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 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction (CPA) annual conference is sponsored by the Division on Addiction Psychology (50) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The meeting provides scientific programing on cutting-edge research and clinical advances across the addiction field. Attendees at all levels, will have the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with experts in the field while attending a variety of educational and practical sessions. The 2019 CPA meeting will consist of keynote addresses, pre-conference workshops, symposium sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions, and numerous opportunities for networking during breaks, social hours, and meals.
The theme for this conference focuses on addictive behaviors across diverse populations using innovative science to inform clinical practice. We recognize that the inclusion of persons from diverse backgrounds defined in the broadest sense is critically important to understanding the social and contextual factors contributing to addictive behaviors across the lifespan. The sessions at CPA 2019 will consider diversity-related factors in the etiology and treatment of addiction through presentations that include current, cutting-edge research and clinical practice.
Diversity Statement (PDF)
The Collaborative Perspectives on Addictions (CPA) Conference believes in the inclusion of scientists, practitioners, and learners from diverse backgrounds who have a shared interest in understanding and treating addictive disorders. We believe that 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. We are actively seeking 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. At CPA 2019, we want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference. We also recognize that this is an ongoing process and attendees are encouraged to speak with the program chairs regarding any concerns about diversity and inclusion at CPA 2019. We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to bringing balanced representation of the richness of our collective conference experience.