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THURSDAY MARCH 29, 2012

5:00 – 7:00

PRE- CONFERENCE RECEPTION
Level 10, Campus Center - University of Massachusetts Amherst
FREE & OPEN TO ALL - Please RSVP on the Conference Registration Website

FRIDAY MARCH 30, 2012

8:00 – 9:00

REGISTRATION AND LIGHT BREAKFAST
Ballroom, Student Union - University of Massachusetts Amherst

9:00 – 9:15

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Ballroom, Student Union

9:15 – 10:45

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Megan Gunnar, Ph.D.
“Post-Institutionalized Children Become Teenagers: Early Deprivation and the Developing Teen Brain”

10:45 – 11:00

BREAK

11:00 – 12:00

PANEL DISCUSSION
Ballroom, Student Union

Panel and Audience Discussion of Clinical and Research Implications of Keynote Address.
Chair: Sally Powers  Panelists: David Scherer, Susan Smith, John Sobraske and Ellen Pinderhughes.

12:15 – 1:00

LUNCH 
Ballroom, Student Union

1:00 - 1:30

POSTER SESSION, BOOK SALE, NETWORKING
Ballroom, Student Union

1:45 - 3:00

TOPICAL CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

SESSION 1
Who Am I? Where Do I Belong? | Ballroom, Student Union
  Presenters: David Brodzinsky and Sally Popper.
Adolescents and Identity | Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
  Presenters: Amanda Baden and Jeanne Howard.
Youth Speak: The Teen Years from the Inside Out | Room 917, Campus Center
  Presenter: Kim Stevens and a panel of teens who who have experienced foster care and/or adoption.
• Resources and Opportunities for Students and New Professionals Focused on Adoption | Room 904-05, Campus Center
 Presenters: Abbie Goldberg & Rachel Farr.

3:15 - 4:30

SESSION 2
• Adoption and the Internet: Untangling the Web | Ballroom, Student Union
  Presenters: Adam Pertman and Mary Fournier.
• Medical Perspectives on International Adoption: Adolescent Growth, Health, and Development | Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
  Presenters: Dana Johnson & Laurie Miller.
• Experiences of Adolescent Birth Parents | Room 917, Campus Center
  Presenter: Ruth Mc Roy and Birth Parents: Marvin Drake & Susan Nickerson.

4:30 – 5:30

POSTER SESSION, BOOK SALE, RECEPTION, AND CLOSING.