Outlook: A Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of Behavorial Medicine
Winter 2010
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Annual Meeting Updates:

Deadline to Reserve Conference Rate Room: March 5, 2010, 8:00pm ET (or until sold out)

Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 9, 2010, 11:59 pm ET

Preliminary Program now available

Schedule at a Glance Available

11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
4-7 August 2010; "Translational Behavioral Research: A Global Challenge"
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2010, 11:59 pm ET
Submit at: http://www.icbm2010.org/callforabstracts.php
The International Congress of Behavioral Medicine is an outstanding, must-attend meeting that offers a wonderful opportunity for presenting research to an international audience, especially for students and young investigators who rarely have a chance for international exposure.   Read more »

Evidence Based Behavioral Practice Project

Every day, new research in behavioral medicine yields evidence of the positive effects that behavioral interventions can have on health. To help practitioners and researchers, SBM - in partnership with NIH, OBSSR, the National Library of Medicine and Northwestern University - offers resources from the Evidence Based Behavioral Practice (EBBP) project. Read more »

SBM Development Committee - Key to Successful Annual Meetings

Ensuring a stimulating, enriching, cost-conscious, and rewarding SBM Annual Meeting experience requires effort on many fronts. As many SBM members appreciate, the Program Committee spends the greater part of a year planning educational sessions, which not only entails reviewing abstracts but choosing keynote and master lecture presenters whose research and expertise offers attendees a look at the most exciting developments in the behavioral medicine field. Read more »

Personal Health TechnologiesHighlight: American Medical Informatics Association and SBM Liaison

The Behavioral Informatics SIG and the Cancer SIG have jointly developed a pre-conference course at the SBM meeting in Seattle, April 7, 2010. Informatics, eHealth, & Behavioral Science - Creating Synergy for Best Implementation & Outcomes will highlight opportunities to bridge the gap between health informatics and behavioral science. Read more »

Student-oriented Activities at the SBM 2010 Annual Meeting

The 31st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) in Seattle (April 7-10, 2010) will showcase a variety of activities of particular interest to SBM student members.   Read more »

Politics & Policies: Speaking Up for Behavioral Medicine

The Obama Administration and the new Congress have now been in office for almost a year. The ideas and sound bites expressed during the election campaign are not enough anymore. The details behind those ideas start to matter now. And that is exactly where we are at this point on the health care issue. The details are beginning to matter.   Read more »

The Course Syllabi Database: A Valuable Resource for SBM Members

To facilitate curriculum development across the field of behavioral medicine, the Education, Training, and Career Development Council (ETCD) of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) maintains a searchable database of syllabi and course-related material for higher education in behavioral medicine.   Read more »

Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You
Women's Mental Health:
What It Means to You

Two New FREE booklets from the Office of Women's Health

Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You is a consumer booklet that addresses the stigma associated with mental health, while offering women advice for talking about mental illness, suggestions about where to turn for support and solutions for preventing and coping with mental illness.  Read more »

Child and Family Health SIGResearch from members of the Child and Family Health SIG

The Child and Family Health SIG of SBM provides an interdisciplinary forum for members to share their research around children, adolescents and families. Since the triple threats of a depressed economy, high joblessness, and families separated by troop deployment to persistent wars are part of the American life experience, our members have taken up the challenge to enhance health promotion among American children, teens and families.   Read more »

The Great Debate: Scrutinizing the Value of Positive Psychology for Health Research

In recent years, "positive psychology" has commanded appreciable attention. In particular, growing interest has focused on whether variables included within this broad rubric might influence health processes. Research regarding links between positive constructs and health has expanded markedly, and SBM has been an active forum for some of this work.   Read more »

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Society of Behavioral Medicine
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Milwaukee, WI 53202-3823
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Francis J. Keefe, PhD

Karen M. Emmons, PhD

Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD

Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
Member Delegate

Lisa M. Klesges, PhD
Member Delegate

James F. Sallis, Jr., PhD
Member Delegate

Council Chairs
Laura S. Porter, PhD
Education, Training & Career Development Chair

Brent Van Dorsten, PhD
Membership Chair

Kenneth E. Freedland, PhD
Publications & Communications Chair

Sara Knight, PhD
Scientific & Professional Liaison Chair

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Special Interest Groups Chair

Committee Chairs
Karen A. Matthews, PhD
Awards Chair

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Development Chair

David C. Mohr, PhD
Evidence-Based Behavioral Medicine Chair

Paul A. Estabrooks, PhD
Finance Chair

Prabhu Ponkshe, MA, LLB
Health Policy Chair

Bonnie Spring, PhD, ABPP
Nominating Chair

Michael A. Diefenbach, PhD
Program Chair

Gary G. Bennett, PhD
Program Co-Chair

Kathleen J. Goggin, PhD
Program Support Chair

Christopher R. France, PhD
Annals Editor

Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH
Outlook Editor

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Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH
Editor, SBM Outlook
Phone: (808) 441-8189
E-mail: calbright@crch.hawaii.edu

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