Public Interest Directorate Convention Highlights

A wealth of programming, workshops and events are being offered by the Public Interest directorate at this year’s convention.  Explore highlights below and use the links in the left navigation or below the featured programs to find out more programming sponsored by each office.

Convention attendees with disabilities and those with chronic or medical health conditions are welcome to stop by the Disability Resource Room near the registration area for assistance and services or a place to rest or relax. Graduate students can volunteer in the Disability Resource Room and save on registration fees.

Collaborative Programming

Symposium: Stand Your Ground Laws: Psychology’s Contribution to the National Conversation Symposium: Stand Your Ground Laws: Psychology’s Contribution to the National Conversation
Friday, Aug. 8, 3-3:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 143B

Aging

The Coming of Age of APA's Committee on Aging: Influencing Aging Research, Practice, and Policy symposium Symposium: The Coming of Age of APA's Committee on Aging: Influencing Aging Research, Practice and Policy  
Div. 20 sponsored, two hours 
Saturday, Aug. 9, 12–1:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 144C

AIDS

2014 Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award Presentation, Tribute to Ellen Stover, PhD, Cyber Mentors Networking and Reception 2014 Psychology and AIDS Leadership Award Presentation, Tribute to Ellen Stover, PhD, Cyber Mentors Networking and Reception 
Thursday, Aug. 7, 3-5:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel, Liberty Salon I

Children, Youth and Families

Symposium: High-Risk Juvenile Offenders—Current Research, Practice, and PolicyRisk and Resilience: Overcoming the Odds of Community Violence
Friday, Aug. 8, 1-2:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 140B

Health Disparities

Symposium: How Psychology Can Reduce Health Disparities Through Proactive Smoking Interventions Symposium: How Psychology Can Reduce Health Disparities Through Proactive Smoking Interventions  
Thursday, Aug. 7, 11-11:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 150B 

LGBT

Symposium: Funding for LGBTI Research at NIH—An Insider’s Guide Symposium: Funding for LGBTI Research at NIH — An Insider’s Guide
CE Credits: 2. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 12-1:50 p.m. | Convention Center, Room 154B

Minority Fellowship Program

MFP Special Interest Symposium: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Violence Against Communities of Color MFP Special Interest Symposium: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Violence Against Communities of Color
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2-2:50 p.m. | Washington Convention Center, Room 140A

Socioeconomic Status

Symposia: Disentangling Race/Ethnicity and SES – Implications for Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities Symposia: Disentangling Race/Ethnicity and SES – Implications for Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities   
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2-2:50 p.m., Convention Center, Street Level, Room 152A

Violence Prevention

Cross Cultural Adaptation of a Violence Prevention Project: ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids Cross Cultural Adaptation of a Violence Prevention Project: ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids 
CE Credits: 2. No additional fees to attend CES. There is a one-time fee to claim unlimited CE credits.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 8-9:50 a.m. | Convention Center, Room 152A