Deadline: 8, August 2016
Aim: INSAR wishes to broaden its global reach by co-hosting Regional IMFAR Meetings in locations where our members may be less able to attend IMFAR annual meetings, and/or where local organizers are interested in building a stronger autism research community. The Board invites proposals for Regional IMFAR Meetings outside North America and Europe.
Scope: INSAR Regional IMFAR Meetings are held in partnership with local research, clinical, and stakeholder groups.
Timing: We held the first Regional IMFAR in 2015 (in Shanghai). The frequency of such meetings is to be decided, but INSAR will not hold a Regional IMFAR in the same year that the main IMFAR meeting takes place outside North America (currently scheduled for 2018, 2023, etc).
How to make a proposal: If you know of an ideal location outside North America/Europe, where there are local groups eager to partner with INSAR to hold a Regional IMFAR Meeting, we would be pleased to hear from you. Complete the form below by August 8, 2016 to submit your initial proposal.
The most promising proposals will be taken to a second round of consideration, when more detailed information will be requested (including evidence of local support, practical and financial arrangements, commitment to INSAR and increasing global membership, experience of organising relevant events, etc).