The 2014 Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference will take place in Philadelphia.
By Lisa Schwartz, PhD, and Emily Fredericks
Following the successful conference in New Orleans, we are pleased to announce another national conference will take place next year. One of the strategic goals the society developed in 2012 was to advance and support education in pediatric psychology through an annual national conference. The 2014 conference will be held in Philadelphia March 27-29 and will be the first one known as the Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference (SPPAC).
The conference theme, Pediatric Psychology: From Infancy to Young Adulthood, can be interpreted in three ways:
- Pediatric psychology supports a lifespan and developmental perspective, ranging from infancy through the transition to adulthood
- The science of pediatric psychology continues to mature as evidenced by research designs representing greater innovation, sophistication, and team science than ever before
- Commitment to an annual conference represents SPP’s maturation and growth. Many elements of the conference will build on these themes
In the fall, we plan to solicit abstracts and proposals for workshops, posters, and symposia. The Conference Advisory Committee is working on ideas for the conference program and developing a logo, website, and mission statement for the SPPAC that will remain consistent from year to year.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia next year! Stay tuned for more conference details and the call for proposals.