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Who Are We?

The Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society (Europe) is a charity set up to bring European families affected by any chromosome 18 abnormalities together to share information and experiences. Our organisation covers all chromosome 18 abnormalities: 18q-, 18p-,Ring 18,Tetrasomy 18p and inversions of chromosome 18.

The charity was founded by an affected woman, her mother and the grandparents of a young boy, all of whom lived near Glasgow. The organisation was registered as a charity in Scotland in 2009 (SC040399). We now have a committee of eight volunteers, all of whom are related to people affected by Chromosome 18 disorders.



Welcome to the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society (Europe).

We are affiliated to the Chromosome18 Registry and Research Society based in San Antonio, Texas. Our mission is to help individuals with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they might lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

We aim to bring the latest research done by the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society in Texas to people affected by all chromosome 18 disorders and their families in Europe. To do this, we run family conferences where affected children and adults, parents, siblings, relatives, friends and professionals get together to laugh, learn and play together.


Our AGM takes place on the 28th July 2019. If you are a member we’d love you to take part. You won’t have to travel, you just need to make a phone call.

Please check your inbox for details

If you haven’t received details on how to dial in, please contact Jennifer, the Membership secretary; ch18eurmembership@gmail.com

If you could spare just 10 minutes, it would be a great help. Thank you.

Feeding difficulties questionnaire

Richard Davison has been working to develop research looking at the feeding difficulties experienced by our children as there is relatively little information on this topic....

Conference programme

You can download a copy of the conference program for Glasgow here. It’s only a few weeks away now! Download conference programme

Glasgow Conference 2018

If you are coming to the conference in Glasgow on 22-24 June, please complete your conference booking by clicking on the link here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!