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Behavioral Medicine: Looking Forward to the Next 25 Years

2004 Society of Behavioral Medicine 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
March 24-27
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
(subject to change)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 noon-7:00 p.m.
Registration

Pre-Meeting Seminars

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Seminar #1
State of the Art in Risk Perception Research
Funded in part by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Seminar #2
Motivational Interviewing in Health Promotion: Where Do We Go From Here?

Seminar #3
Keys to Successful Career Development: Getting Funded, Getting Published, and Other Tips from the Pros

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Seminars

Seminar #4
The Next Big Step: Translating Specialty Behavioral Medicine Interventions to Primary Medical Settings Across the Life Span

Seminar #5
Spinning a New Web: Translating Theory to Practice for Web Based Health Promotion Tools

Seminar #6
Innovation Strategies for Research With Frail Older Adults: The Baltimore HIP Studies

Seminar #7
Improving Our Science Through Better Data Analysis: A Brief Introduction to Seven Key Ideas in Regression Modeling

Seminar #8
Biobehavioral Management of Refractory Migraine and Tension-Type Headache: A Case-Based Approach

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
New Member Meeting

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception
Meritorious Student Poster Session A
Exhibits Open

Thursday, March 25, 2004

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Roundtables

  • Early Career Development: Climbing the Academic Ladder
  • International Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Physical Activity Special Interest Group: Now We Are Walking Briskly
  • Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group: New Member Welcome
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease: A Behavioral Focus on Chronic Disease Through the NIDDK Lens
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • National Cancer Institute: Let's Talk Social and Behavioral Research
  • National Institute on Aging

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Poster Session B:
Cancer

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Symposia Sessions

Symposium #1
Behavioral Medicine Research in Countries Undergoing Rapid Transition: Global Issues and Challenges

Symposium #2
Impact of Cancer on the Family

Symposium #3
Transdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Research on Physical Activity

Symposium #4
Improving Behavioral Measurement for the Next 25 Years of Childhood Obesity Prevention Research: The Girl's Health Enrichment Multi-Site Studies (GEMS)

Symposium #5
Spirituality and Health: Effects of Randomized Interventions on Physical and Psychosocial Variables

Symposium #6
Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives to Revitalize Behavioral Medicine

Symposium #7
Optimizing Health Care Delivery Systems to Address Behavioral Risk Factors

Symposium #8
The Women's Health Initiative: Cognitive Function and Quality of Life for Women in the Estrogen Plus Progestin RCT

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Presidential Address and Awards Presentation
Health Before Humvees: Making Behavioral Medicine Available to All
Linda C. Baumann, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

The future of behavioral medicine will require a perspective that transcends national boundaries. Global behavioral research must attend to the wide disparities in health status and social conditions experienced by hundreds of millions of people in the developing world. These populations experience a disproportionate burden of disease and too few resources to address them. The translation of research into practice is a moral imperative that poses challenges to researchers and practitioners. This translation of knowledge into sustainable interventions we must address broad perspectives on health and behaviors, be delivered within the resources of health care systems, and be accessible to people who need them. I will draw upon my work in developing countries to illustrate the challenges of meeting urgent health needs and advancing knowledge for the benefit of future populations.

12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch (on your own)

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Special Interest Group Meetings

  • Cancer Special Interest Group
  • Physicians Special Interest Group: Things You Never Learned in Medical School
  • Spirituality and Health Special Interest Group: Does Spirituality Help Pain Management?

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Summer Training Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

  • American Cancer Society

Lunch with the American Cancer Society: Funding Opportunities for Junior Faculty

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Expert Consultations
Chair: Justin Nash, PhD

1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
Master Lecture
The Significance of Behavioral Medicine in Transforming Societies: the Central-Eastern European Health Paradox
Maria S. Kopp, MD, PhD
Director, Semmelweis University, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, and Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

In the twentieth century, Hungarian born scientists, such as Sándor Ferenczi, Franz Alexander, Hans Selye, Michael Bálint, significantly contributed to laying the foundations of behavioral medicine. Despite this history, in the communist period the lack of behavioral medicine attitude may have contributed to the so called Central-Eastern European (CEE) health paradox. Since the late 1980s, the mortality rates among 45-64 year old men in Hungary rose to higher levels than they were in the 1930s, in spite of much better medical care and economic situation. The gap in life expectancy between CEE countries and Western Europe continues to be a major public health problem.

Although men and women share the same socio-economic circumstances, there are significant gender differences in worsening mortality rates. There are also marked morbidity and mortality differences among regions and socio-economic strata.

Based on the data of our national representative surveys conducted in the Hungarian population (Hungarostudy 1988, 1995, 2002), we found that a worse socio-economic situation is linked to higher morbidity and mortality rates mainly through the mediation of psychosocial factors. Consequently, in a suddenly transforming society the behavioral medicine approach might have central importance in effective health promotion.

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Paper Sessions

Paper Session #1
Decision-Making and Communication in Cancer

Paper Session #2
Factors Impacting Weight Loss

Paper Session #3
Interpersonal Factors and Cardiovascular Reactivity

Paper Session #4
Pain: Correlates and Consequences

Paper Session #5
Impact of Stigma on HIV+ Men and Women

Paper Session #6
Factors Impacting Physical Activity

Paper Session #7
Quality of Life in Breast Cancer

Dissertation Panel

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Master Lecture
Rules of Engagement: Using information Technology to Strengthen Alliances for Behavior Change and Disease Management

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
Moehlman Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Well-designed, special purpose information systems support support behavior change and have proven acceptability to lay people. Now it is time to move the discussion beyond the feasibility of using emerging technologies to improve lay peoples access to health information and health communication toward systematically applying information systems to strategically alter the patient-clinician alliance in an manner that bests serves the patient and best uses the resources of the health care system. The challenge to health professionals and medical informaticists alike is embedding these emerging technologies into a care systems grounded in a philosophy of engagement. Engagement ascribes to the patient-clinician alliance those characteristics that insure a commitment to joint efforts toward the person's goals of health promotion or disease management. The rules of engagement are simple: persistent presence, clear communication, ubiquitous access to relevant health care information, and re-engineering of the clinical encounter to best capitalize on the benefits of technology, the willingness of lay people to use technology and the skill of the clinician to effectively balance human intervention with technologically-mediated behavioral change interventions.

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

3:30 p.m.-4:10 p.m.

Master Lecture
From Research To Practice To Policy: Reducing HIV Risk Among African-American Adolescents In Urban Communities
Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN
Professor and Director, Center for Urban Health Research and van Ameringen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Pennsylvania - School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

African Americans continue to be disproportionately represented among new cases of HIV and AIDS. Comprising only 12% of the U.S. population, African Americans account for 31% of reported AIDS cases. The disproportionate impact of AIDS on African Americans is particularly marked among adolescents.

Although adolescents account for less than 1% of all reported AIDS cases in the U.S. this statistic underestimates the potential for HIV infection among adolescents. About 17% of reported AIDS cases involve young adults 20-29 years of age. Recognizing that HIV has an incubation period of over 11 years, it is likely that many African American young adults become infected during adolescence. Currently HIV is increasing at an alarming rate among individuals 13-24. In addition to their risks for HIV infection, U.S. adolescents have the highest rates of non-HIV STDs of any age group. Each year 1 in 4 sexually active adolescents - 3 million adolescents - contracts STD. Low-income inner-city African American adolescents are especially at risk.. Given these alarming statistics, it is critically important that research be conducted to design and evaluate effective interventions to reduce HIV risk associated sexual behavior among inner-city African American adolescents.

Considerable research indicates that behavioral interventions can reduce HIV sexual risk associated behavior among adolescents if they are (a) are tailored to the study population or culture based on formative research with members of the study population and (b) have an explicit theoretical basis. Yet three important questions continue to emerge: 1) how do we develop effective HIV/STD risk reduction interventions? 2) How do effective interventions get disseminated to end users (schools, clinics, churches, housing developments, etc.), and 3) What role does policy play in the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of effective interventions?

Therefore this presentation will: 1) describe the social psychological factors that are associated with HIV high risk sexual behavior, 2) describe a theory-based culturally competent HIV risk reduction intervention and how it is developed and tailored to each population, i.e. adolescents, adults, etc. 3) discuss the use of this intervention in three randomized control trials, and 4) address how this evidenced-based HIV/STD risk reduction curricula has impacted policy and practice across the nation. In addition, Dr. Jemmott will describe her three curricula, which were selected and disseminated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health. Lastly, Dr. Jemmott will challenge us to bring research to practice by utilizing strategies that produce the outcomes our communities want and deserve.

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Paper Sessions

Paper Session #8
Intervening to Promote Physical Activity

Paper Session #9
Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening

Paper Session #10
Behavioral Medicine in a Global Context

Paper Session #11
Health Issues in Older Populations

Paper Session #12
Hypertension

Paper Session #13
Technology-Based Interventions

Paper Session #14
Culture and Obesity

Paper Session #15
Adolescent Smoking

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Memorial Master Lecture
Communication the Key to Quality Cancer Care: Research and New Directions
Lesley Fallowfield, BSc, DPhil
Professor of Psycho-Oncology, Psychosocial Oncology Group and Director, Cancer Research, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England

Doctors and nurses will talk and listen to patients more often than they will conduct any other single medical or nursing procedure, yet few have received adequate formal education in this core clinical skill. Effective communication is a major determinant of the accuracy and completeness of information collected influencing both the range and number of symptoms elicited, permits more precise assessment of treatment efficacy, promotes patient education, understanding, and adherence to treatment recommendations, and contributes significantly to patient or health care satisfaction.

Over the past 15 years, Cancer Research UK has providedsubstantial funding for the development and evaluation of a communication skills training intervention for oncologists. Results of a major randomised trial have shown that an intensive 3-day residential course employing cognitive, affective and behavioural components led to substantive benefits. These improvements transferred into the clinic setting and moreover were still apparent at 12 months follow up assessments. Physicians' attitudes and beliefs towards the importance of good communication changed. They utilised more patient-centred interviewing techniques, asked fewer leading questions, more open-focused questions, made more appropriate responses to patient led clues, displayed more empathy, interrupted less and summarised more.

These findings with others have led to a major initiative in the UK to improve communication skills training throughout the National Health Service. This programme will be discussed together with new research focusing on communication within multi-disciplinary teams.

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Keynote Lecture
Global Public Health Challenges for Behavioral Medicine
Pekka Puska, MD, PhD, MPolSc
Director General, National Public Health Institute - KTL, Helsinki, Finland

Global public health is in rapid transition. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are now the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Contributing to this change is the rapid transition in lifestyles, i.e. increase in fatty, sugary and salty food, reduction in physical activity and increased tobacco use. All of these risk factors are well known to developed countries, and these diseases had earlier on been regarded as "diseases of affluence". They are, however, becoming prevalent in developing countries, with 79% of deaths attributed to NCDs occurring there. Noncommunicable diseases move to poor countries, within the populations these unhealthy lifestyles and NCDs increasingly concentrate in low, socio-economic groups thus greatly contributing to inequity in health.

Thus for global health promotion of healthy lifestyles are key questions. To reverse the trend and prevent NCDs, it is important, worldwide, to strengthen efforts to influence individuals and environments to make the healthy choices easier. The work concerns public policy decision as well as involvement of private sectors in their production and marketing. WHO has taken active steps to address undesirable individual and organizational behavior so as to prevent and control NCDs at both the global and country levels. At the global level, some of the actions taken include the Framework convention on Tobacco Control, the Move for Health Campaign, and the Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, under preparation. Behavioral medicine has great potential for global health solutions. This concerns both better understanding of the behavioral nature of the risk factors and their determinants, as well as the sound behavioral and social issue principles for desired lifestyle changes.

6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Poster Session C:
Arthritis/Pain/PNI/HIV, Cardiovascular and Addictive Behaviors

Friday, March 26, 2004

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Roundtables

  • Behavioral Medicine Internships
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships: Professional Advancement or Career Stalling?
  • Cancer Special Interest Group
  • Spirituality and Health Special Interest Group Spirituality and Health: What, Why and How?
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
    Applications Exceeding $500,000 - Are They Really as Easy as the Rumors?
  • Behavioral and Biopsychosocial Research Funding at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: Behavioral and Social Research in the NIH Road Map
  • Lifespan Behavior Change Special Interest Group

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Poster Session D:
Physical Activity, Obesity and Diabetes

8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Symposia Sessions

Symposium #9
Promising Policy and Environmental Approaches to the Nation's Obesity Epidemic:   New Paradigms for the Next 25 Years of Behavioral Medicine

Symposium #10
Toward a Better Understanding of "Meaning" and "Benefit Finding" Following a Cancer Diagnosis: Revisited

Symposium #11
Mind, Body and HIV: Psychosocial and Somatic Correlates

Symposium #12
Linkages Between Community Programs and Clinical Care: Perspectives of the Individual, Community, and Health Care Provider

Symposium #13
New Directions in Adherence Research: Using Qualitative Methods to Improve Adherence and Promote Self-Care in Diverse Populations

Symposium #14
Integrating Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care: Where Are We, Where Are We Going, and How Will We Get There?

Symposium #15
Chronic Disease and Cognitive Function

Symposium #16
Psychosocial and Work-Related Factors in Subacute Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Return to Work

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
APA Division 38 Keynote Lecture
Optimism, Coping, and Health

Michael F. Scheier, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center, Department of Psychology, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Recent research has explored the effects of expectancies on psychological and physical well-being. This presentation will focus on one particular manifestation of the expectancy construct--dispositional optimism, as defined by the generalized belief that good rather than bad outcomes will occur in the future across various domains of one's life. Research will be reviewed that links dispositional optimism to psychological well-being when dealing with stressful circumstances. Research linking optimism to physical well-being will also be discussed. Particular attention will be placed on research examining the effects of optimism in the context of adjusting to diagnosis and treatment for disease and coping with chronic illness. Coping differences between optimists and pessimists will also be considered, and research will be described that links these coping differences to the differences in outcomes that optimists and pessimists receive. A final portion of the presentation will focus on the potential psychological benefit of disengaging from unattainable goals, and how the benefits of goal disengagement might be enhanced further when people are able to find alternative goals to pursue and are able to re-engage and psychologically commit themselves to those alternative goals.

12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Break for Lunch (on your own)

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
SBM Members Forum
Chair: Linda C. Baumann, PhD, RN, FAAN

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Special Interest Group Meetings

  • Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group: How can the EBBM SIG Best Serve SBM Members?
  • National Institute of Mental Health: NIMH Funding Opportunities for Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Women's Health Special Interest Group: Annual Planning Meeting

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Expert Consultations
Chair: Justin Nash, PhD

1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
Distinguished Scientist Award Master Lecture
Personality as Risk and Resilience: An Interpersonal Path for Research and Application
Timothy W. Smith, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Associations between personality characteristics and subsequent health have provided an important part of the scientific underpinnings of behavioral medicine. Currently this literature contains several important and seemingly robust effects, but it is complex and provides more information about who might be at risk than what might be done about it. As illustrated though the examples of hostility, negative affectivity, and optimism, the interpersonal perspective in personality, social and clinical psychology provides a valuable conceptual and methodological framework for many of the challenges in this area of behavioral medicine research and application. The interpersonal perspective is comprised of a general assumption about the nature of personality, a model of personality development, a dimensional model of social behavior, and a process model of personality and the social environment. These concepts and several well-developed methodological tools are useful in a) integrating the diverse literature on personality and health, b) improving the methodological quality of future studies c) explicating underlying mechanisms, d) designing interventions, and e) considering the development and prevention of risk.

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Paper Sessions

Paper Session #16
Adherence: Measurement Issues

Paper Session #17
Sexual Risk and Behavior

Paper Session #18
Environmental Correlates of Health

Paper Session #19
Physician-Delivered and Primary Care Interventions: What Works and How

Paper Session #20
Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Parents' Influence on their Children's Health Behaviors

Paper Session #21
Cancer-Related Fatigue

Paper Session #22
Interventions for Women with Cancer

2:15 p.m.-3;00 p.m.
Master Lecture
Enhancing Outcomes for Youth with Diabetes: Translating Research into Practice
Margaret Grey, DrPH, RN, FAAN, CPNP
Director, Center for Self-Management Interventions for Populations at Risk, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research Affairs, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT

This master lecture will focus on research aimed at improving both quality of life and metabolic outcomes for youth with type 1 diabetes and for youth who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. A program of research developed from ongoing practice beginning with early descriptive work that set the stage for the development and testing of interventions will be described. The development of clinical applications at all levels will be emphasized. Translation of these research findings into the ongoing care of youth both in clinical settings and in schools will be described.

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break - Posters and Exhibits

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Paper Sessions

Paper Session #23
Diabetes

Paper Session #24

Adherence: Findings Across the Disease Spectrum

Paper Session #25
Pediatrics

Paper Session #26
Cancer Dyads

Paper Session #27
Ethnicity and Cardiovascular Risk/Disease

Paper Session #28
BRCA 1/2 Counseling and Testing

Paper Session #29
Work and Health

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting
SBM - Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future

The goal of this unique town hall session is to engage our members and past presidents in defining the most critical opportunities and priorities for a vibrant future for SBM. This session will begin by looking back at SBM's challenges and accomplishments over the past 25 years through the eyes of many of our past presidents. In this session, through video montage and brief presentations, some of the past presidents of SBM will share what they think are the most critical priorities for ensuring a vibrant future for the Society. The format will include generous time for an open discussion with the audience to get members' views about the most important challenges and opportunities facing the field and the society -- and ideas about how SBM can best position itself to advance behavioral medicine research and practice and to serve, expand and strengthen our membership.

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Keynote Lecture
Childhood Obesity
Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer and Trustee, 2003, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ

Americans face a health crisis of epidemic proportions. Overweight and obesity rates have increased dramatically, affecting all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and age groups. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and almost one-third are obese. More alarming is the fact that, since 1980, overweight has doubled in children ages 6 to 11 and tripled in adolescents. If current trends persist, the obesity crisis will have devastating consequences for our children, heightening their risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

As America's largest health and health care philanthropy, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to halting the increase in childhood obesity. To reduce its prevalence, it is necessary to address both sides of the equation for achieving healthy weight: physical activity and nutrition. It is unrealistic, however, to assume that behavior change in these areas will occur quickly or easily, particularly because the environment in which individuals make food and physical activity decisions presents significant barriers to healthy choices. RWJF therefore supports behavior change interventions as well as environmental and policy approaches that lay the groundwork for behavior change. We are hopeful that these efforts, which include innovative behavioral medicine interventions, will motivate more Americans to eat healthier, become more active and, ultimately, achieve healthier weights.

6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Poster Session E:
Prevention, Population Health/Health Policy and Translational Research to Practice

7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
President's Reception (open to all attendees)

Saturday, March 27, 2004

7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Roundtables

  • Motivating Health Behavior Special Interest Group: Maintaining Balance Despite the Obstacles
  • Minority/Multicultural Issues Special Interest Group
  • Obesity Special Interest Group
  • Multiple Risk Behavior Change Special Interest Group: Unique Issues for Research and Practice
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Interest Group
  • Behavior Informatics Special Interest Group
  • Women's Health Special Interest Group: News and Networking
  • Integrating Behavioral Medicine and Primary Care Special Interest Group
  • Health Systems, Planning, and Policy Special Interest Group
  • Making a Difference: Research to Practice and Policy through Systems Change

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Break - Posters

8:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Poster Session F:
Health Communication and Technology, Transcultural/Diversity and Complementary & Alternative Medicine

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Symposia Sessions
Symposium #17
Should Behavioral Medicine Contribute to Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- Or Keep a 'Safe Distance'?

Symposium #18
Evidence-Based Strategies for Obesity-Related Screening and Health Behavior Change Interventions: New Reviews and Recommendations From the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Symposium #19
Factors Affecting Quality of Life Among Prostate Cancer Patients: Current Knowledge and New Directions

Symposium #20
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Responding to a New and Deadly Disease

Symposium #21
Designing For Dissemination Within Schools: Issues of Development, Research and Implementation

Symposium #22
Operationalizing Ecological Models Across Behaviors

Symposium #23
Successful Approaches to Mentoring and Professional Development for Mentors and Mentees

Symposium #24
The Diabetes Priority Program: Results From a Randomized Effectiveness Study to Improve Quality of Care

10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon
Paper Sessions

Paper Session #30
Measurement Issues

Paper Session #31
Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

Paper Session #32
Spirituality and Health

Paper Session #33
Cancer Survivors

Paper Session #34
Cancer Risk and Screening:   Do Cultural Factors Matter?

Paper Session #35
Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse

Paper Session #36
Interventions to Reduce Disease Risk and Impact

12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote Lecture
(To be announced)

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Post-Meeting Seminars

Seminar #9
The Use of Meditation Techniques in Behavioral Medicine: Theory, Research, and Practice

Seminar #10
Conducting a Meta-Analysis From Start to Finish: A Practical Approach

Seminar #11
State-of-the-Art Assessment of Medication Adherence: A Primer for Clinicians and Researchers

Seminar #12
Automated Ecological Momentary Assessment: Research Designs and Practical Applications

Seminar #13
Health Works for Women and Their Daughters: A 10-Year Evolution of Community-Based Participatory Research

Seminar #14
Building Treatment Fidelity into Health Behavior Change Research: Lessons Learned and Best Practice Guidelines From the Behavior Change Consortium

Seminar #15
Reaching the Underserved: Bridging the Digital Divide

Seminar #16
Doing Research with Human Subjects in the Era of HIPAA: Insights and Strategies

5:00 p.m.
East West Basketball Game