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Proposals Sought for 2019 AAIDD Conference

Knowledge Translation: Power through Research, Policy, and Practice

The 143rd AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, students and advocates to learn about innovations in our field that are being translated and implemented on a grander scale. Through knowledge translation we can change practices and policies through effectively communicating our research and creating change at all levels. In a political climate that is complex and dynamic, it is important to remain relevant through the thoughtful translation of our knowledge.
The conference will:

• Include plenary sessions that address implementation science; that is, taking our cutting edge research to scale to achieve maximum impact on the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, and our community.

• Feature panel presentations, poster presentations, poster symposia, and networking opportunities for conference participants to learn from one another.

• Showcase research, policy, and practice briefs - and opportunity for short and informative updates on the latest from our field  (new for 2019).

• Include pre- and post-conference workshops addressing topics in greater depth.

AAIDD members have been leaders at the cutting edge of ground-breaking research, practice, and policy in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for over a century. AAIDD continues to be the leading interdisciplinary professional organization in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 143rd annual meeting will continue this tradition by providing conference attendees with cutting edge information on research, effective practices, and policy initiatives that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more information and instructions to submit a proposal, please visit this page or click here.

Laura Lee McIntyre, PhD, FAAIDD
Chair, 2019 Conference Planning Committee