AAPB's 51st Annual Scientific Meeting

 

AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting:

POSITIVE VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS
 

 

December 2-4, 9-11, 2020

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Program of Events by Day

Wednesday, December 2

Thursday, December 3

Friday, December 4

Wednesday, December 9

Thursday, December 10

Friday, December 11

Our Generous Sponsors!

Our most sincere appreciation to the following organizations for adapting to the virtual environment and supporting AAPB's conference in these challenging times! 

About the Conference

The Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB), the pioneering professional society devoted to education and research in this field, will be hosting its 51st Annual Scientific Meeting virtually in 2020 due to Covid-19. Please make plans to attend the entire meeting. You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend our virtual sessions, learn from leading clinicians and researchers and engage in the thought leadership within our field.

The goal of this conference is to bring clinicians, physicians, researchers and professionals involved with biofeedback and applied psychophysiology together to exchange information, ideas, scientific data and to share experiences. Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument. Hot topics in biofeedback emcompass HRV, Neurofeedback, Optimal Performance.

Overall Conference Objectives:

  • Discuss new psychophysiology and biofeedback methods to evoke human potential and achieve results in a clinical setting.
  • Determine psychophysiology and biofeedback techniques to improve patients’ quality of life.

 

FULL ACCESS Rates (access to 6 days/27.5 CE credits)       

AAPB Member -  $299

ISNR/ISMA/IABMCP Member  -  $330

Non-member - $399 

Student Member Rate - $ 95.00

Student Non-Member Rate - $125.00                            

A LA CARTE (Pay per session)

AAPB Member  -  $39.00 per

ISNR/ISMA/IABMCP Member  -  $49

Non-member - $59

Student Rate - $29       

Student Non-Member Rate - $39       

RECORDINGS

  • Complete 2020 Conference Recording package for $250 (Not valid for CE) - available following live virtual event.

Overview
 

Thank you for your continued patience as AAPB modified our programming in response to the global pandemic of 2020.  Your calmness in the storm has been appreciated.

We are very excited to announce the AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting: Positive Virtual Connections! The AAPB Annual Meeting Planning Committee has delivered an abbreviated schedule of courses, now offered virtually on December 2-4, 9-11, 2020, to help you meet certification and licensure requirements, mitigate Zoom fatigue with small doses of meaningful content (six gentle ½ days of learning) and allow you to connect LIVE with mentors and peers for that interactive, face-to-face feel.

Each week will kick off with a Keynote presenter and conclude with a Live Discussion Form.  All sessions will be offered without overlap – to ensure you can attend all offerings.  We will offer group mediation daily to start each day.

We offer ALL ACCESS registration or you can purchase by the individual sessions – pricing has been designed for inclusion, to fit all budgets and time constraints. 

Need CE credits? Plan to attend the live group internet-based delivery of sessions that will occur December 2-4, 9-11.   If you join us for the “All Access” pass – you will gain admission to all sessions and post session recordings, including live discussion forums, keynote presentations and more.

Not available to join AAPB on December 2-4, 9-11, 2020?  Not to worry! All educational content will be recorded for later viewing, on your own time, for purchase on the AAPB website.  While recorded content is not valid for CE credit, it remains a valuable investment for your career.

Currently registered for the live event?  We have options! Those currently registered for the LIVE event may apply their registration fees to the virtual event, and receive a credit to purchase webinars, books, membership, carry over to the 2021 live event or receive a refund (or ANY combination therein – see below for details).

We are going to ensure you have access to as much of the original 2020 educational program as possible. From January 2021 to August 2021, AAPB will ramp up the number of virtual webinars per month by offering the full-day and half-day “preconference” workshops as multi-day opportunities – to keep the breadth of the essential learning scheduled, realistically, to fit a variety of schedules and help give you the most optimistic chance of meeting your educational, personal, certification and licensure requirements along the way.


Already paid for the original conference registration?

We had a few false starts – given that the original meeting was moved from April, then to November and now to full virtual. Whether you plan to join us for the virtual event or not… we have options for you!!!!  For options not requesting a refund, you can use your credit for that option plus any of the other selections now.  Example, renew your membership early or sign up for a webinar.

All previously paid registrations for the 2020 Live/In-Person La Jolla meeting have been transferred as a credit to your AAPB account and we have several options to make this as painless as possible. We will be in touch with all those who have paid registration fees to offer the following options:

  1. Register me for the Full Access 2020 Virtual Meeting registration ($299).  Apply additional paid fees as a credit for my future use on AAPB membership dues, future conference registrations, books, virtual workshops, and webinars.
  2. Register me for the Full Access 2020 Virtual Meeting ($299) registration and refund the difference in fees to me.
  3. Register me for individual sessions ONLY (as indicated). Apply additional paid fees as a credit for my future use on AAPB membership dues, future conference registrations, books, virtual workshops, and webinars.
  4. Register me for individual sessions ONLY (as indicated). and refund the difference in fees to me.
  5. Do not register me for the virtual meeting and apply fees as a credit for my future use on AAPB membership dues, future conference registrations, books, virtual workshops, and webinars.
  6. Do not register me for the virtual meeting and refund all fees.

In the meantime, visit https://www.aapb.org/i4a/ams/ar/balance.cfm to see if you have a credit. Excuse that the screen says “outstanding balance,” note that any moneys due to will be listed as a credit with the general accounting language of parentheses, i.e., ($205). Or feel free to reach out us at info@aapb.org to verify payment status and to select your preferred option.

 

Keynote Presentations

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

11:30 AM Eastern/10:30 m Central/9:30 am Mountain/8:30 am Pacific

Biofeedback, Positive Psychology, and Health Behavior Change for Happiness and Optimal Performance

Presented by Lamees Khorshid, PsyD, BCB, BCN, Clinical Health Psychologist, Peak2Happy, Inc

 Happiness, positive mood states and high performance can be reached with Biofeedback assisted cognitive and physiological interventions.  Given the current research on happiness, one can achieve positive mood states by practicing habits to improve physiological and psychological states.  While Biofeedback allows the assessment of cognitive and physiological outcomes, positive psychology tools offer cognitive strategies that lead to wellbeing.  Furthermore, poor health habits can lead to depression and decreased performance, and teaching clients to manage stress, nutrition, exercise and sleep will make it possible to experience positive mood states. In this presentation, I discuss three aspects to helping individuals thrive and improve well-being.  Specifically, I will review the use of Biofeedback to measure levels of stress, and how utilizing biofeedback and stress mediating techniques can give one the perceived control to regulate both body and mind.  Next, I discuss the application of mindfulness and positive psychology techniques and the adaptation of these principles for wellbeing.  Finally, I review evidence of exercise, nutrition, laughter, and sleep to optimize performance. Motivational Interviewing will be used to introduce and sustain the aforementioned habits and the integration of Biofeedback therapies.

Dr. Lamees Khorshid is a Clinical Health Psychologist in Los Angeles, California.  She serves as a Speaker, Coach and Consultant for individuals, families, executive leaders, CEO’s and top athletes.  She has given various national and international presentations in Peak Performance, Health and Happiness.  She completed her Health Psychology postdoctoral residency at the Cleveland Clinic, a world leader in medical excellence.  Her areas of specialization include performance coaching, corporate wellness, happiness, relationships, stress management, and achieving goals.  Dr. Khorshid utilizes techniques of motivational interviewing, mindfulness, biofeedback, health behavior change, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to foster success in personal, professional, and relationship goals. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

11:30 AM Eastern/10:30 m Central/9:30 am Mountain/8:30 am Pacific

Whither Happiness? When, How, and Why Might Positive Activities Boost vs. Undermine Well-Being

Presented by Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair, University of California, Riverside

Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. In this presentation, I will describe my work on the “how” of happiness — that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work “best,” and how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals. I will introduce the positive activity model (Lyubomirsky & Layous, 2013), which describes when and why positive activities are more (or less) successful at boosting well-being, and propose several ways by which engaging in presumably happiness-increasing activities may actually backfire.

Sonja Lyubomirsky (AB Harvard, summa cum laude; PhD Stanford) is Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Fortunately, experiments have shown that people can intentionally increase their happiness. In this presentation, I will describe my work on the “how” of happiness — that is, when and why such practices as gratitude or kindness work “best,” and how small and simple activities can transform people into happier and more flourishing individuals. I will introduce the positive activity model (Lyubomirsky & Layous, 2013), which describes when and why positive activities are more (or less) successful at boosting well-being, and propose several ways by which engaging in presumably happiness-increasing activities may actually backfire.

 

Continuing Education Credit

A maximum of 27.5 CE credits are possible for attending the LIVE GROUP INTERNET DELIVERY only of this event.  Session recordings will be available those registered for the event, and available for purchase following the virtual conference.  No CE credits awarded for viewing recordings.  CE credits are included in pricing for all, and will be awarded pending outcome of post evaluation competency questions for each session.             

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 51st Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting offers a MAXIMUM of 27.5 credits.

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.

 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

About Our Tracks

The meeting sessions are categorized into the following TRACKS, to allow you to select those sessions that are most relevant to you.      

  • Basic Science (All Levels): Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback are objective and evidence-based fields. They are grounded in an understanding of several related disciplines; neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, cardiovascular physiology, respiratory physiology, public health and others. These sessions focus on underlying mechanisms and may be experimental, descriptive or literature reviews.
  • Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance: Sessions in this track target licensed clinicians working with patients as well as performance trainers and educators working with clients. These sessions provide evidence for successful biofeedback training options and typically involve patients wanting specific therapeutic treatments and interventions to address clinically diagnosed problems or healthy clients wanting to improve overall functioning and/or seeking techniques and approaches to enhance optimal performance. 
  • Hot Topics: This track features presentations focused on new ideas, technological advances, challenges and new applications of psychophysiological science. Sessions within this track provide a venue for more speculative thinking as well as information on developments from other disciplines that could impact the way we conduct biofeedback.

 

Session Levels

All instructional LEVELS are categorized as Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced. For those psychologists using the modality of biofeedback and interested in the efficacy, science and latest clinical applications. This conference presents research relevant to psychological practice, education and science; (2) it is our intention to host an offering to help psychologists to keep up with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education; and (3)  we believe that this program would allow psychologists to increase competencies in order to improve services to patients. This conference is IN NO WAY a substitute for the basic academic education and training needed for entry to the field of psychology.

A maximum of 27.5 CE credits are possible for attending the LIVE GROUP INTERNET DELIVERY only.  Session recordings will be available those registered for the event, and available for purchase.  No CE credits are NOT granted for viewing recordings.

 

Cancellation, Refund and Compliance Policy

Please address questions, concerns, and any complaints to AAPB, via Phone: 800-477-8892, or via Email, info@aapb.org. AAPB is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will make every attempt to accommodate them in compliance with the ADA act.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: ADA accommodations will be made in accordance with the law.  If you require ADA accommodations, please indicate what your needs are at the time of registration.  We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification. Closed captioning is not available, however we will ensure any hearing impaired individuals can access the recording for CE verification.

Refund/Attendance Policy: Cancellations for the virtual event received in the AAPB office by December 1, 2020 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 720.881.6102 or emailed to info@aapb.org. Refunds will not be given after this date.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this conference in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before a given conference activity is completed will not receive CE credit.

Grievance Policy: AAPB is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. They will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Trainings are held in locations accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations will be made if requested. While AAPB works to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which will require intervention and/or action on the part of AAPB. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances. When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the issue, the following actions will be taken: 1. If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The CE Coordinator will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. 2. If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the CE Coordinator will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action during a workshop or conference, the CE Coordinator or his/her representative will: a. attempt to move the participant to another presentation or; b. provide a credit for a subsequent presentation or; c. provide a partial or full refund of the registration fee. Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual. 3. If the grievance concerns the business practices of AAPB, in a specific regard, the CE Coordinator will attempt to arbitrate.  There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

 

 
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