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Pre-Conference: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Main Conference: Thursday, November 17 - Friday, November 18, 2016
The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, BC
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.
|In collaboration with|
|Developmental Disorders Program|
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