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exciting times for AAPB with unprecedented opportunities for membership
growth and a reinvigoration of the Strategic Plan that was approved by
the AAPB Board of Directors during the 2011 Annual Meeting in New
Orleans. We have many goals and initiatives on the table and look
forward to getting more of our members involved in the new committees
that have been formed to carry out the vision and mission of AAPB. If
you are interested in joining us, please contact
us and we will help you choose a committee that is right for you.
You can also print and complete the VOLUNTEER INTEREST
FORM and fax or mail it to AAPB Headquarters.
I am pleased
to unveil the new look and content sections of the e-Newsletter. In an
attempt to provide you with essential information and industry updates,
we have incorporated new regular features into the newsletter. We hope
these additions will help keep you up-to-date not only on biofeedback
news, but happenings within our association. If you have any items to
contribute that you feel would be valuable to the membership, please contact
NEW Book Published! Fighting Cancer:
A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment
Authored by: Robert
Gorter, MD, PhD and Erik Peper, PhD
Fighting Cancer describes the Gorter Model, an integrative, nontoxic
approach to cancer treatment that mobilizes the immune system. It was
developed by Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, who in 1976 recovered from Stage IV
testicular cancer by using nontoxic treatment and no chemotherapy or
radiation. Read More...
Using the advantages of
the Internet in general, and the newly developed Google + in
particular, we invite clinical psychophysiologists to take part in
an "Interactive Journal Club" where we shall discuss PTSD and
also issues related to military psychology, anxiety disorders and
the integration of CBT with biofeedback. Read More...
In Memoriam - Hershel Toomim
AAPB was saddened to
hear of the passing of a distinguished colleague and honorary member,
Hershel Toomim. Here, Bob Marsh
from Biocomp Research Institute and AAPB members, Brian Milstead from
Bio-Medical Instruments Inc. and Jeff Carmen share some of their personal
thoughts and memories of his contributions to biofeedback and our
profession. Read More...
from the President-Elect: Jeff Bolek, PhD
Yesterday my wife, (a
Speech-Language Pathologist), received her latest copy of the ASHA
"Leader," the American Speech Hearing Association monthly
magazine. An article on the front page got my attention, "Medicare
Repeals Endoscopy Rules." On 1/1/2011 the Centers for Medicaid and
Medicare Services instituted a requirement that a physician be in the
room supervising a speech-language pathologist performing an endoscopy.
The rule replaced the previous requirement that a physician be
immediately available but not necessarily in the room during the
procedure. What does this have to do with applied psychophysiology?
for Technology News Items
One of the charges of
the AAPB Technology Committee is to "Acquire and disseminate
information on innovations in biofeedback technology." The
Technology Committee is soliciting, from all sources, information on
innovations in biofeedback technology to publish in future member
e-newsletters. Please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Task Force - Call for Proposals
The Gaming Task Force,
in collaboration with the 2012 Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee,
is soliciting, from all sources, proposals for hands-on demos, at the
2012 Annual Meeting, of biofeedback game technologies to be featured in a
Gaming Corner/Biofeedback and Gaming Room at the 2012 Annual Meeting.
Please send proposals to email@example.com.
Announces: Pay-per-view articles
now offers single pay-per-view articles for purchase for those who do not
subscribe to the publication through our online system at www.aapb-biofeedback.com.
Articles are available for full access immediately after purchase for a
24-hour period. Cost for this service is just $20 per article for 30-day
use. Read More...
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback - Newest
Impact Factor Announced
announced the new Impact Factors (IF) at the end of June 2011 - Applied
Psychophysiology and Biofeedback has a 2010 Impact Factor of 1.346. While
this is a decrease from last year's spectacularly increased IF of 1.765,
the current IF is the second highest of the last five (2006-2010) and
probably the second highest ever.
MEMBER BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT
Are you looking to change your current career position or
looking for qualified applicants to fill an open spot in your clinic or
university? AAPB's Career Center is
the place where we link the best employees with the employer's in our
field with jobs that are generally not accessible in traditional online
searches. Read More...
Tips to Hiring Qualified Candidates
According to a recent
article, published by Connie Blaszcyky of Monster.com, medium and small
businesses currently have a hiring opportunity in the current economic
climate, including attracting top talent and hiring overqualified
candidates. Read More...
NEW International Chapter
AAPB is pleased to announce the NEW International Chapter:
Applied Psychoneurophysiology and Biofeedback of Africa and their chapter
representatives Amanda Laubscher, Dr. Justin Kennedy, Mary-Anne Jacobs,
Dr. Eleen Coetzee and Dr. Joachim Mureriwa.
Please join us in welcoming the International Chapter of
Applied Pyschoneurophysiology and Biofeedback of Africa and their chapter
representatives. Watch for additional details on this chapter's
activities in future AAPB newsletters. Read More...
Child and Adolescent Section News
From the Section Leader: Shari Shamsavari, PhD, ATR
In our meeting of the AAPB Child and Adolescent Section in
New Orleans this year, it was agreed by six in attendance and 28
registered members interested in the section that we should integrate
more within our local communities to educate and increase awareness about
the applications of pychophysiology and biofeedback to populations of
children and adolescents and evoke more interest in these applications to
benefit the child/adolescent population at large, with the added
intention of improving our research and development section of the AAPB. Read More...
Functioning Section - Call for Leadership
The Optimal Functioning
Section is currently seeking dynamic and passionate AAPB members to take
an active leadership role for this progressive section. We need
someone who will grow the current activities, lead the group into the
future and maximize the section's ability to reach its full potential
while exploring performance in business, life, spirituality, performing
arts, academics and sports. Read More...
2012 Annual Meeting: March 7-10 in
Baltimore, MD - Call for Submissions
Mark your calendars to attend this gathering of experts in
biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. Share your knowledge and
experience with your colleagues. Submit abstracts by September 9, 2011
for pre-conference workshops, oral presentations, poster sessions, and
breakout sessions. Presentations will be selected on the basis of
scientific merit by means of blind review. Read More...
The new Virtual
Education webinars offer continuing education credits and the
opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge from the comfort of your home
or office. Don't miss the opportunity to acquire education from industry
experts while earning CE credits. Register NOW for
the upcoming two-part
Ethics & Standards webinar! Read More...
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