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Please Join us for this year’s APA Annual Convention 2014: Washington, DC  August 7th – August 10th

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screen shot of the convention programJoin us for this year’s APA Convention in Washington DC!  We have a very full program, with twelve symposia as well as a grant-writing workshop and a roundtable discussion, social hours, and poster sessions!  Several of the presentations are focused on this year’s theme of implementation science and the practice of addiction psychology, but we feature a wide array of other topics in the prevention, treatment, and public health implications of substance use. As in previous years, we have developed our program in close collaboration with Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse). They too have an outstanding program planned, as do many other divisions who will be sponsoring events that will be directly relevant to SoAP members. Be sure to check out Division 28’s events and the many convention events that are co-listed by Division 50 in the APA Program.

We have three poster sessions to tell you about! Division 50 is hosting a poster session on Friday morning from 9-10am and another on Saturday from 11am-12pm in conjunction with Division 28’s poster session. These poster sessions are a great way to hear about the ongoing research of premier addictions groups, not to mention identifying future students, interns, and post-docs for your own research efforts. In addition, once again we are holding an Early Career Investigators Poster Session and Social Hour, scheduled on Friday from 4-6pm. It is held in collaboration with Division 28 and the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Drug Abuse (NIDA). The goal is to showcase the work of rising stars in the addictions field and to provide unique networking opportunities for our early career investigators with researchers and clinicians in the field. We encourage established psychologists to attend and mingle. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.   

Please join us to kick off your APA experience with Happy Science Hour, where you can mingle with researchers in a happy hour to foster camaraderie/networking among psychological scientists. This event is co-hosted with APA Divisions 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 23, 28, 38, 40, and the Board of Scientific Affairs. All weary travelers, first-timers eager to get acquainted, and APA (semi-)regulars looking to reconnect are invited to attend, Wednesday from 5-7pm!

We want to remind you about the annual SoAP Business Meeting (Friday 11am-12pm) where we will discuss the past year’s activities of the Executive Board and all SoAP committees. The Business Meeting immediately follows the SoAP Presidential Address given by our esteemed John Kelly prompting us to answer the question “What If We Really Believed Addiction Was a Chronic Disease?” In addition, we invite all student members to join us on Thursday from 3-5pm at our annual Social Hour where we will be awarding Student Poster Awards and the G. Alan Marlatt Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions, as well as to distribute awards to SoAP members who have made outstanding contributions to the field (invitation only).

The full program is listed on the following pages. The wide range of presentations reflect SoAP’s longstanding goal of enhancing discussion and dialogue between researchers and clinicians. We hope to see you there!


Kristina Jackson
SoAP 2014 Program Chair