NAPDS Conference 2017

Crystal City Doubletree Hotel

Washington, DC, March 9-11, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 NAPDS National Conference Page

We are now accepting proposals for the 2017 NAPDS National Conference. Our conference theme is United We Stand: Strengthening Our Profession with PDS Partnerships.

Your proposal should address one of our five conference strands:

  • Research: Using inquiry and data to drive your work
  • Clinical Practice: Authentic learning in PDS contexts
  • Impact: The effects and outcomes of your PDS work
  • Innovations: Propelling the PDS field forward
  • Instruction: Teaching and Learning in your PDS
  • Your work will be evaluated by a committee of your PDS peers.  We will use this RUBRIC to guide our work.


  • September 6—Proposal submission window opens
  • Submission Deadline – October 21—Proposal submission window is NOW CLOSED
  • Week of November 14—Notification of proposal acceptance

If you have any questions about the conference or the proposal submission process, please contact the Conference Planning Committee at