2020 Council Meeting 

We were disappointed that the Asia Pacific Conference in Hyderabad, India had to be cancelled, but the IASSIDD Council was still able to meet virtually this year. There were several important discussions about how to reach our international members in ways that are meaningful to them outside of conference gatherings. We have had several successful webinars over the past 5 months and plan to continue to develop this avenue of outreach. In addition, we are continuing to plan our European Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands in July, 2021 as a hybrid conference with some people attending in person and other participating virtually. Additional ideas for expanding and engaging our membership are welcome.

Below is a photo of the IASSIDD Council “in action”.

Webinar | Health care of adults with IDD during COVID-19

Webinar | Health care of adults with IDD during COVID-19

This webinar series focuses on what we are learning about COVID-19 and adults with IDD to discuss practical implications for their health care now and moving forward. It is jointly sponsored by the International Association for Scientific Studies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Health, Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health, Ethics and IDD Special Interest Research Groups (SIRGs); the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto; and Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Continuing Medical Education credits for participants will be awarded through the Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and similar bodies recognizing these credits internationally.

This series aims to bring together front-line clinicians caring for people with IDD and researchers from a range of disciplines and medical specialties. Participants can contribute to panel discussions by responding to live polls and submitting questions. Resources and practice tips will be shared throughout the series.

Register to join us for the first webinar of this series on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 1200-1315 hours EST. Our expert speakers will address health research and practice related to adults with IDD, as well as offer resources and practice tips.

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) 

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is the first and only world-wide group dedicated to the scientific study of intellectual disability.

Founded in 1964 as the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, IASSIDD is an international, interdisciplinary and scientific non-governmental organization which promotes worldwide research and exchange of information on intellectual disabilities.

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Please contact the IASSIDD international office for questions about joining IASSIDD, renewing your membership or general questions.
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