SPPAC 2019 Conference Highlights

Risk and Resilience in Pediatric Psychology: Processes, Mechanisms, and Interventions

By Amy Holley, Ph.D., Conference Chair and Jessica Fales, Ph.D., Conference Co-chair

We invite you to attend the 2019 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference (SPPAC) in New Orleans, LA, where we will be celebrating 50 years of SPP! The conference features three invited speakers, 19 symposia, 8 professional development sessions, and 5 poster sessions. It also includes pre-conference workshops, special interest group meetings, a mentoring lunch, Internship and Fellowships on Parade, and many other opportunities for socializing and networking.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Morning Pre-Conference Workshops CE

  • Awareness, Courage, Humility: Building Cultural Competence for Pediatric Psychology Providers (2.5 CEs)
  • Helping People Change: An Interactive Skills-building Workshop on How to Teach Your Healthcare Peers Motivational Interviewing (2.5 CEs)
  • Best Practices: Munchausen by Proxy, Abuse by Pediatric Condition Falsification, and Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (2.5 CEs)
  • Advanced Topics in Pediatric Clinical Ethics (2.5 CEs)

Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshops CE

  • Treating Somatic Symptoms: Targeting Risk and Resilience Factors to Optimize Short- and Long-Term Health in Complex Patients (2.5 CEs)
  • Next Steps in Implicit Bias and Health Equity (2.5 CEs)
  • Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine: Advanced Topics and Complex Case Discussion (2.5 CEs)
  • Success in Leadership: Negotiating the Minefield and Building Your Brand

Evening Events

  • Welcome Reception and Poster Session 1 CE
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 5, 2019

Morning Events

  • Poster Session 2 CE
  • Conference Welcome and Awards

Plenary Address CE  Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS
Risk and Resilience in Pediatric Trauma and Injury Research: Research Priorities and Future Directions

Early Afternoon Concurrent Symposia/Professional Development Sessions CE

  • Symposium: Using Longitudinal Data to Design Preventative Interventions to Improve Adherence in Pediatric Chronic Conditions
  • Symposium: Health Disparities in Pediatric Chronic Illness: T1D and Food Allergies
  • Symposium: Risk and Resiliency Among Persons with Disorders/Differences of Sex Development (DSD) and Their Caregivers
  • Symposium: Reflecting on our History at 50: Perspectives of Editors of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology
  • Professional Development: Understanding the Art of Networking: Networking Strategies for Trainees

Mid-Afternoon Concurrent Symposia/Professional Development Sessions CE

  • Symposium: Addressing Risk Factors and Promoting Resilience in Underserved Pediatric Populations
  • Symposium: Peer Mentoring Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Illness
  • Symposium: Outstanding Research by Students and Trainees
  • Symposium: Sleep as a Mechanism for Promoting Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Professional Development: The Role of Pediatric Psychologists in Consulting to Colleagues on Behavior Management within Interdisciplinary Healthcare Programs

Plenary AddressCE  Rikard K. Wicksell, PhD
Building Resilience to Chronic Pain and Distress by Improving Behavioral Flexibility in Children and Parents

Evening Concurrent Symposia/Professional Development Sessions CE

  • Symposium: The Impact of Social Rejection: Navigating Health-Related Stigma in Pediatric Chronic Illness
  • Symposium: Personalizing Integrated Care: Identifying Individual Risk and Tailoring Intervention
  • Professional Development: Promoting Provider Resilience: Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative
  • Professional Development: Ethical Considerations in DSD Care across the Developmental Spectrum
  • Professional Development: Building and Managing a Research Lab: Skills, Strategies, and Resources

Evening Events

  • Reception and Internships/Fellowships on Parade
  • Poster Session 3CE

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Morning Events

  • Poster Session 4 CE

Plenary Address CE Yo Jackson, PhD, ABPP
The Nature and Process of Resilience in Youth Exposed to Trauma: Empirical Evidence and Future Directions

Morning Concurrent Symposia/Professional Development

  • Symposium: Examining ADHD-related Deficits, Health Behaviors, and Health Outcomes in Youth: Research Findings Highlighting Increased Obesity Risk
  • Symposium: Team Science and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Context of the Field of Pediatric Psychology: Current Practices and Future Directions
  • Symposium: Sleep and Pain: Using Research to Inform Clinical Practice in Youth with pain to Promote Resilience
  • Symposium: From Screening to Follow Up
  • Professional Development: Health Disparities in Pediatric Populations: recommendations for Sensitive and Inclusive Care

Afternoon Events CE

  • Poster Session 5CE

Early Afternoon Concurrent Symposia/Professional DevelopmentCE

  • Symposium: Understanding and Preventing Risky Adolescent Driving: Implications for Interventions
  • Symposium: Applications of Technological Tools Across Multiple Pediatric Populations: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Implementation.
  • Symposium: Real Pain? Patterns and Clinical Implications of Provider Pain Dismissal in Adolescents and Emerging Adults
  • Professional Development: Gender Bias in Pediatric Psychology: Solutions for Women- and Men

Mid-Afternoon Concurrent Symposia/Professional DevelopmentCE

  • Symposium: Protective Factors and Resilience in Diabetes Across the Pediatric Years
  • Symposium: Neuroimaging in Pediatric Psychology Research: Mechanisms and Intervention Targets
  • Professional Development: Creating a Whole Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Practical Strategies for Improving Team Culture in Interdisciplinary Clinical Settings

*There are 15.5 scheduled hours of introductory to advanced-level CEs for psychologists offered at SPPAC 2019. Preconference workshops must be registered for separately and are not included in conference registration. Additional CEs are available for those who attend preconference workshops (up to 5). All programming being offered for continuing education credit is denoted with a CE in the abbreviated schedule above.

The Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54 of the American Psychological Association) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Pediatric Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.