The American Academy of Health Behavior

Professional Development & Mentoring Luncheons

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The Professional Development and Mentoring Council, with support from the AAHB Fellows will sponsor lunch-time sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.

Topics vary year to year, but are intended to support the professional development of AAHB members and graduate students. 

FREE Lunches to the 1st 25 AAHB Members and Students (1st come, 1st serve - must show conference badge)

If you receive a FREE Lunch, be sure to thank the AAHB Fellows for their generous support!

Non-AAHB members or members/students after the 1st 25 have the option to purchase a lunch for $45.  

If purchasing a lunch, please email at least 2 weeks before meeting. (resort request for food prep).

EVERY AAHB Meeting Attendee IS WELCOME TO ATTEND the Professional Development Sessions, but if not the 1st 25 AAHB members or students, please bring Your Own (BYO) Lunch!

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #1

Presenter:   Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, FAAHB

Title:  "Keys to Quality Mentorship and Productive Collaborations: Lessons Learned from AAHB Scholars"

This interactive session will provide attendees with tips and strategies essential to form strong and productive mentor/mentee relationships and collaborations.  

The session will begin with brief presentations from the current AAHB Research Scholars Mentorship Program (RSMP) cohort to highlight their efforts over the past year. Then, a panel discussion will be facilitated to enable mentor/mentee pairs to share lessons learned and address questions from the audience. Past RSMP cohorts and those interested in being part of the 2018 RSMP are encouraged to attend. 

Monday's PDMC Luncheon Sponsor:  AAHB Fellows

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Professional Development Luncheon #2

Presenter:  Scott Leatherdale, PhD

University of Waterloo - Compass System

Title: Natural experiments: innovative methodology in applied health promotion and chronic disease prevention research"

Learning Objectives:

1) Define natural experiments and provide concrete examples of natural experiments using existing examples of real-world health promotion and chronic disease prevention activities;

2) Outline the characteristics and assumptions of natural experiments, including the strengths and limitations of natural experiments; and,

3) Explain the design considerations and analytical methods within natural experiments (i.e., design, analysis, and reporting).

Tuesday's PDMC Luncheon Sponsor:  COMPASS

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