As many of you know, APA convention planning underwent a number of changes over the last few months with our move to the virtual setting. But, do not fear, the content you know and love from Div. 28 was still there, along with some exciting new initiatives.
The 2020 convention was held entirely virtually with content available to view for a full one year. Div. 28 in particular has many exciting symposia, including topics like sex and gender vulnerabilities, behavioral economics, mobile research assessment, and more. Visit the main convention website to register and learn more about the scientific program.
But, in some ways, this does miss out on one of the things Div. 28 members love about convention: the face-to-face catch-ups and interactions with our colleagues. Because of this, we at Div. 28 put together a brief “live” portion of the virtual meeting during the convention. This event was on Friday, Aug. 7 from 2:00 to 3:50 pm (Eastern Time). We hoped that this event provided the opportunity to catch up with colleagues, old, and meet colleagues, new, as well as act as a venue for sharing the cutting-edge that makes Div. 28 great. For many of you, this might have been the first time you were able to attend the convention, and so was an excellent opportunity to see what it is all about. There was no cost to attend the event. Attendees were also not required to register for the convention to attend nor did they need to be an APA member.
Finally, Div. 28 was again participating in the NIAAA/NIDA-sponsored Student Poster and Social Hour, which was planned for Friday, Aug. 7 from 4 to 6 pm (Eastern Time), immediately after our planned live event. We hoped that this encouraged many of you to take the opportunity to meet with and learn about the excellent work our student and early career members are engaged in. View each poster.
Additional Div. 28 programming for the 2020 virtual convention
- Outstanding Dissertation Award and Young Psychopharmacologist Award Winner Presentations
- MED Associates Brady/Schuster Award Winner Presentation
- The Past, Present, and Future of the NIH Sex as a Biological Variable Policy
- A Push and a Nudge: Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Improve Psychological Health
- A Collaborative Data Blitz on Sex and Gender Vulnerabilities in Psychological Health
- Fingerprinting Treatment: Evaluating Individual Differences in Support of Personalized Medicine
- Harm Reduction or Harm Induction? Exploring the Current Research on E-cigarettes and Vaping*
- Diverse Translational Perspectives in the Development of Opioid and Substance Use Disorders*
Co-Sponsored Symposia (with Div. 50)
- Behavioral Economics of Drug Regulation
- Mobile Assessment and Intervention in Addiction: Recent Advances
- Advances in Substance Use Disorder Research: Comorbidity and Its Underestimated Implications*
- An Update on Alcohol Use Disorder: From Etiology to Treatment*
- E-cigarette use Among youth: An examination of behaviors, motives and policies*
- Paradigm shift: Research on the introduction of harm reduction into diverse settings and populations*
*Co-Sponsored with Div. 50