Pre-Congress Meetings


The Health Symposium

Event name: WDSC 2018 Pre-Congress Health Symposium

Organised by: Down Syndrome International

Advised by: Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - UK and Ireland, Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group – USA

Supported by: Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Association, Down Syndrome Ireland

Attendees: Healthcare providers and researchers with a special interest in the clinical care of people with Down's syndrome.

We are delighted to announce that top healthcare providers working with children and adults with Down's syndrome from around the world will meet for a 1 day symposium prior to the start of WDSC 2018. This symposium is a rare opportunity for those who specialise in clinical practice and research on Down's syndrome to come together and consider current, important developments in prevalent medical conditions.

The day will be split into 4 parts, with a mix of child health and adult health topic areas covered, each one to include presentations from leading experts followed by open audience participation. The symposium aims to bring together leading professionals and thinkers to take the conversation forward in areas where it is merited, all with the aim of improving healthcare outcomes.       

If you are a healthcare provider who works with people with Down's syndrome this is a “must attend” event and your input on the day will be very much appreciated.

More details, including a full agenda for the day will be available very soon. You can register to attend this symposium at the same time as registering your attendance to WDSC 2018, once registered you will be included on a mailing list for regular updates.

More information will appear here soon.  If you would like any new information sent to your inbox as it becomes available, please click here. There will be a small extra charge for attending this event, payable on delegate registration.

The Gathering

This will be a day for delegates with Down’s syndrome to come together. They’ll share conversations and ideas about their lives, what it’s like now, and how they’d like it to be in the future.  They'll talk about their unique gifts and what they each bring to their communities. 

Please note this event is only open to Participants with Down's syndrome aged 18+. A parent/guardian/carer may attend to provide assistance if required.