7th 'Seattle Club' Conference on
Research in Intellectual Disabilities


2007 conference registration form | Submit abstract online | Submit application for Seattle Club Studentship

Registration fees are £70 per person. Please us the link above to access the registration form.
7th 'Seattle Club' Conference on Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
University of Glasgow 10th and 11th December 2007.

Places are limited at the conference this year and registration will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Early registration is recommended.

The 7th annual 'Seattle Club' Conference on research in intellectual disabilities will take place at the Gilmorehill G12 Conference Centre, University of Glasgow on Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th of December 2007.

2007 'Seattle Club' Keynote Presentation
Speaker: Professor Derek Moore
Topic: Developmental approaches to understanding intellectual disability

Key deadlines
On-line submission of abstracts: 26th October 2007
Applications for the 2007 Seattle Club Studentships: 26th October 2007
Registration: 16th November 2007

Following the well established tradition of the 'Seattle Club' conferences:

  • All participants must submit a poster or paper that describes the results of a research project (quantitative or qualitative) on intellectual disabilities (in other words, you cannot just come to listen, you must be an active and contributing researcher)
  • The only exceptions to this rule will be made for PhD students at the beginning of their projects and other 'early stage' researchers who have not yet had the opportunity to complete a research study
  • All papers and posters must include analysis of unpublished quantitative or qualitative data
  • Each participant is only allowed to submit one poster or paper where they are the first author/presenter
  • There are no parallel sessions (so everyone is able to go to everything)
  • All information is electronically distributed to keep the costs as low as possible
  • All participants, whether first author or co-author(s), must register and pay in advance for the conference.
  • The Seattle Club conference is only open to residents from the UK and Ireland.

G12, the venue for the 7th 'Seattle Club' conference, is a converted church set in heart of the University of Glasgow's main campus and Glasgow's West End. The city of Glasgow has a rich architectural and cultural heritage. Glasgow's 'West End' has several important art galleries, including the recently renovated Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Glasgow city centre is a fifteen-minute walk from the 2007 'Seattle Club' conference venue and offers an excellent pre-Christmas shopping opportunity!

Kelvinbridge underground station is a five minute walk from G12. The underground provides an easy means of transport to G12 for those staying in the city centre.

We have managed to secure a preferential room rate for Seattle Club attendees of £70 per person per night, including breakfast, at one of Glasgow's leading hotels, The Thistle Hotel in Cambridge Street. If you wish to book one of these rooms, please quote 'Seattle Club' when booking (offer subject to availability). For further information on the Thistle Hotel in Cambridge Street, please see the link below:


The hotel is two minutes walk from the nearest underground station, Cowcaddens, and as indicated above, the underground is an easy way to reach the conference venue.

If you wish for alternative accommodation there are a range of other options, and there are a number of hotels and B&Bs within easy walking distance of the conference venue.  (Please see the links below for further information about the venue, the local area, and alternative accommodation).

Information on the G12 Conference Centre:


Information on Glasgow (including accommodation):




Information on travel to and from Glasgow:


Registration Details and Costs

The cost of the conference is £75.  This includes Registration, refreshments and lunches on the two days of the conference.  The reason for the additional £5 per head this year is to support the IASSID call to help with funding for research in Africa.

On-line Submission of Abstracts

All abstracts should be submitted using the form on the Seattle Club website.

Studentships for 2007

As a general rule, only those with their names on an accepted submission can attend Seattle Club conferences. The exception is 10 places we have available as Studentships for 2007.

Seattle Club Studentships are intended for PhD students at the beginning of their projects and similar 'early stage' researchers (including clinicians developing their research, trainees in professions related to intellectual disabilities, research assistants on new projects, etc.). Such individuals will be interested in and committed to research in the field but will not yet have completed a study from which they can present data (and whose name therefore does not appear on a poster or oral presentation). Studentships are bursaries that will cover the full registration costs (i.e., not travel or accommodation) for the conference.

Applications should be made to Professor Richard Hastings using the form here. In the event that the number of applications exceeds the number of studentships available, names will be pulled from a hat to decide the award of the studentships. The deadline for applications for the 2007 Seattle Club Studentships is 26 October 2007.

2007 Conference Contact details:

Professor Andrew Jahoda
Section of Psychological Medicine
Academic Centre
Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road
G12 0XH

Email: seattleclub2007@gla.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow in December