2019 APA Convention Update

APA 2019 convention Div. 28 programming

The 2019 APA convention is in Chicago, on Aug. 8-11.
By Meredith Berry

Meredith Berry, PhD Please join us this year in beautiful Chicago for the 127th annual APA convention. This year’s Div. 28 program includes a variety of content highlighting the latest results and methodologies relevant to the psychopharmacology and substance use field. In addition to our standard poster session, we are promoting several divisional and APA collaborative symposia that offer a range of content on presidential themes:

Divisional symposia
  • Seeing the Future as Now: Understanding Prospection and its Implications for Addiction Disorders
  • The Role of Pain in Issues Related to the Ongoing Opioid Epidemic
  • Meditation Approaches to Substance Use and Pain: Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Perspectives
  • Psychedelics as Behavior Change Agents
  • Remembering Nancy Petry, PhD
Collaborative symposia
  • Pain and the Opioid Crisis: From National Policy to Treatment of Military and Veteran Patients
  • Efficacy and Mechanisms of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy: Evidence from the Lab and the Clinic*
  • Psychedelic Therapy: A Guide, A Volunteer and a Discussion with author Michael Pollan*
  • Safer Drug Consumption Sites: Policy, Practice, Research and Advocacy

*Div. 28 as Primary Sponsor

In addition, we are continuing to highlight outstanding students and researchers who are making wonderful contributions to our field as well as offer networking opportunities to facilitate research and career growth. Together with Div. 50 (Addiction), we are co-sponsoring an early career poster session supported annually by NIDA and NIAAA. Together with The Board of Scientific Affairs and Divs. 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative), 25 (Behavior Analysis), 38 (Health Psychology) and 50 (Addiction), we are co-sponsoring a Happy Science Hour. Finally, we are sponsoring several prestigious talks highlighting our award winners, elected fellows and a Presidential Address by Div. 28 President Matthew Johnson. The dates/times of each session are forthcoming; however, please begin making your travel arrangements now.

Registration for the 2019 APA annual convention opens April 15.