Thank you for Attending this year’s conference

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

Are you a young person or adult with Down’s syndrome??
You’ll not want to miss it.

For families of children or siblings with Ds you will have exceptional access to experts and families from around the world.

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

WHY COME TO WDSC?

 

You’ll be part of a worldwide Down’s syndrome community with three days filled with world renowned speakers, cutting edge research presentations, and opportunities to socialise and meet people from across the Globe.
Make friendships with families and with people with Down’s syndrome and meet people from different cultures and countries.
Be entertained by great performances from talented people with Down’s syndrome.
There are exhibitions stands to visit, and fantastic films to watch.
Discover the latest in research on health, education, employment, independent living, and leisure and sporting participation.
Share in examples of inclusion for people with Down’s syndrome from across the world.

…and much much more!

JOIN US AT THE SEC ON 25th JULY

The SEC

Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

Find out more about where you can stay if you are visiting for the World Down Syndrome Congress and also find out more about all the amazing things there are to do in Glasgow during your stay.

TOP SPEAKERS

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

Fiona Dawson
Member of South Ayrshire Swim Team Para Squad and the GB Down Syndrome team

Emeritus Professor
Anthony J. Holland
The Health Foundation, Chair in Learning Disabilities, University of Cambridge, and Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group

Brian Skotko M.D., M.P.P.
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

PROFESSIONAL BAND 1 – Health Professionals (e.g Doctors, Dentists)
PROFESSIONAL BAND 2 – Psychologists, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals, Social Workers, Teachers and other Local Authority Staff, Researchers
PROFESSIONAL BAND 3 – Support Staff, Charities, Voluntary Organisations and Social Enterprises

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

FINALLY, A WORD ON DOWN’S OR DOWN

Finally, just a word about “Down’s or Down”. We know that there are differing views about this and different parts of the world use one or other. In Scotland (and other parts of the UK) our parent lead organisations use Down’s. In material that Down’s Syndrome Scotland author, we will use Down’s and in the spirit of inclusion and embracing difference, we really don’t mind which you use. We hope you don’t either.