2018 AAPB 49th Annual Scientific Meeting



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SAVE THE DATE: 49th Annual Scientific Meeting
April 11-14, 2018

The Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback (AAPB), the pioneering professional society devoted to education and research in this field, will be hosting its 49th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida on April 11-14, 2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel and Conference Center. The goal of this conference is to bring together clinicians, physicians, researchers and professionals involved with biofeedback, applied psychophysiology, neurofeedback, bio and neuro-technologies to exchange information, ideas, scientific data and to share experiences. We hope you will join us in Orlando!

AAPB is now accepting Abstract and Poster Submissions:



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.

2018 Keynote Highlights

  • J. David Creswell, PhD, Director of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, will present a keynote lecture on Mindfulness Interventions and Their Effects on the Brain, Physiology and Health.

    Over the last two decades there has been significant interest in mindfulness training interventions for health. But little is known about how these interventions, which train a mindset of being open and receptive to present moment experience, might affect health over time. In this talk, Dr. Creswell will describe current mindfulness intervention approaches, and a series of studies he has conducted that depict potential brain and physiological stress reduction pathways linking these interventions with a broad range of health outcomes.

    Dr. Creswell's will share the science and application of this affordable, evidence-based approach for fostering stress resilience.


  • Rusty Shelton, Founder and CEO of Shelton Interactive, will present a keynote lecture on writing, publishing, and social media for healthcare professionals.

    The goal of this talk is to empower physicians, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and other healthcare professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through new media. The audience will learn how to make the most of online communication channels, and sharpen the ability to communicate their body of work. Rusty's program is among the highest rated Harvard Medical School CME courses.


  • Hasan Asif, MD, MD, Founder and Medical Director, Brain Wellness Center will deliver a neurofeedback-focused presentation and


  • Bruno Demichelis, Former World Champion Athlete and Sports Psychologist, will speak on sports performance to round out our featured keynote presenters.

2018 AAPB Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

As you allocate your organization’s sponsorship/exhibiting dollars, please consider that more than 300 researchers, educators and clinicians from around the world, who focus on biofeedback, will be in Orlando, Florida for AAPB’s 49th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 11 - 14, 2018.

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 2018 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 Jose Salas at jsalas@kellencompany.com with questions or to reserve your sponsorship/exhibit space.

Travel Annual Conference HOTEL INFORMATION

Annual Conference

Meeting Location:
Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center
8101 World Center Drive
Orlanda, Florida 32821


  • By phone at 1-888-258-7501
  • Online

Guest Room Rates:$159 single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes)
Special Rate Reservation Deadline: March 19, 2018

About the Hotel:
At Orlando Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, guests enjoy:

  • Onsite dining includes: The Tropicale and The Venetian Chop House
  • Two lounges: The Loft Lobby Bar; The Falls Lounge
  • 24-hour café at Cafe 24
  • 1.5 mile running/bicycle trail
  • Pool and waterslide located in the main pool area
  • Bicycle rentals: visit the fitness center for rentals starting at $10 for one hour
  • Full onsite spa at The Island Spa

AAPB has reserved a block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate at the Orlando Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center. Your support in staying at the host helps to keep AAPB’s meeting and membership costs down. The discounted room rate for the Annual Meeting is $159 single/double occupancy (plus applicable taxes). To receive this discounted room rate, you must identify yourself as an AAPB attendee by referencing AAPB when making your reservation. The deadline to make your reservations is Friday, March 19, 2018.

Hotel Parking Information:

  • Self-parking is $8 per day.
  • Valet Parking is available at Caribe Royale. The costs are as follows:  $9 plus tax Day Guest Valet (per day) and $12 plus tax Overnight Valet (per night).  Visit our Restaurant/Bar and get your ticket validated (3 hour max).

Registration Annual ConferenceREGISTRATION

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Travel Annual ConferenceTRAVEL INFORMATION

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a major public airport located six miles southeast of Orlando, Florida, United States.

Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves approximately 42 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy.

In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $3.03 billion and has approved the design for a new South Terminal Phase 1 project aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.


Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits federal agencies, like TSA, from accepting licenses and identification cards for official purposes from states that do not meet these standards.

Starting January 22, 2018, TSA will NOT accept driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by all states



AAPB is managed by The Kellen Company. Kellen is an Association Management Company with a portfolio of Trade Associations and Professional Societies.

Kellen has partnered with several vendors and has extended their special discounts with AAPB. This will provide AAPB with significant savings and benefits as well as negotiated rates. We encourage you to enroll in either Avis®, Budget® or Delta Airlines®! Discount codes can be found below:


Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted airfares to Kellen association clients for both domestic and International travel. Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare for domestic travel.
*Please note the following:

  • The same code will now be used for both Domestic and International flights
  • 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 meeting code "NMM28"
    • 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.

Car Rentals:

AVIS Worldwide Discount (AWD)    
D619101 (negotiated insurances are not included)

Budget Corporate Discount (BCD)
D958401 (negotiated insurances are not included)

Using the Discount  
First, create an Avis or Budget account. For this you'll need your driver's license and credit card ready. You can rent a car without an account, but you'll lose the benefit of skipping the counter.

If you already have a profile, add Kellen's discount codes, D619101 for AVIS Wizard and D958401 for Budget Fastbreak, to your account to receive the rates and benefits Kellen has already negotiated on your behalf. Negotiated insurances are not included.

Making a Reservation
To make a reservation visit www.avis.com or www.budget.com. Your profile is tied to the Kellen program and will give you the rates and benefits that have been negotiated by Kellen. If lower promotional rates are available, they will automatically provide those. If you did not create a profile with Avis or Budget add the discount code to the reservation by using the drop down box.

Housing Scam

We look forward to see you all at the AAPB 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando - April 11-14, 2018. Please take note; you may be contacted by a company about hotel arrangements for the upcoming conference.  This organization should not be used for making hotel arrangements for the conference. 

All arrangements should be made directly through the Caribe Royale Orlando.  The Caribe Royale will never solicit your business.

This company is not authorized by us and is in no way affiliated with the organization. We understand this company may be contacting members, attendees or exhibitors and instructing them to immediately reserve hotel rooms through their service. In one instance when the offer was declined, the company indicated they were with the “housing department” and threatened to cancel any existing reservations. 

Please know we have been in contact with the Caribe Royale directly and they are not working with this company nor can this company cancel any reservations you have made directly with the hotel. 

If you should decide to work with this unaffiliated company, please understand you do so at your own risk.  We will not be able to assist you in any way if problems should arise with your hotel reservation once onsite at the conference.  You will be subject to penalties and fees from this company and that AAPB Association of Applied Psychophysiology and BioFeedback and the Caribe Royale cannot help you avoid this or refund any monies provided to them.

To book housing for the conference, please use the official housing link:

https://reservations.travelclick.com/5636?groupID=1699921 (group link***)
Or call 888-258-7501 or local 407-238-8000.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@aapb.org




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