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APA Convention in San Diego

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by abfab, May 15, 2007.

  1. abfab


    Apr 18, 2007
    Who's going? Seems like this is a big deal. A prog coordinator told me 22000 people show up from all over (US and the rest of the mundo).

    Are there any particular things and activities I should look out for?
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  3. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    I had plans to go, but then decided to head to the Riveria Maya for a week instead.

    I'm holding out for Hawaii in a couple years.

    Just go to conferences and talks that interest you. It's sort of like a comic book convention. Lots to do and see. Lots of books for sale. And you can stock up on pens, prescription pad holders, business card holders, and more for 5 years in one shot if you visit the pharm sponsored area - which I know of course is evil and the psychiatric version of Mordor at this point.

    Do not let the engraved laser pointer corrupt you, Frodo!
  4. whopper

    whopper Former jolly good fellow Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    Was going to go.

    Then I was told by the idiots at Prometric that because of the stupid bomb scare when I was taking Step III that now I got to take it over again!
  5. maranatha

    maranatha 5+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    :clap: One of my favorite places!!! Have a couple shots of Mexican Water and eat some juicy carne asada for me!
  6. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Will do!

    Relax on the beach while looking at the ruins. Sounds nicer than my little residency outpatient office.
  7. JMC_MarineCorps

    JMC_MarineCorps Primum non nocere 10+ Year Member

    Is this free for students? I saw that it was in 2006 on the APA website, but it doesn't give you info for the 2007 meeting. How does one register for free if anyone has already done so? I live in L.A. so was thinking of driving down. What might I expect?
  8. Anasazi23

    Anasazi23 Your Digital Ruler Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    I went to the NY one when they came here, since I already live here.

    It's free I believe.

    As a student, you're allowed to access most of the non high-tier and unpaid conferences, which are definately enough to keep you more than busy for as long as you like. The website has a .pdf of the schedule. Simply find what lectures you'd like to attend, and go. Many of the lectures at night are at hotels that provide dinner and sometimes drinks. They're sponsored by drug companies in these cases.

    Be sure to visit psychiatric Mordor. It's fun and you score lots of free stuff.

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