Friday, August 10, 2012

The 11th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) 8/14-8/18

The 11th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) is finally upon us (14-18 August 2012) and for the first time in 2012 you can join us from the comfort of your computer screens by taking part in the WDSC SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT.

For the duration of the WDSC, we will post minute by minute coverage including quotes from our speakers and presentations, photographs and video which we hope will enable you to feel an integral part of this global event.

World Down Syndrome Congress Down Syndrome International is committed to organising the World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), to be held every 3 years in a different location. The WDSC is a unique opportunity to gather the global community who have an interest in Down syndrome to meet new people, share experience and best practices.

Who Should Attend?
Note that CPD Points will be awarded to Health Care Professionals (exact indication of the numbers of points will be advised as soon as the program is confirmed)

Families and other direct carers Researchers, clinicians, therapists, educators, government personnel and other interested persons wanting to learn more about Down syndrome.
Why attend?
World Down Syndrome Congress 2012 offers 3 days of plenary and concurrent sessions consisting of presentations from individuals with Down syndrome, professionals in the field of Down syndrome and family members from all over the world representing a wealth of knowledge and experience. In addition, it provides a one day of pre-congress Indaba for young adults with Down syndrome, along with an excellent platform for networking, the exchange of ideas and the formation of friendships.
For information about Down Syndrome International visit:
For information about Down Syndrome South Africa visit:

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