8th Roundtable Meeting of the SIRG-PIMD

29th-30th of August 2017 (8:30am - 5:30pm)

The "Département de Pédagogie Spécialisée" of the University of Fribourg will host the 8th International Roundtable Meeting of the IASSID-Special Interest Research Group. The research group focuses on persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (SIRG-PIMD).

About the Roundtable 

SIRG-PIMD is an interest research group under the auspices of the International Association IASSID. The roundtable meeting aims to exhibit a platform for discussion, exchanging views, research results and research queries. It is a great opportunity to compare and exchange viewpoints with other researchers in your field, discuss the latest research and to make contact with colleagues.

Early Career Researcher Meeting

The early career researcher meeting (ECRM) will take place during the afternoon (1:30pm) on Monday the 28th of August, and on Thursday, August the 31th, during the morning. Adjustments to the program of the Early Career Researcher Meeting will partly be adjusted according to the wishes of the participants. Therefore, a more detailed program will follow after the registration deadline/after registration is closed. 

Preliminary topics  

The preliminary program of the Roundtable includes the following topics:

  1. Evidence-based practices
  2. People with PIMD and their families’ development during the course of the lifespan
  3. Context, supports and assistive technology
  4. Functioning and development
  5. Current state of research in the field of PIMD and perspectives