APAHC Virtual Conference 2021

Academic Health Center Psychologists as Agents of Change: Leadership, Innovation & Resilience
March 4-5, 2021

Registration is Now Closed

The APAHC Conference Planning Committee is pleased announce the 2021 APAHC Conference, which will be held virtually on March 4-5, 2021. APAHC exists as Section 8 of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of APA), who continue to support our efforts.

Information for Attendees 

Poster Presentations:

We strongly recommend you download the latest version of the Zoom Client for Meetings app (v 5.5.4) for your Mac or PC and test functionality in advance of the conference. This will help ensure a smooth conference experience.

In order to obtain CE credits, you must log into the Zoom app and ensure that your first and last name appear as your user name on the screen. Otherwise, we will not be able to record your attendance in the session, which is required to issue CE credits.

Larger, plenary sessions will utilize Zoom webinar platforms. Please note that webinar rooms do not allow participant cameras and mics for Q&A sessions like regular Zoom rooms. Pre-conference workshops, bootcamps, and all concurrent sessions will utilize traditional Zoom rooms, rather than a webinar platform. This will allow use of breakout rooms and the chat feature as desired. See a comparison of traditional Zoom rooms vs webinar rooms.

Within a week of the conference, you will receive emails with links to the talks that you selected in the Talk Selection Survey. You will receive a separate email for each conference event. Save these emails as they will be the only way you can access the talks on the days of the conference. These emails will arrive from the email address "KU Lifelong and Professional Education, no-reply@zoom.us". If you do not receive these emails, check your junk mail folder to ensure they were not misplaced there. If you still do not see them, email professionalprograms@ku.edu.

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New this year!

Conference programming will be held during daytime and evening hours on Thursday March 4, and daytime hours on Friday, March 5, 2021. Please note that due to the virtual format there will be no Saturday programming as in years past.

Conference presentations will cover areas relevant to psychology in academic health centers, with particular focus in the following areas:

  • Examples of psychologists as facilitators of transformative change in academic healthcare systems and/or society
  • Psychologist roles and competencies in addressing large crises within or impacting health care or the health care system
  • Innovative applications of psychologist competencies and skill sets in healthcare environments
  • Strategies to proactively address health disparities in access to care/education and health outcomes
  • Underrepresented community equity and inclusion
  • Gender equity and inclusion
  • Clinician/healthcare system resiliency and well-being in the face of adversity (e.g., COVID-19 or other crises) or in ongoing ways during more routine conditions
  • Professional development or leadership skill-building sessions (e.g., financial planning and budgeting, negotiation, personnel development/management, efficiency/time management, etc.)

Keynote Speakers

Lisa Howley, PhD
Integrating the arts and humanities into practice: Opportunities for building resilient Academic Health Professionals

John Chenault, MA, MSLIS, Phd Candidate
Associate Professor-Director of Anti-Racism Initiatives, 
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

Medicine and the Black Body: Race, Racial Slavery, & Medical Apartheid in US History

Conference Program

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit for the 10th National Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC) Conference has been applied for through Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Division 12 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 12 - Society of Clinical Psychology maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Pending approval, we anticipate that attendees may earn up to 11 credit hours at the 2021 conference. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. CE certificates for attending activities will be emailed no later than 4 weeks following the conference to all participants who pay the CE fee and complete the required evaluations. The CE fee is non-refundable.

Registrants in New York: APAHC has become aware of recently updated CE credit requirements for New York, which requires an approval process.  After consulting with the APA Office of CE Sponsor Approval, we understand that 2021 APAHC virtual conference CE credits regrettably will not meet those guidelines.  Conference registrants licensed in New York may wish to consider this when determining whether to register for CE credits.

Please address any questions about the conference to APAHC.association@gmail.com.

Registration is Now Closed

Information for Presenters

APAHC 2021 Sponsors