2015 AAPB 46th Annual Scientific Meeting

2015 AAPB Annual Meeting



Registration Information Hotel Information Travel Information
Printable Registration Form Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors Current Exhibitors & Sponsors
Onsite Program Program of Events Keynote Sessions
All Workshops Wednesday Sessions Thursday Sessions
Friday Sessions Saturday Sessions FERB Event
Biofeedback Public Education Night Neurofeedback Focused Sessions HRV Biofeedback Focused Sessions
SXSW Handouts – For Attendees Only  


Registration is now open for this year's AAPB Annual Conference in Austin, Texas - March 11-14, 2015. Our dynamic schedule of presenters and subject matter categorization was designed with YOU - applied psychophysiology and biofeedback professionals - in mind. At the meeting, you will:



  • Learn effective practices, practical ideas, and innovative solutions in sessions covering hot  topics, basic science, clinical Interventions, interpersonal communications and optimal performance
  • Connect with vendor partners who offer a wealth of information on new products, services and solutions for your needs
  • Engage with professionals who share common interests

AAPB members receive remarkably discounted registration rates for the Annual Meeting, but can save even more by registering before or on February 11.

The full schedule was developed so that you may plan your own "learning path" across our three specialized educational tracks, allowing you to access information that is most relevant to your situation. Over 50 sessions will provide attendees with over 29.5 CE credits, a great bargain, even at the late, non-member rates.

Come to Austin, March 11-14, 2015, and join an international network of individuals, with similar interests and experiences, which will help you to expand your network of influence and lead you to better strategies, processes and opportunities! 

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. These sessions are focused on underlying mechanisms and may be experimental or descriptive or literature reviews.

Clinical Interventions and Optimal Performance:
This track is targeted for clinicians. These sessions provide evidence for successful biofeedback training options. Innovative techniques and getting optimal results will be featured.

Hot Topics:
This track will feature presentations focused on new ideas, technological advances, challenges and new applications. These sessions will provide 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  emailing us 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.

New App to Help You Pack!

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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 46th Annual Scientific Meeting offers a MAXIMUM of 29.5 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. 

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB) and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB). The IAHB is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The IAHB 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. 


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 Austin, Texas for AAPB’s 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 11-14, 2015.

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 2015 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 Brittney Maruska at bmaruska@kellencompany.com with questions or to reserve your sponsorship/exhibit space.

Travel Annual Conference HOTEL INFORMATION

Annual Conference

Meeting Location:
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759

PLEASE NOTE: We are pleased to announce that we have a full house at this year’s AAPB Annual Conference!  The AAPB room block at the Renaissance Austin Hotel is ALMOST full – we have NO remaining availability on Friday, March 13.  CLICK HERE to access a map of surrounding hotels with shuttle service noted.  AAPB does not have a negotiated rate at these hotels but at the moment, the Hyatt Place looks to be the best deal with availability and shuttle service.


Deadline: February 10, 2015
Reservation requests received after the deadline date will be based on availability at the Hotel's prevailing rates.

Guest Room Rates:
AAPB has reserved a block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate. This allows AAPB the use of the meeting and exhibit space at a great savings. Your support in staying at the Renaissance Austin Hotel helps to keep AAPB’s meeting and membership costs down. To receive this special rate, you must identify yourself as an AAPB attendee. Please be sure to book your rooms NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10, 2015 as we only have a certain number of rooms available at this rate

  • $195.00 - Single and Double Occupancy

Call (800) 468-3571 to make your reservation. Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. Check-in: 3:00 pm. Check-out: 12:00 pm.

About the Hotel
Now featuring NEWLY renovated rooms throughout, the Renaissance Austin Hotel features distinct style and diverse personality of the Lone Star State.. Nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, this luxury Austin, TX hotel at the Arboretum at Great Hills provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, yet enjoys convenient proximity to Downtown Austin, University of Texas, 6th Street, Austin Bergstrom International Airport and The Domain Shopping Center, which is just two miles away. From the dramatic nine-story atrium to the stylish oversized rooms and fine dining at Banderas, our upscale amenities rival the finest hotels in Austin, TX. Discover the charming grace and distinct elegance of luxury accommodations at the Renaissance Austin, TX Hotel at the Arboretum.


Registration Annual ConferenceREGISTRATION

2015 Conference Rates

AAPB Member

ISNR/ISMA/IABMCP Member Non-Member Student Member Student
Full Meeting:
$435 $435 $535 $95 $95
After 2/11/15 $490 $490 $590 $110 $110
ONE-DAY Rates:
$225 $225 $225    
After 2/11/15 $235 $235 $235    
Full-Day Workshops:
$240 $240 $290 $120 $145
After 2/11/15 $260 $260 $310 $130 $155
Half-Day Workshops:
$125 $125 $175 $65 $90
After 2/11/15 $155 $155 $205 $80 105


Biofeedback Day – Saturday, March 14 ONLY :

*Public Rate/For individuals with no formal Biofeedback education or training


How to register:

  • Online with a credit card. Confirmations will be sent by e-mail.
  • Fax the registration form to 720-881-6101 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 20, 2015 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations must be made in writing and faxed to 720-881-6101 or emailed to info@aapb.org. Fees cannot be refunded for registrations cancelled after the conference begins.

Travel Annual ConferenceTRAVEL INFORMATION

Driving directions:

From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (18 miles):
Take TX-71 West to US-183 North. Take ramp right for Research Blvd toward Capital of TX Hwy/Great Hills Trail. Turn left onto Great Hills Trail. Turn Left onto Arboretum Blvd.

Public Transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

TAXI: approximately $45 (one way)

Shuttle: Super Shuttle 800-258-3826; fee: $20 (one way); on request

Parking: Complimentary self-parking. Valet $20/overnight, $16/daily

Packing Assistance App:

PackPoint will organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip.


Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted* airfares for Conference attendees. Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare for both domestic and international travel.

*Please note the following:

  • Not all fares are eligible for a discount; fare rules determine eligibility
  • Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, and apply to round trip travel only.
  • Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.

To take advantage of these Travel Discounts for both domestic and international travel

  • Visit the www.delta.com web site and click the Advanced Search link:
  • Complete the required fields, and enter the appropriate meeting code:
    • If traveling between United States and Canada, enter Meeting Event Code “NMKAW”.
    • If traveling outside United States/Canada, enter Meeting Event Code “NMKEC”.

Note: all flights must originate from United States/Canada.
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at 1.800.328.1111. (Please use the same phone number to make changes to an existing Delta Meetings Network reservation.)

  • On the Search Results page, verify the discount is applied. (reminder: not all fares are eligible).

Car rental:

The Kellen Company has negotiated a corporate discount program with Avis car rental, which we are able to pass on to all Conference attendees.
Enjoy great low rates, discounts and more! For reservations, please visit http://www.avis.com/car-rental/avisHome/home.ac.
When making your reservation, please note:
Company Name: Kellen Company
Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number: Q031767

Delta Discount Code instructions – 2015 Travel



AAPB's 46th Annual Scientific Meeting is during SXSW Interactive (link: http://sxsw.com/interactive) and SXSW Film (http://sxsw.com/film)  South by Southwest Interactive has earned a reputation as an incubator of new ideas and creative technologies. South by Southwest Film champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drive entertainment and media, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of “film” today, down to its very definition. Come for the Annual Scientific Meeting and stay to be inspired by Austin and SXSW 2015.

More good news: Renaissance Austin Hotel is on the SXSW Shuttle. For $20 you’ll be able to get to and from the festival on Friday or Saturday night safely. Shuttle times are below:




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