Continuing Education Information

Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credits and a continuing education certificate of attendance at the 2014 Annual Meeting, must follow these steps:

1. Purchase continuing education credits, using the 2014 Annual Meeting Registration Form, or, in person at the SBM registration desk located on the 4th floor of the meeting site (the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown).

2. Within 30 days following the Annual Meeting (by Monday, May 26, 2014), complete an online evaluation. Instructions for accessing the evaluation site will be given to attendees who purchased credits; preregistered attendees will receive the instructions in their registration packets and onsite registrants will receive the instructions at the SBM registration desk. The SBM national office will also email the link to these attendees. On this site attendees will find a general meeting evaluation, as well as session specific evaluations; both types of evaluations must be completed in order to receive continuing education credit. The session-specific evaluation does ask questions pertaining to the session so it might be helpful to take session notes. Be sure to attend each session in its entirety as the evaluation includes an attestation statement, indicating attendance for the entire session.

Immediately after attendees complete the online evaluation, continuing education certificates will be emailed to the address indicated on the evaluation. Or, attendees can print their own certificates from the screen that appears immediately following completion of the online evaluation.

Available Credit Types

Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and the Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM). The IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement - The IAHB designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
The Institute for Advancement of Human Behavior is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This course is co-provided by IAHB and SBM. Maximum of 29.0 contact hours.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)
This program has been submitted for approval to the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

This course is sponsored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine. SBM is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SBM maintains responsibility for this program. Maximum of 29.0 hours.

You can earn a total of up to 29.0 CPEUs by attending this conference. Please see the PDP guidelines at for further explanation of requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the 35th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine delegates can be expected to:

  1. List examples of successful tobacco cessation strategies.
  2. Describe a model of effective clinical practice for providing counseling and referral to pediatric patients who are obese or at risk for obesity.
  3. Identify strategies for enhancing training programs to encourage clinicians to adopt new evidence-based therapies.
  4. Identify the key elements of informed decision making, shared decision making, and clinician decision making.
  5. Identify specific components of Internet and technology behavior change interventions that are associated with successful behavior change.
  6. Identify interventions that address multiple health-risk behaviors.