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April 22-25: SBM 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions!

Monday, April 13, 2015  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

Please consider attending the 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) to be held in San Antonio, TX, from April 22–25, 2015. The meeting will convene at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, conveniently located next to the lovely San Antonio River Walk, providing easy access to premier dining, entertainment and shopping.

The 2015 Annual Meeting will feature the theme, “Advancing the National Prevention Strategy Through Behavioral Medicine Innovation.” As a conceptual guide for this meeting, we have adopted the National Prevention Strategy Framework put forth by the National Prevention Council. The framework identifies four strategic directions for improving population health with clear relevance to the scientific efforts of the multidisciplinary membership of SBM: 1) create and sustain healthy and safe community environments that promote health and prevent disease; 2) provide accessible and integrated clinical and community preventive services; 3) provide the necessary tools and resources to support communities of empowered people; and 4) improve health and quality of life for all through elimination of health disparities. Areas of priority under these strategic directions, which align with the diverse interests and expertise of our membership and which will be addressed by invited speakers, include: tobacco-free living; preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use; healthy eating; active living; reproductive and sexual health; and mental emotional well-being. 
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