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

Abstract Submission Website Now Open
Meeting to Focus on Innovations in Behavioral Medicine
Annual Meeting Returns to DC--Just in Time for Cherry Blossoms

Abstract Submission Website Now Open

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) launched its 2016 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions abstract submission website today.

SBM welcomes abstract submissions from members and non-members alike, for presentation consideration as a poster, paper, seminar, panel discussion or symposium. SBM encourages you to submit your most innovative and compelling work for consideration; your participation is critical to the success of the upcoming Annual Meeting.

The abstract submission deadline is September 8, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Find more information and submit yours today.

Meeting to Focus on Innovations in Behavioral Medicine

The 2016 SBM Annual Meeting will feature the theme, "Behavioral Medicine at a Crossroads: 21st Century Challenges and Solutions." The meeting will focus on recent changes in the field and will demonstrate how attendees can adapt to ensure behavioral medicine research continues being translated into effective, evidence-based interventions that lead to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. The meeting will highlight drivers of change (e.g., health care reform, technological advancements, funding landscape changes), and it will examine the opportunities those changes create (e.g., expanded access to health care, use of digital tools to impact health, partnerships with channels that were traditionally “not health”). The meeting will broaden how attendees think about their research, their careers, and the translation of behavioral medicine.

Invited speakers will address the following cross-cutting subthemes: innovative behavioral interventions that prevent disease and alter its natural progression; translation of behavioral medicine research into practice and policy; economics of health care; new ideas for funding health improvement research and evidence-based interventions; and expanding behavioral medicine’s reach so more people can live longer, healthier lives. In addition, abstract submissions are expected to cover the latest information related to cardiovascular health, obesity, cancer, precision medicine, aging, population health, intervention dissemination and implementation, health policy, grantsmanship, mentoring, career development, and more.

Annual Meeting Returns to DC--Just in Time for Cherry Blossoms

Want to figure out what to see and do in Washington, DC, when you're not attending Annual Meeting sessions? Need to know how to get around the city?

Check out Destination DC's Visitor's Guide and website.

They've even got a list of 10 ways to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which will be happening during the Annual Meeting as the famous trees bloom.

Washington Monument and cherry blossoms

The Washington Monument is shown in spring.
Photo courtesy of Destination DC.


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