For 125 years, the American Psychological Association (APA) has hosted its annual convention, bringing together psychologists from all over the country. This year’s convention was held in Washington D.C. from Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Over 10,000 psychologists were expected to attend, each seeking to learn from their peers and stay up to date on the current state of psychology. Throughout the convention, there were more than 1,000 sessions on a wide range of topics within the field of psychology.
On the first day of the convention, Thursday, August 3, News Generation teamed up with APA to successfully complete a six-spokesperson Radio Media Tour (RMT). Each spokesperson called into local and national radio stations around the country to discuss their own research that was being presented during the convention. Research topics ranged from opioid addiction, and sports psychology, to fat shaming.
One of the biggest discussions throughout the RMT and the convention was the current state of the opioid crisis in America, and particularly, the treatment of its addiction. The Radio Media Tour allowed these doctors, like Dr. Andrew Huhn, who presented research in regards to opioid addiction, to share research-backed suggestions to help the opioid crisis in the U.S. Just a few weeks ago, APA took a strong stance against the proposed-Better Care Reconciliation Act, as they feared it would heighten the opioid crisis.
Participating in the RMT gave the spokespeople the opportunity to share their research findings and their suggestions for current social and medical issues. To learn more about the studies presented during the Radio Media Tour, visit http://www.broadcastnewsresource.com/ or http://www.apa.org/convention. For more information on how on-site Radio Media Tours work, please visit: https://www.newsgeneration.com/services/on-site-event-coverage/.