13th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) in Glasgow, Scotland: 25-27th July 2018


Down’s Syndrome Scotland, on behalf of Down Syndrome International, will be hosting the

13th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) in Glasgow, Scotland: 25-27th July 2018.

The WDSC audience is typically made up of researchers from a wide range of disciplines, practitioners from the many interlinked professions working closely with children and adults with Down’s syndrome, and people with Down’s syndrome and their families. Confirmed keynote speakers to date include Adam Sloan, Dr Brian Skotko, Dr Deborah Fidler, Elaine Scougal, Isla Ross, Dr Mike Guralnick, Professor Roy McConkey, Professor Tony Holland, and Professor Sue Buckley.

The call for scientific abstracts is now open and we welcome submissions of findings both from recent studies and from studies not yet fully completed; case study reports are equally welcome, as are proposals for symposia. We would also be pleased to receive submissions overviewing current clinical or empirical findings within any discipline or profession relevant to Down’s syndrome.

The closing dates for research abstracts is 30 November, 2017.

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Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch with the organisers if you need more details.

There will be two additional pre-Congress events on the 24th July: The Health Symposium (for healthcare providers and researchers with a special interest in the clinical care of people with Down’s syndrome) and The Gathering (for delegates with Down’s syndrome to come together).

Glasgow is a friendly, beautiful city and more than 1000 practitioners, families and researchers from around the world are expected to attend the event in the Scottish Event Centre.