SRP Annual Meeting
Twentieth Annual Meeting for the Society for Research in Psychopathology
Thursday, October 12, 2006 through Sunday, October 15, 2006

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTERS: Please register online for the meeting at the SRP website (http://www.psychopathology.org/Payments.asp).
If for some reason you are unable to register online the registration form can be downloaded (http://www.psychopathology.org/registrationform.pdf).
Information about travel, hotel, and local arrangements are currently available at the website. (http://www.psychopathology.org/programs.asp?mode=detail&id=12).
Please reserve your hotel room soon to take advantage of the conference rate.

Posters:
Boards on which to place your poster will be at a minimum 4 feet high and 6 feet wide. The full schedule for the conference will be posted on the SRP website at http://www.psychopathology.org in August. I recommend checking the final schedule in October to see if your poster placement has changed.

Smadar Levin Entrees:
Students who are Smadar Levin award entrees must submit a complete description of their research by September 15, 2006. This supplemental description (maximum of 1000 words, plus tables, figures, and references) must include introduction/hypotheses, methods, analysis of the results and discussion; in other words, the supplement must report on a completed project. Judges will make initial decisions about the award on the basis of the supplements, so it is expected that the presented poster materials will be different in form and format, but otherwise essentially a subset of the supplement material (e.g., some method details may be omitted, material will be bulleted rather than in sentences, etc.). Posters of graduate students being considered for the Smadar Levin Award are presented on Thursday, the first evening of the meeting. Graduate students submitting for this award must attend this poster session and be available to discuss their work with the Award Committee and other members. In evaluating the submission, the Award Committee will consider the supplement, the poster, and the discussion with the applicant. Sohee Park is the chair of the Smadar Levin Committee (sohee.park@vanderbilt.edu) and is the contact person for questions.

Oral Presentations:
Individual oral presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes. The full schedule for the conference will be posted on the SRP website at http://www.psychopathology.org in August. Please check the final schedule in October, as times and the order of presentations may have changed.

Symposia:
The duration of symposia is 90 minutes. It is assumed that there will be no changes in the titles or presenters of a symposium. If there are any changes it is imperative to contact the program chair (sponh001@umn.edu) in order to update the meeting program. It is the responsibility of the symposium chair to confirm that symposium participants are committed to give the submitted presentation. The symposium chair must also convey presentation time limits to each symposium participant. The full schedule for the conference will be posted on the SRP website at http://www.psychopathology.org in August. Please check the final schedule in October, as symposia times may have changed.

See you in San Diego!

Scott R. Sponheim, Ph.D.
Program Chair
20th Annual Meeting
Society for Research in Psychopathology


HOTEL INFORMATION: The 2006 SRP Meeting will be held at the Wyndam Emerald Plaza in San Diego, California, from October 12 to 15. In addition to a terrific meeting, take advantage of all San Diego has to offer. San Diego’s average high in October is a warm 74 degrees, average low is 61, and it rarely rains (.44 inches in October). The Wyndam is located right in the heart of San Diego’s downtown, making it assessable to many of the city’s fun attractions and beaches. Swim at the beaches of Coronado Island, La Jolla, and Del Mar. Shop at the architecturally beautiful Horton Plaza, catch a baseball game at San Diego’s new open-air ballpark, or explore the trendy restaurants, music clubs, boutiques, and galleries in the Gaslamp Quarter or Seaport Village, all within walking distance or short cab ride. The Emerald Plaza is also only few miles from better-known San Diego attractions, like the 100-acre San Diego Zoo, where you can come face to face with familiar zoo critters while exploring Tiger River, Gorilla Tropics, Ituri Forest, and its newest exhibit “Absolutely Apes.” Visit Sea World San Diego, where you can feed dolphins, brave the waves of the Shipwreck Rapids adventure ride and meet Shamu. Have an exotic safari adventure at San Diego’s 1,800-acre Wild Animal Park, where more than 3,500 rare and exciting animals mostly roam freely in vast enclosures. Take the kids on rides at Legoland (a half hour drive) or Disneyland (about 90 minutes). The Emerald Plaza offers guest rooms that feature gorgeous bay views and amenities such as pillow top mattresses, high-speed Internet access, and ergonomic work chairs. There is also a fitness center, out door pool, and The Grille offers upscale Californian-Italian cuisine.

Make your hotel reservation today! You must book before 12:00PM Tuesday, September 12, 2006, to guarantee the discount rate. Rooms are $169 for a single or double (available 3 days before and after the meeting, so come early and stay late). Reservations: 1-800-996-3426 or 619-239-4500 or www.wyndham.com. You must mention SRP.

Additional hotel information

The deadline for reserving rooms at the Wyndham Emerald Plaza in San Diego for SRP has now passed. The good news is that we filled our blocked of rooms!
However, the bad news is that we filled our block of rooms and the hotel has no more. Thus, if you have not yet made a hotel reservation, here are a host of suggestions that Eric Granholm and Catherline Loh at San Diego worked out (thank you for this effort).

We recommend that you book rooms online, as the Wyndham will charge $199/night if you call, but on expedia.com, the average cost per night at the Wyndham is $177.

The address of the Wyndham is:
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA

We recommend the following hotels, with a minimum of 3 stars, which are in walking distance (in distance order with closer hotels first):

Wyndham Emerald Plaza (conference hotel-): $177/night
619-239-4500
W Hotel (.14 mi): $292/night
619 231-8220
Bristol Hotel (.16 mi):$161/ night
619 232-6141
Westgate Hotel (.22 mi): $195/night
619 238-1818
Westin Horton Plaza (.28 mi): $266/night
619 239-2200

There is also a small pensionne style hotel (one star) at 500 West Broadway, but you should be aware that the BATHROOMS ARE SHARED and there is NO AIR CONDITIONING:

500 West Hotel (twin bed, shared bathroom): $65/night


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EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR POSTER:
The Society for Research in Psychopathology, in cooperation with Faculty of 1000 (http://f1000.com/), invites poster presenters at this meeting to deposit their poster(s) into the new open access poster repository, F1000 Posters (http://posters.f1000.com/) to enable those who could not make the meeting to see your novel work. To deposit your poster, simply go to http://posters.f1000.com/deposit and upload your poster file. In addition, F1000's expert Faculty of 10,000 members will view these submissions to identify those they wish to select for positive evaluation in the award winning F1000 service.