Obesity, interdisciplinary team science and interprofessional practice are this year’s APA presidential convention themes.
n selecting her convention themes for APA’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., Aug 2–5, APA President Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD, chose to highlight three areas that are critically important to the nation’s health and the field of psychology: obesity, interdisciplinary team science and interprofessional practice. APA divisions and governance groups worked with Johnson to create three collaborative and innovative program tracks on each theme. All tracks will offer CE. “These tracks are designed to prepare psychologists for the key roles they must play as scientists who can work on teams to solve society’s most intractable problems, as practitioners who provide care as part of interprofessional teams and as behavior and health experts who can help turn around the obesity epidemic,” says Johnson. She selected four experts to develop these presidential tracks and asked each chair to share highlights from the programming.
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