2016 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
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Society of Behavioral Medicine

37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
March 30 - April 2, 2016
Washington, DC

Submit Your Rapid Communication Abstract
Reserve a Guest Room at the Conference Hotel
Check Out Our Keynote Speakers
See the Capitol Steps Comedy Group Perform on March 31
Apply for SBM Awards or Fellow Status by November 18
Join Us in One of America’s ‘Coolest Cities’
  And Don’t Forget to Download Your DC Emojis

Submit Your Rapid Communication Abstract

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is now accepting abstracts for rapid communication poster presentations for its 2016 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

Rapid communication poster presentations allow authors to present late-breaking behavioral medicine findings, data, and other information. SBM welcomes submissions from members and non-members alike.

The rapids submission deadline is December 28, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Find more information and submit yours today.


Reserve a Guest Room at the Conference Hotel

Room reservations at the Washington Hilton conference hotel can be made now at a special conference rate.

Ask for a room in the SBM 2016 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions room block to get a discounted room rate of $297.70 ($260 special rate plus $37.70 in taxes). Only a limited number of rooms are available at the discounted conference rate, so book early! Once the conference rooms are sold out, SBM will not be able to offer additional rooms at the conference rate.

Dupont Circle

The 2016 Annual Meeting is being held at the Washington Hilton in Dupont Circle.
Photo credit: Destination DC

Cautionary Note: SBM recommends against sharing credit card information with companies claiming they represent SBM or the Washington Hilton as hotel room reservation booking agents for the 2016 SBM Annual Meeting. Neither SBM nor the Washington Hilton works through such companies, and giving your information to them may put your credit card information at risk.

A company called National Travel Associates has been contacting former SBM Annual Meeting attendees, asking them to book and pay for 2016 Annual Meeting guest rooms at the Washington Hilton. If you have already booked a room through National Travel Associates, SBM highly recommends you call the Washington Hilton directly at (202) 483-3000 to find out if a room has been booked on your behalf. It is recommended you call even if National Travel Associates sent you a confirmation. If a room has not been booked, you may want to dispute the charge with your credit card company and monitor or cancel the credit card used.

SBM’s 2016 Annual Meeting website is the ONLY authorized online site for booking guest rooms at the Washington Hilton.


Check Out Our Keynote Speakers

SBM is proud to welcome the following keynote presenters to the 2016 Annual Meeting!

  • Sean Duffy, CEO and co-founder of Omada Health, will share results from Omada Health’s online diabetes prevention program, which is based on the national Diabetes Prevention Program and engages patients in 16 weeks of interactive sessions.
  • Marian Fitzgibbon, PhD, SBM president, will use her presidential keynote to talk about changes that put behavioral scientists at a crossroads, where many need to forge new research and career directions.
  • Jeanette Betancourt, EdD, senior vice president of community and family engagement for Sesame Workshop, will explain how Sesame Street programming is specially designed to teach children and families about healthy lifestyle habits.
  • Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, dean of UCLA’s School of Public Health, will discuss bridging the gap between research and policymakers by translating research into policies and programs that improve individual and population health worldwide.
  • Andrew Hoffman, PhD, the Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, will speak about why academics must make themselves heard in public and political spheres. He will explain how academics can take part in debates where their expert knowledge can inspire action and help society make wise choices.


See the Capitol Steps Comedy Group Perform on March 31

The Capitol Steps political satire troupe will perform at the 2016 Annual Meeting on March 31—after the poster session ends—from 7:15 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.

The popular DC-based Capitol Steps perform musical comedy that lampoons the full political spectrum. They began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the people who employed them. Check them out on YouTube!

Student tickets cost $35 and regular tickets cost $45. Part of the ticket proceeds will help cover Annual Meeting registration fees for student SBM members who perform volunteer service during the meeting. SBM is committed to helping these early-career members, who often find it difficult to secure funds for meeting attendance.

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps political satire troupe lampoons issues and politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Photo credit: Mike Reyna

Buy performance tickets today! The show can only go on if enough tickets are purchased. If SBM doesn’t meet its sales goal, your full purchase price will be refunded.


Apply for SBM Awards or Fellow Status by November 18

SBM is now accepting applications for its 2016 achievement awards and fellow nominations. For more information—and to apply or nominate someone—please visit SBM’s official call for awards and call for fellows Web pages. All application materials must be submitted to SBM by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 18.

Award recipients and fellows will be notified of their selection in February and will then be formally honored at SBM's 2016 Annual Meeting.


Join Us in One of America’s ‘Coolest Cities’ – And Don’t Forget to Download Your DC Emojis

Washington, DC, topped Forbes’ list of the coolest U.S. cities in 2014.

The ranking was based on entertainment options, a “foodie” factor, cultural make-up, and population growth.

The magazine wrote, “Among its best features: abundant entertainment and recreational options, an ethnically and culturally diverse population, and a big chunk of people age 20 to 34–nearly 30% of the metro area’s population. There’s certainly plenty to do, from visiting the many museums along the National Mall to taking in a Washington Nationals game to simply enjoying the cherry blossoms in springtime.”

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe in Dupont Circle is part bookstore, part cafe with live music.
Photo credit: Destination DC

The DC Cool website will help you plan the “coolest” things to see and do while you’re in town. Connect with #dccool and don’t forget to download their free Washington, DC, emojis to your smartphone!


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