Dear Fellow AAPB Members:
I need your help with two different efforts. One will take you just a few minutes and the other is more substantial. Both have to do with our social networking campaign.
Social Networking Campaign: As I mentioned in my last update, AAPB's social networking campaign is underway. Eight "YouTube" videos of varying lengths about biofeedback are being distributed and our presence in various social networking sites is being updated.
Here is what I need your help with:
AAPB needs to direct its videos to (a) web based interest / support groups of people with disorders we can treat (WE ESPECIALLY NEED TO CONTACT PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD, AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PEOPLE WITH MIGRIANE HEADACHES), (b) professional interest groups of primary care folk who can refer patients for biofeedback, and (c) professionals who might want to add biofeedback to their practices.
If you are a member of any of the above groups or know how to post videos to their web based groups, please let me know so we can contact them.
AABP has an active Facebook page. We need more people to "like" it so it gets better visibility. Please follow this link and take a look at our Facebook page. If you like it, please do press the like button.
Virtual meeting: Given the uncertainty of how well people will be able to receive our stream from AAPB's meeting, it has been decided to offer the streaming of parts of the meeting at no charge. The streaming this year will be considered a trial in which we stream throughout the meeting but only one session at a time. Several weeks before the meeting, we will send out an email especially directed to people in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe letting people know how to access the stream. A requirement for accessing the stream will be each person's agreement to fill in an evaluation "survey monkey" we send after the meeting.
The board will assess how the streaming attempt worked out and decide on our next steps in this program.
Annual Meeting Registration: The Program Planning Committee has assembled an exciting program to be held in a unique location this year, Savannah, GA! There is still time to register and to take advantage of the discounted fees. Because of the timing of this letter, the register discount has been extended for one more week! Register on or before February 25 and save $55!! I look forward to seeing you in Savannah and welcoming you to the outstanding educational offerings that we have in store!
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Applied Psychophysiology Comes of Age: Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Applications in Clinical Practice and Optimum Performance
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 25, 2014!
AAPB, the pioneering professional society devoted to education and research in this field, will be hosting its 45th Annual Scientific Meeting in Savannah, Georgia on March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Please register today and make sure to attend the entire meeting. You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend practical workshops, hear from leading clinicians and researchers, and check out the latest equipment. Please click here to access the complete program online.
2014 Annual Scientific Meeting highlights include:
We are very excited to feature the following FOUR Keynote Sessions:
In addition, the 2014 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting offers:
Hotel Reservations are now open at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Be sure to book your reservation by February 18, 2014 to ensure the best rate possible.
2014 EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
Thank you to our 2014 exhibitors. Be sure to visit their websites to learn more about the tools, products and services they offer to enhance the practice and research of biofeedback. Without their support, our meeting would not be possible.
VOLUNTEER AS A PROCTOR and ATTEND A WORKSHOP FOR FREE!
Anyone interested in volunteering (students are encouraged to participate) as a proctor for the workshops at the Annual Meeting may do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 477-8892. Each proctor attends the workshop free of charge in exchange for collecting attendee tickets and distributing handouts. To be eligible to proctor, you must register for the full meeting. If interested, please contact AAPB with the following information today:
We are still looking for workshop proctors for the following offerings:
PLEASE NOTE: Proctors will be assigned courses in the order requests are received
Psychologists: AAPB is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The AAPB 45th Annual Scientific Meeting offers a MAXIMUM of 27.5 hours.
BCIA Recertification: Hour-for-hour attendance in breakout sessions and workshops may be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement for recertification with the certificate of attendance.
We hope to see you in Savannah in March!
An Investment in the Future of Biofeedback
The Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB) was formed in 1985 at the urging of then AAPB president, Neal Miller, PhD. He felt that the organization had a mission to continue to support research and clinical applications in our ever broadening field. A key way to do that is to encourage the interest and application of work by students which will lead to further demonstration of the efficacy of Biofeedback techniques.
We would like to thank those who have generously supported FERB, its mission and the future of the field (from March 1, 2013 to January 3, 2014):
Platinum Level Donors
Tickets are $75 or $140 for 2. Dinner Included. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB).
Make sure you sign up for the FERB Fundraiser when you register for the 2014 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting and make an important investment in great potential!
Membership Committee Chair
AAPB strives to ensure that it is meeting the wants and needs of its membership. As the association evolves and changes, it is imperative that we have capable and dedicated committee leadership in place to lead us toward the achievement of our strategic goals and objectives. We are currently seeking a member volunteer to chair its Membership Committee. By volunteering, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a way that provides meaningful support to your peers and gives you a voice in the association. The purpose of the Membership Committee is to:
If you would be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Michelle Cunningham at email@example.com or (800) 477-8892, ext. 132.
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Submit Your Next Paper to Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Contact Editor-in-Chief Frank Andrasik (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) with any general inquiries about the journal and/or your suggestions for special thematic issues.
Sign up for SpringerAlerts for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
The latest issue of Biofeedback Magazine is now available online. This issue features the following information:
AAPB is bringing educational seminars to you - literally. Several Virtual Education webinars are currently available for purchase online. These webinars offer continuing education credits and the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge from the comfort of your home or office. The credits you receive are approved by APA and satisfy the BCIA recertification requirements. Additionally, the credits may be used to maintain your license - a great value!
Click here to visit the AAPB Store, and learn more about the following webinar recordings and purchase one today!
The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance
BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education. For more information on certification or recertification, contact BCIA today: