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2024 Scientific Meeting - Agenda

Note: Meeting agenda is subject to change. We will keep updating it.

Conference Theme:
Health Communication, (Mis-)Information, and Behavior: Leveraging Technology for Behavioral Interventions and Health Behavior Research

Sunday, April 14

1:30pm-6:00pm
Foyer
Registration
1:30pm-5:45pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Setup
Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.
3:30pm-5:30pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Opening Session

President’s Welcome Address
Dr. Hsien-Chang Lin, President

Recognition of Membership Milestone, 2023 Fellows, Research Scholars & Mentorship Program (RSMP) Pairs

Paper of 2023 Award, Health Behavior Research Journal

2024 Mentorship Award
Recipient: Dr. Philip Massey

2024 Judy K Black Award Presentation
Recipient: Dr. Julia Chen-Sankey

2024 Research Laureate Presentation
Recipient: Dr. Scott Rhodes

2024 Lifetime Achievement Presentation
Recipient: Dr. Mohammad Torabi
5:30pm-5:45pm
Break
5:45pm-7:00pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Session 1
Poster setup starts from 1:30pm. Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.

Monday, April 15

8:00am-6:00pm
Foyer
Registration
8:00am-8:45am
Madison Ballroom
Breakfast Roundtables (Breakfast will be served from 7:30am)

Table 1: Women in Leadership (Host: Dr. M. Daniele Fallin)
Table 2: Debrief Award Presentations (Host: Dr. Kayla Fair)
Table 3: Early Career Faculty (Host: Dr. Tracey Barnett)
Table 4: Getting Your Research Funded (Host: Dr. Jim Thrasher)
Table 5: First Time Conference Attendee (Hosts: Drs. Erika Thompson and Rita Debate)
Table 6: Doctoral Students Preparing for Academia/Industry (Host: Dr. Sarah Maness)
Table 7: Research Exchange

Table 8: Quiet Table
9:00am-9:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom

Introduction of Conference Theme and Overview of Invited Presentations
Dr. Eric Walsh-Buhi, Conference Program Chair

9:15am-10:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 1: Commercial Influences on Health Behavior and Wellbeing 
Moderator: Dr. Eric Walsh-Buhi

Social Media and Adolescent Health
Speaker: Dr. Jon-Patrick Allem

Keep Monitoring: The Limits of Self-Regulation for Harmful Commercial Content on Social Media
Speaker: Dr. Linnea Laestadius
10:15am-10:35am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 1 Q&A and Discussion
10:35am-10:50am Break
10:50am-12:00pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 2: Prevention Messages to Reduce Adolescent Vaping Behaviors 
Moderator: Dr. Danny Valdez

Understanding the Impact of Vaping Prevention Messages on Adolescents
Speaker: Dr. Seth Noar

For Youth, By Youth, With Youth: Co-designing Social Media Messages to Reduce Susceptibility to Vaping Initiation Among LGBTQ+ Youth
Speaker: Dr. Andy Tan
12:00pm-12:30pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 2 Q&A and Discussion
12:30pm-12:45pm Break
12:30pm-5:30pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Setup
Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.
12:45pm-1:45pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Free Professional Development Workshop: Insider’s Guide to the NIH Grant Process
Speaker: Dr. Annie-Laurie McRee, NIH
1:45pm-2:30pm
Meetup at hotel lobby
"Unplug" Event: Group Walk with Discussion
Host: Dr. Katie Heinrich/The Phoenix
3:00pm-4:00pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Health Behavior Research Editorial Board Meeting (By Invitation Only)
4:05pm-5:00pm
Monterey Suite
Meeting of the Past-Presidents (By Invitation Only)
5:00pm-5:45pm 
Harborview
Donor’s Reception (By Invitation Only)
5:45pm-7:00pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Session 2
Student poster session; all conference attendees are invited to join.
Poster setup starts from 12:30pm. Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.

Tuesday, April 16

8:00am-6:00pm
Foyer
Registration
7:30am-8:30am
Madison Ballroom
Breakfast Networking (Breakfast will be served from 7:30am)
8:45am-9:55am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 3: AI in Health Communication and Applications 
Moderator: Dr. Ruopeng An

AI in Health Communication: The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Speaker: Dr. William Kassler

Egocentric Insights: Exploring the World through Computer Vision
Speaker: Dr. David Crandall
9:55am-10:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 3 Q&A and Discussion
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:10pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 4: Digital Health Interventions for Behavior Change and Challenges of Misinformation 
Moderator: Dr. Philip Massey

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Digital Health Interventions for Behavior Change
Speakers: Dr. José Bauermeister and Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman

Improving Health with Effective Communication: Lessons from Research on Misinformation
Speaker: Dr. Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
12:10pm-12:35pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Speaker Session 4 Q&A and Discussion
12:35pm-12:45pm Break
12:35pm-5:30pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Setup
Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.
12:45pm-1:45pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Free Professional Development Workshop: New Meta-Analysis features in Stata 18
Speaker: Gabriela Ortiz, Stata
2:00pm-3:30pm
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Free AI Workshop: Write Effective ChatGPT Prompts to Boost Research Productivity 
Speaker: Dr. Ruopeng An
3:45pm-4:30pm
Meetup at hotel lobby
"Unplug" Event: Mindful Movement
Host: Dr. 
Katie Heinrich/The Phoenix
4:45pm-5:45pm
Harborview
Retirement Celebration for Joanne Sommers
All attendees are invited.
5:45pm-7:00pm
Madison Ballroom
Poster Session 3
Poster setup starts from 12:35pm. Presenters are encouraged to set up the posters prior to the poster session.

Wednesday, April 17

7:30am-8:30am
Madison Ballroom
Breakfast Networking (Breakfast will be served from 7:30am)
8:45am-9:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
3-Minute Thesis Competition
Host: Dr. Erika Thompson
9:15am-10:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Research Lightning Talks and Introduction of Protocol Abstracts
Host: Dr. Alyssa Robillard, Research Review Chair
10:15am-11:00am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Research Scholars & Mentorship Program (RSMP) Recognition and Presentations
Hosts: Drs. Matthew Smith and Matthew Rossheim
11:00am-11:10am Break
11:10am-11:15am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Health Behavior Research (HBR) Journal Information Session
Dr. Paul Branscum, HBR Editor-in-Chief
11:15am-11:30am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Conference Awards (Poster Awards, 3-Minute These Competition)
Hosts: Drs. Matthew Rossheim and Erika Thompson
11:30am-11:40am
Oglethorpe Ballroom
Concluding Remarks and Inauguration of the Incoming President
Drs. Hsien-Chang Lin and Julie Croff, AAHB Presidents
11:40am Meeting Adjourns

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