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The AAIDD Student and Early Career Professional SIG and Research Division

Call for Proposals

Title: 2018 Research Colloquium: Developing a Research Career Path 
Purpose: The purpose of the preconference research colloquium is to provide AAIDD students and early career professionals with an opportunity to present their research and network with leading IDD researchers and policymakers. Participants will receive feedback on how to translate their work into meaningful research, policy, and practice. 

Colloquium presenters will present a review of literature, research questions, methods, results, and questions they would like feedback on in a Pecha-Kucha style (20 slides, 20 second per slide). Following each presentation, Research Division members and AAIDD colloquium audience participants will engage in an brief open forum discussion to provide feedback to the participants on how the research fits into research, policy, and practice related to individuals with IDD. Discussion will also address sharing findings in multiple venues (i.e., peer-reviewed journals, practitioner-based journals, blogs, etc.). Examples of research to present could include grant applications with pilot data, formal research study (thesis, dissertation, first solo research study), or a program evaluation. 

Participants: Students and early career professionals (10 years in field or less)

Location:  AAIDD conference, St. Louis, Missouri

Date/Time:  Monday, June 25th, 1-4 p.m.

Evan Dean, PhD University of Kansas
Heather J. Williamson, PhD, Northern Arizona University
Jim Lemanowicz, BBA, Temple University

Submission Requirements: Please send proposals to Evan Dean (edean2@kumc.edu) with "SECP/RD Research Colloquium" in the subject.

December 31, 2017
February 15, 2018

Please note this colloquium will be a pre-conference session. All presenters will need to purchase a pre-conference session admission ticket. 

To be considered for this session, submit a proposal with the following information: 

  • Name/title
  • Institution
  • Program/department
  • Where are you in your training/career?
  • Title
  • Abstract (50 words or less)
  • Summary – Topic/Research questions/sample results (500 words or less)

Learning Objectives:
It is anticipated participants will engage in the following learning objectives:

  • Developing manuscripts, proposals, and presentations
  • Building relationships and developing connections
  • Introducing other AAIDD SIGS and Divisions (e.g., Research Division)
  • Assist students and early career professionals with translational research 




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