Consistent with its mission statement and the goals of AAPdN and in creating a more just society, the AAPdN through its Board of Directors has elected to take a position against the teen-aged death penalty. The Board passed the resolution posted here unanimously on September 25, 2020. Many thanks to our Fellows of the Academy, Drs. McCaffrey and Reynolds, for their commitment to this influential project. Here is the resolution in its entirety.
January 22, 2021
Dear Members of the Academy,
On behalf of the Board of Directors for AAPdN, I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! As the new year starts, please be certain to calendar yourself to attend our annual conference, April 22-25, 2021. The conference will be a video conference, like the one all of you (400+ attendees) enjoyed.
As your Board, we look forward to serving our vibrant and growing community of pediatric neuropsychologists. If you are not already a member, please do consider joining us. Your membership provides you with our journal, discount to our conference, as well as joining the community of members nation-wide. For those inclined to do so, we heartily encourage you to consider the Board Certification process. To our members we remind you to renew your dues if you haven’t already done so.
I’ve mentioned the Board several times and realized many of you may not know the configuration of Board Members serving you.
Robert Leark, Ph.D., ABN, ABPdN
Patricia Mittelstadt, Ph.D., M.S., ABPdN
Grace A. Mucci, Ph.D., M.S., ABPdN
Paul Beljan, Psy.D., ABPdN, ABN
Treasurer Pro Tempore:
Judy Ho, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN
Two Board members merit signaling out for extraordinary service to the Academy. Now serving as Immediate Past-President is Grace Mucci, Ph.D. and President-Elect Patricia Mittelstadt, Ph.D. Drs. Mucci and Mittelstadt provided an abundance of time and commitment to AAPdN over the last two years. As a result, we are well organized, up to date on those dreaded taxes, and current with budget and accounts. Dr. Mucci and her team have updated membership functions to make joining AAPdN a smooth process. And, we have a video-conference team to keep the conference flowing seamlessly.
Much thanks to Drs. Mucci and Mittelstadt.
Please keep healthy, wear the mask, and vaccinate when you can.
President, American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology
To the Members of the Academy:
On behalf of the Executive Board of Directors, I am delighted to announce the results of the elections we recently conducted for the 2021-2022 term of oFffice.
Robert Leark, Ph.D., President
Patricia Mittelstadt, Ph.D., President-Elect
Paul Beljan, Psy.D., Secretary
Peter Dodzik, Ph.D., Member-At-Large
Stephanie Nelson, Ph.D., Member-At-Large
As our current Treasurer, Dr. Mittelstadt, will be transitioning to President-Elect, the Board of Directors has appointed Judy Ho, Ph.D. as Treasurer Pro Tempore.
Each of these appointments will commence January 1, 2021.
Please join me in welcoming this esteemed group to the Academy leadership!
Grace Mucci, Ph.D.
Past-President and Acting Executive Director
Here are some helpful websites to keep you informed about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your patients.
In addition, Lancet recently published an informative review of the psychological impact of quarantine and how we can better help ourselves and our patients during this most difficult time.
The Trust has recently come out with recommendations regarding best practices. They can be found here: https://www.trustinsurance.com/ Resouces/Articles/ guidance-for-practitioners- coronavirus-covid-19
2021 7th Annual Conference of the
American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Current Conference Information
On behalf of the AAPdN Conference Committee and the Board of Directors, we hope you will join us again as we bring our annual conference to you via Zoom! Last year’s conference was a resounding success and we look forward to another great conference with offering up to 26 CEs!
Here are the speakers and the schedule for the conference:
Felice Adler, MD & Anjalee Galion, MD -- COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases in Children
Erin Bigler, PhD -- Structural and Functional Neuroimaging Applications of Network Neuroscience for Pediatric Neuropsychology
Theodore Wasserman, PhD & Lori Wasserman, PhD -- Children Motivation and Effort.
Sally Shaywitz, MD -- Understanding Dyslexia: Diagnosis, Research, and Intervention
Paul Beljan, PsyD; Peter Dodzik, PsyD; and Amy Morse, PhD -- Strategies for Remote Management of Child Behavior, Emotions, and Learning
Joseph Sesta, PhD, MP -- Advances in Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Stephanie Nelson, PhD -- Advanced Report Writing
Anjalee Galion, MD; Felice Adler, MD; Jon Bos, PhD; and Grace Mucci, PhD -- Pediatric Grand Rounds: Infectious Diseases
Larry Cohen, JD, PhD -- Pediatric Neuropsychology: Ethical Considerations
Steve Hughes, PhD -- Understanding the Bayesian Brain: Why Pediatric Neuropsychologists Should Stop Chasing Test Scores
A huge thank you to the following individuals who make the virtual poster session possible.
We want to thank you in advance for joining us in this wonderful line up of speakers and topics and hope you enjoy the conference.
Please use this link to register for the 2021 conference.
If you are currently a member of the Academy, thank you for your continued support. If you would like to join the Academy, which includes free access to the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology and a discount on the conference rate, please consider joining by clicking here. Thank you and enjoy the Fall season and holiday, but most of all, stay well and be safe.
Congratulations to the winners of the Len Koziol Student Poster Awards for 2020 Conference!
Please register for the upcoming 2021 Conference: See link here
For returning members, renew your dues here: Current Members - Pay your dues
If you are not currently a member and want to become a member, please use this link: New Membership
Robert J. McCaffrey
Cecil R. Reynolds