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Latest IVAT News & Happenings


All Tribes in Recovery Gathering

IVAT recently attended the SoCal All Tribes in Recovery Gathering in San Diego, CA which was attended by over 1000 people! We look forward to collaborating with their organization at our Summits.


Poster Winners & Submitting Poster for upcoming San Diego Summit 

Read about Poster Winners at the 15th Hawai`i International Summit. Also, make sure to submit your poster for our 23rd International Summit in San Diego, CA on September 6-9, 2018


Networking & Awards Luncheon

Our Networking & Awards Luncheon at 15th Hawai`i International Summit is on April 19th, 2018. Register on-site at the Registration Tables in the Exhibit Hall!

Congratulations to Youth Art Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Moanalua High School senior Yunjung Rho for winning the "No Hurting, Show Aloha" student art contest! She and Hawaii International Summit co-founder Dr. Steven J. Choy appeared on KITV's "Good Morning Hawaii" this weekend to talk about the 15th Hawai`i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan this week held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

Yunjung received a $10,000 scholarship from Argosy University and will be honored at the Summit's award luncheon.


Talk Radio Appearance

IVAT President, Dr. Robert Geffner, makes appearance on Honolulu talk radio show "The Conversation" On 4/16/18 to announce the 15th Hawai`i International Summit taking place at the Hawai`i Convention Center. 

Hear what Dr. Geffner had to say:

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Ho`omaluhia Newsletter - Spring 2018

We invite you to read Ho`omaluhia's Spring 2018 Newsletter! Ho`omaluhia is our Hawai`i branch.


Have Your Research Recognized - Call For Poster Submissions

You are invited to submit a poster to be featured at the 23rd San Diego International Summit happening September 6 - 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.


Speaker Showcase:  Meet one of our opening keynote speakers, Angela Marie Pacley!

Topic: How She Saved Her Daughter From Human Trafficking


Speaker Showcase: Meet Keynote Speaker, Ann Mahi, of the Department of Education!

Topic: Teaching the Mind, Heart and Spirit to Dream, Believe and Achieve.

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