Highlights from the 2019 APA convention in Chicago

Div. 28 program chair, Meredith Berry, PhD, recaps a successful convention.
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By Meredith Berry

Meredith Berry, PhD The 127th annual APA meeting was held in Chicago on Aug. 8-11, 2019. Div. 28 collaborated with twelve other APA divisions, three APA central groups and two NIH institutes. Our primary and secondary symposia focused on several relevant topics including psychedelics, MDMA, opioids, cannabis/marijuana, nicotine/tobacco and alcohol.

We also participated in several collaborative poster sessions as well as a collaborative data blitz. We were involved in exciting programming related to basic memory processes and relations to addictive disorders, the role of pain in the ongoing opioid epidemic, meditation approaches to substance use and pain, as well as safer drug consumption spaces. Overall, the convention was a success. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.

Additionally, we would like to congratulate our Div. 28 award winners, some of whom are shown below.

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Convention chair for Div. 28, Meredith Berry, PhD, (left) with the winner of the Outstanding Dissertation Award, Jacob Borodovsky, PhD.

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Allison Kurti, PhD, (right) was the receipt of the Young Psychopharmacologist Award and is pictured with nominator for this award, Stephen Higgins, PhD (left).