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SBM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Official Abstract Submission Process For The 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Of The Society Of Behavioral Medicine

To submit an abstract, please follow this link.

The 2012 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions represents the 33rd meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The meeting theme is “Engaging New Partners and Perspectives.” The 2012 Program Committee, on behalf of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, welcomes your abstract submission for review.

Submissions Steps and Important Guidelines

Rapid Communication Poster Submission

Opens:
Thursday, November 17, 2011
5:00 am PT/ 6:00 am MT/ 7:00 am CT/ 8:00 am ET

Closes:
Thursday, January 5, 2012 NEW DEADLINE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
8:59 pm PT/9:59 pm MT/10:59 pm CT/11:59 pm ET

Notification
Thursday, February 2, 2012
8:59 pm PT/ 9:59 pm MT/ 10:59 pm CT/ 11:59 pm ET

Abstracts for the Society of Behavioral Medicine 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions need to be submitted according to the instructions that appear in this Call for Abstracts. ONLY those abstracts submitted via the official SBM abstract submission site will be considered.

Once you arrive at www.sbm.org, navigate to the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions page and click on the abstract submission link. All abstracts submitted via the official site will be forwarded to SBM’s contracted vendor, ScholarOne. Upon receipt of your submission, ScholarOne will issue an e-mail confirmation to the submitting author. Authors can expect to receive the e-mail confirmation of their submission within 48 hours (or two business days) after submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email from the abstract system within 48 hours of submitting your abstract contact info@sbm.org.

All abstract submissions will be peer reviewed and may be submitted as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. All accepted abstracts, excluding Rapid Communication Poster submissions, will be published in the Annual Meeting Supplement issue of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, the official journal of SBM. The supplement will serve as the official abstract publication for the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Important Participation Guidelines – Please Review

Presentation Formats At The 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions Of The Society Of Behavioral Medicine

The 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine feature a variety of formats including Poster, Panel Discussion, Papers, Seminars and Symposia. Descriptions of each format follow below.

Posters allow presenters to discuss their research with interested colleagues for 90 minutes in an informal setting. Poster submissions judged by the Program Committee to be especially original and significant will be highlighted as Citation Posters.

Rapid Communication Posters offer the opportunity for presentation of late-breaking findings in the field of behavioral medicine.

Please note: Posters are a very important and essential part of the SBM Annual Meeting. They are a great way for researchers to discuss their work with colleagues. The Society of Behavioral Medicine views Poster Presentations as equally important as Paper Presentations.

Panel Discussions are hour-long sessions (e.g., debates, discussions about educational topics, career development, funding opportunities) designed to allow for discussion amongst presenters as well as provide a forum for interaction with session attendees. Panel Discussions are expected to have 2 or more speakers, depending on the structure of the session.

Papers clustered around common themes will be presented for 18 minutes each (12 for presentation, 3 for discussion and 3 minutes for introduction and speaker turnover). Paper submissions judged by the Program Committee to be especially original and significant will be highlighted as Citation Papers.

Seminars are either half day (2 hour and 45 minute) or full day (6 hour) sessions held on Wednesday (April 11, 2012). They feature presentations who emphasize the theory and application of practical skills.

Symposia examine important issues from a variety of perspectives. These sessions last 90 minutes during which time alternative solutions, interpretations, and points of view on a body of knowledge within the field are presented and debated. Symposia that include presenters from different disciplines and include cross-cutting themes relevant to behavioral medicine as well as the Program Tracks are strongly encouraged. A Symposium typically includes one chair, three presenters, and one discussant. The chair can serve as one of the three presenters.

Program Tracks

Corresponding authors are asked to select one track from the list below that best describes their abstract submission. To read full descriptions of each track, please follow this link: