PLEASE NOTE: Call for proposals will open on Monday, August 15, 2016 for the 2017 conference. Submissions are due on Monday, October 3, 2016. There will be no exceptions to the submission deadline.
2017 Theme: Outcome Measures, Biomarkers, and Treatment Possibilities for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
SAVE THE DATE: March 8-10, 2017
Location: Hotel Contessa Luxury Hotel on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
About the Gatlinburg Conference
The Gatlinburg Conference continues its tradition as one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. The Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established in the 1960's.
Goals of the conference:
- Promote exchange of information regarding the latest findings in behavioral & biobehavioral research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of intellectual disability and related developmental disabilities.
- Further our understanding of the manifestations of those disabilities.
- Better characterize the contexts in which people with disabilities and their families live.
- Promote collaboration among behavioral scientists.
- Provide a major training resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty in the field of intellectual disabilities research.
This conference is supported by grant number R13HD084155 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke as well as the National Institute on Aging.