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Div. 20 Program Committee Report

Program co-chairs report on upcoming APA's 2017 Annual Convention program and social hour.

By Katherine Judge, PhD, and Allison Bielak, PhD

The Div. 20 program (PDF, 285KB) for the APA's 2017 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3-6, has been finalized, and we hope you enjoy it! As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the presidential themes selected this year by Manfred Diehl, PhD, focus on current research examining motivating middle-aged and older adults to engage in behavior that promotes healthy aging and approaches for improving physical and cognitive health. Our program includes a broad range of exciting and innovative programming, including four collaborative programming sessions, six symposiums and two poster sessions.

Sessions reflect both basic and applied research findings along with important clinical and public policy implications. Additional program highlights include a session to honor the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) group for their APA prize for Interdisciplinary Research Team on Research on Aging and Technology and a session led by National Institute on Aging program officers, who will provide important information about external funding. Other key sessions to note include the Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award, the Presidential Address and the Div. 20 Fellows Address. APA's 2017 Annual Convention will offer several opportunities for Div. 20 members to network and socialize.

We will be co-hosting a Div. 20 offsite dinner with Div. 12 and Psychologists in Long-Term Care on Thursday, Aug. 3. We will send more information about the dinner and how to participate once finalized.

Our Div. 20 Awards Ceremony and Social Hour will be Friday, Aug. 4 from 6:00pm-7:50pm. The social hour is sponsored by CREATE, the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.