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Event Name

The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference
For: Professionals
Provided by: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education

Date and Time

Wed Oct 22 to Fri Oct 24, 2014 (This event is over)
9:00 - 5:00pm


1763 Comox St, Vancouver, BC

Event Description

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with Intellectual Disability, Autism and other Neurodevelopmental Syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. These concerns impact significantly on the affected individual’s quality of life as well as their families, caregivers and the community.

This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. The conference will focus on life transitions across the lifespan and health and mental health challenges associated with school transition, entering adult life and aging. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to maximize health and wellbeing so as to minimize disability and improve quality of life. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

The Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts are now available. Deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014.

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This event is listed under these topics

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Developmental, Intellectual Delay and Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Child and Youth Service Organizations
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