Next DSMIG meeting Thursday 17th June 2021 to be held jointly with BACD and BSPGHAN at the RCPCH online conference

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The next DSMIG meeting will be held as part of the RCPCH online conference which has now been rescheduled for June 2021.

This year there will be a joint meeting with DSMIG, BSPGHAN and BACD with a general theme of gastrointestinal issues in children who have Down Syndrome and also parent perspectives of having a child with disability during COVID. I am sure a lot of information and experiences can be generalised to other children that we manage in our clinical practice.

The date of the meeting is Thursday 17th June 2021 15:30-18.00 and details for registration will be on the college website.

Please see the attached RCPCH Flyer June 2021 Please do share this flyer within your local networks.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) 2021

DSMIG supports World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) 2021

WDSD is a global awareness day recognised since 2012 by the UN, which takes place on 21 March every year.

On WDSD people who have Down syndrome, their families, friends and advocates, work to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people who have Down syndrome play a vital role in lives and communities.

The theme for WDSD 2021 is ‘CONNECT’ – the focus will be about improving connections to ensure that all people who have Down syndrome can CONNECT and participate on an equal basis with others.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us, individuals and organisations, to adapt the ways that we connect and communicate with each other.

It is important to find new ways of connecting that are accessible to everyone.

Find out how you can get involved here: World Down Syndrome Day | Down Syndrome International (