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The 4th Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference. Pre-confenence, October 22, Main Conference, October 23-24, 2014

Pre-conference October 22, 2014
Main Conference October 23-24, 2014
Venue: The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
1763 Comox St
Vancouver BC
Organizer: Interprofessional Continuing Education

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

Pre-conference: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Main Conference: Thursday, October 23 – Friday, October 24, 2014
The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, Vancouver, BC

Please visit conference website to:
• View Advance Notice & Call for Abstracts
• Submit your Abstract
• Learn about conference updates


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 healthcare 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.

Call for Poster Abstracts

The Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference provides an excellent forum for authors to present their work in an interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting scientifically based investigation, clinical case studies, and demonstration of community projects. Posters are intended to provide authors and participants from a variety of disciplines with the ability to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about the work.

For more information, view the Advance Notice & Call for Abstracts here.
Submit your abstract here by Friday, March 28, 2014.


Organizations interested in exhibiting programs related to developmental disabilities are invited to contact the conference organizer for more information. Exhibit space is limited.


The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC
Reserve today to avoid disappointment by calling toll-free: 1-800-716-6199 or local: 1+604-688-5934. Let hotel reservations know that you are booking under the Health & Wellbeing Conference room block to receive the reduced rate of CDN $149.00 (plus applicable taxes) for a standard guest room.

Spread the Word

Please forward this information on to your colleagues who would benefit from participating. It would also be greatly appreciated if you would post the course information on your organization’s website.

Contact Information

Pilar Onatra, Program Assistant
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Phone: +1.604.822.7524,  Toll-Free (within Canada/US): +1.855.827.3112

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