The Emirates Down Syndrome Association are now welcoming abstract submissions for the 14th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC).

This is your chance to take part in this unique gathering of the global Down syndrome community. 

You may present in any of the following categories:

  • Research
  • Practice
  • Legal and policy
  • Lived experience
  • A performance

Your presentation may be in any of the following formats:

  • Oral presentation 
  • Poster presentation 
  • Workshop

In order to be considered please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words detailing what you would like to present. Deadline 30 August 2021.


The WDSC will be held virtually between 18-20 November 2021.

The WDSC is an unmatched opportunity for people with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals and researchers to meet, share knowledge, insight and experience with others from different countries and environments around the world. Those who attend once rarely miss it again!

We are very grateful to our national hosts, who put in a huge amount of work to make WDSC happen.

Find out more and register an interest on the website