Assistant to Dr. Allan Reiss/Lab Administrator/T32 Program Administrator/IDD-C Administrative Manager Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research Office (650) 498-4538 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://cibsr.stanford.edu/
Allan Reiss and the IDD-C team announce the Inaugural Symposium for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Center at Stanford on Thursday, February 27, 2014.Background
As you know, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) represent a substantial source of morbidity and mortality among the U.S. population. Approximately 2% of individuals with IDD will require lifelong care for their disability. New knowledge regarding the etiology, pathogenesis and clinical expression of IDD indicates that current models of single discipline-oriented clinical care, research, medical/scientific education and professional training will be inadequate for addressing the complex needs of the IDD population in the future. These facts indicate that new and expanded efforts are needed to improve outcomes for the many individuals with IDD who live in our country.
The IDD center at Stanford will initially be designed to provide organizational infrastructure for the significant degree of clinical activity, education and training, and basic and applied research on IDD that already occurs throughout the campus. Moving forward, areas of interest include lifespan clinics for specific conditions, enhanced research focused on particular conditions, and new training paradigms for clinical providers and researchers who can then provide a more effective multi-disciplinary approach to IDD. We believe your unique perspective will be crucial to meeting these goals. We hope you will be able to join us ofor this monumental occasion.Event Information: Date: Thursday February 27, 2014 Place: Frances Arillaga Alumni Center - Fisher Conference Center Time: 8:00a - 3:00p** Light breakfast and boxed lunches will be provided to all participants.
**We highly encourage ALL speakers and audience members to stay for the entirety of the conference. The afternoon session includes a working lunch brainstorming session to discuss ideas for the future of training, research and clinical activities, as well as the importance of community involvement in the Stanford IDD center.