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Neurology Learning & Behavior Center
February 21, 1996
Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D.
Chief, Psychology Service
VA Medical Center
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 481052300
RE: PEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY INTEREST GROUP
Dear Dr. Adams:
Just a brief follow-up to update you on the progress of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Interest Group. As discussed in New York, a meeting was scheduled at INS at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. In spite of the timing, there were roughly 100 people who showed up with interest in Pediatric Neuropsychology. A number of specific issues of interest were addressed, including issues of training, research collaboration, and other possible means of interacting.It was decided that members of the original committee in New York would obtain additional information regarding the specific characteristics of those interested, perceived needs, interest and motivation, and putting together a survey. There was discussion for scheduling a meeting at APA in Toronto for purposes of reviewing survey data and encouraging further discussion.
On a related note, at NAN, the first ever Pediatric Grand Rounds was held in November, but given perceived interest, it was scheduled on Friday afternoon under Special Interest Topics.” For that group there were over 200 people that showed up in spite of the timing. For the 1996 New Orleans meeting, plans are to have Pediatric Grand Rounds as part of the general curriculum of the meeting. There is discussion about generating a pediatric interest group as part of that organization with discussion to use Division 40 as the primary organizing body.
I will advise you of ongoing contact.
Best personal regards,
David E. Nilsson, Ph.D., ABPP
Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology
CC: Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D.
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