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Call for Abstracts--The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference: Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies, University of British Columbia

Deadline March 31, 2016

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum and related genetic syndromes such as Down and Fragile X Syndrome. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2016 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, to improve their quality of life experience.

The conference will also provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

Vancouver, British Columbia
November 17-18, 2016
Pre conference November 16, 2016

Posters are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigation, clinical case studies, and demonstration of community projects. Posters are intended to provide authors and participants from a variety of disciplines with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work. Submissions from students are strongly encouraged.

For more information on abstract submission and to submit online, please visit

The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2016.