National Conference in Rochester Will Focus on Improving Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Joseph Shapiro NPR News Investigations Correspondent is a Keynote Speaker –– 50+ panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions w/ national health experts

Hamden, CT –– According to the U.S. General Accountability Office, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) continue to experience unnecessary deaths due to poor healthcare. The American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) wants to change this.

The AADMD is teaming up with Golisano Foundation, the nation’s largest foundation dedicated to helping people with IDD, to address this situation at its annual 4-day conference to be held this year in Rochester, NY May 9-12.

The conference, One Voice for Inclusive Health, will bring together around 300 industry leaders and IDD professionals fro across the U.S. and Canada. Held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester with a Pre-Conference on Oral Health at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health, attendees will hear from top keynote speakers, meet companies paving the way for inclusive health, participate in more than 50 topical panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions and network with medical professionals dedicated to inclusive healthcare.

Featured speakers include:

  • Award-winning investigative journalist - Joseph Shapiro of NPR, whose recent series reported that people with intellectual disabilities are victims of some of the highest rates of sexual assault.

  • Chairman of the National Council on Disability - Neil Romano

  • CEO of Special Olympics - Mary Davis

  • Executive Director of the Golisano Foundation - Ann Costello

  • Commissioner of the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Theodore A. Kastner, MD, MS

  • U.S. Representative Joseph Morelle from New York’s 25th Congressional District

  • And many more.

Registration & More Information
Conference fees range from $130-600. Discounts offered for AADMD members. Register online at

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The conference will be offered for CME, CDE, and Nursing credit. Other professionals may receive certificates for CME or CDE and submit them to their professional bodies. Often these are recognized for purposes of continuing education credit.