Saturday, March 26, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is preliminary, tentative, and subject to change. We will live ‎stream and record keynote presentations and select breakout sessions for virtual ONLY ‎attendee participation. Pre-conference Workshops will be held onsite, for “in-person” only ‎participation.  Virtual Registration for the conference will be offered separately in early 2022 ‎for those who cannot or prefer not to travel. Thank you for your patience as navigate and ‎accommodate.‎

 

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8:00am - 6:00pm    ‎ ‎ Registration ‎


‎8:00am – 8:45am ‎    Morning Meditation


‎7:00am – 1:00pm‎     EXHIBIT HALL OPEN


‎8:00am - 9:00am     General Attendee CONTINENTAL Breakfast


9:00am – 7:00pm‎     AAPB SYNERGY LOUNGE

  • Open all day, featuring prominent experts and AAPB-endorsed authors for open ‎discussion, experience sharing and informal networking - and opportunity to ‎reconnect and engage for non-CE learning. The Lounge is designed with virtual ‎capabilities to ensure connectivity between those present at the meeting and ‎those who can join us virtually.‎

 

‎9:00am - 10:00am‎        60-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS- SYMPOSIA


BOS14: Teaching Breathing Biofeedback

Presented By:

  • Taylor Capozziello, PhD, BCB, BCN, CMT


SESSION SYNOPSIS: We all know that breathing biofeedback is important. Most likely you are already ‎teaching it, but are you really addressing the issue? Many times people are holding extra air in their ‎chest and tightening their muscles. They may even be able to practice 6 breaths per minute this way, ‎and perhaps their heart rate variability scores will even increase. But, are they still holding extra air in ‎their chest? There is a very good chance they are. This will be a hands on talk to help you learn as a ‎clinician what to feel and look for. We will go through the steps of different exercises to deepen their ‎understanding of what you are asking. Once people learn how to correctly use their body for breath ‎they can then apply it to a variety of different breath practices. Until then, one can only get so far.‎

  • Basic Science (All Levels)‎
  • Introductory
  • ‎90% Clinical/10% Research‎

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • How to run a breathing biofeedback session
  • How to train a person to notice when they are breathing in their chest
  • Allowing your body to move with breath and what that feels like
  • Basic anatomy of the breathing and how to use that to your advantage

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone who is using or wanting to incorporate breathing biofeedback in their ‎practice.‎

DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: Breathing addresses everyone. It is often at the root of many issues ‎going on in society today. We are divided by fear, which breathing can help address over time. Of ‎course it does not solve it, but as people start to notice when they are holding their breath, they can ‎start to look at why, which leads to bigger questions and hopefully answers.

 

BOS16: Agonism and Antagonism Among the Shoulder Muscles: An SEMG Approach

Presented By: ‎

  • Gabriel E. Sella, MD, BSC, MSc, MPH, PhD(c)‎

SESSION SYNOPSIS: Muscular agonism (synergism) and antagonism is a long standing principle of ‎muscular action. The concept is held to be true by many generations of scientist without actual proof ‎except the anatomic position of the muscles of a joint. With the advent of the SEMG functional ‎investigation of joint range of motion (ROM) it was possible to devise statistical documentation of the ‎existence of agonism and antagoinsm of the muscles of any joint. In this presentaion the author will ‎document the presence and relative values of the agonistic and antagonistic relationships of most ‎muscles of the shoulder joint.‎

  • Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
  • Intermediate
  • Clinical and Research

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • Learning of the definitions of muscular agonism (synergism) and antagonism
  • Learning to utilize SEMG dynamic studies to generate correlation coefficient statistics necessary to ‎document inter-muscular relationships
  • Learning to document the agonistic and antagonistic muscular relationships of the shoulder joint ‎through the ROM
  • Learning to utilize the knowledge above in the clinical and ergonomic fields, including athletics

TARGET AUDIENCE: All audiences are welcome, beginners, intermediate and advanced.‎

DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: Muscle investigators and clinicians of all cultures have learned about the ‎presence and relevance of agonism and antagonism among the muscles of any joint. This is the first ‎time that they will learn what the actual relationships are and bring the knowledge back to their ‎country and culture.‎

 

10:30am - 12:00pm    ‎ ‎     90-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SYMPOSIA

BOS18: The Use and Misuse of Montages in EEG Analysis ‎

Presented By: ‎

  • Tiff Thompson, PhD, R.EEG.T., BCN, QEEG-D, MFT

SESSION SYNOPSIS: The arrangement of EEG channels on the display, defined by the active and ‎reference electrodes, are ‎called montages. There are several montages used commonly in EEG. ‎Because EEG analysis is always relative to its ‎reference, the skilled practitioner must know how to view ‎the data via different montages to gain a clear ‎perspective on their client’s EEG. Certain pathologies ‎and abnormalities can be seen only in certain montages, and ‎neurotypical findings can be viewed ‎erroneously through the wrong montages. This lecture covers the most ‎important and widely-used ‎montages and their utility, as well as the errors and false positives they can create. ‎These findings will ‎be shown in both raw and quantitative analyses. Particular weight will be given to a common ‎error ‎that plagues the field of neurotherapy: linked ears reference contamination creating false measures of ‎‎coherence. The montages this lecture will cover includes bi-polar (transverse, longitudinal and ‎circumference), ‎common reference, average reference, Laplacian, ipsilateral mastoid, and linked ears ‎montages, revealing ‎strengths and weaknesses of each.‎

  • Basic Science
  • Introuctory
  • ‎50% Clinical/50% Research‎

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • Participants will be able to differentiate the different montages
  • Participants will be able to apply their knowledge of montages in clinical analysis
  • Participants will be able to detect errors in their analysis using montages

TARGET AUDIENCE: All Levels

DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: All brains will be taken into consideration in this lecture.‎

 

 

BOS19: Pain and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback from Three Perspectives

Presented By: ‎

  • Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB
  • David Hopper, DC, OMT
  • Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB

SESSION SYNOPSIS: People experiencing chronic pain may seek help from multiple providers, from ‎physicians, to chiropractors, to mental health professionals. Each discipline addresses chronic pain in ‎their own way. Sometimes, approaches are complimentary and can easily be integrated together, and ‎other times, the patient may feel that they are getting contradictory advice and may not know what to ‎do. It is therefore imperative for providers from different disciplines to coordinate treatment and, ‎ideally, use an approach that unifies the different approaches into a cohesive integrated one. Heart ‎Rate Variability Biofeedback is one such unifying approach. Physicians, chiropractors, and mental ‎health professionals use HRV to help ameliorate symptoms of chronic pain, regulate the functioning of ‎the autonomic nervous system and improve functioning. In this symposium, the audience will have an ‎opportunity to hear from providers of each of these three disciplines on the approach they each take ‎for treating chronic pain while using HRV biofeedback as a central unifying focus.‎

  • Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
  • Introductory
  • ‎70% Clinical/30% Research‎

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • Describe ways in which physicians, chiropractors, and mental health professionals may approach ‎treatment of chronic pain
  • Discuss ways in which HRV biofeedback plays a central role in each approach
  • Integrate HRV biofeedback together with other perspectives on chronic pain into their own practice

TARGET AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of biofeedback treatment of ‎chronic pain

DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: This symposium addresses chronic pain treatment from the perspective ‎of 3 different disciplines - the perspective of diversity is already built into the presentation. We will ‎specifically address cultural considerations in pain treatment.‎

 


BOS20: Ethical Principles and Practice Standards in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

Presented By:

  • Donald Moss, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV, Licensed Psychologist

SESSION SYNOPSIS: This session will review legal and ethical responsibilities of biofeedback and ‎neurofeedback practitioners. Biofeedback professionals are governed in clinical practice by state ‎regulations under the relevant licensing act, professional codes of ethics for his or her home ‎profession, and the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback (9th rev., May 2016) ‎of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).  The workshop will provide an overview ‎of medical ethics and a review of the most recent AAPB/BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical ‎Principles of Biofeedback. The workshop will also review emerging standards on telemedicine for ‎behavioral health and practice standards for neurofeedback. Violation of standards and guidelines, ‎even when unintended, invites the risk of lawsuit, criminal prosecution, financial penalties, loss of ‎licensure, and expensive and stressful legal and administrative reviews.‎

  • Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance
  • Introductory
  • ‎80% Clinical/20% Research‎

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • ‎Attendees will review and discuss the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of ‎Biofeedback, published by BCIA, and their interpretation for decisions in biofeedback practice.‎
  • ‎Attendees will explain conflicting jurisdictions of state laws and regulations, ‎professional codes of conduct, BCIA guidelines, and federal regulations.‎
  • ‎Attendees will review and discuss practice standards governing entry level ‎competence, continuing education requirements, and scope of practice.‎
  • Attendees will be informed about guidelines for advertising, marketing, and public statements about ‎Biofeedback and Neurofeedback.‎

TARGET AUDIENCE: Practitioners in biofeedback and neurofeedback.  This workshop provides 1.5 ‎hours of CE needed for licensure in mental health professions.‎

DIVERSITY CONSIDERATIONS: The author will include discussion of both APA and BCIA guidelines on ‎multicultural awareness, cultural competencies, and diversity sensitivity.‎


‎12:15 pm - 1:15 pm‎
LL02: Special LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION: Neurofeedback: How Your Mind can Change Your Brain


Presented By: ‎

  • Maurice (Barry) Sterman, PhD

SESSION SYNOPSIS: The primary voluntary functions of the brain can be summarized as attention, ‎movement, and problem solving. Using a new approach to the functional tracking of  these functions ‎with the quantitative EEG we can now identify functional states and their interactions simply and ‎efficiently. The basic evidential data supporting this conclusion will be reviewed.‎

  • Basic Science
  • Advanced
  • ‎30% Clinical/70% Research‎

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ‎

  • Attendees will be able to articulate the basis of the SMR EEG rhythm, as well as understand supporting ‎research, data, and applications.‎
  • Attendees will learn about critical and relevant physiological principles of neurofeedback.‎
  • Attendees will be able to explain how SMR informs clinical neurofeedback practice.‎
  • Attendees will learn an appreciation for software characteristics essential for valid neurofeedback

TARGET AUDIENCE: Persons with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree will benefit from this advanced ‎introduction to our field. Those with graduate experience in Psychology and/or Neurobiology will ‎benefit most. Physicians will discover the solid scientific basis underlying competent neurofeedback.‎


‎12:30 - 1 pm‎
AFTERNOON MEDITATION

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