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Student-oriented Activities at the SBM 2010 Annual Meeting

Yasmin Asvat, Student SIG Outlook Editorial Team Liaison
Travis I. Lovejoy, Student SIG Chair

Student/MentorThe 31st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) in Seattle (April 7-10, 2010) will showcase a variety of activities of particular interest to SBM student members.

New student member of SBM? Attend the New Member Breakfast to learn about ways to become involved with the Society. A representative from each Special Interest Group (SIG) will be available to review relevant student opportunities. (Thursday, April 8, 7:30-8:30am)

Looking for a mentor? Take advantage of the various mentoring opportunities offered by the SIGs (see the meeting's final program for complete details). This year, the Student SIG and the Women's Health SIG are co-sponsoring a session devoted to the mentoring of early career women in the field of behavioral medicine. (Breakfast Roundtable: Women's Health SIG and Student Award Presentation Thursday, April 8, 7:30-8:30am)

Interested in presenting your research? The SBM annual meeting has traditionally showcased and given awards recognizing the research of graduate students, be it in poster or paper presentation format. The SBM Program Committee selects Meritorious Student Abstracts that are showcased during the Wednesday evening opening reception. The society also grants several Distinguished Student Awards, including Travel Scholarships, and awards for Excellence in Research and Excellence in Service Delivery. The Student SIG will grant two $100 prizes for top student research abstracts. Other SIGs also offer student research awards; for details, contact the respective SIG representative. (Opening Reception featuring Citation Award and Meritorious Student Posters Wednesday April 7, 6:30-8:00pm)

Applying for clinical internship or interested in getting a head start on the process? Do not miss the Internship Panel and the Internship Meet-and-Greet. The Internship Panel will be headed by Justin M. Nash, PhD from Brown University, School of Medicine and Alan M. Delamater, PhD from the University of Miami, School of Medicine. They will discuss qualities that make applicants for internships in behavioral medicine stand out and be competitive. Additionally, a current intern will provide first-hand experience on the application and interview process. The Internship Meet-and-Greet will showcase over a dozen "meet-and-greet stations" in which behavioral medicine internship site representatives will be available to informally chat with prospective applicants about the training opportunities at their site. (Midday Meeting: Apply to Internships in Behavioral Medicine Thursday April 9, 12:15-1:15pm)

Ready to publish your research? The Publishing 101 Workshop with Christopher R. France, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Behavioral Medicine; Kevin S. Masters, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Behavioral Medicine; and Melissa A. Alderfer, PhD, member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Pediatric Psychology will provide specific tips for publishing in the area of behavioral medicine. (Breakfast Roundtable: Publishing 101 Saturday, April 10, 7:30-8:30am)

Need to relax and unwind after a long day of meeting events? Join the Student SIG Social Evening gatherings on Thursday and Friday nights. Students will gather at local restaurants to enjoy food, drinks, and the company of future colleagues. Specific details will be available in the meeting's final program.

Whether you are a new or veteran student member of SBM, we encourage you to take advantage of these (and other) student-oriented opportunities at the SBM Annual Meeting. See you in Seattle! http://www.sbm.org/meeting/2010/

 

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