2020 Annual Meeting

Cancellation Update

After careful consideration, the SBM leadership determined it was necessary to cancel our 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions due to COVID-19. This decision was not made lightly, as we know our attendees cherish the collaborative scientific spirit of our Annual Meeting. Some limited content has been made available online, via the links below. SBM President Michael Diefenbach, PhD, has given a virtual presidential address for an update on our lectures, abstracts, and more. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions may be found here.

Annual Meeting Webinar Series

Webinars feature our keynotes, master lectures, and presidential sessions will be held every Tuesday and Friday at 12 p.m. ET from May 26 to June 26.

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Annals of Behavioral Medicine Supplement

View the Annals of Behavioral Medicine supplement from the 2020 Annual Meeting.

View the Supplement

Online Planner -- Now With Papers and Posters

Check out the online planner, including uploaded paper and poster presentations.

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Online Program

Check out the online planner, including uploaded paper and poster presentations.

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Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Achievement Awards and New Fellows

SIG Awards

Abstract Citation and Meritorious Awards


SBM is a vibrant, multidisciplinary society focused on the role of behavior in improving health. Most of our country's most daunting health challenges have behavioral origins, and achieving SBM’s vision of “better health through behavior change” has never been more important. SBM members include the nation’s leading scientists and practitioners, and SBM Annual Meetings are the premier forum for the most influential behavioral medicine research. Learn more about SBM and who we are. SBM's meeting offers over 250 sessions in more than 30 topic areas, including cancer, digital health, methods and measurement, physical activity, and quality of life

What do other professionals say about SBM’s Annual Meetings?

  • "Such an energizing conference, all of the sessions were wonderful and the focus on translating research into policy was timely."
  • "Overall the conference provided many networking opportunities and allowed me to make some major connections."
  • "As a graduate student, I found the emphasis on mentoring and career development extremely helpful."