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Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor ANNUAL CONFERENCE in DisneyWorld!

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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Holiday Inn Orlando-Disney Springs

Read Amy’s article for Medium’s The TEDx Experience about the conference.

Join in on the informative fun as the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor meets for their 27th Annual Conference. Come to learn, to share best practices, to network, to meet new friends and to walk away feeling uplifted.
Check out what I’ll be presenting…What’s so funny about PTSD?


Humor and laughter professionals from around the world are invited to learn the latest applications and benefits of therapeutic humor presented by field experts. CEU and CME credits will be available for the conference session as well as the one-day Humor Academy sessions.

And, here’s a teaser! One of our distinguished keynote speakers is Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College, who has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education. He will be speaking at both the conference and Humor Academy. To hear a short interview with Peter, click on his image to the left.
The Holiday Inn Orlando – Disney Springs, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort, is the official hotel of the 2017 AATH Conference. The conference room rate is $119 for single/double occupancy. This rate is good through March 24, 2017, subject to availability. To book a room, click on link below and use the code AAT to get the special room block rate.
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The official lineup of speakers has been announced for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida this April, and I’m honored to be a presenter!

Check out the awesome lineup here.

What is AATH?

The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is non-profit, member driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts. Formed in 1987 by Registered Nurse, Alison L. Crane, AATH provides its members the education, cutting-edge resources, and supportive community they need to excel in the practice and promotion of healthy humor.

What is therapeutic humor?

Therapeutic humor is any intervention that promotes health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression or appreciation of the absurdity or incongruity of life’s situations. This intervention may enhance health or be used as a complementary treatment of illness to facilitate healing or coping, whether physical, emotional, cognitive, social or spiritual.Officially adopted by the AATH Board of Directors on June 1, 2000.

AATH was created to

– Be a clearinghouse for information on humor and laughter as they relate to well-being.
– Disseminate information about humor and laughter to its members through regular publications and educational opportunities such as the Humor Academy.
– Develop, promote, conduct, and identify the need for research that further investigates the roles humor and laughter play in well-being.
– Encourage, support, and report on innovative programs that incorporate the therapeutic use of humor.
– Function as an interdisciplinary network for its members.
– Provide a caring, supportive, community of humor professionals and enthusiasts.

Check out the AATH site at

.  Early bird registration, scholarships and research posters submissions are all due on NOV. 15th

CEU Credits!

CEU, CME and an optional 3 hours of graduate credit are available in the Humor Academy. We are very excited to offer continuing education credit to doctors this year. .  aath-conflogo-emailsig
See you there!



April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am
April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Holiday Inn Orlando-Disney Springs
1486 Buena Vista Dr
Orlando, FL 32830 United States
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