HIV/AIDS Convention Highlights

A variety of programs related to HIV/AIDS are being offered at this year’s convention. Please view selected sessions below. 

Thursday, Aug. 7

2014 Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award Presentation, Tribute to Ellen Stover, PhD, Cyber Mentors Networking and Reception
3-5:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel, Liberty Salon I
Chair: Velma McBride Murry, PhD, Chair, Committee on Psychology and AIDS 
Speaker: Gail Wyatt, PhD, UCLA
Sponsors: Committee on Psychology and AIDS and Office on AIDS

Event Summary: 

The Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) and the Office on AIDS will host a tribute to Ellen Stover, PhD.  Stover made exceptional contributions to the field of social and behavioral science and changed the landscape of HIV/AIDS research through her pioneering efforts in securing funding and mentoring for investigators conducting research in prevention, education, and treatment. Her 35-year leadership at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) leaves a legacy without which current research on HIV/AIDS would not have been possible.

The Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award will be presented to Stover, Lisa Bowleg, PhD and Charles Hinkin, PhD. Cyber Mentors protégés, early career psychologists, senior investigators and others will have the opportunity to network. Light refreshments will be available.

Friday, Aug. 8

Risk and Resilience - Overcoming the Odds of Community Violence Symposium
1-2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Street Level, Room 140B
Sponsors: APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, APA Committee on Aging, APA Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns, APA Committee on Psychology and AIDS, APA Committee on Socioeconomic Status, APA Committee on Women in Psychology

  • Development of a Community Capacity Framework to Address Late-Life Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Areas  
    Chair: Laurie D. McCubbin, PhD, Washington State University
    Participants: Karen A. Roberto, PhD, Virginia Tech
  • A Risk Resilience Family Based Model for Preventing Youth Violence in Rural Communities
    Participants: Velma McBride Murry, PhD, and Na Liu, PhD, Vanderbilt University; Ronald L Simons, PhD, Arizona State University; and Leslie Simons, PhD, Arizona State University-Downtown Campus
  • Sex Trafficking of American Indian Girls: Countering Risk, Building Resilience
    Participants: Alexandra Pierce, PhD, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, Minneapolis
    Discussant: Ann Masten, PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Book Signing: The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience (Perry N. Halkitis) – Winner of the APA Division 44 2014 Distinguished Book Award
3–3:30 p.m. | Convention Center, Halls D and E, Booth No. 339
Join Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, for a book signing of "The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience" (PDF, 424KB). This book, which won the APA Division 44 2014 Distinguished Book Award, examines the strategies for survival and coping employed by these HIV-positive gay men, who together constitute the first generation of long-term survivors of the disease.