Conference Aim

This conference aims is to showcase work on enhancing cancer care in people with intellectual disability.

To do this we will bring together a range of researchers, policy makers, health and social care practitioners, carers and people with intellectual disabilities to share learning about the cancer and cancer screening across the world. The symposium will explore ways to address challenges and offer solutions to reduce cancer and cancer screening inequalities in people with intellectual disability.

We want to share understanding and knowledge but also to explore what we have learned, what we can develop and what we can introduce to our research and practice. We want you to share your experiences and most importantly help maintain momentum in this important area.


Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with colleagues in NHS Lothian Screening and Early Detection team, Public Health and Health Policy and the East Learning Disability Managed Care Network, and Family Advice and Information Resource. We have been supported by our international partners in France, The Netherlands, Norway and The United States of America.

AUDIENCE: We will be show casing the current research being undertaken to develop understanding of and reduce the inequalities experience in cancer and cancer screening for people with intellectual disabilities and those who support them, as well as resources people within the field of cancer and cancer screening have been developing.

The conference will run for three days. Please see the programme for further details. All session will be on-line and will run on UK summer time.

Conference programme:

Conference themes:

  • Medical and genetic aspects of cancer in people with intellectual disability
  • Supporting people with intellectual disability through the cancer journey
  • Cancer screening and Service user and supporter perspectives on cancer care and screening

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