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2011 Convention Update

The division celebrated four new awardees, heard talks from three new fellows, and sponsored a symposium highlighting the work of our early career psychologists

By Lawrence P. Carter, PhD

The 2011 convention in Washington DC was a great success for our division. We celebrated four new awardees, heard talks from three new fellows, and sponsored a symposium to specifically highlight the work of our early career psychologists. Other special events included the Presidential Address from Mark Greenwald and the Charles R. Schuster Memorial Symposium on Thursday evening. In addition to those sessions, Division 28 sponsored or co-sponsored an additional eleven symposia, two poster sessions, and a hospitality suite. Last, but not least, with much help and coordination from Division 50, NIAAA, and NIDA, we sponsored a Townhall Meeting for clinicians, an Early Career poster session, and two pre-convention workshops. Large endeavors such as this do not typically come together without the help of many individuals and I would like to specifically thank the members of the Division 28 Executive Committee, the Division 50 Program Chairs (Jen Read and Jen Buckman), the employees of NIDA and NIAAA, the previous Division 28 Program Chair (Matt Johnson), and everyone else who was involved in helping to organize and host a great meeting.