Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Course Descriptions

All courses take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ.
 

Course 1: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Introduction to Time-Varying Mediation Analysis For Intensive Longitudinal Data
The workshop will introduce time-varying mediation models and how to implement them in using an example from a smoking cessation intervention ecological momentary assessment study.
*SBM student and transitional member attendees of this course may be reimbursed 100% of the course fee and other attendees may be reimbursed 75% of the course fee, pending grant underwriting from the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

Course 2: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
HINTS @ 20: New survey data and resources to support your research and increase your scientific impact
This course is meant to provide cancer researchers and cancer control advocates with data resources to support their work.  It will provide an overview of the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) program and then describe several relevant resources all of which can be accessed through the HINTS website.  

Course 3: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
An Introduction to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST): Basic Principles and Interdisciplinary Applications
Learn the essentials of the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST), an engineering-inspired framework that holds promise for improving the effectiveness and scalability of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions. This pre-conference course will cover the “basic principles” of MOST and is highly recommended for attendees interested in the MOST “advanced topics” course.
*SBM student and transitional member attendees of this course may be reimbursed 100% of the course fee and other attendees may be reimbursed 75% of the course fee, pending grant underwriting from the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

Course 4: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Advanced topics in intervention optimization: Matching the right research design to your research question
Sold on intervention optimization, but unsure what research design best matches your research question? This advanced topic workshop is for you!
*SBM student and transitional member attendees of this course may be reimbursed 100% of the course fee and other attendees may be reimbursed 75% of the course fee, pending grant underwriting from the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

Course 5: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Extending our Reach: Knowledge Mobilization for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments
Participants will learn about the Knowledge-to-Action cycle, a systematic approach to boost the uptake of evidence-based knowledge. The Knowledge-to-Action model provides a roadmap for translating behavioral science into local contexts through specific and dynamic steps that both enhance existing assets and foster the development of future assets of the intervention.

Course 6: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Emotion regulation and health
Emotions are an omnipresent aspect of human life. This presentation will address following issues: Why do we feel what we feel? Who is in charge – you or your emotion? Can our emotion make us physically/mentally sick? Can we use our emotion to enhance your well-being, performance, and social relations?

Course 7: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Introduction to Community Engagement Studios: Strategies and Lessons Learned for Eliciting Community Input for Research
Community Engagement (CE) Studios help researchers elicit community input on their projects and typically do not require IRB approval. In this workshop you will gain a practical understanding of how to conduct a CE Studio and receive materials for implementing CE Studios at your home institution.

Course 8: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How to cultivate industry/academic partnerships
Translating science into impact is important for companies to be able to scale behavioral intervention into the real world. Participants will gain a view of science inside digital health companies, how science is integrated into corporate objectives, and how academic researchers can partner with companies to advance each other’s science.

Course 9: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Communicating Science: Building Trust in Journalism and the Sciences as Forces for Good
This interactive workshop is designed for scientists/research professionals who wish to translate and communicate their research more clearly and effectively to the public, the media, and to scientists outside their own field, while considering the changing science communication ecosystem, media landscape, and society.

Course 10: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A primer in machine learning: Applying the concepts to your behavioral research, collaborations, and grant proposals
This course is designed for attendees at all levels who wish to incorporate machine learning (ML) into their behavioral research. Through didactic presentations and interactive group discussions, we will cover: applying ML to solve ‘problem areas’ in behavioral science, finding collaborators across scientific disciplines, and pursuing appropriate funding opportunities. 

Course 11: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Graduate Student and Early Career Scholar Pre-Conference: Translating Science into Impact
The Health Decision Making and Climate Change and Health SIG’s Pre-Conference Course provides structured networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for graduate students and early career scholars by facilitating interactive lectures about translating science into impact and moving research "beyond the bench" within the context of climate change and health.

Course 12: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Harnessing the power of fluctuation: New horizons in modeling intraindividual variability with intensive longitudinal data
In this workshop, we will demonstrate cutting-edge statistical approaches to testing how these subject-level means, variances, and slopes can predict behavioral and health outcomes.
*SBM student and transitional member attendees of this course may be reimbursed 100% of the course fee and other attendees may be reimbursed 75% of the course fee, pending grant underwriting from the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

Course 13: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Adapting systematic review methods for rapid evidence needs
In this interactive, skills-based workshop, attendees will learn how to adapt systematic review methods for rapid evidence needs. We will provide guidance for selecting evidence products that best fit evidence needs and for refining scope for short timelines using a case study example and/or attendees’ current projects.

Course 14: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Photovoice: A Novel Strategy for Developing Community Partnerships
Looking for tools to better engage with the community? Photovoice is a not only a data collection tool, it can also be used to sustain and develop community partnerships. This workshop will provide examples of how this has been achieved and teach you the photovoice steps.

Course 15: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The "Nuts and Bolts" of Developing Health-Related Behavioral Interventions: Understanding and Applying the ORBIT Model
In this course, participants will learn about the ORBIT model for developing behavioral interventions, including its key features, appropriate study designs and methods. NIH and senior investigators will provide advice on how to use the model to enhance intervention development research and develop a successful intervention development grant application.
*SBM student and transitional member attendees of this course may be reimbursed 100% of the course fee and other attendees may be reimbursed 75% of the course fee, pending grant underwriting from the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention.

Course 16: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cultivating resilience, maintaining forward momentum, and optimizing career fulfillment for mid/senior level scientists
This interactive workshop is designed by senior level behavioral scientists to address unspoken challenges in career advancement, leadership, and mentoring. Through vignette based learning and interactive discussions, panelists will facilitate a supportive atmosphere and share our collective wisdom on cultivating resilience, maintaining forward momentum and optimizing career fulfillment.

Course 17: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What You Need to Know about NIH Fellowship Grants (F31, F32): How Trainees and Mentors Can Make the Most of This Funding Opportunity
This workshop will help trainees and mentors apply for, and execute, NIH individual fellowship grants including F31 and F32. We will discuss their scope; address how they enrich the training environment; provide tips for applications; and discuss how to optimize mentee-mentor relationships during grant preparation and conduct.

Course 18: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leveraging online technology for rapid qualitative analysis and advisory board engagement
This course will demonstrate how to leverage online technology to foster remote collaboration and engagement of diverse perspectives in research. Through interactive demonstrations, participants will learn how to use an online collaboration platform to conduct concept mapping, brainstorm and prioritize ideas, and understand the needs and preferences of research consumers.

Course 19 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bridging the Digital Divide: Applying Universal Design Principles to Enhance Inclusivity for People with Disabilities
Although inclusivity is an important aspect of behavioral medicine research, there has been less attention paid to educating scientists in how to best include persons with disabilities. This workshop's goal is to increase awareness of this issue and knowledge about how to include persons with disabilities in our work.