2013 Convention Summary

121st APA convention, Div. 28 program highlights

Attendees were able to attend symposia and paper sessions, earning CE/CEU credits, while learning about a wide array of research in substance abuse.

By Kathryn Saulsgiver

The 2013 APA convention in Honolulu has come and gone. Attendance for each of our sessions was up (despite the direct competition of Hawaiian beaches) and the quality of all presentations was outstanding!

Thanks to our division board and our presenters conference attendees were able to attend symposia and paper sessions, earning CE/CEU credits, while learning about a wide array of research in substance abuse. Conference goers were also able to browse and discuss research at our poster session co-sponsored with Divs. 6 and 50. Our annual Early Career Investigators awardees poster session, co-sponsored by Div. 50, was one of the main highlights in this year's conference program. Researchers from other divisions flocked to the convention hall to meet with award winners and to learn about our upcoming Collaborative Perspective on Addiction conference. Thanks to all involved, Div. 28 was successful in generating a lot of interest this year.

We hope those that attended had the opportunity to enjoy the beaches and sun while squeezing in a talk or two. This year's conference was both fantastic in terms of content and location and I am so glad I was able to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing division, phenomenal speakers and a dedicated executive committee. I look forward to the 122nd Annual convention. Please enjoy some of the picture highlights from this year!

Left: Division 28 members at the awards dinner. Right: William Stoops, PhD, one of Div 28's newly elected fellows for 2013. 

Left: Division 28 members at the awards dinner. Right: William Stoops, PhD, one of Div 28's newly elected fellows for 2013.


Recipient of the MED Associated Brady/Shuster Award Richard W. Foltin, PhD, accepts his plaque from Div 28 president Anthony Liguori, PhD, and presenter Suzette Evans, PhD. Recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award Marci Mitchell, PhD, accepts her plaque from Div 28 President Anthony Liguori, PhD. Recipient of the Young Psychopharmacologist Award Carmela Reichel, PhD, accepts her plaque from Div 28 president Anthony Liguori, PhD.

Left: Recipient of the MED Associates Brady/Shuster Award Richard W. Foltin, PhD, accepts his plaque from Div 28 President Anthony Liguori, PhD, and presenter Suzette Evans, PhD.

Center: Recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award Marci Mitchell, PhD, accepts her plaque from Div 28 President Anthony Liguori, PhD.

Right: Recipient of the Young Psychopharmacologist Award Carmela Reichel, PhD, accepts her plaque from Div 28 President Anthony Liguori, PhD.