From the Editor’s Desk
Annie Ginty, PhD
APS Newsletter Editor
Welcome to the Special Issue newsletter featuring the upcoming American Psychosomatic Society Conference. This year’s conference promises to be filled with innovative and interdisciplinary science, as we celebrate the meeting’s theme, Achieving Health Equity: Opportunities for Psychosomatic Science.
This year’s program contains a jam-packed schedule of excellent science and many exciting opportunities to meet with colleagues to discuss the latest research in the field. With this special edition, we hope to provide a ‘sneak peek’ into some highlights of the upcoming conference and share what makes this annual event so special for so many.
Be sure to check out the Getting to Know You articles, which include interviews with the major award winners. You will not want to miss these interviews, which will allow you to get to know these amazing scientists before their award talks at the conference. See Dr. Everson-Rose’s Presidential Column for important updates and thoughtful reflections. You will also get a glimpse into the roles of our Co-Chairs of the APS Professional Education Committee within APS and their goals for the future of the Professional Education Committee. Meet Dianne Lattemann, PhD, and Vanessa Hux, MD, and find out how you can share your own views on members’ needs and ideas for professional education and career development opportunities through our Society by completing their brief survey.
A special thank you to the Program Committee Chair, Dr. Ruiz, and the full Committee, for their tireless work on creating an outstanding program. Further thank yous to Drs. Richard Lane, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Susan Everson-Rose, Keely Muscatell and Pete Gianaros for joining me in conducting the interviews of our fellow colleagues. As always, thank you to the team at Degnon for all of their hard work and for making this newsletter possible.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Long Beach!