bag Colloquium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2016    Conference Organizer and Datablitz talk, Inaugural University of Arizona Sleep Meeting 

2015    talk for the Autism Society of Southern Arizona, "Autism and Sleep" 

2015    Down Syndrome Research Foundation, “Sleep and learning in Down Syndrome”, Vancouver, Canada

2015    “We may sleep to speak: Sleep and learning in Down syndrome”: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, colloquium, Mexico City, Mexico  

2015    University of Arizona Department of OBGYN Grand Rounds, Tucson, AZ

2015    Inaugural meeting of the Trisomy 21 Research Society “We sleep to speak: Sleep, memory, and language in Down syndrome”, Paris, France  

2015    Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group meeting, “We sleep to speak: Sleep, memory, and language in Down syndrome”, Phoenix, AZ

2015    “Sleep and learning in Down syndrome” Sleep lecture series, Pulmonary Research Conference, Banner University Medical Center

2015    School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior Science Café, “To Sleep, Perchance To Learn – How Sleep Influences Developmental Disorders”, Tucson, AZ

2014    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, “Sleep quality as a marker of neural development”, Seattle, Washington

2014    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Congress on Intellectual Disabilities, “Sleep and cognition in Down syndrome”, Acapulco, México

2014    Center of Excellence in Neuroscience colloquium, “Rethinking memory in developmental disabilities: The case of Down syndrome”, Texas Tech, El Paso

2014    Wellcome Trust workshop on Alzheimer's disease in Down syndrome: From molecules to cognition, “Rethinking the memory profile in Down syndrome”, Cambridge, UK

2013    NIH-sponsored Workshop on Advancing Treatments in Alzheimer’s disease in Individuals with Down syndrome, “Assessing cognitive aging and decline in Down syndrome: Lessons learned from the validation of the Arizona Cognitive Test Battery”, Washington, DC

2012    Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group meeting, “Cognitive neuroscience approaches to memory impairment in Down syndrome”, Washington, DC

2011    University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Psychology Colloquium, Boulder, CO 

2011    University of Arizona Department of Psychology Colloquium, Tucson, AZ

2011    Center for Integrated Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of Utah, “Neurocognitive Intervention in Down Syndrome: Recent Progress and Potential”, Salt Lake City, Utah

2011    Center of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

2011    Lehigh University, Psychology Department Colloquium, Bethlehem, PA

2011    University of Louisville, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Colloquium, Louisville, KY

Chaired Symposia (submitted)

2015    Biennial Conference of Society for Research in Child Development, symposium on “The interface of memory and perception in development: Boundary extension in infants, preschoolers, and atypical development” (Chair & Speaker, Speakers Intraub and Mullally), Philadelphia, PA

2015   International Convention of Psychological Science, symposium on “Understanding cognitive development through the lens of intellectual disability syndromes: Studies of attention, memory, and numerical Cognition” (Chair & Speaker, Speakers Karmiloff-Smith & Scerif), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2014    International Conference on Infant Studies, symposium on “Understanding infant cognition through the lens of atypical development: Studies of attention, memory, and numerical cognition” (Chair & Speaker, Speakers Karmiloff-Smith & Rivera), Berlin, Germany

2013    Biennial Conference of Society for Research in Child Development, symposium on “Memory for objects in spatial context: Developmental change examined with ERP, MRI and in atypical development” (Chair & Speaker, Speakers Newcombe, Riggins & Van Hoogmoed), Seattle, WA

Submitted Talks

2016   International Conference on Memory, "Sleep and Memory Consolidation in Toddlers with Down syndrome" (Speaker), Budapest, Hungary

2016   International Conference on Memory, "Mechanisms of word-learning in typical and atypical development" (Speaker, Sakhon, co-author), Budapest, Hungary

2016   International Conference on Memory, "Development of Relational Memory in Middle Childhood: Evidence from eye movements" (Speaker, Liu, co-author), Budapest, Hungary

2016   International Conference on Memory, "Memory binding in late childhood: eyetracking and neuroimaging studies of typical and atypical development" (Speaker, Chairs Ofen & Shing), Budapest, Hungary

2015    7th Quadrennial Congress of the World Sleep Federation, “Defining the relations between sleep and the cognitive phenotypes of individuals with Down syndrome: a lifespan developmental perspective” (Speaker: Spano, co-author), Istanbul, Turkey

2015    Biennial Conference of Society for Research in Child Development, symposium on “A new approach to memory development” (Speaker, Chairs Gomez & Newcombe), Philadelphia, PA

2014    Psychonomic Society meeting, symposium on “New ideas about memory development” (Speaker, Chairs Gomez and Newcombe), Long Beach, California

2013    Biennial Conference of Society for Research in Child Development, symposium on “The role of sleep in learning and memory in typical and atypical development” (Speaker, Chair Gomez), Seattle, WA

2013    27th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, “Sleep spindle activity in Down syndrome: Effects of obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive correlates” (co-Author, Speaker G. Spanò), Baltimore, MD

2013    Workshop on Cognition in Down Syndrome Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Features and the Promise of Pharmacotherapies, “Age effects on executive function in a multi-site sample of youth with Down syndrome” (co-Author, Speaker N.R. Lee), Washington, DC

2013    Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium, “Sleep, cognition, and behavior in toddlers with Down syndrome” (co-Author, Speaker U. Tooley), Atlanta, GA

Poster Presentations (in 2015)

2015    Demara, B. & Edgin, J.O. The importance of sleep in developmental disorders, Annual Meeting of the Association for University Centers in Developmental Disability, Washington, DC.

2015    Liu, Y., Clark, C., & Edgin, J. Relational Memory Performance in Adults: Do the Eyes Reflect Memory Ability? Psychonomics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

2015    Anand, P., Sherman, S., Reeves, R.H., Rosser, T., Capone, G., Spanò, G., & Edgin, J.O. Assessing cognitive variability in Down syndrome - Test-Retest reliability & practice effects of The Arizona Cognitive Test Battery. DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium, Phoenix, AZ.

2015    Spanò, G., Demara B., Stoops C. L., & Edgin, J.O. Habitual Napping in Toddlers with Down Syndrome. DSMIG-USA Annual Symposium, Phoenix, AZ.

2015    Spanò, G., Edgin, J. O. Sleep fragmentation and language in toddlers with Down Syndrome. 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Seattle, WA.

2015    Spanò, G., Peterson, M., Nadel, L., Rhoads, C. & Edgin, J.O. Interactions between Memory and Perception: Evidence from Typical and Atypical Development. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

2015    Tooley, U., Spanò, G., Demara, B., Nyhuis, C., Anand, P., Stoops, C., Edgin, J.O. Sleep Quality, Language Development, and Autism Symptoms in Preschool-Age Children with Down Syndrome. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.