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Grant Number: 1R13HL168942-01 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Schneider, Margaret
Organization: Society Of Behavioral Medicine
Project Title: Society of Behavioral Medicine 2023 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
Fiscal Year: 2023


PROJECT ABSTRACT The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) will hold its 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions April 26-29, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ. This application seeks funding in support of meeting programming addressing the following specific aims: (1) Train attendees in the skills necessary to improve individual and public health as well as reduce health disparities by meaningfully including diverse voices in their research and practice (e.g., inclusion of racial/ethnic and gender minorities, leading cross-disciplinary collaborations, and involving industry and community partners); (2) Showcase innovative models for designing and promoting health solutions, including via influencing behavior at the individual, family, community and policy levels; and (3) Enhance the diversity of behavioral medicine professionals by providing mentoring, leadership training, professional development, and networking opportunities to trainees, junior and mid-career faculty, clinicians, industry professionals, underrepresented individuals, and others who attend the meeting. SBM is the nation’s leading scientific society dedicated to behavioral medicine, representing approximately 2,400 researchers and clinicians from more than 20 disciplines. SBM’s members include researchers, clinicians, educators, and industry professionals who focus on the development and integration of behavioral, psychosocial, and biomedical theory, knowledge, and interventions relevant to the understanding of health and disease. They work to understand, prevent, and treat chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancer. They conduct research and translate findings into real-world settings to improve lives while also reducing healthcare costs. SBM’s annual meetings are the premier forum for disseminating behavioral medicine’s important ideas and breakthroughs. The meeting’s educational sessions, networking events, interactive research spotlights, and poster/exhibit halls facilitate exchange of information and ideas. Attendees apply the knowledge gained to disease prevention and management, and development of innovative research designs, effective interventions and strategies, and evidence-based policies. An estimated 2,000 individuals from the United States and abroad will attend the 2023 SBM Annual Meeting, which will feature more than 1,500 presentations. The meeting theme is “Translating Science into Impact.” Barriers to translating science into real-world impacts, include difficulty communicating across disciplines, lack of attention to stakeholders’ priorities, and lack of awareness about behavioral medicine in some settings. The 2023 Annual Meeting will showcase success stories in translating behavioral science into real impact, and it will prepare attendees to increase the impact of their own work. Sessions will address translation as it relates to intervention design, health guidelines, healthcare laws, and systemic changes that advance health equity. Most of the world’s health challenges have behavioral origins. Behavioral medicine and the evidence it generates are more important than ever.



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