2013 Annual Education Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The DDNA 21st Annual Education Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia City Center with in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. For details and reservation information, visit the Hotel, Travel, and Activities page.
Important dates to mark on your calendar:
PreConference on Friday, April 26th, with the Conference held April 27th - 29th. Also, back by popular demand - the Overview of IDD Nursing and Certification Prep Review on April 25th.
Conference Objective and Information
Target audience: Health care professionals working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Overall objectives and goals of the 2013 Conference are:
- To present cutting-edge education on the most up-to-date practice issues and research regarding the specialty of developmental disabilities nursing.
- To provide a forum for networking and to facilitate the sharing of information to improve nursing practice in the developmental disabilities field.
- To bring together leaders and experts in developmental disabilities to engender consensus that improves the health and lives of persons with developmental disabilities.
Would you like to sponsor or exhibit at DDNA?
Interested in exhibiting your products or services at DDNA 2013? Would your company or organization like to become a valued sponsor of DDNA? Visit the Exhibitors page for details or contact Mary Alice Willis at 800-888-6733 in the DDNA office.
Conference information for your employer
Does your employer need more information about the value of supporting your attendance at DDNA 2013? DDNA has two letters, both customizable, that you can give to your employer.
2012 Conference photos are now available. Interested in photos from past conferences? Click on the year and flip through -- you may see yourself or someone that you know!
Looking for last year's Conference slides?
Speaker slides for last year's conference are posted on this website's Resources page under "Conference 2012." To view the slides, log in with your username and password. You can also view slides from previous conference years on the resource page.
Seeking Speakers for the 2014 Conference
DDNA is currently seeking speakers for the 2014 Annual Education Conference in Orlando. If you would like to recommend a speaker, please send now has a full roster of speakers for the 2013 annual education conference in Philadalphia.
Poster Sessions for the 2014 Conference
DDNA is accepting poster session proposals. Visit the Poster Sessions Application page for information about submitting a 2014 poster presentation proposal. If you would like to submit a poster presentation proposal for the 2014 Annual Conference, you may do so here.