Call for Abstracts
2019 Call for Abstracts
• Content should maintain, develop and increase conceptual and applied competencies that are relevant to biofeedback/neurofeedback practice, education, and science.
• Content should be based on current theory, method or practice and may provide information related to ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact biofeedback.
• Presentations should emphasize takeaways that attendees can use in their practice.
• For presentations discussing empirical research, presenters should report clear and appropriate statistical analyses and valid conclusions.
AAPB Commercial Bias Policy
Commercial Support is financial, or in-kind, contributions given by a commercial interest which is used to pay all or part of the costs of a Continuing Medical Education activity.
When there is commercial support there must be a written agreement that is signed by the commercial interest and the accredited provider prior to the activity taking place.
AAPB will not accept presentations that demonstrate ANY level of commercial bias or conflict of interest. AAPB strongly adheres to the commercial bias criterion as described by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), as stated in Standard 5:
·Standard 5.1 The content or format of any AAPB approved presentation or its related materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
·Standard 5.2 Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the educational material or content includes trade names, where available trade names from several companies should be used, not just trade names from a single company.
Top 10 Actions Perceived by Health Care Professionals as Commercial Bias¹
1. Focusing on one agent, device, or procedure when others exist
2. Not providing a balanced presentation of the benefits and adverse effects for all agents, methods, or procedures in an activity
3. Most of the faculty have relationships with the grantor sponsoring the activity
4. References to inappropriate studies (promotional, bad design, etc.)
5. Inconsistent use of brand names
6. Misleading title
7. Lack of appropriate scientific references
8. Misleading learning objectives
9. Misleading overview statement
10. Endorsement of a particular product or practice by a respected and well-known expert in the field
Based on: Cornish and Leist. JCEHP 2006; 26:161-7.
For more information on what constitutes commercial bias compared with the personal opinion of experts, click here.
Further, please keep in mind that abstract reviewers will be looking to make sure all submissions comply with APA guidelines related to objectives and will ensure that all submissions are free of commercial bias.