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Gabriel Tan, PhD

AAPB President

President's Letter


Greetings from Singapore,


These are 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 us.




Gabriel Tan, PhD

AAPB President




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...




Interactive Journal Club

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...



Letter 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?





Call 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




Gaming 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




Biofeedback Announces: Pay-per-view articles

Biofeedback now offers single pay-per-view articles for purchase for those who do not subscribe to the publication through our online system at 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... 




Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback - Newest Impact Factor Announced

Thomson-Reuters 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.






Career Center 

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...




Six Tips to Hiring Qualified Candidates

According to a recent article, published by Connie Blaszcyky of, 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...




Optimal 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...




Virtual Education

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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