Down Syndrome Research Forum 2017

The 2017 Down Syndrome Research Forum will be held at the University of Hertfordshire on 19 and 20 September.

Call for abstracts

If you would like to present at this year's Down Syndrome Research Forum, please submit a 200 word abstract to by 23 June 2017. The abstract should contain the title, names of all authors, contact details of first author, and summary of your presentation. This guideline is informal as we receive a range of different types of submission. The Committee will review abstracts and will publish the full program by 14 July 2017.

We welcome presentations of research work in progress as well as of completed work. We also welcome presentations from practitioners who may wish to share their experiences of using particular interventions or to share service models. Single case studies are welcome. We are keen to continue to develop the Down Syndrome Research Forum as a place where families, practitioners and researchers can share expertise and learn from each other. We welcome individual submissions but we would also welcome any suggestions for symposia if you wish to organise one.


Registration is now open. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register.

The registration fees are £50.00 or £25.00 for students.

Accommodation and travel

The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, just 20 minutes by train from London's King's Cross station and within easy access of the A1(M).

Further information

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