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2013 convention preview

Check out all of the planned Division 47 events for Hawai'i.

By Courtney Albinson, PhD, and Jamie Shapiro, PhD

With the signs of spring barely visible here in Chicago and Denver, we can’t help but dream about the beauty and splendor of the location of our upcoming APA Convention – Honolulu! Whether you are an avid surfer excited to catch the perfect wave at Waimea Bay, a history buff looking forward to exploring the memorials at Pearl Harbor, or a sun worshipper ready to take in some rays at Waikiki Beach, the island of Oahu has something for everyone. The convention, which occurs July 31-Aug. 4, has been organized to allow attendees plenty of free time to explore all that Oahu has to offer.

Div. 47 will feature a number of exciting programs and events at the convention as well. Note that our programming runs from Wednesday morning until Sunday afternoon, so plan accordingly! Our convention theme is, "Innovation in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: Technology, Diversity, and Lifespan Approaches." A few highlights of the program include several invited addresses and award lectures:

  • Dr. Stephanie Hanrahan will deliver the Steven R. Heyman Memorial Keynote titled, "Multicultural Interactions: Knowledge and Awareness are Only the First Steps."
  • The Sport and Exercise Psychology Program at West Virginia University will receive the Distinguished Contributions in Education and Training in Exercise and Sport Psychology Award and Dr. Mark Aoyagi will receive the Early Career Professional Award.
  • Dr. Ed Acevedo will present the ACSM Exchange Lecture titled, "Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: Investigating Physiological Mechanisms."

In addition to the featured programming above, this year’s program includes a variety of symposia, skill-building sessions, conversation hours, and poster sessions. We will enclose the complete program schedule in our summer newsletter, but until then, we have included a few examples to whet your appetite:

  • Symposium, "From Risk Factors to Prognosis to Brain Network Activation – Emerging Trends in Concussion," by Drs. Michael Collins, R.J. Elbin, Anthony Kontos and colleagues.
  • Symposium, "Failure as Fertilizer – Life Lessons Learned From the Competitive Cauldron," by Drs. Kate Hays, Patrick DeLeon, Colleen Hacker and Rhea Farberman.
  • Two poster sessions: (1) Psychology of Sport, and (2) Psychology of Exercise, Health and Injury.
  • The 35th Annual Ray’s Race 5K Run and Walk!

We want to thank the 2013 Program Review Committee for their assistance in developing another outstanding program: Mark Aoyagi, Renee Newcomer Appaneal, Amy Athey, Kimberlee Bonura, Jessica Dale, Tami Eggleston, R.J. Elbin, Nick Galli, Michelle Garvin, Scott Goldman, Jon Hammermeister, Jordan Hamson-Utley, Kate Hays, Anthony Kontos, Nohelani Lawrence, Jacob Levy, Cassie Pasquariello, Steve Portenga, Selen Razon, Troy Rieck, Sherry Schweighardt, Christine Selby, Judy Van Raalte, Amanda Visek, Steven Wininger and Shawn Zeplin.

Convention registration is now open—be sure to register by June 30, 2013, for the early bird rate. Convention programs will be held at the Hawai'i Convention Center, with Div. 47 meetings (e.g., Presidential Address, Business Meeting, and Social Hour) held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort. We can’t wait to see you in Honolulu!


Courtney Albinson, PhD, and Jamie Shapiro, PhD
Div. 47 program chairs