The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) meeting is launched

Two APA divisions join forces to launch an annual conference that caters specifically to the interests of addiction psychologists

It has only been six months since Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) and Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) joined forces to host an annual midyear conference that caters specifically to the interests of addiction psychologists. During this time, an amazing program has begun to take shape.

This first annual collaborative-based conference, May 3-4, 2013, in Atlanta, will take a “from bench to bedside” approach that integrates animal research, laboratory research with human subjects and clinical trials. The conference will bring together leaders from both divisions to facilitate lively debate and interchange and professional development opportunities.

The conference program developed thus far includes: 

  • Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Saul Shiffman from University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Edith Sullivan from Stanford University. 

  • A pre-conference workshop entitled, “Conducting Neuroimaging Studies From a Neuropsychologist’s Perspective” will be offered by Dr. Sarah Mattson. 

  • Several breakout sessions that address the conference theme of “Biobehavioral Research and Implications for Practice” during which interactive presentations on a wide variety of topics will take place. 

  • A poster session.

  • Multiple social and networking events.

In addition, we are proud to announce reduced CPA registration fees for early career and student attendees, thanks to a grant from the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR).

Register now; early bird registration rates are in effect until March 21. The beautiful W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta will be the venue for our first CPA Conference and reservations can be made online. The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown and is local to public transportation. Room rates are $159 night. The discounted rate is only valid through April 11, 2013.

For more information, questions on registration/hotel/Continuing Education, please contact Chad Rummel, (202) 336-6121.