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SPP has a packed Convention program of symposia, skill-building sessions and two poster sessions highlighting pediatric research

By Amy Lewandowski Holley, PhD

The 120th Annual APA Convention will be held August 2-5, 2012 in sunny Orlando, Fla. Convention programming will take place in the Orange County Convention Center with additional Division 54 events taking place in the Peabody Orlando Hotel. SPP programming begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 and ends midday on Sunday, August 5. SPP has a packed program of symposia, skill-building sessions, and two poster sessions highlighting pediatric research. Plan your travel accordingly so you do not miss our exciting lineup of events and speakers.

Please be sure to mark your calendar for 3 p.m. Saturday, August 4 for SPP President Tonya Palermo's Presidential Address and the 2012 Division 54 awards ceremony. At this event, awardees of the Routh Early Career (Laura Simons, PhD), Martin Levin (Ric Steele, PhD), and Logan Wright (Meg Zeller, PhD) awards will be honored. New this year, both Simons and Steele will give presentations as part of this event. The SPP business meeting will immediately follow the awards ceremony. Join your fellow SPP members for Palermo's State of the Division address.

Saturday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m. Divisions 53 and 54 will host Internships on Parade. This annual event is a great opportunity for students to learn about internship and postdoc opportunities while networking and socializing with others in the field. To conclude the evening, a social hour will be held in the SPP's hospitality suite from 7-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

While attending the convention, please be sure to stop by Division 54's hospitality suite located in the Peabody Orlando Hotel. The hospitality suite is a great place to socialize and network with fellow SPP members. SPP has several events planned in the hospitality suite this year. Seven SIGs will be holding meetings in the suite. Please check the schedule for meeting times. In addition, the Student Advisory Board will host a roundtable discussion on writing winning grant applications on Friday, August 3 from 1-2 p.m. This event is designed for graduate students seeking to fund a dissertation or fellowship and current fellows/earlycareer psychologists writing their first grant. A student social hour in conjunction with Divisions 53 and 37 will occur Friday evening.

Remember the APA conference is a great place for attendees to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits. Credits will be offered for all of SPP's symposia and skill-building sessions. Attendees can purchase unlimited CE credits for a nominal fee ($100 members, $140 non-members). Please see the APA website for additional details.

See you in Orlando this August!

The Program Committee would like to thank the following pediatric psychologists who served as Division 54 proposal reviewers:

  • Carolyn Ivers-Landis

  • Rebecca Kameny

  • Chrissy Cammarata

  • Simona Bujoreanu

  • Rachel Tunick

  • Robert Perna

  • Elizabeth Getzoff

  • Amy Damashek

  • Ed Christopherson

  • Kristen Kullgren

  • Ethan Benore

  • Heather Yardley

  • Jennifer Kunz

  • Jill Harris

  • Katie Devine

  • Larry Mullins

  • Laura Simons

  • Wendy Ward

  • Anna Williams

  • Amanda Thompson