Upcoming conferences

Coming soon: Annual Association for Women in Psychology, a conference on disability and diversity, and a conference on health and domestic violence
1.  37th Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference (AWP)
March 8-11, 2012
Hilton Palm Springs, Palm Springs, FL

Information: The conference will open with cultural theorist and black social activist Bell Hooks delivering the keynote address.  On Saturday, Dorothy Fadiman, Emmy award winning filmmaker, will provide a narrative presentation with excerpts from her documentaries spanning 35 years of work.  The 2012 conference theme: “The ABC’s of AWP” offers special focus on advancing personal development, bolstering feminism in academia, and cultivating global awareness. This theme represents our responsibility to ourselves as we collaborate with and serve others, emphasizes the importance of contributing to the scholarly field of psychology, and reminds us of the urgency to create a just and sustainable future. The theme reflects the essential elements of feminism as it informs and transforms psychology and the field of mental health. Registration opens November 16, 2011

2.  Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity
March 26-27, 2012
Hawaii Convention Center Honolulu, HI

Information: Registration for Pac Rim 2012 opens soon. Please check back for more information.

3.  National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence
March 29-31, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, CA

Information: The Family Violence Prevention Fund’s Sixth National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence will be held March 29-31, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.  The National Conference provides valuable professional education on the latest research and innovative health prevention and clinical responses to domestic violence.  Co-chaired by 35 organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the gathering has been hailed as “the best violence related conference” in the country and is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants from around the world.  Specialized half and full-day pre-conference institutes will be held on March 29th followed by the two-day conference, March 30th-31st.  The conference includes an exhibit hall for vendors.

Who should attend: physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, health professional students, health policy leaders, advocates for victims of domestic violence and others.