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SSWR 20th Annual Conference Anniversary
Grand Challenges for Social Work:
Setting a Research Agenda for the Future
January 13-17, 2016
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC, USA
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2016 Larry Davis Presidential Plenary Video Now Available!

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Online Program
Grand Challenges (GC)
Sessions and Events
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
(Deadline: January 7, 2016)
Thursday Methods Workshops
and Capacity Building
ePoster Presenters’ PPT Slides
(Due January 1, 2016)
Mobile App – Coming Soon
(hosted by TripBuilder)
Featured Speakers
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HotelImportant Message about Overflow Hotel for the SSWR 2016 Annual Conference, Washington DC, January 2016

The conference host hotel Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is SOLD OUT. SSWR has secured the Hampton Inn (http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/W/WASHHHX-SSW-20160112/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG) as the overflow hotel located in walking distance of the Renaissance Hotel. To receive the SSWR conference rate, please make your reservation by January 9, 2016. To reserve your hotel room, please reserve online or call the Hampton Inn at 800-955-7349. Be sure to indicate that you are with SSWR in order to receive the conference room rate.

IMPORTANT: If you have reserved a room at the Renaissance Hotel and/or Marriott Marquis your plans have changed, such as your dates of arrival and departure or you are no longer planning to attend the conference, we encourage you to contact the Renaissance at (800) 468-3571 or (202) 898-9000 and/or the Marriott Marquis immediately.


Overview of the SSWR Annual Conference

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research. Pre-conference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students. For questions, please contact DeeJay Garringo, CAE, Program Director, dj@sswr.org, 703-352-7797, ext. 218.

Questions? Please contact:

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
Director, Conference Program & Membership Services
703-352-7797, ext. 218

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