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Information on the 2012 Midwest Regional Conference and the APA Convention

2012 Midwest Regional Conference in Pediatric Psychology

April 26–28, 2012, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Save the date for the 25th Anniversary Midwest Regional Conference on Pediatric Psychology to be held April 26-28, 2012, in Milwaukee. The conference theme is “Reflecting on Past Accomplishments and Looking Toward Future Growth.” Milwaukee is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and offers many cultural and entertainment opportunities.

The two-day conference will include workshops, keynote addresses, symposia, and poster sessions offered on topics such as translation of interventions into clinical practice, resilience, injury prevention, ethics, medical trauma, adherence, diversity, family functioning, and health-related quality of life. Eleven hours of continuing education will be offered with additional opportunity for four credit hours available through the pre-conference workshops.

Invited speakers include Celia Lescano, Andrea Farkas Patenaude, David Schwebel, Scott Powers, Dennis Drotar, Grayson Holmbeck, Kevin Hamberger, Victoria Miller, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Doug Woods, Ryan Spellecy, and Brad Stolbach. Symposia and poster sessions will provide opportunities for presentation and discussion of ongoing research in the field. Special interest groups will be meeting during the course of the conference, and morning sessions will highlight professional development topics.

As always, there will be opportunities for professional networking at the conference social events included in the price of registration. Students will have a chance to meet on Thursday evening, and Friday evening attendees will enjoy a reception at a historic Milwaukee restaurant in the heart of downtown. Join us in Milwaukee as we convene to discuss new developments in the field of pediatric psychology and re-connect with friends and colleagues.

For more information about the conference, watch for upcoming details on the Division 54 listserv and Save-the-Date mailings. Additional details can be found on the SPP website.

Deadline for poster and paper abstract submissions is November 18, 2011.

American Psychological Association National Conference

Save the date for the 2012 American Psychological Association National Conference to be held August 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.

Proposals for Division 54 and other programming including presentations, symposia, and other formal sessions must be received by midnight EST on Thursday, December 1, 2011. All proposals must be submitted via the APA website (PDF, 340KB).

For more information about the conference, watch for upcoming details on the Division 54 listserv, the SPP website, and in the next two editions of this newsletter. I look forward to seeing you in Orlando next August.

Amy Lewandowski, PhD
Division 54 APA Program Chair