Committee on Aging Events at APA's Annual Convention

CONA is offering a geropsychology preconvention workshop, speed mentoring, CONA conversation hour and more at this year's APA Annual Convention

For more information about the following events, please see the Office on Aging Annual Convention session highlights page. The Convention Sessions on Aging Issues (PDF, 259KB) annual booklet, sent to all APA Aging Issues newsletter subscribers, will also be available at Convention in the Public Interest Directorate booth in the Exhibit Hall.

  • What Psychologists Should Know About Working with Older Adults: An all-day, preconvention workshop
    CONA offers a CE workshop to increase the competencies of psychologists interested in work with older adults.

  • Speed Mentoring for Budding Geropsychology and Neuropsychology Careers
    Join Division 20, Division 40 and CONA for an interactive mentoring program for students and junior investigators. This event will also feature a mock review study section and conversation with senior investigators and NIH program representatives. Lunch will be served.

  • CONA Conversation Hour: The Changing Faces of Aging
    Identifying new directions for CONA’s theme of multicultural competency, as worldwide, populations experience changes in ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and more that also affect how individuals age in our society.

  • The Geriatric Mental Health Workforce: Current Initiatives and Critical Issues (2 CE credits offered)
    Symposium featuring Michael Hoge, PhD, Daniel Segal, PhD, Erin Emery, PhD, and Michele Karel, PhD, who will present on issues in geropsychology and training opportunities including the recent IOM Workforce Report.

  • Assisting Members of Vulnerable and Underserved Populations Affected by Natural Disasters
    Representatives of APA Committees will discuss disaster preparedness for older adults, rural residents, persons with disabilities and ethnic minority individuals.

  • Expanding Telehealth Service Models to Underserved Populations With Chronic Illness and Disability
    CONA chair, Neil Charness, PhD, will present “Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population.”