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2023 NYSIDDDNA Annual Conference
September 11-13, 2023 | Albany Marriott

The NYS ID/DD Nurses Association (NYSIDDDNA) will be hosting the NYSIDDDNA 2023 Annual Conference September 11-13, 2023 at the Albany Marriott. We will be returning to a three-day conference with sessions offered on Monday afternoon, all day Tuesday, and Wednesday morning. 

Hosting the Annual Conference provides the Association with the opportunity to meet its primary purpose, which is to promote the professional development of nurses interested in individuals who are intellectually and/or developmentally disabled. The theme, Motivate. Educate. Network., was selected to focus on the main purposes of the 2023 Annual Conference.

The Planning Committee worked collaboratively and successfully to select speakers for many of the topics identified as gaps in education by past conference attendees. Having committee members from each zone provided well-rounded representation from across New York State.  


We offer member and non-member rates, as well as early bird and regular rates. To receive the member rate, you must be a member of NYSIDDDNA by July 31, 2023. All attendees, including members and non-members, are eligible to receive the Early Bird rate when registering by July 31, 2023. If registering after July 31, you will select the Regular rate.

Registration Fees for 2023:

  • Member: Early Bird – $325 / Regular – $350
  • Non-Member: Early Bird – $390 / Regular – $415

One day rates are also available. For members, the rates are $180 (Early Bird) and $200 (Regular). For non-members, the rates are $200 (Early Bird) and $220 (Regular)

Completing the Registration Form: 

Choose the appropriate payment category based on your membership status (Member as of 7/31 or Non-Member) and your submission date (Early Bird through 7/31/23 or Regular).

If you would like to become a member before you register, click on the Join NYSIDDDNA tab to complete the online membership application. Please Note: DDNA membership does not qualify for the member rate.

You are asked to select your first and second choices for every set of Concurrent Sessions by entering the program numbers in the appropriate boxes at the bottom of the registration form. We will do our best to assign you to your first choices. To read descriptions of the programs before you make your selections, click on List of Programs with Abstracts

Decide Your Method of Payment – You can pay by check (agency or personal) or through PayPal.

  • If paying by check: Checks should be made payable to the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association or NYSIDDDNA and mailed with your registration form to NYSIDDDNA, Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625.
  • If paying by PayPal: Click on the appropriate PayPal link at the bottom of this page. (These links will be added to the page by May 24.) Please Note: You will be charged a PayPal service fee when using this method of payment. Email your registration form to or mail it to NYSIDDDNA, Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625. We will receive notification of your payment directly from PayPal.

Submit Your Registration Form
– Email your completed form to or mail it to NYSIDDDNA, Box 25832, Rochester, NY 14625. If you have questions about registering for the Annual Conference, contact the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager at for assistance.


The Master Schedule provides an outline of the sessions, meals, meetings, and breaks throughout the three days. The conference will begin on Monday, September 11 at 1:30 with the opening of the Exhibit Hall. The Keynote, presented by Lara Zakaria, a Functional Medicine pharmacist, nutritionist, and public health professional, will begin at 2:15. Monday will conclude with the first set of concurrent sessions, which will offer three programs. Dinner will be on your own tonight.  

Tuesday, September 12 offers a full day of programming, our Annual Meeting for all attendees, and breaks with exhibitors. Breakfast and lunch will be included; dinner will be on your own. The third day, Wednesday, September 13, will begin with two sets of concurrent sessions followed by the Capstone that will be presented by Susan Prendergast, Statewide Director of Nursing and Health Services, NYS OPWDD. The conference will end at 12:30 on Wednesday.

For more information about the Annual Conference, click on the links below:


The NYSIDDDNA 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Albany Marriott (189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York). The conference hotel room rate of $139 plus tax (currently 14%) for a single or double will be available on the nights of September 10, 11, and 12. The conference rate is available until Thursday, August 24. 

You can reserve your room by phone or online.  


The NYSIDDDNA 2023 Annual Conference provides companies and organizations an excellent opportunity to showcase their products and/or services to nursing and administrative professionals who specialize in the care of individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities. Our attendees appreciate the opportunity to meet you and to learn about the products and services you provide to enhance care and enable their practice.

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12. See the Master Schedule for the designated times for breaks with exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall is in the hallway just outside the meeting rooms, providing attendees with easy access to the exhibit tables and between sessions.

Information for Exhibitors: Exhibitors must submit the Exhibitor Registration Form, which is posted in the Exhibitors & Sponsors box to the right. The fee to exhibit is $525 if paid by July 31 and $625 if paid after that date. Exhibitors will be able to pay the registration fee by check made payable to the NYS ID/DD Nurses Association or through PayPal. If paying by PayPal, please note a service charge for using PayPal will be added to your payment. The links to pay by PayPal are on the Exhibitor Materials page. If you have questions  at any time during the year, please write to the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager at for assistance.

Information for Sponsors: We encourage you to consider becoming an Annual Conference sponsor. Sponsors are recognized for their contributions during the Annual Conference. Sponsorships can be in the form of:

  • An unrestricted grant that will be used where most needed as determined by the planning committee.
  • A restricted grant that is designated for a specific purpose. Some options for restricted grants include sponsoring an item for all attendees (e.g., conference bags, folders, notepads, pens), sponsoring a food event (e.g., lunch, breakfast, or a break), providing funds to support a specific need (e.g., AV support or other technical need), or other ways to support attendees.

The amount of the sponsorship will depend on the option selected. If you are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, email the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager at to discuss options.

Sponsors must complete the Sponsorship Agreement Form, which is posted in the Exhibitors & Sponsors box to the right.


If you have questions about the NYSIDDDNA 2023 Annual Conference, please email the NYSIDDDNA Planning Manager at

2023 Annual Conference Updates

Registration is now open!

We offer rates based on (1) membership status (member or non-member) and (2) date of registration (Early Bird or Regular). The lowest rate is the Member/Early Bird Rate.

To become a member, click on “Join NYSIDDDNA”  to access the online membership application. 

Have questions about registration? Email

Forms and conference information for exhibitors and sponsors, including:

Have questions about being an exhibitor and/or a sponsor? Email

Links To Pay By Paypal

Select the payment option that is appropriate for you. Please note : To receive the member rate, you must be a NYSIDDDNA member by July 31,2023. To receive the early bird rate, you must register by July 31st, 2023. Want to become a member? If you do so before you register, you can register at the member rate. To become a member, click on “Join NYSIDDDNA” ( to access our online membership application.

Member/Early Bird

$325 +Paypal Service Fee


$350 +Paypal Service Fee

Non-Member/Early Bird

$390 +Paypal Service Fee


$415 +Paypal Service Fee

Must be a NYSIDDDNA member by 7/31 and registering by 7/31.

Must be a NYSIDDDNA member by 7/31 and registering after 7/31.

Must be register by 7/31. Not a 2023 NYSIDDDNA member.

Registering after 7/31. Not a 2023 NYSIDDDNA member.

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