IIDRN Conference

International Indigenous Dementia Research Network (IIDRN) Annual Conference

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We are excited to announce the date for the first International Indigenous Dementia Research Network Annual Conference to take place at the Marriott Beach Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from November 7-9, 2023. Save the date! (Held in person only)
Other important dates to keep in mind:
  • Limited registration opens (IIDRN members): February 27, 2023
  • General registration and abstract submission opens: March 13, 2023
  • Abstract submission closes, begin abstract review: May 8, 2023
  • Notice of acceptance for papers/posters: June 16, 2023
  • Online registration closes: September 15, 2023
  • First annual IIDRN conference: November 7-9, 2023
Invitation to Present  We would like to invite Indigenous-centered research presentation proposals from professionals, trainees/students, community members, and Indigenous Elders. Non-Indigenous researchers are also welcome to present research done in partnership with, or focused on, Indigenous Peoples and topics. Indigenous presenters will be prioritized.

The aim of this conference is to advance research in the area of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in Indigenous populations worldwide. We will bring together leading scientists, policy makers, Indigenous Elders, Indigenous communities and organizations, people living with dementia, and trainees to exchange information on current research and advancements concerning ADRD in the context of health equity. Other aims are to support collaboration, career development, and relationship building to grow the scientific community to address the increasing dementia disparities in Indigenous populations.

Recognizing that ADRD in Indigenous populations is still a developing field of research, this conference will serve as a launching site to build and support research capacity and sustain scientific advancement in the field. Our long-term goal is to create an expanded, sustainable, supportive, worldwide network of scholars committed to knowledge exchange and collaboration to advance research, knowledge, and mentorship in community-based, culturally appropriate ADRD research with Indigenous populations.

*Accessibility Accommodation Form HERE

*See tentative conference agenda HERE

*Opportunity for Sponsorship: Information HERE

*Interested in an exhibitors table only? Email Tasha at jauss@d.umn.edu

*Interested in making a fully tax deductible donation (USA)? Email Tasha at jauss@d.umn.edu

Any other questions, you can contact Tasha at jauss@d.umn.edu

Learn more about IIDRN here.