Outlook Winter 2014 Needs Assessment Survey
Your opinion matters! We want to hear from you how to improve Outlook and make it more useful to you and your career. Please answer a few questions to help us make Outlook even better. Access the short survey here »
Members Spoke and the SBM Board Listened
In September 2013 SBM members were asked to fill out a short survey, the results of which would be used to guide the SBM Board of Directors in a strategic planning session the following month. Thank you for taking the time to convey what you value about your Society and where you think we should head in the immediate and long-range future. Read more »
What a fantastic year it has been as President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The society has accomplished so much and is continuing to move forward on many exciting fronts. This Presidential message provides a snapshot of some of these exciting highlights as we prepare for the 35th Annual Society of Behavioral Medicine Meeting and Scientific Sessions celebration on April 23-26th in Philadelphia!
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Register for the 2014 SBM Annual Meeting - Early Bird Deadline is March 25
The 2014 Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching. Register before March 25 to receive the Early Bird discount.
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Support Student-member Attendance at SBM 2014
Two years ago SBM student member and Chair of the Student Special Interest Group Julie Cessna submitted her poster abstract - with mixed feelings. "I really valued the chance to present my work and learn more about the field of behavioral medicine," she recalls, "but I worried about coming up with the money to cover all the meeting costs." Read more »
Aging SIG Update
Greetings from the SBM Aging Special Interest Group (SIG)! We hope you had a good holiday season and are now gearing up for the 35th Annual Meeting of SBM. As you are preparing your schedule, we would like to highlight the Aging SIG student award and aging-related presentations that may of interest to members of SBM and for those that currently work with older adult populations or are interested in this exciting field. Read more »
The Cancer SIG welcomes you to Philadelphia
The Cancer SIG is looking forward to the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia! The program will include many important sessions spanning the entire length of the conference such as workshops, symposia, roundtables and midday meetings.
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Child and Family Health SIG Update
Aristotle helped to explain the nature of love; and among the different natures was philia, or the type of love and affection one has for one's friend, business partner or political ally. This was inspiration for the name of William Penn's new city Philadelphia, which was the result of a peaceful treaty with the Lenape. It is therefore fitting that Philadelphia will be the location of both the APA Division 54 Society for Pediatric Psychology (SPP) meeting in March and Child and Family Health (CFH) SIG activities at the next Society for Behavior Medicine in April.
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Update: Complementary and Integrative Medicine SIG
We are looking forward to the 35th SBM Annual Meeting, April 23-26, in Philadelphia. This year's program boasts a Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) SIG breakfast roundtable, as well as several exciting CIM-related seminars and presentations. First, the CIM SIG roundtable discussion/business meeting is planned for Thursday, April 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All CIM SIG members are welcome to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about CIM programming and to network with colleagues in the field.
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Integrated Primary Care SIG Update
The Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group is committed to the promotion and enhancement of the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health care in primary care settings. In this edition of the IPC SIG News, we will focus on the call for contributions in educational resources in health education that is likely to be of value to all SBM members. Read more »
Obesity and Eating Disorders SIG Update
The Obesity and Eating Disorders (OED) SIG is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research and training in the areas of obesity and eating disorders, and strives to support researchers and practitioners to be leaders in these areas. Many significant events have taken place since our meeting last year that are relevant to our mission. Read more »
Measurement Issues of Spirituality and Health
Religiousness and spirituality (R/S) are increasingly shown to be related to myriad aspects of health and well-being. The increased interest in the links among health and psychology of religion has led to increased research in the field and a deeper exploration of R/S. As researchers increasingly include these variables, they face a bewildering array of methods and measures. The proliferation has led to a number of surveys which vary widely in psychometric quality and conceptual validity.
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Negotiating freedom of expression and professional controversy:
The use and misuse of social media among scientific researchers
Social media serves a dual purpose for scientists by facilitating both personal and professional communication. For example, researchers use social media to network with friends or other scientists, to engage with the public or students, to curate online materials, and to respond to current events. However, a debate is emerging about social media use among scientific researchers, pitting researchers' right to express themselves against the expectation that they will represent themselves in ways that their institution finds acceptable. Read more »
Technology SIG Update
The Technology SIG has had an exciting year and is eager to gather at the SBM Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The mission of the Technology SIG is to ensure that SBM is fully utilizing technology to improve behavior and health, keeping members of SBM abreast of opportunities that exist, and leading the conversation on theories, methods, and applications of technology to behavioral science. Read more »
Newest Articles from Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine
SBM's two journals, Annals of Behavioral Medicine and Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research (TBM), continuously publish articles online, many of which become available before issues are printed. Read more »
Honors & Awards
This article showcases some of SBM members' recent honors and awards. If you would like to have your honor or award featured in the next issue, please forward the details of your achievement to William J. Sieber, PhD, Outlook Editor. Read more »