Meeting at a Glance

For additional information on the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions please reference the Preliminary Program. Check back frequently as additional information will be added regarding the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

Target Audience

The Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting represents the largest annual scientific conference (1,600+ attendees) devoted exclusively to behavioral medicine. The Annual Meeting offers a multidisciplinary forum for psychologists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, health education specialists, registered dieticians and other professionals with a range of expertise from research in health promotions, disease prevention, risk factor identification and modification, disease progression, adjustment and adaptation to physical disorders, rehabilitation, and diffusion and dissemination.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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7:00 am 7:00 pm Registration Open
9:00 am 6:00 pm Courses/Seminars/Workshops
6:10 pm 7:30 pm Poster Session A*
includes Meritorious and Citation Posters

*Not eligible for CE credit hours

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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7:00 am 7:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am 8:30 am Breakfast Roundtables*
8:40 am 10:00 am Symposia
10:00 am 10:20 am Break
10:20 am 11:20 am Opening Keynote Debate:
"Promoting Health Behavior Change: Behavioral Economics Meets Self-Determination"


Pedro J. Teixeira, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon

Kevin G.M. Volpp, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Ken Resnicow, PhD
Professor, University of Michigan
11:20 am 11:40 am Break
11:40 am 12:40 pm Expert Consultations*/Midday Meetings*/Panel Discussions
12:40 pm 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm 2:15 pm Master Lecture:
"New Advances in Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine"


Emily Falk, PhD
Assistant Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
1:30 pm 2:15 pm Master Lecture:
"Salud America! Translating Behavioral Research to Culturally Sensitive Community Change for Latinos"


Amelie G. Ramirez, MPH, DrPH

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center
2:25 pm 3:45 pm Symposia
4:00 pm 5:30 pm Paper Sessions
5:40 pm 6:40 pm Presidential Keynote Address:
“The Relevance, Impact, and Reach of Behavioral Medicine”


Dawn K. Wilson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina
6:40 pm 8:00 pm Poster Session B*

*Not eligible for CE credit hours

Friday, April 25, 2014

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7:00 am 7:00 pm Registration Open
7:30 am 8:30 am Breakfast Roundtables*
8:40 am 10:00 am Symposia
10:15 am 11:15 am Keynote Address:
"The Affordable Care Act and Behavioral Medicine"

Sherry A. Glied, PhD

Dean and Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
11:25 am 12:25 pm Expert Consultations*/Midday Meetings*/Panel Discussions
12:25 pm 1:15 pm Break
1:15 pm 2:00 pm Distinguished Scientist Master Lecture:
"Behavior Matters: Innovative Intervention Strategies to Decrease Readmissions through Improving Patient, Provider & System Behavior"

Karina W. Davidson, PhD

Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health, Columbia University
1:15 pm 2:00 pm Master Lecture:
“Back to the Future: Promoting Physical Activity through Policy Initiatives”


Russell R. Pate, PhD
Professor, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
2:10 pm 3:30 pm Symposia
3:45 pm 5:15 pm Paper Sessions
5:25 pm 6:25 pm Keynote Address:
“Achieving Longer, Healthier Lives:  Are We on the Right Track?”

Robert M. Kaplan, PhD

Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health
6:25 pm 7:45 pm Poster Session C*

*Not eligible for CE credit hours

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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7:00 am 11:00 am Registration Open
7:30 am 8:30 am Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony*
8:40 am 10:10 am Paper Sessions
10:10 am 11:30 am Poster Session D*
10:20 am 11:05 am Master Lecture:
"Vulnerabilities Underlying the Development and Maintenance of Substance Use Problems"

Carl W. Lejuez, PhD

Director for the Center of Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research (CAPER), University of Maryland
10:20 am 11:05 am Master Lecture:
"Religious and Spiritual Culture: Implications from the Lab and the Clinic for Building Bridges When You Don't Speak the Language"

Kevin S. Masters, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Denver
11:30 am 12:30 pm Closing Keynote Address:
"Prospects for Breakthroughs in Behavioral Science: The Role of Genomics"

Colleen M. McBride, PhD

Branch Chief, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health

*Not eligible for CE credit hours