NATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 2005 Conference Highlights, Tampa, Florida
Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D.

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, our annual conference will be held in Tampa, FL on October 19-22, 2005, and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the excellent CE workshops offered at this event.

The conference will start off with the following four CE presentations on Wednesday morning, 10/19/05:

The Structure and Organization of Mammalian Memory – Larry Squire, Ph.D.
Dr. Squire is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego, and Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Diego. His publications include approximately 400 research articles and two books: Memory and Brain and Memory: From Mind to Molecules with Eric Kandel. He also is Senior Editor of Fundamental Neuroscience (2nd Edition), Editor-in-Chief of the journals Behavioral Neuroscience and Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory, and is on the editorial boards of 10 other scientific journals.

Measuring Everyday Functioning in Older Adults and its Association with Neuropsychological Test Performance – Sarah Farias, Ph.D. and Dan Mungas, Ph.D.
Dr. Farias is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic and Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program at University of California, Davis. She has several research publications and secured a career development award from the National Institute of Aging to study measurement and prediction of everyday functioning in dementia. Dr. Mungas is Associate Professor of Neurology at UC Davis and Director of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Core. He has over 80 research publications and three book chapters.

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Update – Mary Joann Lang, Ph.D., ABPN
Dr. Lang is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, Irvine and Founder and Executive Director of Beacon Day School. She also maintains an independent practice, is Co-Director of Neuroeducation Associates, an agency certified by the California Department of Education to serve students with neurological disabilities, and serves on the Orange County Interagency Autism Committee.

Diagnostic Approaches to Malingered Neurocognitive Dysfunction: Expert Perspectives on the Statue of the Art, Current Controversies, and Future Directions – Daniel Slick, Ph.D., Glenn Larrabee, Ph.D., ABPP, Paul Green, Ph.D., Scott Millis, Ph.D., ABPP, David Fox, Ph.D., and Paul Lees-Haley, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Slick is Consulting Neuropsychologist for Viewpoint Medical Assessment Services, Inc., and Neuropsychologist at British Columbia Children’s Hospital. Dr. Millis is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Drs. Larrabee, Green, Fox, and Lees-Haley are independent practitioners. This esteemed group of experts has almost 500 research publications, over 30 book chapters, and development of several neuropsychological tests.

I hope you can arrange to be in Tampa for these workshops. As you can see, we have secured prominent scientists and practitioners to kick off the conference, and they promise to be both informative and stimulating. Please refer to the registration booklet mailed to you earlier this week for more information. You also can download a copy of the registration online at

Hope to see you in Tampa!

Robin C. Hilsabeck, Ph.D., ABCN
2005 NAN Program Chair