Welcome to the Annual Meeting of the AACN: June 8-10, 2017
It is a pleasure to once again invite you to join the AACN for another conference dedicated to the science and practice of clinical neuropsychology. This is the 15th annual meeting, now as in years past providing the best of “what’s new” in the profession to our colleagues, affiliates, students, and exhibitors. Our Program Committee, headed by Dr. Julie Bobholz, has prepared three days of workshops with sufficient interest and relevance to make selection a difficult choice.
The day begins with the one hour, early morning presentations reviewing issues and providing information of current professional interest and concern. These sessions are followed by the morning and afternoon workshops focusing on the status and relevant research in clinical practice, pediatric neuropsychology, and forensic matters, among others. To be found within these broad categories, for example, are workshops addressing services to diverse populations and advances in cultural neuropsychology, psychopharmacology and brain function, new assessment instruments, and the practice of positive neuropsychology, to name a few. Pediatric sessions will include presentations on autism, mild TBI, and congenital and developmental handicaps that present special challenges to assessment. A critical review of CTE, current trends in validity testing, and the Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation are among the selections of forensic interest, in addition to forensic grand rounds.
Although many of the sessions address specific interests in practice and research, the program provides selections that reflect the broad spectrum of neuropsychological activity and expertise and the continuum in human neuropsychological development that is its foundation. The classification of workshops into adult, child, forensic, etc. is, therefore, arbitrary and serves only organizational convenience. The choices are numerous.
The special presentation this year will be on Disruptive Technology, with a panel of experts from the world of technology, chaired by Dr. Robert Bilder.
For the students, there will again be the popular morning Student Forum, the Directors-Student Hour and, of course, their solicited and welcomed participation in the poster session. Many students will serve the special needs of the conference by helping with registration and by monitoring the workshop sessions. As in all the years past, the conference will provide a welcoming environment for our colleagues of the future. Their increased numbers ever year indicates that we are succeeding!
And yes, we are returning to Boston! The conference will take place at the beautiful Westin Copley Place Hotel located close to so many of the best cultural, entertainment and dining experiences for which the city is known. June on the Charles River and its surrounds is a very special time! Please join us.
Dr. Lisa Ravdin, Co-chair of the Conference Committee joins me in welcoming you to another AACN meeting supporting “Excellence in Clinical Practice”.
Sandra Koffler, Ph.D., ABPP Conference Committee Co-Chair
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Westin Copley Place10 Huntington Ave.Boston, Massachusetts 02116USA888-627-7216