On The Cutting Edge: MPA’s 2020 Unconventional Convention


You can attend the MPA virtual conference from the comfort of your home or from your office as long as you have an internet connection. You will be able to join the presentation, see the presentation slides, and listen to the audio on your computer or electronic device (i.e. tablet, phone, etc). If joining live, you will be able to interact virtually with the presenter and ask questions. Registrants will be provided with login information once they register and submit payment.  The presentations will also be archived and available to view on demand for those who cannot join the live presentation.


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Hear from members of our Executive Council.

Download the brochure.

Download the agenda & session descriptions.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm          

Chronic Pain: An Update on the State of the Science 

Cynthia Karlson, Ph.D., Matt Morris, Ph.D. & Hannah Ford, Ph.D.

1.5 CE credits

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm          

Suicide Assessment & Intervention: Integrating and Apply Theoretical and Evidenced-based Models

Michael Prazak, Ph.D.

2.0 CE credits


Friday, September 25, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm        

Suicide Postvention

Michael Nadorff, Ph.D.

3.0 CE credits


12:30 pm – 2:00 pm       

Student Data Blitz

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2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Student/Intern/Postdoc Panel


Friday, October 2, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm          

Psychological Functioning, Health Behaviors, and Cardio-metabolic outcomes: Research Findings from Across the Lifespan         

Crystal Lim, Ph.D. & Aaron Lee, Ph.D.

1.5 CE credits


Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm          

Student Poster Presentations

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2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nightmare Treatment

Michael Nadorff, Ph.D.

2 CE credits


All CE Programs offered live or on-demand!