48: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans. The meeting brings together health-care professionals in management and technology with providers, vendors, consultants and payors. Contact: HIMSS, (312) 664-4467; Web site: www.himss.org.
711: Australia Forensic Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia. Sponsored by the Australian Psychological Society, the conference will address high-profile issues, include poster sessions and offer a crime-prevention forum. Contact: Peter Golus, conference convener, 61 1 9818 3485; fax: 61 2 9818 6697; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://aps.psychsociety.com.au/news/ conferences/forensic_frame.htm.
1013: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Washington, D.C. This 11th annual conference is titled "Moving mental health services, research and policy forward: How do we stop having the same conversations?" Contact: Vera Hollen, (703) 739-9333, ext. 16.
1517: Society for Consumer Psychology Winter Conference, Scottsdale, Ariz. This meeting is held concurrently with the American Marketing Association Winter Educators' Conference and will address the fields of psychology, marketing, advertising, communication and consumer behavior. Contact: Stewart Shapiro, Department of Business Administration, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 18711; (302) 831-2516; e-mail: email@example.com; or Susan Heckler, Georgetown University, G-04 Old North, McDonough School of Business, Washington, DC 20057; (202) 687-8372; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.consumerpsych.org.
16: Countering Violence, Aggression and Hostility in Our Schools, Boston. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the program is targeted at educators of all levels and specialties. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.ascd.org.
2225: Southeastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Atlanta. The preregistration deadline is March 1. Contact: Frances Y. Dunham, Department of Psychology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514; (850) 474-2070; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.am.org/sepa/conferences.html.
2830: "The teaching of psychology: ideas and innovations," Ellenville, N.Y. The conference will focus on assessment as well as ideas and innovations in the teaching of psychology. Contact: Gene Indenbaum, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY 11735; (631) 420-2725; e-mail: email@example.com.
1618: Sixth National Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan (HELP) Network Conference, Atlanta. The HELP Network is the oldest and largest network of medical and allied professional organizations and individuals committed to reducing death and disability caused by guns. Discussion will include linking firearm-injury prevention and the suicide-prevention communities. Contact: HELP Network, (773) 880-8170; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.helpnetwork.org.
1722: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2001 Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. The convention will offer activities to help school psychologists learn innovative approaches and techniques. Contact: NASP Meetings and Conventions, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-0270, ext. 216; TDD: (301) 657-4155; fax: (301) 657-0275; Web site: www.naspweb.org.
2022: Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C. The meeting will cover animal learning and behavior, cognition, gender and multicultural issues, social psychology, the teaching of psychology and clinical practice and research. Contact: Roberta E. Dihoff, PhD, Department of Psychology, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028; (856) 256-4500, ext. 3776; fax: (856) 256-4829; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.easternpsychological.org.
2022: Rocky Mountain Psychological Association annual meeting, Reno, Nev.Contact: Bill Wozniak, Department of Psychology, University of NebraskaKearney, Kearney, NE 68849; (308) 865-8235; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.unk.edu/acad/grad_studies/rmpa.
2022: Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting, Atlanta.Contact: David A. Washburn, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303; (404) 244-5845; e-mail: email@example.com.
2729: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference, San Diego. APA's Div. 14's annual conference will also include workshops on April 26. Contact: Ron Johnson, conference chair; (570) 941-4208; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.siop.org.
711: International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, Houston. Contact: David Issing, (410) 730-7190; Web site: www.iaprsrs.org.
1116: Ninth Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution, St. Petersburg, Russia. Sponsored by the Common Bond Institute and the HARMONY Institute in collaboration with the Association for Humanistic Psychology, this conference is open to any individual interested in developing and practicing skills in conflict resolution and promoting a culture of peace. Contact: Steve Olweean or Sandra Friedman, Common Bond Institute, 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034; (616) 665-9393; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: ahpweb.org/cbi/home.html.
2022: Michigan Association of Infant Mental Health annual meeting, Ann Arbor, Mich. This 25th annual conference, titled "Hand in hand: multidisciplinary approaches to supporting relationships and early development" will focus on issues that affect infants, families, professionals and agencies working with families. Contact: Penny Tully, University of Michigan Conference Management Services, Room G121 S. Quad, 600 E. Madison, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1372; (734) 764-4276; fax: (734) 764-1557; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2426: Third Annual Northwest Cognition and Memory Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. NOWCAM provides a forum for faculty and students from Pacific Northwest psychology departments to discuss their latest research. Contact: Stephen D. Lindsay, PhD, e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: web.uvic.ca/psyc/nowcam.
2629: Seventh European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference, sponsored by the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, will address what kinds of therapy are effective in treating traumatic stress disorder and why. Contact: ECOTS, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ecots.org.uk.
28June 2: Tenth World Congress of Sport Psychology, Skiathos Island, Greece. Contact: Papaioannou Athanasios, e-mail: email@example.com.
APA Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) seeks applicants for its Instructional Resource Awards. Five $1,500 grants will be awarded for instructional research that creates resources for the teaching of psychology and are suitable for distribution by the society. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Vincent Prohaska, PhD, Department of Psychology, Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468-1589; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.lemoyne.edu/OTRP/memberservices.html#ira.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fourth Annual International Workshop on Presence, May 2123 at Temple University, seeks submissions of abstracts for papers, videos and demonstrations from academics and practitioners with an interest in research, theory and applications related to the concept of presence. Deadline: Jan. 22. Contact: Matthew Lombard, conference chair, e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.temple.edu/presence2001.
Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, an interdisciplinary journal to be launched this fall, seeks both empirical articles and incisive literature reviews that provide scientifically rigorous investigations of novel, controversial or unvalidated claims in clinical psychology. The editor especially welcomes critical, objective evaluations of unconventional or largely untested therapeutic methods or assessment techniques. Contact: Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD, editor, Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, Department of Psychology, Room 206, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Council of Psychologists 59th annual convention, July 812 in Winchester, England, is seeking papers, symposia and posters on its theme: "Catching the future: men and women in global psychology." Contact: Dennis R. Trent, PhD, fax: 44 121 354-2611; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: homepages.uc.edu/~griesiws/icp.htm.
The Association for Women in Psychology is seeking empirical, theoretical and applied papers and books for its 11th annual Women of Color Psychologies Award. Manuscripts must be written by and about women of color. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Jeanette Hsu, PhD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave., 116B, Palo Alto, CA 94304; (650) 493-5000, ext. 67915; fax: (650) 852-3445; e-mail: Jeanette.Hsu@med.va.gov.
The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond seeks submissions in any discipline for the 2001 Jepson Award for Outstanding Dissertations in Leadership Studies. Dissertations must be completed between Aug. 1 and Feb. 15, and have substantial implications for understanding leadership. Some finalists receive a $1,000 stipend and all travel expenses to present their research at a March 18 colloquium in Richmond, Va. Deadline: Jan. 15.Contact: Send a letter of interest, a brief biographical note, one substantive dissertation chapter and verification of the dissertation defense date to: Terry L. Price, Jepson Dissertation Award Committee, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.richmond.edu/academics/leadership.