International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Aging and Intellectual Disability - Events







Annual Roundtables

The SIRG/AID has a tradition with holding an annual meeting, a roundtable, generally in the second quarter of the year. The roundtable enables members to come together to discuss issues and research related to aging and intellectual disabilities in an informal setting and collegial atmosphere. The history of the roundtables dates back to 1990 when both an informal meeting was held in Troina, Italy in April and a formal meeting was organized in Boston, Massachusetts (USA) in November. The formal meeting was the first of a series of period gatherings of researchers to develop position papers related to the state of the research in aging and intellectual disabilities. A report, the Proceedings of the Boston Roundtable on Research Issues and Applications in Aging and Developmental Disabilities, was published and made available through the American Association on Mental Retardation in Washington, D.C.

Several other informal meetings were held under the auspices of the IASSID and the SIRG/AID. The next was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) in 1994 and was designed to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dementia diagnosis, epidemiology and care management. This meeting produced a series of reports which address dementia and intellectual disabilities and can be downloaded at www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr. The primary report can be viewed at Reports and Documents

The third major meeting was the 10th annual roundtable held in Geneva and this meeting focused on health and aging. A series of five reports resulted from this meeting. They can be downloaded fromhttp://unicorn.who.ch/uhtbin/webcat or www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/

The main report is Aging and Intellectual Disability: Improving Longevity and Promoting Healthy Aging - Summative Report. Print copies are available from the University of Illinois at Chicago and have been reproduced in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (2001: vol.14, no.3, pp.171-275).

Annual Roundtables

  • 2013 21st Boston, USA - Presentations available at this link.
  • 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (14th World Congress) - Presentations available at this link.
  • 2011 20th Dublin, Ireland - Presentations available at this link.
  • 2010 19th Prato, Italy - Joint meeting of the Aging and Health SIRGs. Presentations available at this link.
  • 2009 18th Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2008 CapeTown, South Africa (13th World Congress)
  • 2007 16th Oslo, Norway
  • 2006 15th Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 14th Dortmund, Germany
  • 2004 Montpellier, France (12th World Congress)
  • 2003 13th Volos, Greece
  • 2002 12th Koriyama City, Japan
  • 2001 11th Bettange/Mess, Luxembourg
  • 2000 Seattle, Washington, USA (11th World Congress)
  • 1999 10th Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1998 9th Cambridge, England
  • 1997 8th Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 1996 7th Rome, Italy
  • 1995 6th Vienna, Austria
  • 1994 5th Dublin, Ireland
  • 1993 4th Lyon, France
  • 1992 3rd Manchester, England
  • 1991 2nd Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 1990 1st Troina, Italy