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Major research conference on child development in Philadelphia

Save the date: March 19 - 21, 2015

Society for Research in Child Development

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will hold its Biennial Meeting in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 19-21, 2015. This meeting brings together thousands of leading US and international experts to present and learn about the latest interdisciplinary research in child development. Attendance is free to all members of the media.

Some topics that may interest journalists include:

  • New media and learning: Children's use of touchscreens, videogames
  • Immigrant children and families: Multilingualism, effects of discrimination
  • Mental health: War affected youth, promising interventions
  • Adolescence: Substance use, intimate partner violence, bullying
  • Early childhood education: Promoting high quality, best practices, expansion
  • Gender and sexuality: Health and safety in sexual minority youth, gender typing of toys

All presentations delivered during the Biennial Meeting are embargoed for public release until Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 am Eastern. The online program is available at the Event URL listed, and is searchable by keyword, presenter name, title of session or presentation, and day/time. Journalists are also encouraged to reach out to SRCD staff for specific information and suggestions about newsworthy sessions. To register for free as a journalist, or for more information on contacting presenters/experts of interest, please contact Hannah Klein, Communications Assistant (see contact information above).


SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The Society's goals are to advance interdisciplinary research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development.

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