under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai executive council

14th World Down Syndrome Congress

15-17 Nov, 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

"Unlocking Hidden Potential"

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KEY DATES

15 JAN 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline

15 MAR 2020

Last Date For Notification Of Abstract Acceptance

30 APR 2020

Early Bird Registration Deadline

01 OCT 2020

Presentation Submission Deadline

10 NOV 2020

Late Registration Deadline

15-17 NOV 2020

WDSC 2020

KEY DATES

15 JAN 2020

Abstract submission deadline

15 MAR 2020

Last Date for Notification of Abstract Acceptance

30 APR 2020

Early bird registration Deadline

01 OCT 2020

Presentation Submission Deadline

10 NOV 2020

Late Registration Deadline

15-17 NOV 2020

WDSC 2020

ABOUT WDSC 2020


HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai and
Chairman of Dubai Executive Council

Emirates Down Syndrome Association is organizing the World Down Syndrome Congress 2020, which will be held in Dubai World Trade Center in November 2020. This is a first of its kind event that is held in the Middle East and North Africa. In a global phenomenon, that will bring together more than 1,200 experts, specialists and researchers in the field of Down Syndrome and their families.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai executive council,The congress will discuss significant developments and research in the last three years in main areas that are compliant to the highest international standards for People of Determination with Down Syndrome. Topics will include health, education, employment, sports and decent standard of living, social protection, and legal recognition, participation in general and independent life. In addition, to the social and cultural integration, and many other fields.

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ABOUT WDSC 2020

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai executive council, Emirates Down Syndrome Association is organizing the World Down Syndrome Congress 2020, which will be held in Dubai World Trade Center in November 2020. This is a first of its kind event that is held in the Middle East and North Africa. In a global phenomenon, that will bring together more than 1,200 experts, specialists and researchers in the field of Down Syndrome and their families.

The congress will discuss significant developments and research in the last three years in main areas that are compliant to the highest international standards for People of Determination with Down Syndrome. Topics will include health, education, employment, sports and decent standard of living, social protection, and legal recognition, participation in general and independent life. In addition, to the social and cultural integration, and many other fields.

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HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai and
Chairman of Dubai Executive Council

MESSAGE FROM WDSC 2020 PRESIDENT

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to Dubai - United Arab Emirates to attend the World Congress Dubai 2020, a great event that will bring together experts, parents, professionals, researchers sharing with us the latest trends and issues as well as success stories of people with Down Syndrome. Appreciate the great support from our prudent leaders by adopting laws, legislations, National Policies and ambitious Read More...initiatives that promote the participation and inclusion in the community and positively engaging for People of Determination in their environments, as capable individuals of society. It is a unique and amazing experience to host this Congress for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa region in Dubai, an attractive destination that is renowned for hospitality and innovation, a vibrant place full of surprises at every moment, which will give a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to spend the best of times. Looking forward to seeing you all here in Dubai in November 2020 coincide with Dubai Expo 2020. We are proud that the choice from DSi was due to recognition of the role played by Emirates Down Syndrome Association (EDSA) and a culmination of its efforts in contribution to the improvement of the quality of lives for people with Down Syndrome in the UAE, the most tolerant place on earth whereas more than 200 nationalities living together in peace and harmony.Read Less


Dr. Manal Jaroor

Chairperson of Emirates Down Syndrome Association

Founding member of Emirates Down Syndrome Association and a volunteer since 2005. The mother of the world champion Mr. Mahmoud Jaroor, a person with Down Syndrome and the gold medalist in Bocce sport at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Dr. Manal received many awardsRead More... including the Princess Haya Award for Special Education, for the category of the distinguished family, and the distinguished board member as well as the Ideal Mother Award from Al-Kharafi Center in Kuwait. She has a prominent role in volunteer work in the community and has provided many lectures and workshops to spread awareness on Down Syndrome..Read Less

MESSAGE FROM DSI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As President of DSi and on behalf of our board, staff and members, it is an honour and a great pleasure to invite you to the 14th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This will be the first time the WDSC has been held in the Middle East and the event promises to inform, inspire and influence everyone who attends for years into the future. It has been really encouraging to see theRead More... high level of interest in WDSC 2020 from all over the world, when we were in Glasgow for WDSC 2018 and since then through the DSi membership. We urge all of you to register to attend, submit your abstracts and tell your friends and colleagues about this unique biannual gathering of the global Down Syndrome community. DSi would like to say a big thank you to Dr Manal Jaroor, everyone at Emirates Down Syndrome Association and the WDSC 2020 organising team for all the hard work you are putting in to organising this substantial international event. We know that through your efforts, we will all participate in a really successful WDSC, which will ultimately improve lives for people with Down Syndrome around the world. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the many partners and sponsors for their support. Thank you to all those concerned. We trust everyone who attends will find WDSC 2020 of great benefit and that you will share your experience with as many people as possible upon your return home. We look forward to meeting you in Dubai!Read Less


Vanessa Dos Santos

President of Down Syndrome International

Vanessa Dos Santos is the mother of 3 boys of which the youngest has both Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Vanessa is President of DSi and Co-Vice Chair of International Disability Alliance. She has been working in the disability field since 1996, focusing on intellectual disability in poverty stricken areas in Africa.

wdsc principles

Universality

Plurality

Diversity

Specificity

Inclusion

Quality of life for persons with Down Syndrome

WDSC Objectives

Scientific Development

Scientific Development

Present the most important scientific advances that have taken place in the last 2 years in the major disciplines connected with Down Syndrome

  1. Health (includes all medical sciences and practices)
  2. Education
  3. Employment
  4. Adequate Standard of living
  5. Social Protection
  6. Legal Recognition
  7. Participation in public, political and independent life
  8. Being included in the community and cultural
  9. Recreational, leisure and sporting participation

Practical Examples

Practical Examples
  1. Present applications of best practices in various disciplines.
  2. Present personal testimonies, positive experiences and opinions addressed to persons with Down Syndrome and those who live and work with them
  3. Full inclusion of persons with Down Syndrome in all areas of society

Advocacy

Advocacy
  1. Support and encourage persons with Down Syndrome who would like to advocate for themselves
  2. Support parents and family member
  3. Encourage support groups and organizations to advocate for persons with Down Syndrome
  4. Showcase the innovative and positive work that is being done by self-advocates and advocates around the world to improve quality of life for persons with Down Syndrome.
  5. Particularly focus on countries where the political, economic, social or cultural situations makes effective advocacy most challenging

WDSC AGENDA

day 1

Sunday

15/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Self Advocacy 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Presentation Session III (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Presentation Session IV (A, B, C, D) 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

day 2

Monday

16/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speech 2 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Workshops (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

day 3

Tuesday

17/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speech 2 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Workshops (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Closing Remarks 05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

day 1

Sunday

15/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Self Advocacy 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel Discussion 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Presentation Session III (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Presentation Session IV (A, B, C, D) 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

day 2

Monday

16/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speech 2 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Workshops (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

day 3

Tuesday

17/11/2020


Registration 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Keynote Speech 1 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote Speech 2 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Presentation Session I (A, B, C, D) 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Presentation Session II (A, B, C, D) 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

Coffee Break 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Workshops (A, B, C, D) 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Closing Remarks 05:00 PM - 05:15 PM

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • People with DS
  • Family Members
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Medical Professionals
  • Therapists
  • Specialists
  • Para Medical
  • Other Professionals

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • People with DS
  • Family Members
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Medical Professionals
  • Therapists
  • Specialists
  • Para Medical
  • Other Professionals

VENUE

Dubai World Trade Center

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