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The Canadian Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference (HWDDC), Feb 8-9, 2023
Call for Abstracts
The Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference provides an interprofessional forum where health care providers and community partners engage in sharing educational and informative updates and practical innovative, promising and effective practices that improve the health and wellbeing of people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The conference planning committee strives to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion through recognition of intersectionality—the inter-connected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to people with developmental disabilities, creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. The Conference Program Committee invites abstract submissions for 60-minute interactive workshops and for poster presentations. Abstracts discussing solutions and interventions to addressing the conference outcomes are highly encouraged – we also strongly encourage submissions that include people with lived experience as co-creators and/or co-presenters. We encourage submissions from clinicians, direct support professionals, health care providers/organizations and from students who are doing new and innovative work.