AAPB's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting
A unique in-person RETREAT and learning experience...
Reconnection is imminent! It is just postponed due our concern for the safety of our community. AAPB invites you to "thrive together" at the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting on March 23-26, 2022 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.
The program of events and registration will be available NO LATER than December 2021. We encourage you to make plans early to attend the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting. We all have a lot of catching up to do!
A Special Message from the AAPB Board of Directors...
The Board of Directors wants to address questions about the plans for our scheduled conference in Irving, Texas, in March 2022, given the political climate and recent legislation regarding abortion rights. Across two meetings, the Board vigorously debated the issues and concerns at length. In the end, we decided to hold the meeting in Texas, but we feel our members will benefit from an explanation.
We admire the passion and compassion of our members for other human beings. This is a noble trait, core to all in the health and service professions. The decision to hold our meeting in Texas should neither be viewed as a political statement nor as in conflict with a response to any one political event—whether it be police brutality in Minnesota, riots at the Capitol in Washington DC, violence against Asian Americans in Florida, or laws limiting abortions in Texas.
At our core, AAPB is a scientific community and not a political advocacy group. Our mission is to promote and represent the science and practice of self-regulation, enhance health and performance, and improve health and the quality of life through research, education, and practice. We actively chose meeting locations based primarily on members' preferences, costs, and favorable weather. We enter into agreements with properties two to three years in advance, with a significant financial consequence for cancellation. We can cancel for public health emergencies, as we did in 2020 and 2021. However, as an organization, we cannot modify or cancel these arrangements due to any recent political or social reasons.
We are all aware of the significant opportunities and benefits of meeting face-to-face. The ability to connect in person helps us feel included, trusted, and part of something bigger than ourselves. It provides us the opportunity to contribute to the success of the gestalt of our profession. Like many relatively small organizations, AAPB is facing significant challenges. Postponing the 2020 and 2021 Annual Meetings was the right decision, given the safety issues, but stressed the financial health of AAPB. Gathering together in person will inject new energy into all of us, as individuals and as an organization.
Again, we respect all of our members and, given the recent events, want you to know the reasons for the Board’s decision in this matter. Now that we have our decision, you can expect a refreshed program to be unveiled in the next few weeks. We hope to see you in March 2022 to reconnect and begin to “thrive together” again.
It is a pleasure to serve you,
AAPB Board of Directors
Omni Las Colinas Dallas
221 Las Colinas Blvd East
Irving, TX 75039
Meeting Attendees: Watch Out for This Room-Booking Scam
The website Meetings and Conventions recently posted an article on the subject of “room poaching.” Hotel-room poachers are third-party housing companies that profit by booking meeting attendees and exhibitors outside the official housing block. These pirates pose as the official purveyor of a block of hotel rooms for a meeting or use various tactics to convince meeting attendees to make their reservations through an unofficial company. It’s not a new problem, but it is a growing concern among meeting professionals. In some cases, attendees are booked at a lower-tier hotel far from the shuttle route; in others, they arrive at their hotel to discover their cards have been charged but there are no reservations in their names. Associations may also end up paying costly attrition fees when a reserved block of rooms is not used. Read more.
Making Hotel Reservations
For reservations, 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) OR (972) 556-0800 – reference Omni Las Colinas Dallas & the AAPB room block.
AAPB Guest Room Rate
Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Inc. has reserved a block of guest rooms at the Omni Las Colinas Dallas at a discounted group rate on behalf of its members.
Single/Double Occupancy: $189.00 per night plus taxes – in room Wifi is included in the room rate.
This group rate is applicable during AAPB’s meeting dates of March 23-26, 2022, as well as 3 days pre/post-meeting on a space-available basis. All rates quoted are exclusive of applicable taxes. Current guest room tax is 15%.
Attendees are encouraged to make their room reservations as early as possible. After Friday, February 25th , guest room reservations and rates will be based upon availability.
For reservations made on an individual basis, a credit card may be given to guarantee the guest room reservation. The credit card will not be charged until the guest checks out of the Resort. For individual guest room reservations, if individual cancels reservation less than 72 hours prior to their confirmed arrival date, or does not show, the Resort has the option to charge a “cancellation” or “no-show” fee of one night’s room and tax.
Travel to the Annual Meeting
AAPB is pleased to announce a partnership between Delta Airlines and Kellen Company, AAPB’s management firm that will offer special discounted airfares to AAPB members. Discounts vary depending on the class of ticket purchased. The discount is up to 10% off the fare for both domestic and international flights.
When booking a flight, please apply both the Meeting Event Code AND the SkyBonus Member Number to your reservation:
Meeting Event Code: NMULH
SkyBonus Points Member Number: US0084894
There are (3) ways to book your flight:
1. Use the link provided below
2. Call the Delta Meeting Network® Reservations line
3. Visit the Delta website
**Click here to book your flight**
Clicking on the link above will direct you to the Delta website, “Book A Flight” page. The Meeting Event Code will automatically populate; you will not need to know the code if you click on the above link.
**Book your flight by phone**
To book a flight, make changes to an existing flight, or with questions about fare discount eligibility, call:
Delta Meeting Network® Reservations (1.800.328.1111), Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 7:30pm (CT). Provide the reservation agent with the Meeting Event Code: NMULH
Please note: there is not a service fee for calling the Delta Meeting Network®
**Instructions for using the Delta Discount Code**
• Visit the www.delta.com web site and click the “Advanced Search” link
• Complete the required fields and enter Event Meeting Code “NMULH”
• Flight is discount eligible if “Event Code Applied” is displayed with fare on the search results page
Visit the www.delta.com web site and click the Advanced Search drop-down box to enter the meeting code.
AAPB 52rd Annual Scientific Meeting (Irving, TX) - March 23-26, 2022
CALL FOR 2022 EXHIBITORS and SPONSORS!
We understand that you need return on investment for your sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising dollars. Partnering with AAPB gives you strategically focused access to an influential and targeted audience. This alliance offers many key opportunities, including high visibility, hospitality, and networking. Our sponsorship levels are designed to help you maximize your organization's educational interests and sales benefit. Additionally, we can customize a package best suited for your goals. The 2022 Brochure will soon be available!
- EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN: Our exhibit hall floor plan has not been finalized yet. When it is available, we will work with you in the order of which your application was received to get your preferred locations.
- VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES: If you are not able to join us for the conference, we have virtual opportunities such as Equipment Coaching sessions – reach out for more details and we can customize an event to ensure your visibility.
- 2020 CANCEL OR CARRY OVER: If you opted to carry over your paid 2020 exhibit/sponsor fees, we will work with you directly to reallocate those fees to your 2022 purchase individually.