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2022 NYSIDDDNA Annual Conference
October 17-18, 2022 | Albany Marriott


Registration Form – 2022
Registration Form – 2022 – Fill in by hand

Registration Fees: You will see the registration fees on the Registration Form – 2022. When registering, choose the appropriate fee. Your choices include:

Member Rate (Must be a member by July 15)

  • At the Early Bird Rate (registering through August 15) – $290
  • At the Regular Rate (registering after August 15) – $315

Non-Member Rate

  • At the Early Bird Rate (registering through August 15) – $355
  • At the Regular Rate (registering after August 15) – $380

One Date Rate – Member/Non-Member and Early Bird/Regular rates apply. See the Registration Form – 2022 for specific rates.

NOTE: You must be a member of the NYSIDDNA by July 15, 2022 for the member rate. DDNA membership does not qualify. To receive the Early Bird rate, you must register by August 15, 2022.

To complete your registration, follow these steps:

Complete the Registration Form (See Registration Form – 2022 above). 

The form is fillable, which means you can save it to your computer and then type in your information. Hitting Tab after each entry will take you one by one to all of the tabs throughout the form. Be sure to choose the appropriate payment category. If you have questions, write to the Planning Manager at for assistance. 

Once you have completed the registration form, save it on your computer. You can then print it  to send by mail, or you can email it to the Planning Manager. See mailing and emailing information in the section below.

If you prefer to fill out the registration form by hand, please use the registration form above that includes “Fill in by hand” in the title of the document. If you have questions, please email the Planning Manager at

If you have questions about filling out the registration form, email the Planning Manager at for assistance.

Decide if you will pay by check or by PayPal.

If paying by check: Make the check payable to the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association. You will note the appropriate registration fee on your registration form. Send your check and registration form to the Planning Manager at NYSIDDDNA, P.O. Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625.

If paying by PayPal: The links to pay by PayPal are below. Please Note: A processing fee will be added to payments made by PayPal. Notification of your payment is sent to Be sure to send your completed registration form to the Planning Manager by email ( or by mail (NYSIDDDNA, P.O. Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625). Please note on your form that you are paying by PayPal.

To Make Your Payment by PayPal:
Select your payment category below. When selecting your registration fee, remember that you must be a member by July 15 to receive the member rate, and you must register by August 15 for the Early Bird rate. If you are not currently a member of NYSIDDDNA and would like to join, you will find the membership application under the “Join NYSIDDDNA” tab on this website.

2 Day Conference

Early Bird


October 17 & 18

BY 8/15/22

After 8/15

Member (by 7/15)



Not A Member



1 Day Rate*

Early Bird


October 17 OR 18

By 8/15/22

After 8/15/22

Member (by 7/15)



Not A Member



The Conference-At-A-Glance:

The Annual Conference will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, October 17 with our Keynote Presentation. We have a full day scheduled with three sets of Concurrent Sessions, our Opening Lunch, and time to visit with the exhibitors in the morning and afternoon. Dinner will be on your own on Monday evening. For those of you arriving at the hotel before 9:15 on Monday morning, we will have coffee, tea, and some refreshments for you.

Tuesday, October 18 will begin early with breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. The NYSIDDDNA Annual Meeting will begin at 8:15, immediately following breakfast. After this meeting, which is for all attendees, we will have two sets of Concurrent Sessions and time to visit the exhibitors during a morning break. The last session will be the Capstone Presentation that will be given by Susan Prendergast, Director of Nursing and Health Services, NYS OPWDD. The conference will end at 2:45 p.m.

For more information, click on the links below:

2022 Master Schedule. This document outlines the full schedule for both days of the conference. 

Programs Offered – By Session. This document lists the programs that will be offered during each session. When you register, you will be asked to select your first and second choice for each Concurrent Session. We will do our best to assign you to your first choice. You will note that we are offering two options during the Concurrent Sessions on Monday and three options during the concurrent sessions on Tuesday.

Conference Schedule with Program Descriptions. This is the most recent copy of the schedule in this format. Updates were made in early June to reflect a few changes to the schedule and the descriptions. 

Introducing Dr. Lise Deguire, Our Keynote Presenter. We are pleased to introduce our keynote speaker, Dr. Lise Deguire. Dr. Deguire is a clinical psychologist, author, and burn survivor. Her presentation, Finding and Cultivating Your Resilience, will be held on Monday, October 17 from 9:15-10:30 a.m.


This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001091).

Please contact Linda Dudman, NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager, at or 646-812-2148 for more information about contact hours.


You can reserve your hotel at any time. The conference rate of $129 plus tax (currently 14%) for a single or double is available through Thursday, September 29. Conference rates are available on the nights of October 16 and 17. 

Call 800-443-8952 or 518-458-8444 to reserve your room. Be sure to ask for the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association room block. If you prefer to reserve your room online, click here.

Note: Hotel rooms are not included in the conference registration fee.


With the return to an in-person Annual Conference, we are pleased to be able to host an Exhibit Hall to give nursing and administrative professionals an opportunity to meet exhibitors from companies that provide products and services that enable their practice and enhance care of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Exhibitors: If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please write to the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager at for more information. You can also click on the links in the Exhibitors & Sponsors box to the right.  

Sponsors: If you would like to consider becoming a conference sponsor, please contact the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager to discuss options. We have several sponsorship opportunities available. 

To become an exhibitor and/or sponsor, please complete the form(s) in the Exhibitors & Sponsors 2022 section to the right. If you have questions, email


If you have questions about the NYSIDDDNA 2022 Annual Conference, please write to


The Exhibitor Registration Fee is $499 if paid before July 31. It is $599 if paid after July 31. Exhibitors can pay this fee by check or by PayPal. Please Note: If you are paying by PayPal, you will be charged a processing fee in addition to the exhibitor fee. For more information about being an exhibitor, please check the Exhibitor Materials page on this website or write to for assistance.

2 Day Conference

Early Bird


October 17 & 18

Before 7/31

After 7/31




Conference updates will be posted here beginning June 15, 2022. Additional updates will be added as they become available.

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NYSIDDDNA 2022 Annual Conference, please write to

NYSIDDDNA Annual Conference – Announcement

Click on this announcement for information you can post and/or share with others about the 2022 NYSIDDDNA Annual Education Conference. The flyer provides information about registration, the conference dates, and a list of the topics that will be presented. 

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