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Welcome to Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler!

Dear participants,

I would like to welcome you and your families to the 10th World Conference Cornelia-de-Lange-Syndrome in the Dorint Parkhotel Bad Neuenahr! 

We are very happy that this event will take place for the first time in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, in the middle of the Ahr valley. We are sure that you will enjoy the location with all that it has to offer. 

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is an excellent meeting place and I am sure it will be conducive to a productive and worthwhile Conference. As the original spa centre Bad Neuenahr forms the core of today’s Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Health Competence Centre.
With various neo-baroque style buildings, extensive parks and numerous health-promoting offers and events, the spa is today a unique place for well-being, relaxation and joie de vivre.
At the World Conference, leading experts will provide comprehensive information on current medical challenges and scientific backgrounds at the symposium. Within the framework of the subsequent family conference, there will be the opportunity to exchange views on treatment methods, developments and strategies in dealing with affected people. 

In addition to medical aspects, the event will focus above all on one thing - humanity and the love of life. Through your voluntary work and your commitment within the framework of the CdLS World Conference, you all send an important signal to our society. Together you will make a decisive contribution to raising awareness of issues such as inclusion and integration across national and religious borders. Because only when all people feel seen and recognized can appreciation and respect for human life be experienced.

I wish all participants of the 10th World Conference Cornelia-de-Lange-Syndrome an informative and insightful symposium and family conference as well as an exciting and relaxing stay in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. 


Guido Orthen
Mayor of the district town
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

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