2013 AAPB Annual Meeting

Welcome to the AAPB Abstract Submission Site. Abstract submissions are now closed.

Pre-conference Workshops, Breakout Sessions and Oral Presentations.

Play an important role in the biofeedback field by submitting an abstract for the 2013 AAPB Annual Meeting, March 13-16 in Portland, Oregon. The 44th anniversary of AAPB’s annual meeting will showcase the most effective ways to combine methods (physical therapy, psychotherapy, and optimal performance training) with modalities (biofeedback and neurofeedback) to improve outcomes. There will be something for everyone in this curriculum, including cutting-edge science that forms the basis of what we do clinically, now and in the future.  Educate your peers and contribute to the field of biofeedback and neurofeedback by submitting a presentation proposal for consideration.

All proposals for pre-conference workshops, breakout sessions or oral presentations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, September 10, 2012. For questions, please email info@aapb.org.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should fit within the 2013 theme, Creating Synergy: Integrating Methods and Modalities
  • 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 take-aways that attendees can use in their practice

Selection Process

Submit your abstracts by September 10, 2012. Each submitted abstracts will be blind reviewed by biofeedback professionals. The AAPB Program Planning Committee will accept or reject abstracts based on the reviews. Notifications will be emailed the week of October 24, 2012 on the status of your submission.


  • Submissions that do not follow submission guidelines will be disqualified.
  • Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the 2013 AAPB Annual Meeting.
  • AAPB will NOT correct spelling and typing errors, so editing your information in advance and then copying and pasting will ensure greater accuracy. View the proposal form to gather your thoughts before submitting your information online.
  • Make sure you are able to present on both days of the conference for either a pre-conference workshop (March 13-14) or a breakout session/oral presentation (March 15-16). The committee will do its best to accommodate date restrictions but cannot guarantee your request.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are responsible for all travel expenses, housing, and other related costs to attend the meeting.
  • Abstract and conference sessions/workshops cannot be sales pitches. If you are a supplier of technology services, please coordinate your submission with a biofeedback practitioner. It is important to have both perspectives. Potential conflict of interest, commercial support, or commercial interest will be relayed to conference attendees.

Abstracts will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Clearly defined objectives
  • Importance (relevance) to the field and audience
  • Originality/creativity of the work
  • Content of presentation

Please feel free to call AAPB with any questions, (800) 477-8892.

Author Expectations:

  • Authors of accepted breakout session and/or pre-conference workshops will receive a complementary one-day pass to attend the conference on the day they present. To attend the rest of the conference, a pass must be purchased.
  • Authors are to provide a sufficient basis for the interpretation of program information by informing participants of limitations of the content being taught, including contradictory evidence and its source. For example, presentations that include discussions of clinical assessments, treatments, or interventions also describe the evidence for this information, including the basis (e.g., research, established practice, clinical expertise, and patient acceptability) of such descriptions or claims, their limitations, and the severe risks, if any, and also those risks that are most common.
  • Speakers provide electronic handouts for breakout sessions and/or workshops
  • Meet ALL posted dates and deadlines, which include returning the speaker acceptance form, registering for the conference, and submitting handout materials on time.
  • Allow for interaction among the attendees.
  • Understand that we take our session evaluations very seriously. We ask attendees to rate the session and speakers on a 1-5 scale. The goal is for all speakers to receive a 4.0 or higher.

As we aim to offer exceptional opportunities with knowledgeable and skilled presenters, please note that we reserve the right to make adjustments to any session that does not meet these items above.

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