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Manchester Lineup for Autumn Conference

The Autumn Conference is now available for registration and hotel reservations. The date is 26th October 2019. Please register with the Foundation office in the first instance. There is a nominal registration fee of £10 per adult (16 or over), no charge for any CdLS people or any under 16s. Please use our CAF or JustGiving links and let us know the payment details when you register with us.

The conference hotel is:
Hilton Manchester Airport
Outwood Lane,
M90 4WP,
United Kingdom
Tel: 0161-4353000
There is a free 24hr shuttle bus that runs from the train station at the Airport and the Airport itself to the Hotel, Guests just need to ring the hotel when they require it.
There is a parking charge of £5 per car for the  day or £15 overnight stays although they have reduced overnight charge to £7.50 for the first 30 overnight guests. Parking will need to be paid on the day. There is a 200 space car park but we can not reserve parking; there are other options nearby if needed and you can drop off at the hotel.
Rooms will be: £90.00 for single occupancy, £97.00 for double occupancy, £105.00 for
triple occupancy, £110.00 for quadruple or £115.00 for 5 guests B&B
Rooms will be held until 6 weeks before the conference. The link for the special rate is Hilton Manchester Airport CdLS Event
We have a room with a private bar booked for the evening from around 6.30pm (they need to turn the main room around so this time is dependent on when the conference finishes). In the evening there will be a hot buffet available: £15 per adult £8 per child and this needs to be booked in advance via the CdLS office - payment via CAF and JustGiving as per registration fees. There will be some entertainment. We need you to persuade Ryan to put his sparkly jacket on and be quizmaster again!

The speaker schedule will run as follows:
09.30 - David Axtell & Charles Blockley - Welcome and Regional Volunteers Introduction
09.45 - Dr David FitzPatrick - An overview of diagnosis, features and medical complications in CdLS
10.35 - Prof. Frank Kaiser - Genetic diagnosis – overview of the gene variations & difficulties in finding them
11.15 - Coffee
11.35 - Prof. Chris Oliver, Dr Jo Moss & Laura Groves - An overview of behaviour in CdLS, Autism and ASD
12.50 - Lunch
14.00 - Dr Peter Gillett - Common GI problems in CdLS
14.50 - Laura Groves - Anxiety findings in CdLS
15.10 - Dr Jane Waite - Anxiety Workshop, practical help

 Speaker sessions will have Q&As at the end of each as well as an open forum for sharing relevant experiences.

Consults will be announced in the next week. As well as the listed speakers above, we will have Dr Jenny Sloneem (Clinical Psychology) available to see.

We hope to see you there!