IASSID 2012 Halifax

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In July 2012, a number of the Tizard team travelled out to attend the World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID), held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  IASSID is the world’s largest international association of researchers in intellectual disabilities and Professor Murphy (Tizard) has been the President of IASSID for the past 4 years.  She has worked with Vianne Timmons and the other members of the IASSID executive to organise this World Congress, attended by about 800 people from all over the world.  The Congress was very successful with over 600 papers being presented from around the World and more than a dozen plenary speakers, one of whom was Dr Michelle McCarthy from the Tizard Centre.  Other Tizard staff and PhD students presenting papers included Dr Rachel Forrester-Jones, Dr Julie Beadle-Brown, Amanda Bates, and Vivi Triantafyllopoulou.  The abstracts for the Congress (over 600 of them) were published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.  At the end of the World Congress, Prof Murphy received a standing ovation from delegates, as she handed over the Presidency to Prof Vianne Timmons of Canada.  The net result was a very thought provoking Congress for researchers in the field of intellectual disabilities.  For more information see:  https://www.iassid.org/

Prof Glynis Murphy at the Conference

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