CPA2020 Abstract Submission Period now closed
Registration to open end of January 2020
The CPA’s Board and staff extend its condolences to the CPA’s CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen and her daughters, on the recent loss of their husband and father, psychologist Dr. Keith McFarlane.
Today I completed a web page to help patients, clinicians, caregivers, families, researchers, and others keep up with the evolving research on the role, effectiveness, risks, and side-effects of cannabidiol (CBD), cannabis, and varying forms of those substances in addressing pain, nausea, or PTSD.
I gathered citations for and excerpts from 29 recent studies and articles published (or in press) from 2018 to the present.
For those interested, her’s the link: Ken Pope: Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) & Cannabis on Pain, Nausea, & PTSD
The Psychology Foundation of Canada became the new home of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation in 2015 and now administers the awards and grants programs. They are looking for nominations for the four student awards – the Dr. Harvey Brooker Award, the Jean and Dick Pettifor Award, the Dr. Mary J. Wright Award, and the Dr. Bea Wickett Award.
Deadline for submission is March 31, 2020. For more information on each award and grant, please click here.
Collaboration: The key to making meaningful change for the health and welfare of the people of Canada
Ottawa, ON (December 6, 2019) – The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) applauds Prime Minister Trudeau and the 43rd speech from the throne, delivered today in Ottawa. Government’s commitments to further the work of reconciliation, redress climate change, and improve upon the health and safety of Canadians are particularly welcome.
Canadian research funding organizations sign San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
Canada’s five major national research funders are pleased to join research leaders around the world who are working to strengthen research excellence by ensuring robust, equitable and impactful measures of research assessment. The Government of Canada’s research funding agencies — CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC, CFI, and Genome Canada—have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), reaffirming their commitment to excellence in research evaluation and the importance of knowledge translation. https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Media-Media/ProgramNewsDetails-NouvellesDesProgrammesDetails_eng.asp?ID=1103
DORA is a global initiative to support the development and promotion of best practice in assessment of scholarly research. It aims to address the negative consequences of unintended overuse of journal publication as a primary indicator of quality for research output. https://sfdora.org/
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