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Preview the SoAP's 2013 Convention!
Jennifer Buckman, Program Chair

Here’s a preview our neuroscience-related convention events:

“Neurobehavioral Deficits in Addicts: Implications for Life and Recovery” (Presidential Address)
“Getting to the Heart of Addiction Neuroscience: HRV & Behavioral Flexibility”
“Translating Neuroscience Findings into Practical Drug Abuse Prevention”
“Contributions of Neuroscience to the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders”
“Novel Strategies for Understanding the Role of Genetics in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction”
“Gender Differences & Substance Abuse Treatment: The Lab, the Clinic & Health Care Reform”
“Integrating Neuroscience into Clinical Practice in Addiction” (Skill Building Workshop)

And our other outstanding symposia:

“Racial/Ethnic Variation in Timing, Characteristics, and Correlates of Early Drinking”
“Current Trends in  Substance Use Among Latino Adolescents and Emerging Adults”
“State of the Art: Treating Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorders”


“Community-Based Participatory Research: Reaching across the Research-Practice Gap”

Scenery of sea shore in HawaiiAnd our three poster sessions:

            SoAP’s Addiction Poster Session
The Joint Poster Session with Div. 28 (Psychopharmacology & Substance Abuse) and Div 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience).
Early Career Social Hour and Poster Session  - held in collaboration with Division 28, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

FINALLY, a few things to keep in mind as you plan your travel.

** Because of the enormous response to our Call for Proposals, we will be hosting events throughout the entire meeting. That means the SoAP events start at 8:00 am on Wednesday July 31st  and continue through 1:00 pm on Sunday August 4th.  After all, you can’t travel to Hawaii for just a few days! So, be sure to stay for the whole thing.

** We invite all SoAP members to join us at our Early Career Social Hour and Poster Session. This is a wonderful opportunity to support student and other early career members as they showcase their latest work. We particularly encourage established psychologists to attend and mingle. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

** We want to remind you that the annual SoAP Business Meeting will be held at the convention and is open to all members. At this meeting, we will discuss the past year’s activities of the Executive Board and all SoAP committees, and distribute awards to SoAP members who have made outstanding contributions to the field.

** Be sure to check out Division 28’s events, and all the convention events that are co-listed by Division 50 in the APA Program. There are many divisions that are hosting addictions-related events this year!!