Theme: Achieving Health Outcomes Across the Lifespan
The 148th AAIDD Annual Meeting will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and advocates to come together to explore opportunities, strategies, and challenges related to integrated care, health equity, healthcare access, and health outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Achieving health outcomes for people with IDD across the lifespan in the wake of post-pandemic changes will require strategic planning cross-system collaboration, and multi-disciplinary and tiered systems of support and services, and interagency collaborations.
The conference will:
AAIDD seeks proposals that highlight new and emerging knowledge in the field of IDD. Evidence-based research, practice, and policy-oriented proposals on all topics of concern to people with IDD are welcome, authors do not need to limit themselves to the conference theme in their submissions.
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2023 at midnight eastern time.
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Concurrent sessions are scheduled for one hour. AAIDD will assign a moderator to each concurrent session; do not identify a moderator in your proposal.
Consist of presentations whose content could be conveyed in 20-30 minutes (including
question period). AAIDD will group 2-3 paper presentations on a common
topic or theme into one 60-minute concurrent session.
Consist of a short informative update on the latest from our field. The session inlcudes approximately 8 speakers with 5-7 minutes of presentation
time each supported by 3-5 PowerPoint slides. (If selected for this format,
speakers must provide slides in advance of the conference.) Time for
discussion is allotted after all speakers have made their
Consist of a hybrid of poster
and panel presentation. Each symposium consists of an average
of approximately 8 speakers with 5-7 minutes of verbal presentation time
about their posters followed by individual Q&A at their poster
Small groups of
authors may submit 3 distinct but thematically linked presentation
proposals of 15 minutes each (to be followed by a 15-minute question
period). Panel presentations will be reviewed as a group presentation.
Individuals or groups of
authors submit proposals for interactive poster presentations in which
they can discuss their work with conference participants in a 90-minute
Proposal abstracts are limited to a total of 600 words across four fields. While the system will allow a word or two over this limit, it will not accept notably longer abstracts. The four sections of the 600-word abstract are:
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