The Society for Applied Anthropolgy has invited cognate professional associations to join as co-sponsors in the Annual Meeting. Those groups who have accepted the invitation are now working actively with the Program Chair on the content of the sessions. The groups include:
Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA). The Council on Nursing and Anthropology is an organization of nurse-anthropologists who meet twice each year, once at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in the spring, and once at the American Anthropology Association meetings in the Fall. For the past three decades, CONAA has gathered nurse-anthropologists under the umbrella of the Society of Medical Anthropology. CONAA’s mission is to explore culture and client care, the teaching of culture, and the preparation of nurses as culturally-competent caregivers.
High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology (HPSfAA).The High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology is a nonprofit corporation organized under the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act. Its objectives are the social and economic betterment of the ethnically and culturally varied human beings and communities with whom we work, the study and application of principles that explain and improve human relations, and the dissemination of this body of knowledge. For the benefit of its membership, the Society holds an annual conference in the Spring and an annual retreat in the Fall, and publishes a newsletter and a semiannual journal, The Applied Anthropologist.
Political Ecology Society (PESO). The Political Ecology Society has as its object the promotion of interdisciplinary scientific investigation of the political and economic principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and to the environment. As part of its efforts to meet these goals, PESO supports the publication of the Journal of Political Ecology, a peer reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles and reviews in English, French, and Spanish. As well as the PESO Annual Meeting, the society organizes sessions at professional meetings, and sponsors an electronic public forum on its Internet site.