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Community Events: The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Life Transitions

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The 4th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference Life Transitions

Event Short Description

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.

Start Time

10/22/2014 3:00 PM

End Time

10/24/2014 3:00 PM

Event Location Name

The Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites

Street

655 Burrard St

City

Vancouver

State/Province

BC

Country/Region

Canada

Full 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.​ 

Contact Name

Jessica Hsu

Contact Email

marketing.ipce@ubc.ca

Contact Phone

6048222801

Contact Fax

 

Workspace

Recurrence

 

All Day Event

 
Approval Status Approved
 

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Content Type: Community Events
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