THE SEC, GLASGOW, 25th JULY – 27th JULY 2018.
YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
AND COME TOGETHER.

THE SEC, GLASGOW, 25th JULY – 27th JULY 2018.
YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN
AND COME TOGETHER.

The World Down Syndrome Congress is coming to Glasgow. It’s the first time in 32 years that it‘s been in the UK.

As a professional with a special interest in the care of people with Down’s syndrome you won’t want to miss it!

A 3-day event, preceded by the health symposium, that will inform, inspire and influence everyone who attends for years into the future!

WHY COME TO WDSC?

If you are a healthcare provider who works with people with Down’s syndrome this is a “must attend” event.

The World Down Syndrome Congress includes 4 days of invaluable keynote and research presentations from experts across the globe.

Topics at the health symposium will include; Adult health screening, emerging issues relating to coeliac disease in children with Down’s syndrome, mental health in adults with Down’s syndrome, sleep disorders, and the relationship between Down’s syndrome and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in later life.

If you are an education provider who works with people with Down’s syndrome the Congress event focusses on a wide range of initiatives from childhood development, early intervention and educational planning, provision in mainstream school for pupils, the effectiveness of early intervention in a developmental framework, early childhood inclusion, and peer relations.

…and much much more!

SCOTLAND AND GLASGOW WELCOMES THE WORLD DOWN’S SYNDROME COMMUNITY

The WDSC only comes around every TWO years. It’s a time to celebrate everything that’s positive about people with Down’s syndrome.

People like Adam Sloan from Glasgow, a 26-year-old with Down’s syndrome, recently awarded a lifetime fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts and Science. People like Sarah Merriman from London. Her Dad, Andy, has written two books about his daughter. People like Fiona Dawson, from Ayr. Fiona is 36 years old, lives independently in her own home. She is now hoping to qualify as a swim coach.

And we have people from South Africa, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Canada, India, and New Zealand all sharing their experiences.

Glasgow prides itself on welcoming people to the city. Be part of that welcome.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES

What do you get for your ticket? Lunches and coffee breaks, access to the exhibition, delegate bag, congress literature, access to all sessions and the Welcome Civic Reception at Glasgow City Chambers.

Meet great expert speakers, and top medical and educational professionals.

Discover the latest in research on health, education, employment, social protection, and independent living.

Make friendships with fellow professionals from across the globe, and with families and people with Down’s syndrome.

Share in examples of inclusion for people with Down’s syndrome from across the world.

Be entertained with great performances by talented people with Down’s syndrome.

Tickets include all lunches and coffee breaks, access to the exhibition, delegate bag, congress literature, access to all sessions and the Welcome Civic Reception at Glasgow Science Centre.

TOP SPEAKERS

Our list of Plenary and specialist speakers cannot be missed.
Here are a few of our
main speakers:

Sue Buckley
Director of Science and Research at DSE and Emeritus Professor of Developmental Disability, University of Portsmouth

Anthony J. Holland
 Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group

Brian Skotko
Board-certified medical geneticist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Roy McConkey
Emeritus Professor of Developmental Disabilities at Ulster University and visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and at Trinity College, Dublin

AND THERE’S EVEN MORE!

Once the day time sessions are over there are loads of things going on in the evening for you to participate in.

Welcome Civic Reception Wednesday 25th July

A free event for all who register. The Lord Provost of Glasgow will personally welcome delegates at a drinks reception at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Family Scottish Night
Thursday 26th July

Meet and make friends from around the world at the family ceilidh at the Hilton Hotel. Scottish themed buffet included.

Price: £24 for adults and £12 for under 18’s.

Congress Gala Dinner
Friday 27th July

A formal sit down dinner in the beautifully dressed ballroom at the Hilton Hotel, followed by the Down Syndrome International Awards ceremony.

Price: £40 per ticket

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES!

Share what you are looking forward to at the WDSC on our ‘21 Reasons’ social media campaign. Share and repost the content. Tell your colleagues and help us make the Glasgow 2018 Congress the best one ever.

The WDSC is the most ambitious international Congress ever, uniting people from across the world with a common purpose. To encourage and help individuals with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential, and to help people around the world to think and feel differently, and positively contribute to the future.