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.
Please note: To facilitate peer review and continuing education evaluation, the format of CPA symposium submissions has changed, including a new requirement individual talks within a symposium must have a separate title and abstract. Please see submission portal for details and complete instructions on symposium submissions.
The program for CPA 2019 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. Details about the conference program will be posted in early 2019.
***The CPA Registration Portal will open in August.***
Registration includes including keynotes, symposia, integrated clinical training, and posters, social hours, and receptions. Continuing education and pre-conference workshops for additional fee.
|REGISTRATION CATEGORY||BEFORE 3/1/2019||AFTER 3/1/2019|
|Early Career Member||$200||$225|
|Early Career Non-Member||$275||$300|
|Single Day Registration Member||$175||$200|
|Single Day Registration Non-Member||$250||$275|
|Single Day Student Member - Limited access registration (does not include social hours or receptions). Student status verification required by letter from mentor presented at registration desk.||$50||$75|
|Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop with Meeting Registration||$80||$105|
|Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop ONLY without Meeting Registration||$150||$175|
|Continuing Education Fee||$50||$50|
Refunds/cancellations must be requested before March 1, 2019 and will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds/cancellations after March 1, 2019.
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The CPA conference rate for rooms of $209 USD + tax / night is available via the following link: CPA Hotel Reservations. Please note, the discounted room rate cannot be guaranteed outside of the CPA negotiated room block. If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference, please contact Kate Heemsoth, Sales Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.490.8105.
The hotel provides hotel guests Valet parking an overnight rate of $29. Attendees not staying overnight will be charged a $16 Valet parking fee per day. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Hotel address: 139 Mathewson St, Providence, RI 02903
Closest Airport: TF Green
Distance: 9 miles
Uber and Lyft pick up at TF Green and will cost around $15 to the hotel. A taxi will be closer to $40. Weekday MBTA commuter rail service is available between TF Green Airport and downtown Providence (Website: http://www.pvdairport.com/get-here/trains). The Providence train station is 0.6 miles, about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
Alternative Airport: Boston Logan International
From some cities, it may be cheaper or more likely nonstop to instead fly into Boston Logan International Airport. From the Boston airport, you can take Uber/Lyft or a cab (~$20) or the Silver Line Bus (free) to South Station, and then take a commuter rail train from South Station to Providence Station. An Uber from Logan is between $60-100, and will be about a one hour trip outside of rush hours. This will not be a good option during rush hour. More information on ground transportation from Boston Logan Airport: https://mbta.com/schedules/CR-Providence/timetable http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-from-logan/transportation-options/explore-routes/
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The 2019 CPA Sponsorship Prospectus will be posted soon. For more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the 2019 Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction meeting, contact Dr. Brandon Bergman at email@example.com. Sponsorships can be paid via check, credit card, or paypal. If paying via credit card or paypal you can access the sponsorship payment process via the registration page.