Attending the APA Convention? Some Resources and Tips

Useful resources and guides for the 2009 APA Convention in Toronto

By Jennifer Brielmaier

This year’s APA Convention is just around the corner. The Convention will be held in Toronto, Ontario, from August 6-9 and features plenty of programming geared specifically towards students. If you are attending this year’s Convention, be sure to check out the APAGS Convention page. Here you will find information on APAGS-sponsored programs as well as a Convention survival guide for students. Another very helpful, more general guide (Fischer & Zigmond, 2006) is available at the University of Pittsburgh’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program website. The APA Science Student Council (APASSC) has also put together some great sessions for research-oriented students. More information about the SSC sessions will be sent via email in the coming weeks. Last, but certainly not least, Division 28 has once again organized a terrific program. Highlights include invited addresses by the Outstanding Dissertation and Young Psychopharmacologist Award winners and poster sessions at which quite a few students will present their research. Plans are also being made for a Division 28 hospitality suite, which is a great place to meet and talk to fellow division members. Information about the hours and location for the suite will be sent via email. If you are attending the Convention, send me an e -mail or post to the discussion board on the division’s Facebook group page. Depending on the number of student affiliates attending, a get-together may be planned.