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Southampton Programme Details 

The Autumn Conference 2023 will be on 21st October 2023, at the Holiday Inn, Southampton-Eastleigh, (off the M3, Jct13), Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9PG.

Rooms are £135 per night B&B. Please book these as soon as possible as spaces are limited. Room reservation will need to be made by calling the Hotel directly 02380 626000 and speaking to Molly Shorland

If you cannot book into the Holiday inn, the Premier inn Southampton Eastleigh is very close by.

A number of rooms are reserved for conference attendees until 21st September; after that subject to availability. If you wish to attend, please register for the conference with our office - 01375 376439 or email info@cdls.org.uk. Registration is £10 per adult (16 and over). CdLS people and under 16s free of charge.

The programme for Saturday 21st October:

09.40 - Welcome, Research Opportunities, Regional Volunteers, New Specialist - David Axtell et al
10.00 - Diagnosis and Clinical Overview - Dr Anne Lampe
10.40 - Speech and Language in CdLS - Sara Peaford Smith
11.10 - Coffee
11.30 - Overview of Behaviour, Autism, Changes with Age - Dr Jo Moss
12.20 - Sensory Differences in CdLS - Dr Katherine Ellis
13.10 - Lunch
14.10 - Gastrointestinal Complications in CdLS - Dr Peter Gillett
15.20 - Anxiety Workshop - Dr Jane Waite
16.00 - Thanks and Next Conference Announcement - David Axtell
16.10 - Optional Breakout Sessions; Mums, Dads, Siblings, Grandparents - Group discussions around issues

One to one consults are available with Dr Anne Lampe (Genetics, Diagnosis, Clinical Concerns), Dr Peter Gillett (Gastroenterology), Dr Jane Waite (Behaviour), Sara Peaford Smith and Team (Speech and Language) - Please book these with our office.

There is an evening buffet with background music and entertainment. The meal will be £19.95 per person for adults, £10 for children. Please also book this with the office.

See you there for a great weekend!!

XII CdLS World Conference

30th November - 2nd December 2023, Zaragoza, Spain

The World Conference is upon us again. Usually held every 2 years, the previous event in Colombia was deferred for a year because of the pandemic. Now we're back on track, with the 2023 event being hosted by our sister group in Spain, Asociación Española Síndrome de Cornelia de Lange.

The World Conferences are, of course, a much bigger deal than the UK ones. They run over several days, culminating in the Gala Dinner as a farewell event to close the conference. There will be the cream of CdLS experts from around the world, giving presentations, conducting consults and workshops to a global audience of families and carers travelling to Spain.

Come and join the worldwide family of CdLS in Zaragoza. Registration, hotel and other details on this link (available in English):

XII World Conference