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Monday, January 17, 2011

Convocation Speaker: Desmond Tutu

World-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Archbishop Desmond Tutu will present the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture at the APA Annual Meeting in Hawaii.

The convocation will be on Monday, May 16, 2011, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Beginning with his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, Tutu has worked tirelessly to spread peace, justice and democracy, and to end racial divisions throughout the world.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Facts about the APA Annual Meeting

The APA Annual Meeting is booked at least ten years in advance to obtain the necessary meeting space and sleeping rooms. Dates are held through 2024 now. When choosing a site, the APA strives for a geographical rotation based on adequate accommodations and availability.

  • Approximately 7,500 hotel sleeping rooms are needed on peak night to house meeting participants and staff.
  • The commercial and educational exhibits, APA Member Center, APPI Bookstore, and the registration area require a minimum of 340,000 gross square feet of space. 
  • Between 125-145 meeting rooms are used concurrently for scientific sessions, courses, allied and committee activities, and operational office space.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hawaiian Style/Hawaiian Time

  Attire for the 2011 APA Annual Meeting in Honolulu is “aloha business/casual.”  This means no suits, ties or fancy dresses.  

An exciting meeting is planned on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The meeting schedule will be adjusted with earlier start times - the day begins by 7 a.m. to make the schedule adjustment a little easier and to allow some beach time in the afternoon.

Aloha! Join us for the 2011 Annual Meeting in Honolulu

Aloha! Attend the 2011 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, from May 14-18, 2011, and earn up to 40 Continuing Medical Education credits. Hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Convocation. Learn about the latest evidence-based practices, translational research from the National Institues of Mental Health and the latest on the development of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders