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Annual Meeting Early Bird Registration Deadline Is Coming Up

The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held April 22-25 in San Antonio, TX, is rapidly approaching. Register before March 24 to pay a discounted “early bird” registration rate.

Sign Up for Pre-Conference Sessions

Workshops, courses, and seminars offered during the meeting’s pre-conference days will enhance your overall meeting experience. Sign up for pre-conference sessions on your registration form or, if you've already registered, call the national office at (414) 918-3156 to add pre-conference sessions to your registration. The following pre-conference sessions are being offered.


  • New Approaches to Preventing and Treating Obesity: Key Findings and “Lessons Learned” from the Obesity-Related Behavioral Intervention Trials (ORBIT) Consortium


  • Designing Digital Health Interventions: A Workshop on How to Create Usable, Enjoyable, and Effective Digital Health User Experiences
  • Nuts and Bolts of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Grant Proposal Writing
  • Translating Clinical Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine Using Implementation and Dissemination Science
  • Mock Grant Review
  • Promoting Health Equity through Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Using Evidence to Promote Advocacy: Strategies for Engaging in Practice and Policy Change in Behavioral Medicine
  • What are Social Network Methods and Analyses? How You Can Use Them in your Research
  • What is a “Good” Medical Decision? Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders


  • NIH mHealth Training Institute
  • NIH Grant-Writing Workshop
  • Behavioral Self-Management of Recurrent Headache: Implications for Clinical Practice
  • Advancing the State of the Science for Evaluating the Behavioral Health Effects of Laws
  • Design and Analytic Approaches to Improving the Internal Validity of Non-Randomized Studies
  • Retention Strategies for Randomized Trials: State of the Science, Innovation, and Implementation
  • Bibliotherapy: Healing One Text at a Time
  • Issues in Design and Conduct of Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials
  • How to Write a Successful NIH Career Development (K) and NRSA Fellowship (F) Award
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine from Research to Practice

Book Your Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are filling up quickly at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, where the Annual Meeting’s sessions are being held. Room reservations at the special meeting rate can be made now through the March 29 housing deadline or until the SBM block of rooms is filled, whichever comes first. Hotel rooms may be available after the housing deadline but not at the special conference rate. You’ll want to book early because the Annual Meeting coincides with Fiesta San Antonio, an annual citywide festival. While Fiesta San Antonio is sure to keep you entertained, it means hotel rooms are likely to fill up as the festival—and the Annual Meeting—draw near.

Preliminary Program Available Online

Browse the Preliminary Program and plan out the sessions you'd like to attend. Meeting attendees will again be able to personalize their itineraries using the Annual Meeting mobile app, which will hit app stores in late March.

Connect with SBM Online

Prior to the meeting, don’t forget to connect with your SBM colleagues on the society’s LinkedIn group page. The page features discussions about career paths, reimbursement strategies, science bashing in the media, and much more. LinkedIn also features discussions about posts on the SBMConnect blog. SBMConnect draws members’ attention to ever-changing—and sometimes controversial—issues and news items. Each post briefly explains an issue and is accompanied by a poll to get a sense of where SBM members stand on the topic.