HUMOR IS MORE THAN SILLINESS
WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THE PRACTICE OF HEALTHY HUMOR
TOGETHER, WE CAN VALIDATE THE USE OF HUMOR IN PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS

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March 18, 2020 Update
AATH Annual Therapeutic Humor Conference and Humor Academy Has Been Canceled

In light of the recent developments with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the AATH 30th Annual Therapeutic Humor Conference and 10th Annual Humor Academy has been canceled on May 14-17, 2020 at the Doubletree Hilton in New Orleans.

The health and wellness of our attendees, staff and vendors are of the utmost importance to us. While we were looking forward to see you all in May, canceling the event was, ultimately, the right choice.

The conference committee, staff and board are looking at options to connect with you all this year – either virtually, or in a smaller onsite event in the fall, or both.

These are difficult times for us all.  Still, no one knows better how to handle stress and difficulty than AATH members, am I right?! For now, you can make the decision if you would like to get a refund on your registration fee from the May conference or if you would like us to apply that to the 2021 conference.

Also, make sure you address any hotel or airfare reservations you may have already made.  If you made your hotel reservation through our AATH room block, the hotel will automatically cancel your reservation for you by the end of the day Friday, March 20th.

If you have any questions, contact us at any time!

Michele St. Clair, Kathy Velasco

815-708-6587

Michele@aath.org, Kathy@aath.org

Dx Happiness:
Treating Life with Humor
May 14-17, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

Life is a Tricky Thing
Have you mastered it yet?  We’re still working on it. But bringing a positive approach and, dare we say, humor, to your daily interactions makes life so much better.  We know, not always an easy thing to do. So, we’re collecting experts from education, health care, research, business, faith communities, social services and government to contribute to the educational experiences offered at this year’s AATH annual conference “Treating Life with Humor.”

What’s that you say? You’ve already decided to come?  Well, then, just click on the button below!

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About our Host

AATH’s 30th Annual Conference and 10th Annual Humor Academy will be staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans, located at the base of historic Canal Street, across Harrah’s casino, in the heart of New Orleans. We’re opposite the French Quarter and on the edge of the bustling Central Business District. This area includes the famous Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and Royal Street. You’ll be near gastro-pubs, craft cocktail hot spots, and music venues.

Learn more about the venue at Double Tree Website

AATH Room rate is Rate $169.00 for 2 Queens or 1 King
Reservation Cut off is Sunday, April 12, 2020 @ 5 pm CST

THE CONFERENCE WILL INCLUDE:

  • PRESENTATIONS BY INDUSTRY LEADERS about the latest research and how humor is being used in real-world applications
  • PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON SESSIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS to help shape their practices and implement concepts with clients.
  • CEs and CMEs available to medical professionals, therapists, psychologists. Learn how many CE and CME credit hours are available HERE
  • NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED PROFESSIONALS sharing research, techniques, anecdotes and more
  • RESEARCH – SHARE IT! We want to know what’s new and what’s being researched in our industry. Submit your abstract HERE.
Olubunmi Diala, CHP
Olubunmi Diala, CHPKeynote Speaker
Finding Amusement in Depression
Cesar Cervantes
Cesar CervantesKeynote Speaker
Learn to Apply the Tools of Stand-Up Comedians
Sergeant Tracy Lillard
Sergeant Tracy LillardKeynote Speaker
Using Humor to Humanize the Badge
Alex Valdez
Alex ValdezKeynote Speaker
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Diversity

Check out the rest of the speakers in this year’s Schedule-At-A-Glance!

Schedule-At-A-Glance

2019 Conference Video

2019 Conference Memories

Listen To Dave!

I have found a wealth of knowledge at the AATH conference. Professionals come together with the simple goal of making a difference through the use of humor. We share updated research, humor methods to lift others up, and many ways to add funny to other’s lives.

David Mann, Camp Director at Camp Boggy Creek, a Paul Newman Serious Fun Therapeutic Facility

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