Early Bird Registration Now Open for SBM 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
of Behavioral Medicine
Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
March 20-23, 2013
Hilton Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Conference Registration Is Open;
Here for Registration Information
bird registration for SBM’s 34th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in
San Francisco, California, is officially open. The conference will be held at
the centrally-located Hilton
Union Square in beautiful downtown San Francisco from March 20-23, 2013.
Pre-conference day activities for March 19 are being planned. Early bird
registration, which offers discounted registration fees, closes February 20,
The reservation site for conference
housing at the hotel is also open. Reservations need to be made by February
26, 2013, to receive the conference discounted room rate. Rooms might be
available after that date but the rate is not guaranteed. If you are looking
for activities outside of scheduled conference meetings, a SBM
San Francisco city guide is also available online.
Embodying the meeting theme, "Technology: The Excitement and The
Evidence,” the conference will explore the many ways that
technological innovations are expanding the reach and impact of behavioral
medicine. Abstracts addressing thematic areas of the conference will be
presented as will submissions coinciding with other behavioral medicine topics.
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau photo by Lewis
Invited speakers will highlight
areas that represent the broad range of interest areas within SBM’s membership
as well as describe opportunities to expand the impact of behavioral medicine.
Featured presentations will address thematic areas including linking behavior
to brain health, using computers to encourage behavior change, utilizing mobile
sensors to enhance patient care, harnessing social media to disseminate health
information, and enhancing clinicians’ capabilities to deliver smoking
Support Opportunities Available
for SBM 2013
Conference attendees have the
opportunity to convey
commitment to better health by helping support the Annual Meeting.
This can be done in various ways - from supporting the Annual Meeting mobile
app to supporting an educational session and from exhibiting in the poster hall
to advertising in the program or inserting a flyer in the registration bag.
Depending on the support level,
benefits include complimentary meeting registrations and acknowledgement in
widely-read SBM publications. Visit the conference Support
Page for more information.
Late-Breaking Poster Abstracts Can Now Be Submitted;
Site Closes Thursday, January 3
Late-breaking poster abstracts
for SBM 2013 will be considered for review for the SBM 2013 Annual Meeting
during the Rapid Communication
abstract submission process. Rapid
Communication Posters give authors a chance to present late-breaking
findings, data and other information in the field of behavioral medicine. The
Rapid Communication submission site will close Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Submit a Rapid Communication abstract for possible poster presentation on the abstract
Saturday Keynote Panel Discussion to Examine Social Media
The Annual Meeting runs through
Saturday afternoon, March 23, concluding with an exciting keynote panel
(described below) from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. This keynote follows paper
sessions, Master Lectures and the final poster session, all on Saturday, so be
sure your travel arrangements allow you to take advantage of the full conference.
Four prominent researchers will
be discussing Social
Media and Health during the Saturday Keynote Panel Discussion
at the SBM 2013 Annual Meeting.
Sheana S. Bull, PhD, is a
professor in the Health and Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of
Colorado – Denver. For the past decade, Dr. Bull has focused her work on the
development and testing of behavioral interventions for health promotion using
technology. She is involved in HIV prevention projects utilizing mobile phones
and text messaging, social networking sites and the Internet. She is also
involved with the prevention of chronic illness and promotion of self
management behaviors such as nutrition and physical activity using computer
kiosks with Denver-area Latinos.
Nathan K. Cobb, MD, is a
Research Investigator at the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and
Policy Studies at Legacy. He has worked at the intersection of health behavior
change and technology for 20 years, developing and evaluating systems ranging
from kiosks for health risk appraisals to large-scale online social network
based interventions. His current work focuses on enhancing the reach of online
health interventions by decreasing barriers to use and leveraging social
diffusion mechanics. Dr. Cobb holds faculty appointments with Georgetown
University School of Medicine, where he attends in the Medical Intensive Care
Unit, and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He earned his
medical degree from Boston University, completed his medical residency at Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center and his Pulmonary & Critical Care
Fellowships at the Harvard Combined program in Boston.
James H. Fowler, PhD, a
professor in the School of Medicine and the Division of Social Scientists at
the University of California-San Diego, focuses his work on social networks,
health and the biological basis of behavior. He received his PhD from Harvard
University. He co-authored Connected:
The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
with Nicholas Christakis, a book on social networks for a general audience
which was named an Editor’s Choice by The
New York Times Book Review and was a cover story in The New York Times
Magazine. He has been interviewed by Stephen Colbert and was named "most
original thinker" of the year by The McLaughlin Group.
Joseph R. Smarr, MS, is a
software engineer at Google, and technical lead of the Google+ project, focused
on circles and sharing. Previously, he was Plaxo’s Chief Technology Officer,
where he lead its initiative to open up the social web, starting with
co-authoring the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web in 2007. He has
served on the Board of Directors of the OpenID Foundation and OpenSocial
Foundation and is a frequent speaker and community participant in the social
networking and web development community. He has a BS and MS in Artificial
Intelligence from Stanford University.
The discussion will be moderated
by SBM Past President Abby C. King, PhD.
Annette Stanton, PhD, to Deliver Master Lecture
Annette L. Stanton, PhD
Annette L. Stanton, PhD, a
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry / Biobehavioral Sciences at the
University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver a Master Lecture at the
2013 SBM Annual Meeting.
Dr. Stanton is also a senior
research scientist at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology and a
member of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research in the Jonsson
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on specifying factors that
promote psychological and physical health in individuals confronted with
In the area of psychosocial
oncology, she conducts longitudinal research to understand the influences of
personality and contextual resources, cognitive appraisals, and coping
processes on the quality of life and health of individuals diagnosed with a
range of cancers. She then works to translate her findings into interventions
for individuals living with cancer through conducting randomized, controlled
intervention trials of psychosocial and behavioral interventions.
Current funding for Dr. Stanton’s
research is provided by the National Cancer Institute and the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation. In 2006, Professor Stanton was honored with both the J.
Arthur Woodward Graduate Mentoring Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award
in the UCLA Department of Psychology. She has received the Senior Investigator
Award from Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological
Association in recognition of her research contributions to health psychology.
Dr. Stanton currently serves as President of Division 38.
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