2014 AAPB 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 AAPB Annual Meeting



Registration Information Hotel Information Travel Information
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors Current Exhibitors & Sponsors
Preliminary Program Printable Registration Form Program of Events
Keynote Sessions All Workshops Wednesday Sessions
Thursday Sessions Friday Sessions Saturday Sessions
AAPB 2013 Meeting Information FERB Event Handouts – For Attendees Only


JOIN US…We have a great program for you from preconference workshops to keynote speakers and provocative symposia!


The Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB), the pioneering professional society devoted to education and research in this field, will be hosting its 45th Annual Scientific Meeting in Savannah, Georgia on March 19-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Please reserve the dates and make sure to attend the entire meeting. You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend practical workshops, hear from leading clinicians and researchers, and check out the latest equipment.
2014 Annual Scientific Meeting highlights include:

We are very excited to feature the following FOUR Keynote Sessions:

  • Stephen W. Porges, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina: The Polyvagal Theory: Neural Mechanisms Mediating and Optimizing Social Behavior and Health
  • Ary L. Goldberger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Nonlinear Dynamics, Fractals and 21st Century Biomedicine: The Collapse of Complexity with Aging and Disease
  • Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine: Adventures in Neurofeedback: Insights from fMRI and EEG Studies of Meditation
  • Constance Dalenberg, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Alliant International University: The Integration of HRV Biofeedback and Cognitive Intervention in PTSD Treatment

In addition, the 2014 AAPB Annual Scientific Meeting offers:

  • TWENTY Pre-Conference Workshops on 3/19-3/20, 2014
  • TWENTY-EIGHT Breakout Sessions that include a variety of panels, symposia and lecture
  • Poster Abstract Viewing
  • Section and Division meetings to connect you with colleagues in your specialized area of interest
  • Network with like minded colleagues at a variety of receptions and a special event benefitting the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences (FERB)
  • Bask in the beautiful Southern Hospitality that only Savannah can offer!

NEW THIS YEAR! The meeting sessions are categorized into the following tracks, to allow you to best select the 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. AAPB supports and encourages research that contributes to the development and growth of applied psychophysiology and biofeedback; this track represents quality research from any discipline linked to biofeedback or applied psychophysiology.  

Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance: Targeted for clinicians, these presentations involve healthy patients (optimal performance) or patients with clinical problems.  

Hot Topics: This track features presentations focused on new ideas, technological advances, challenges and new applications and provides a venue for more speculative thinking as well as information on developments from other disciplines that could impact the way we conduct biofeedback.

Anyone interested in volunteering (students are encouraged to participate) as a proctor for the workshops at the Annual Meeting may do so by contacting bmaruska@resourcenter.com or (800) 477-8892.  Each proctor attends the workshop free of charge in exchange for collecting attendee tickets and distributing handouts. To be eligible to proctor, you must register for the full meeting. If interested, please contact AAPB with the following information today:

  • Please list three workshops, in order of preference, that you would like to proctor
  • Preferred daytime contact information

PLEASE NOTE: Proctors will be assigned courses in the order requests are received


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 45th Annual Scientific Meeting offers a MAXIMUM of 27.5 hours.

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. 

We hope to see you in Savannah in March!


AAPB Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

As you allocate your organization’s sponsorship/exhibiting dollars, please consider that over 275 researchers, educators and clinicians from around the world, who focus on biofeedback, will be in Savannah, Georgia for AAPB’s 45th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 19-22, 2014.

Partnering with AAPB gives you access to a concentrated audience of scientists specifically engaged in biofeedback and offers many other 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.

Click here to access our 2014 AAPB Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities brochure. Each package offers a variety of benefits, visibility and, more importantly, return on your investment.

Please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Cunningham at 800-477-8892, ext. 132 or mcunningham@resourcenter.com with questions or to reserve your sponsorship/exhibit space.




Travel Annual Conference HOTEL INFORMATION

Annual Conference

Meeting Location:
Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401


Deadline: February 18, 2014
Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be based on availability at the Hotel's prevailing rates.

Guest Room Rates:

  • $168.00 - Single and Double Occupancy
  • $193.00 - Triple Occupancy
  • $218.00 - Quadruple Occupancy

Local Attractions

  • Riverboat cruises
  • Sightseeing tours, carriage rides and trolleys in Savannah’s world-famous Historic District
  • Nearby shopping, dining, and nightlife
  • Atlantic Ocean beaches 20 minutes from the hotel
  • Savannah Bee Company

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in Time: 3:00pm
  • Check-out Time: 12:00pm


Registration Annual ConferenceREGISTRATION

2014 Conference Rates

AAPB Member

Spouse ISNR or IABMCP Member Non-Member Student Student
Full Meeting:
$425 $425 $425 $525 $95 $95 $225
After 2/17/14 $480 $480 $480 $580 $110 $110 $225
Full-Day Workshops:
$240 $240 $240 $290 $120 $145  
After 2/17/14 $260 $260 $260 $310 $130 $155  
Half-Day Workshops:
$125 $125 $125 $175 $65 $90  
After 2/17/14 $155 $155 $155 $205 $80 105  

How to register:

  • Register Online with a credit card. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail.
  • Fax the registration form to 303.422.8894 with payment.
  • Mail the registration form and payment to: AAPB, 10200 W. 44th Ave, Suite 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Cancellations received in the AAPB office by February 21, 2014 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 303.422.8894 or emailed to info@aapb.org. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Travel Annual ConferenceTRAVEL INFORMATION

Driving directions:

From Savannah International Airport (8 miles):
Take I-95 South to I-16 East. Exit at Montgomery St. Turn right onto Bay Street. The Hyatt Regency Savannah beach hotel is 3 blocks on left.

From Jacksonville:
Take I-95 North to I-16 east. Exit at Montgomery St. Turn Right on Bay Street. The Hyatt Regency Savannah is 3 Blocks on left.

Public Transportation from Savannah International Airport:

TAXI: approximately $25+ $3 for additional passengers.

AMTRAK: 15 Miles/ 10 minutes Taxi is $15 flat fee and $3 for each additional person.

CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT (CAT) is the local transit system. Each CAT fare costs you $1 and if you have to transfer buses, you will have to purchase another fare on the second bus for $1. Monthly passes are available.

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE (dot): complimentary shuttle service offering transportation throughout the Savannah Historic District. For route information, visit http://connectonthedot.com


For the convenience of our guests, Hyatt Regency Savannah is pleased to offer secure underground valet parking.

  • Valet Parking is $22.00 per night for standard cars and oversize vehicles/vans.*
  • Full in/out privileges as much as needed.
  • Self Parking is available in the City of Savannah Whitaker Street Garage at $16 per night. In/out privileges do not apply.
*Vans and oversized trucks are allowed with maximum height of van approximately 7½ feet. There is very limited space available for vans and oversized trucks


Looking For Information from the 2013 Meeting?

Were you unable to attend AAPB’s 44th Annual Scientific Meeting in Portland? Perhaps you attended the Meeting but were unable to see all of the sessions that interested you. Thanks to the amazing team at Backcountry Recording, you can now order many of the sessions found at this year’s Meeting. PLEASE NOTE: Only sessions where speakers gave consent to be recorded are available to order.

To order:

Online: Click here.

Phone: Call Backcountry Recording at (904) 460-2379.

Mail: Click here to access the order form. Please complete and mail with payment to: Backcountry Recording, 624 SW Hill Street, Bend, OR 97702.

Details on Obtaining Your APA CE Verification

Psychologists and other attendees seeking APA-approved continuing education credit for attending the 2013 AAPB Annual Meeting must complete the online evaluation.

Please click here to access the online CE evaluation.

Your CE certificate is the white copy of the form that you completed onsite at the Meeting. If you forgot to return the yellow copy of your form, please mail it to us at 10200 W. 44th Ave. #304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 or email the PDF file to mfrost@resourcenter.com.

The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for the program.

Looking for Handouts?

Only workshop handouts were emailed to attendees, as they were available to workshop registrants only. If you attended a workshop and did not receive the handout, please contact Marissa Frost at mfrost@resourcenter.com.

To see if any of the breakout sessions you attended have handouts posted online, click here. While speakers are encouraged to provide online handouts, it is not required. It is the speaker's choice whether or not to provide them.

To access the handouts site:

AAPB Members - enter your username and password to access the site.

Non-Members - email info@aapb.org to receive your login information.

Forgot your AAPB login information? Click here.


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