Abstract Submission

Share your own unique story and be part of this event, your story will inspire more people as it is the best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome.
This will help others to confront their challenges and overcome their obstacles to reach their ultimate dreams.

Abstract submission deadline

6 October 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

10 October 2021


You are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) in one of the following categories for WDSC 2021. Once you click on one of the categories, you will be redirected to the login page of the abstracts submission portal where you should go through following steps:

1- Create your account by clicking on sign up button and filling the required fields.
2- You will recieve an activation email where you need to click the link to activate your account.
3- Login to the abstracts submission portal and submit your abstract.
4- If your abstract is accepted, you will need to complete the registraiton process and then submit your presentationa latest by 15 October 2021.


Abstracts are invited to be submitted in one of the below formats. You can select the format of your presentation during the submission process.

Oral presentation

Select this option to submit an oral presentation. Following acceptance, authors will be given clear instructions regarding the length of their presentation and the time reserved for discussion, where and when the presentation will take place and detailed guidance on preparing suitable slides.

Poster presentation

Select this option to submit a poster. Posters will be displayed within the exhibition hall at WDSC 2020. Following acceptance, authors will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare their posters, where and when to hang them, and if, where and when they will be expected to present and discuss their work.

Oral or poster presentation

Select this option if you wish for the reviewers to decide if your abstract is best presented as an oral presentation or a as a poster. Authors will be informed on the selected format once the review process has been concluded.


Select this option if you would like to engage a group of delegates in intensive discussion or in an activity on a particular subject or project of relevance to people with Down syndrome.

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