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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.

2023 Scientific Meeting - March 12-15, 2023 - San Francisco, California

"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 lightning talk - oral presentation.

See an example of an abstract.

Abstract reviewers will use a rubric to rate 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 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 November 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time.

We welcome submissions from members and non-members.

Presentation Format

All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation by default.

During the submission process, you will be asked if you would like your abstract to be considered for an 5-minute "lightning" talk. Among abstracts under review as potential lightning talks, the 16 with the highest reviewer ratings -both quantitative scores and indication by reviewers that they would be a good fit for the format- will be selected. Your indication of whether or not to be considered for a lightning talk will not affect the overall likelihood of your abstract's acceptance.

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.


Direct any questions about abstract submissions to Matthew Rossheim.

Download this call for abstracts as a PDF for distribution: AAHB CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 2023 DEADLINE EXTENDED.pdf

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