Upcoming World Congress: Glasgow 2019

Come to Scotland to celebrate a Future4All. Glasgow is hosting the World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2019 – come and join in!

IASSIDD sponsors international congresses once every three to four years. These international meetings provide an exciting opportunity for presenting recent findings as well as keynote addresses about major advances in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences related to intellectual disabilities. These advances are also addressed in presentations concerned with progress in the provision of services and supports for persons with intellectual disabilities. The most recent Congress was held in Melbourne, Australia in August, 2016.

Between World Congresses, the Associations holds Regional Congresses, in Europe, Asia-Pacific, or the Americas.

Past Congresses

Year Location Theme President President-Elect
2019 Glasgow, Scotland Future4All Phil Davidson Colleen Adnams
2016 Melbourne, Australia Global Partnerships: Enhancing Research, Policy and Practice Vianne Timmons Phil Davidson
2012 Halifax, Canada A World of Potential Glynis Murphy Vianne Timmons
2008 Capetown, South Africa People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens in the World David Felce Glynis Murphy
2004 Montpellier, France Towards Mutual Understanding, Person, Environment, Community Neil Ross David Felce
2000 Seattle (Wash.), USA New Millennium Research into Practice Trevor Parmenter Neil Ross
1996 Helsinki, Finland International Advances in Research and Practice Global Problems- Local Solutions Terry Dolan Trevor Parmenter
1992 Gold Coast (Qld.), Australia Sharing a Vision of the Future Michael Mulcahy Terry Dolan
1988 Dublin, Ireland Key Issues in Mental Retardation Research Annalise Dupont Michael Mulcahy
1985 New Delhi, India Science and Service in Mental Retardation Annalise Dupont
1982 Toronto (Ont.), Canada Perspectives and Progress in Mental Retardation Hans Olaf Akesson Alan Roeher*
1979 Jerusalem, Israel Frontiers of Knowledge Michael Begab Hans Olaf Akesson
1976 Washington (D.C.), USA From Research to Practice in Mental Retardation Alan Clarke Michael Begab
1973 The Hague, The Netherlands S. Krynski Alan Clarke
1970 Warsaw, Poland Alexander Shapiro S. Krynski
1967 Montpellier, France Harvey Stevens Alexander Shapiro

Regional Congresses

2017 IASSIDD 4th Asia Pacific Congress – Inclusiveness and Sustainable Development,
November 13-17, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

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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