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Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Date: March 02, 2011

Time: 8:45AM to 5:00PM

Location: Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, Texas

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Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

March 2-4, 2011

Adolescence and Developmental Disabilities:
From Neurobiology to Interventions

Please join us for the 44th annual Gatlinburg Conference on March 2-4, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas! The Gatlinburg Conference is one of the premier conferences in the United States for behavioral scientists conducting research in intellectual and related developmental disabilities. Conference registration and abstract submission are open on the conference website.
Deadline for symposia and poster submission is November 7, 2010. All submissions must be made online.

This year’s plenary speakers will be:

  • Bruce Compas, PhD, Vanderbilt University, “Coping With Stress: Insights From Intervention Research and Youth With Acquired Neurocognitive Problems”
  • Ronald Dahl, MD, University of California, Berkeley, “Adolescent Brain Development: A Window Into Vulnerabilities and Opportunities”
  • Cheryl Sisk, PhD, Michigan State University, “Pubertal Hormones Shape the Adolescent Brain”
  • Laurence Steinberg, PhD, Temple University, “A Social Neuroscience Perspective on Adolescent Risk-Taking”

For complete Call for Papers, registration information, biosketches of our featured speakers, and other details about the conference, please visit

For information about hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and child care services, please visit

The Gatlinburg Conference will offer APA continuing education credit. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 13.5 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.