Upcoming conferences

The field is broad, including disability and diversity, maternal and infant outcomes, and college women student leaders.
  • 37th Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference (AWP)
    March 8-11, 2012
    Hilton Palm Springs, Palm Springs, FL

    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.

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

    Visit the website to view the agenda

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

    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.

  • DPSG-W 23rd Annual Meeting: From Prepregnancy Planning to Maternal and Infant Outcomes
    May 17-19, 2012
    The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

    This conference focuses on research design and methodology as well as health outcomes related to diabetes and pregnancy. There is increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes during pregnancy and in the general population of reproductive-age women. This serves as the catalyst for collaboration among diabetes and reproductive health specialty groups to engage in research aimed at discovering the etiology, prevention and treatment of these chronic conditions. A major goal of study is the development of effective treatment modalities to prevent or reduce the rates of diabetes, obesity and associated birth defects as well as to improve perinatal outcomes.

    Experts from obstetrics, endocrinology, pediatrics, nutrition, epidemiology, behavioral medicine and basic science will present current research related to the mechanisms of diabetes during pregnancy and the role of obesity. Topics will cover the reproductive lifecycle from pre-pregnancy through postpartum and include crucial information about the implications of intrauterine exposure on infant and child health outcomes.

  • The 2nd Biennial APA Division 45 Conference
    May 24-26, 2012
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45) will be hosting its second biennial conference on May 24-26, 2012. Once again, the conference will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The conference will include a preconference professional development opportunity for ethnic minority graduate students and early career professionals on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    The goals of this meeting are to provide a forum for:

    - The presentation of state-of-the-art research related to the psychological condition of individuals from all ethnic minority groups within the United States;

    - The professional development of ethnic minority researchers (students and professionals); and

    - Greater networking and collaboration among researchers conducting research on ethnic minority issues across various fields of psychology.

    Early registration ends on May 11, 2012 at 11:59 EST. You must register in Ann Arbor after that date at onsite rates. For more information and to register for the conference go to the conference website.

  • 2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
    May 31-June 2, 2012
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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    Click here to view the conference flyer.

  • SPPSI’s 2012 Biennial Conference “Changing Societies: Learning from and for Research, Social Action, and Policy”
    June 21-24, 2012
    Omni Hotel, Charlotte, NC

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    Gathering includes a broad diversity of psychologists, sociologists, public health researchers, policy makers and social activists who share a common goal of generating knowledge to understand and to redress social problems. In light of remarkable societal changes — environmental disasters, migration, economic upheaval, and social movements and revolutions — a what can we learn?  How can we contribute?

    Using multidisciplinary approaches spanning psychology, education, health, sociology, policy studies, law, economics and political psychology, the 2012 SPSSI conference will explore a plethora of policy relevant phenomena on individual and group behavior, such as prejudice, romantic relationships, social cognition, volunteerism, social justice and a host of other topics. In addition, we will offer a multitude of research-based presentations focused on the application of science to the development of sound public policy.

    The core of the program will include addresses by invited speakers, symposia on a range of selected topics, facilitated discussions, research sessions and poster presentations. In addition, the conference will feature a full-day preconference workshop, special mentoring sessions, special receptions for graduate students and international attendees and opportunities for conference participants to volunteer with a community-based organization in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Seventh Annual INGRoup Conference
    July 12-14, 2012
    Doubletree Hotel Chicago-Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

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    The Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) which uses research to advance the understanding of group behavior, dynamics, and outcomes will host its 2012 conference at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago–Magnificent Mile. Room reservations can be made by calling (312) 787-6100. To receive the group discounted rate, you must mention “INGRoup Conference.” The conference fee will include conference program, a welcome dinner reception on the evening of July 12, continental breakfasts, lunches and break refreshments on July 13 and July 14, reception on July 13 and a closing gala on the evening of July 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.