Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference

This annual conference of Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) highlights top research and practice in the field of pediatric psychology. The theme is, "New Frontiers in Pediatric Psychology: From Innovation to Application." Heavy in continuing education and networking, this is the premier avenue for those who study and practice in the field.

2015 SPPAC

New Frontiers in Pediatric Psychology: From Innovation to Application
April 16-18, 2015
Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa
San Diego, Calif.

If you have questions or are interested volunteer, sponsorship and speaking opportunities, please contact the following:
2015 Conference Co-Chairs
Emily M. Fredericks, PhD
Anna Maria Patiño-Fernandez, PhD
Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) is approved by APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Mission of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference

The SPPAC aims to advance SPP's mission to promote the health and psychological well-being of children, youth and their families through science and an evidence-based approach to practice, education, training, advocacy and consultation by:

  • Advancing the science of pediatric psychology and related fields through dissemination of cutting edge research; promotion of research that is culturally, ethically and developmentally sensitive and includes diverse populations; and education on evidence-based assessment, intervention, and emerging areas of research, clinical care and policy.
  • Providing a forum for individuals at all levels, from students to established investigators and clinicians, to facilitate consultation, collaboration and mentorship.
  • Promoting the role and value of pediatric psychology in a changing healthcare environment nationally and internationally. 
SPPAC Conference Objectives
  • To provide up-to-date information on evidence-based practice in pediatric psychology services for children and families.
  • To provide a forum for presentation and discussion of current research in pediatric psychology, and how such research informs clinical practice, service delivery, and policy decisions.
  • To provide opportunities for productive interaction between and among researchers, practitioners, and trainees. 
Keynote Speakers
Call for Proposals
Hotel Information
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