under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai Chairman of The Executive Council

14 th World Down Syndrome Congress

18-20 Nov, 2021, Virtual Congress, Dubai, UAE

"Unlocking Hidden Potentials"

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KEY DATES

30 AUG 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

15 SEP 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

15 OCT 2021

Presentation Submission Deadline

18-21 NOV 2021

WDSC 2021

KEY DATES

30 AUG 2021

Abstract submission deadline

15 SEP 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

15 OCT 2021

Presentation Submission Deadline

18-20 NOV 2021

WDSC 2021

WDSC 2021


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

Emirates Down Syndrome Association is organizing the World Down Syndrome Congress 2021, which will be held as a virtual congress in Nov 2021. 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 Chairman of The 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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WDSC 2021

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai Chairman of The Executive Council, Emirates Down Syndrome Association is hosting the World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) 2021, which will be held virtually in November 2021. This is the first event of its kind to be held in the Middle East and North Africa. In a global phenomenon, the WDSC will bring together an anticipated 1500 delegates including people with Down syndrome, their families and advocates, experts, specialists and researchers in the field of Down syndrome.

The congress will discuss significant developments and quality research in recent years in key areas of global relevance to people with Down syndrome. Topics of interest will include health, education, employment, sports, recreation and leisure. Focus will be on human rights based issues (in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (UNCRPD)) such as ensuring adequate standard of living, social protection, legal recognition, social and cultural inclusion and the right to live an independent life.

The WDSC is a global event organised by Down Syndrome International (DSi) and hosted by DSi National Representative Organisations in different locations around the world.

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

MESSAGE FROM WDSC 2021 PRESIDENT

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the World Down Syndrome Congress Dubai 2021, 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. 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. Looking forward to your valuable participation. Read Less


Dr. Manal Jaroor

President of WDSC 2021

Chairperson of Emirates Down Syndrome Association

Dr. Manal Jaroor is the 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. Read More... Dr. Manal received many awards 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 initiatives, lectures and workshops to spread awareness on Down syndrome. Read Less

MESSAGE FROM DSI PRESIDENT

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 14 th World Down Syndrome Congress Dubai 2021 which will be held virtually. 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 the Read More... high level of interest in WDSC 2021 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 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 2021 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 2021 of great benefit and that you will share your experience with as many people as possible. We look forward to your valuable participation. 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.

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Universality

Plurality

Diversity

Specificity

Inclusion

Quality of life for people with Down syndrome

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers to be announced soon

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • People with Down syndrome
  • Family Members
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Academics
  • Professionals in other fields related to Down
  • syndrome
  • Students
  • Medical Professionals
  • Therapists
  • Specialists
  • Professionals Allied to Medicine

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • People with Down syndrome
  • Family Members
  • Researchers
  • Scholars
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Medical Professionals
  • Therapists
  • Specialists
  • Professionals Allied to Medicine
  • Professionals in other fields related to Down syndrome

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