Whistler 2018: The 11th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference

Monday, 9th July 2018 9:00 am

The 11th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference will take place in Whistler, B.C., Canada. This event is organized by the 22q11.2 Society with support from the International 22q11.2 Foundation.

International 22q11.2 Brain Behavior Consortium Meeting:
July 9th – 10th, 2018

Professional Meeting:
July 11th – 13th, 2018
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
Whistler, BC Canada
Save the Date poster – Professionals
More information
Abstract submission deadline: January 22nd, 2018. Guidelines to follow.

Family Conference:
July 14th – 16th, 2018 (updated)
The Westin Resort and Spa Whistler
Whistler, BC Canada
Save the Date poster – Families

TGH Caregiver Fair

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 1:00 pm

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is hosting a Caregiver Fair at TGH DeGasperis Observatory (4th Floor of TGH).

Participants will be able to:

- Meet UHN and community agencies
- Learn about system supports and how to utilize them
- Accessing care for the caregiver
- Connect with exhibitors including respite services, pet therapy, home care, funding, support groups

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact Becky Quinlan at 416-340-4800 ext. 5647 or email her.

Event website (including list of exhibitors)

Event poster

4th Annual 22q11.2 Family Conference

Saturday, 11th November 2017 8:30 am

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual 22q11.2 Family Conference!

The Conference will take place on November 11th and 12th, 2017 at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The theme this year is Social Skills for Life.

Rick Lavoie, the author of “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend”, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

The poster is available as a pdf for printing.

Deadline for pre-ordering lunches: October 25th
Deadline for registration: November 8th

Hope to see you there!

family conference poster

Transition Clinic

Tuesday, 18th July 2017 9:00 am

A number of patients from the 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children are reaching adulthood. They will have to say goodbye to the pediatric doctors who have been taking care of them since they were very young. From this point on, they will have appointments with doctors who take care of adults.

To make this move easier, the Dalglish Family 22q Clinic, in collaboration with the SickKids Good 2 Go Transition Program and the 22 Deletion Syndrome Clinic, offers the 22q Transition Clinic several times a year. The next Clinic takes place on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. Five teenagers, along with their parents and/or caregivers, will learn about the transition from SickKids to Adult Care at our Clinic.

22q at the Toronto Zoo

Sunday, 11th June 2017 10:00 am

Zoo Day Cancelled

Dear families and colleagues,

We are very sorry to inform you that due to an ongoing strike by CUPE Union 1600, the Toronto Zoo is no longer able to hold our 22q at the Zoo event. Because this occurred so late in the game, we have been unable to secure an alternative venue that is sheltered, family-safe and crowd-friendly. Rest assured, we do plan on holding this event next year again and will reach out to you all with details when they become available. For people who have already registered, you will receive a FULL refund. However, we ask for your patience in processing this.

Fortunately, the 4th Annual 22q11DS Family Conference will be another opportunity to come together. So please mark your calendars for November 11th and 12th 2017, and join us for an educational, supportive and fun weekend!

Please visit http://22qfamilies.org/ to learn more about this wonderful opportunity to meet families and professionals and to all learn together!


The 22q Deletion Syndrome Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children
The Dalglish Family 22q Clinic at Toronto General Hospital