My dear colleagues and friends,
It’s with such great honor and pleasure that I welcome you to the 2020 World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference, March 16-17, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA!
I’d like to thank the organizing committee for inviting me to serve as both your facilitator and your moderator for this prestigious and exciting event. In looking over the distinguished list of speakers, presenters, and attendees, I feel confident that we will learn and grow from our experience at the conference, and that we will emerge from the event refreshed, inspired, and motivated to tackle our careers as mental health professionals with renewed enthusiasm and passion. What’s more, I expect that we’ll make some important new professional contacts—and maybe even some new friends!
I’m a behavioral psychologist, and I speak all over the world on a variety of topics, including the value of continuing education. And no, not merely to obtain credit hours for our various licensing requirements—from my perspective, lifelong learning is essential to our personal growth and happiness. Education and training are the keys to increasing our technical knowledge base, enhancing our professional skills, broadening our interdisciplinary network, and ultimately, to creating the life we want through becoming our very best selves, both personally and professionally. That’s how powerful a great educational experience can be!
I look forward to meeting you at the conference, and to doing all I can to make your experience an excellent one. Together, we will share our knowledge and expertise, learn, grow, laugh, and enjoy simply being in the presence of one another. See you on March 16!
Denise M. Dudley, Ph.D.
Organizing Committee Member and Conference Moderator,
2020 World Psychiatrists and Psychologists Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA