APA 2013 convention

Aging field will be well represented in Public Interest programming.
Speed Mentoring for Budding Neuropsychology and Geropsychology Research Careers

Saturday, Aug. 3, from 12-1:50 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort

This is the third year that this successful, interactive mentoring event will be held for graduate students, fellows, early career psychologists and junior investigators. The session offers informal small-group and one-on-one discussions on issues regarding the development and implementation of early career research programs with prominent, senior investigators in geropsychology and neuropsychology. In addition, presentations about navigating entry into a research career and involvement in multidisciplinary and collaborative research will occur. Co-chairs are Jennifer Vasterling, PhD, and Susan Krauss Whitbourne, PhD. The Division 40 Scientific Advisory Committee, Division 20, CONA and the Committee of Early Career Psychologists are cosponsors. Lunch will be served.

Training for Integrated Care with Older Adults: Real World Implementation and the Path Forward

Thursday, Aug. 1, from 8-9:30 a.m., Convention Center, Room 313A 

Leaders in integrated care research and training discuss real-life challenges for implementation and dissemination at the graduate school, externship, internship, fellowship and post-licensure levels. How do we prepare psychologists to implement integrated care, particularly with older adults? What are the practice competencies for integrated care psychology and how do these compare to geropsychology? How does integrated care in primary care settings compare to that in specialized medical settings and community-based service sites? The chair is Jennifer Moye, PhD. Participants are: Patricia Areán, PhD, Erin Emery, PhD, Brian Carpenter, PhD, Richard Zweig, PhD. The discussant is Antonette Zeiss, PhD. CONA, Div. 20, and Div. 12 Section-2 are cosponsors.

Older Women and Health Disparities

Friday, Aug. 2, from 10-10:50 a.m., Convention Center, Room 3018B

This symposium is designed to address intersectionality in health disparities with a focus on older women, an often neglected population. Issues that contribute to health disparities in particular groups of older women and the particular strengths that those groups of women display will be discussed. The chair is Joan Chrisler, PhD. Participants are: Alisha Ali, PhD, Ellyn Kaschak, PhD, and Naleen Andrade. The discussant is Toni Antonucci, PhD.

Health Disparities: Emerging Biopsychosocial Challenges of Older Adults Living with HIV

Saturday, Aug. 3, from 12-1:50 p.m., Convention Center, Room 323C

This symposium will examine intersecting biopsychosocial challenges that produce and perpetuate health disparities in HIV-infected older adults that result in elevated levels of morbidity and mortality in this group. The chair is Monica Rivera Mindt, PhD. Participants are: Lawrence Pick, PhD, Rob Paul, PhD, Ramani Durvasula, PhD, Perry Halkitis, PhD, and Patrick Kamakawiwo'ole, PhD. The discussant is Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD.

The Office on Aging’s annual Aging Sessions at Convention that contains all convention programming on aging will be available early in June on the APA Public Interest Directorate Convention Programming webpage (on the left navigation bar).