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SBM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Courses

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

9:00 am - 11:45 am    
Course 101

Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine SIG and Ethnic, Minority, and Multicultural Health SIG Course:
Adapting Evidence-Based Strategies for Weight Management to Underserved Populations

Moderators: Elena Carbone, DrPH, RD, LDN; Luz M. Garcini, MA; Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD; Eleshia J.P. Morrison, MA; and Karen Oliver, PhD
Presenters:  Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD, MPH; Judy D. DePue, EdD, MPH; Sherry L. Pagoto, PhD; and Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, PhD

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $112/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $82/ Non-Members: $127
Fee includes Breakfast
*Consider pairing with Course 501 for a full day training on obesity.

In this interactive workshop, presenters will describe the evidence for interventions for weight management, share intervention approaches, and the policy implications of obesity in the U.S. This workshop will actively engage participants in exploring the challenges of evidence-based weight management interventions for underserved populations in multiple settings. Participants will also gain an understanding of how context-sensitive, evidence-based approaches to weight management are influenced by policy. 

The workshop is divided into two parts:

Part I will include a brief overview of the obesity epidemic, as well as current examples of evidence-based weight management interventions. This will be followed by small-group discussions about evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches to weight management within underserved groups. In Part II we will explore the impact of national policy on weight management  for underserved groups. The workshop will conclude with a discussion about how these new skills and enhanced knowledge can be applied to research and/or clinical practice.

At the end of this workshop, learners will be able to describe examples of evidence-based weight management interventions in different populations, apply evidence for effective assessment and intervention with underserved groups, and to understand the impact of policy on obesity and weight management within underserved populations.

9:00 am – 11:45 am   
Course 201
Cancer SIG Course:
Grant Review Workshop

Chair: Aimee S. James, PhD, MPH

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $107/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $77/ Non-Members: $122
Fee includes Breakfast

This session will provide an in-depth look at how grants are reviewed and illustrate principles of successful grant writing and reviewing. Attendees will observe a study section review and discuss actual grant proposals, learn about study section processes, and have the opportunity to ask questions of the grant reviewers about grant writing strategies and review processes.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm    
Course 301:
Behaviour Change Techniques: A Reliable Method for Specifying Complex Intervention Content

Chair: Susan Michie, BA, MPhil, DPhil

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $169/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $123/ Non-Members: $194
Fee includes Lunch and Morning and Afternoon Breaks

This session will introduce the need for, concepts, uses and methods of application of a Behaviour Change Technique Taxonomy in specifying intervention content and give hands-on experience of using it.
(see www.ucl.ac.uk/health-psychology/BCTtaxonomy)

9:00 am - Welcome/ Introductions/ Pre-course Exercise
9:45 am - Presentation 1: Taxonomies of BCTs: Why and How?
Susan Michie, BA, MPhil, DPhil
10:15 am Training Task 1: Familiarisation with BCT labels and definitions
10:45 am Coffee break
11:15 am Presentation 2: The content and applications of the BCT Taxonomy (Marie Johnston)
11:45 am Training Task 2: Assigning BCT Labels to Intervention Descriptions; Introduction to the Coding Manual
12:30 pm Lunch break
1:30 pm Presentation 3: Specifying Intervention Content Using the BCT Taxonomy - Procedure and Examples
Susan Michie, BA, MPhil, DPhil
2:00 pm Training Task 3: Coding Descriptions of Complex Interventions Using the BCT Taxonomy
3:15 pm Presentation 4: Designing and Reporting Complex Interventions Using the BCT Taxonomy Marie Johnston, PhD, BSc
3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm Training task 4: Comparison of Designing and Reporting Interventions with, and without, the BCT Taxonomy
4:30 pm Final Coding exercise and Feedback: Planning Future Use of the BCT Taxonomy by Participants
5:00 pm Finish

12:00 pm – 2:45 pm  
Course 401:
Leadership Boot Camp for Junior and Mid-Career Investigators: Cultivate the Essential Skills and Best Practices of Extraordinary Leaders

Chair: Cynthia M. Castro, PhD

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $96/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $66/ Non-Members: $111
Fee includes Beverages

As careers develop, we are often challenged to become leaders in science, academia and health care settings. Yet, rarely are we formally trained for the challenges of being effective, transformational leaders. This course is designed to help participants cultivate greater awareness of their leadership strengths and weaknesses, grasp the essential practices of great leaders, and further their ability to inspire others and lead with confidence.

Communication as an Essential Leadership Skill
   Kristi Graves, PhD
Best Practices for Exemplary Leadership
   Valerie Myers, PhD
Know your own Personal Practices as a Leader
   Cynthia Castro

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm   
Course 501
Cancer SIG and Obesity and Eating Disorders SIG Course:
The Role of Obesity in Cancer Control and Prevention

Chair: Deborah J. Bowen, PhD

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $149/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $111/ Non-Members: $169
Fee includes Lunch
*Consider pairing with Course 101 for a full day training on obesity.

Agenda:

12:15-1:45 - Population Views on Obesity and Cancer

Population perspective: Shirley A. A. Beresford, PhD, MSc, MA, University of Washington
Environmental perspective Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD, Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Behavioral perspective: Michael G. Perri, PhD, University of Florida

1:45-3:15 - Energetics and cancer       

What is known about inflammation and cancer, the role of the insulin resistance pathway, sex hormones, adipokines, and/or other proposed mechanisms linking obesity to cancer. 

Gerald Denis, Boston University
Kathleen Wolin, ScD, Washington University
Melinda Irwin, Yale University
Discussant:  Catherine M. Alfano, PhD, National Cancer Institute

3:15 - Break

3:30-4:45 - Breakout Sessions

5:00 – 6pm - National Views and Funding Opportunities

Linda C. Nebeling, PhD, National Cancer Institute
Rachel Ballard-Barash, MD, MPH, National Cancer Institute

3:15 pm – 6:00 pm    
Course 601
Diabetes SIG Course:
Integrating Qualitative Research into Behavioral Science: Expanding How We Think About Human Behavior

Chair: Korey Hood, PhD

Pre-registration and ticket required for admission
Fee: Full/Associate/Emeritus Members: $109/ Student/Trainees or Transitional Members: $79/ Non-Members: $124
Fee includes Snack and Beverage

Qualitative research is a field of inquiry used to gain insight into people’s beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and culture or lifestyles. In healthcare research, qualitative methods help researchers answer questions that quantitative research may not be able to answer, such as exploring patients’ motivations, perceptions, and expectations. Further, qualitative research can play a role in generating hypotheses for quantitative research and provide insights that can be used to help interpret quantitative findings. The purpose of this workshop is to provide researchers with a background on qualitative research in chronic illness and introduce strategies that can lead to innovative approaches to behavioral science dilemmas. The workshop will include presentations from experts in qualitative methodology. Our expert presenters will provide descriptions of different qualitative methodologies, information on how to conduct a qualitative study, and real-world examples of qualitative research in chronic disease management. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert panel and get advice on research strategies.