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2017 OPA Annual Convention

The Strength to Lead, Connect and Heal


Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28, 2017 | Columbus, OH


The OPA Convention is an annual, three day event combining networking, continuing education, academic-related and OPA membership events. Now taking place each spring, the Convention typically attracts over 300 psychologist attendees, reputed speakers and presenters, student poster presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, award winners and guests.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX REGISTRATIONS TO OUR OFFICE FROM 11 A.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 - 5 A.M. MONDAY, MARCH 27... THE POWER TO OUR BUILDING WILL BE OFF; WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE FAXES  DURING THIS TIME!

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Overnight Accommodations:

OPA has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate for convention attendees at the following hotel. The room rate for is $132, per night, plus tax.

Please use the link below to ensure that you receive the discounted pricing. If you call the hotel to make your reservation, please let the hotel representative know that you are with the Ohio Psychological Association room block. 

Hampton Inn Columbus Polaris | 8411 Pulsar Place Road | Columbus, Ohio 43240 |
614-885-8400

Please note... This is a different hotel than we have used in the past, but it is still located directly behind the Quest Conference Center within an easy walking distance.


Thank you .... 2017 Convention Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers!

 

Questions?
Contact Karen Hardin, Director of Communications & Education, or call 614-224-0034.


 

The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists: OPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
 
Registration Deadline: Participants are encouraged to register early. Registration must be received on or before April 18 to guarantee workshop / event selections. Registrations received after this date will be processed on-site, and first selections and/or meals can not be guaranteed. 

Discounts:
 Registrations received or postmarked on or before April 5 receive a $40 Early Bird Discount. Registrations received or postmarked between April 6 and April 18 receive a $20 Pre-Registration Discount. OPA members may use their CE Coupon by entering the Promo Code online or on the paper form. No discounts maybe used after April 18, 2017.

Change Fee: 
Any changes in workshop/event selections made after April 18 will be subject to a $20 change fee. 

Disclaimers/Cancellation and Refund Policy: 
Attendees needing to cancel must do so in writing on or before April 18 and will be subject to a $30 service charge. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO THIS SERVICE CHARGE. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 18. OPA and sponsors of this event are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information. However, they are not responsible for event changes, additions or deletions, but will work towards accommodating attendee needs.

Conflict of Interest Statement:
 As an APA-approved sponsor of continuing education, the Ohio Psychological Association (OPA) is committed to the identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest in the planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education as is consistent with concepts outlined in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Information regarding financial support, in-kind support or possible conflicts of interest will be included in promotional materials and can be accessed by contacting the Ohio Psychological Association Central Office. 

Americans with Disabilities Act:
 The Quest Conference Center complies with the provisions of ADA. If you need any assistance related to sight, sound or mobility, please contact OPA; so that, we may assist you.

Photo Consent: 
Registration/attendance at OPA events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to OPA for use of the attendee’s image in photographs.

Special Requests: 
Please let us know if you have any special requests, including dietary restrictions or request for a nursing mother’s room.

Continuing Education Credit Policies: 
Those individuals wanting CE credits must sign and complete the Workshop Evaluation Form and return the it to OPA at the end of each workshop as instructed. OPA guidelines state that a participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late or leave more than 10 minutes early to receive credit for a program. No partial credit will be given. The Convention planners will make every effort to ensure that each workshop begins and ends at its designated time.

Convention Certificates of Attendance:
 Certificates will list each workshop completed and will be sent to participants following the Convention. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

Continuing Education Credits: 
1) The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Ohio Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 2) The Ohio Psychological Association is approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education to counselors and social workers. The approval number is RCS070608. NOTE: The following workshops are offered for counselor or social worker continuing education credits: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8. 9, 10, 12, Thursday Lunch CE Program, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22 and 23.