The annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) meeting was initiated in 2013 to provide a forum for the presentation of novel research findings and clinical practice approaches to the treatment of addiction. The CPA meeting focuses on fostering collaboration from addiction research-to-practice-to-policy.
The Program Committee and the Executive Committee of the Society of Addiction Psychology are thrilled to host the 10th annual Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) conference.
CPA has always represented a tremendous opportunity to present exciting research, network with scholars with shared interests, and learn about the latest addiction psychology research. The CPA community has steadily grown over the past decade, and we invite you to celebrate the 10-year milestone with us! Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the associated challenges in the last couple years, we thank you for your patience and continued support. According to our brief poll among Society of Addiction Psychology (SoAP) members, there were strong interests for an in-person scientific meeting for 2022. With the approval and full-forced support from the SoAP Executive Committee, we are committed to hosting a safe and engaging in-person conference. CPA2022 will be held in Portland, Oregon during April 7-9, 2022.
To celebrate 10 years of CPA and look to the future of addiction psychology research, the selected theme for CPA2022 is: Pushing the Boundaries for Innovation and Inclusivity. We particularly aim to highlight novel and underutilized scientific approaches, research with underrepresented minority and underserved populations, and open science practices in addiction psychology. This year, we are introducing the Program Chairs’ Choice Paper Sessions, in which papers related to the CPA2022 theme will be selected and organized for presentation and lively discussion. Continuing education opportunities will be available for professionals seeking credits.
Consistent with past conferences, CPA2022 will offer opportunities to give and attend symposium and poster presentations, and participate in network programming and social events for professionals, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and post-baccalaureate trainees, and undergraduate students. We also offer several travel and registration awards to attendees whose proposals are highly rated by peer-reviewers.
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Priscilla Lui, Ph.D. and Keanan Joyner, Ph.D.
The CPA2022 Program Committee and the Executive Committee of the Society of Addiction Psychology are excited about the upcoming in-person conference in Portland, Oregon. To promote a healthy and safe conference environment and positive experience for all, we are working diligently on requirements and safeguards related to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As the COVID situations in the U.S. and local Portland area evolve, these requirements may change to reflect science-based recommendations. Please check back regularly.
CPA2022 will follow public health guidelines and/or mandates put forth by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Oregon, and local government of Portland. These include, but are not limited to,
- Maximize distance between conference participants
- Require well-fitting face masks over nose and mouth in all indoor spaces
- Provide evidence of full vaccination status or negative COVID test results.
DETAILS OF GUIDELINES
Maximize Distance in Conference Spaces
CPA2022 and the Benson Hotel will make provisions for safe spacing among conference presenters, attendees, and other participants. Room capacity and arrangements in meeting rooms will be adjusted accordingly. This measure will promote social/physical distancing in indoor spaces. Large sessions such as the opening reception, poster sessions, and award ceremony will take place in as large a meeting space as can be arranged by The Benson. CPA2022 scheduled events that involve food and beverages will take place in spaces that allow safe distancing.
Face Mask Requirement
All attendees are required to wear tight-fitting face masks (i.e., N95, KN95, KF94, surgical masks) throughout all CPA2022 scheduled events and while in public, indoor areas in The Benson Hotel. Masks must cover an individual’s mouth and nose entirely. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. It is the responsibility of all CPA2022 attendees to obtain sufficient face masks prior to their arrival in Portland, OR.
Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID Tests
All attendees are required to verify their full vaccination status or provide a negative COVID-19 test results upon check-in at CPA2022. Individuals who are unable to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests will not be allowed to participate in the conference.
Per up-to-date CDC guidelines, full vaccination status will require completion of the two-dose series of Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines or the single-dose J&J vaccine, at least two weeks prior to the conference. For individuals with immunocompromised diseases and chronic illnesses that heighten the risk of COVID-19, full vaccination status means completion of three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or an additional dose of the Pfizer/Moderna in addition to the single-dose J&J vaccine) at least two weeks prior to the conference. We highly recommend that all CPA2022 attendees to complete booster COVID shots at least two weeks prior to the conference for maximized protection. CPA2022 attendees will be required to upload an electronic copy of their official CDC COVID-19 vaccination card to the Registration site (see below for detail and link) prior to the conference. The vaccination card must clearly show the attendee’s full name and other pertinent details about the vaccination. Furthermore, CPA2022 attendees must present their vaccination card in person at the conference check-in desk for verification.
Conference attendees unable to provide proof of COVID vaccination will be required to present a negative test result (i.e., rapid, antigen test and polymerase chain reaction [PCR] test), obtained within 24-48 hours of check-in and retrieving conference badges will be required. Should attendees obtain the negative test result from a clinic, results must be sent electronically to a secure email account monitored by the Program Committee. Additional information about how to show proof of a negative COVID (at-home) test result is forthcoming. Additionally, these attendees must be subjected to an antigen test and show a negative test result at the CPA2022 check-in desk.
Cleaned High Touch Areas
The Benson Hotel is committed to keeping high touch surface areas sanitized and cleaned as frequently as possible. These include registration areas, podiums, and doorknobs. Disinfecting supplies will be available. Additional information from The Benson can be found HERE.
Diversity Enhancement Efforts
DIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT
The Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) Conference is committed to the inclusion of scientists, clinicians, and learners from diverse backgrounds who have a shared interest in understanding and treating addictive disorders. This mission is enhanced by a variety of perspectives, and our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations. At CPA, we strive for every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference. To accomplish this, we actively seek to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, schedule of conference events, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve. Based on attendee feedback from previous conferences, we are excited to continue implementing several initiatives for CPA. These include continuing to engage our CPA Diversity Committee in conference planning, offering a diversity-focused session in an expanded venue to allow for greater participation, continuing the Inclusion Travel Award for Underrepresented Scholars program, and reaching out to a broader community to enhance attendance by members of underrepresented groups. We believe that these initiatives can continue to move our conference in the right direction. We also recognize that this is an ongoing process that takes time and attendees are encouraged to speak with the Program Chairs regarding any concerns about diversity and inclusion at CPA.
DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS IN PROPOSAL REVIEWS
Diversity issues such as considerations about generalizability of results to various groups, central concerns or mechanisms pertinent to underrepresented minority or underserved populations, and methods commonly used in multicultural and (cross-)cultural studies are commonly neglected. These diversity considerations sometimes may be compartmentalized when evaluating the quality of addiction psychology research. To promote the integration of diversity considerations in addiction research, this criterion is used along three other dimensions for evaluating and selecting proposals for inclusion into the CPA2022 program. All proposals are rated on a common metric in terms of (1) overall quality/importance, (2) innovation/originality, (3) approach/methodology, and (4) diversity considerations.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION CONSIDERATIONS IN AWARD SELECTIONS
All travel and registration awards are determined based on reviewers’ favorable evaluation of the proposals. Per the Inclusion Travel Award for Underrepresented Scholars program, special considerations are made to ensure that the award selections represent individuals’ who come from underrepresented minority and disadvantaged backgrounds and who have demonstrated financial needs to attend CPA2022.
Additionally, we are introducing a poster award competition for presentations that highlight exceptional addiction research with historically underrepresented minority or underserved populations. The CPA Diversity Committee will evaluate the presentations to select the winner(s).