2023 Scientific Meeting - Call for Abstracts



AUTHORS NOTIFIED: December 5, 2022

Note that there is only one call for abstracts this year;
there will not be a separate call for "late breakers". Please plan accordingly.

The science of identities: measurement & methods for translational health behavior research

Health behavior research is fundamentally concerned with the actions of people within a given environment. Individuals and environments are highly complex and interactive, and health behavior science must evolve alongside our understanding of these complexities. This meeting will offer forward-thinking presentations and discussions on topics such as theoretical and conceptual frameworks, challenges and solutions to measuring the intersectionality of identities across the life course, and meaningful translation of research into sustainable long-term systemic and environmental changes within underserved populations. Discussions will be guided with a vision towards the development of strategies designed to contribute to health equity.

General Guidelines for Abstracts

We particularly encourage submissions that are related to the meeting theme. Abstracts related to other health behavior topics are also welcome for submission. Preference will be given to quantitative and qualitative research-based abstracts that report complete results. You will be asked to indicate your preference for presenting as a poster or ignite presentation.

See an example of an abstract.

Abstract reviewers will use a rubric based to rate all poster research presentation abstracts on a Likert-type scale ranging from "poor" to "excellent."

  • Significance of research: Does the research address an important problem in the health behavior field? Are findings of significance?
  • Innovation: Does the research take a novel approach to studying a health behavior problem? Does the research use novel methods, instruments, or interventions?
  • Approach: Is the overall research approach methodologically and analytically sound?
  • Clarity of results: Are the results of the study clearly explained in the abstract? Are the results reported germane to the study (do the results directly answer the research question or study purpose provided?)
  • Writing clarity: Is the writing free of inaccuracies and easy to read?

You may submit no more than 3 abstracts as first author. If you submit more than 3 abstracts as first author, you will be asked to select abstracts for withdrawal. There are no limits on co-authorship. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, it is expected that you and/or a co-author will register for the conference and be present for your session. All presenters/abstract authors will be responsible for their conference-related expenses (e.g., meeting registration, hotel accommodations). For registration rates and hotel rates and policies, go to: 2023 Conference Overview.

Abstracts must be submitted by October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time.

We welcome submissions from both members and non-members.

No Show Policy

Cancellations for accepted abstract presentations must be communicated directly to the AAHB Research Review Chair. Cancellations must be made prior to the first day of the Meeting.

COVID-19 Policy

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. The planning committee is continually monitoring the situation, and will update members, participants, and abstract submitters on any changes to policies.


Direct any questions about abstract submissions to Matthew Rossheim

Check back on August 29 for the submission link

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