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AUCD 2021 Virtual Conference


Thank You!

AUCD 2021 Virtual Conference infographic


Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, exhibited, and presented at #AUCD2021! We are so glad you joined us for Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience. Here's a look at our impact. 


More about the graphic: Participated includes the number of attendees. Viewed is the number of live views of all Concurrent Sessions and Plenaries. Reached is the number of social media users who saw #AUCD2021 on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.


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What were your favorite features in the virtual platform? What would you like to see done differently at future AUCD conferences? We want to hear from you! Please share your feedback with us via our Conference Evaluation.


Conference News


Learning Together: Finding Common Ground and Language Between Research and Lived Experience

AUCD 2021 Opening Plenary

We are excited to announce the Opening Plenary keynote speaker Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. During the Opening Plenary, Dr. Bianchi will share about her leadership at NICHD and her push for more meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities in the research process as well as a stronger connection between clinical and translational research.


AUCD2021 Virtual Conference Closing Plenary Cheat Sheet

Did you enjoy hearing from the members of Congress who gave remarks during the closing plenary? We did! Here's a recap of the different bills that that the Congressional speakers addressed in this document.


Conscious Collaborations for Equitable Research

AUCD 2021: Tuesday Leading Change Plenaries

In this interactive session, a panel of leaders will share their experiences and perspectives regarding equity in research. They will discuss what equity in research means and looks like throughout the lifecycle of a research project from conception through implementation to dissemination. Panelists will explore with one another the who, what, when, where and how of meaningfully involving diverse individuals and partnering with diverse communities throughout the process of scientific discovery.