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Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Annual Conference 2010

The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) will hold its annual conference on March 24-27, 2010 in San Diego, California. This year’s conference theme is “Personalized Medicine in the Age of Technology: Psychophysiology and Health.”

Workshops will be held on March 24-25 and the actual conference takes place on March 25-27. As always, there are a number of great workshops and noted speakers and researchers who present on topics related to neurofeedback, biofeedback, and quantitative EEG (QEEG).

The AAPB annual conference along with theISNR annual meeting are the two “must attend” events for clinicians and researchers interested in psychophysiological treatment methods.

Visit AAPB for complete details including hotel, registration, and a complete list of all events and workshops.



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4 Responses to Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Annual Conference 2010

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    Chris Fisher February 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM #

    Posted on behalf of AAPB:

    Keynote Speaker Spotlight
    Neurotherapy in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury:
    A Physiological Hypothesis

    Presented by Paul Rapp, PhD

    Is it possible to construct a physiologically-driven argument which suggests that coherence neurotherapy or low energy neural stimulation could be effective in the treatment oftraumatic brain injury? The analysis presented here focuses on the possible impact of periodic stimulation and coherence neurofeedback on the functional incorporation of newly formed neurons into the CNS.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Attendees will learn about the role of synchronous neural activity in the organization of normal central nervous system behavior.
    • The presentation will describe how progressive diffuse axonal injury following traumatic brain injury can result in abnormalities of brain synchronization that can be observed in event related potentials.
    • Attendees will learn about neurogenesis, the creation of new neurons, and the need to construct therapies that facilitate the incorporation ofthese neurons into the eNS.

    Paul Rapp received a Bachelors degree in Physiology and a second Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Illinois. He attended Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar where he received his PhD in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. At present, Rapp is a Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Director of the Traumatic Injury Research Program.

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    Chris Fisher February 27, 2010 at 7:49 AM #

    Posted on behalf of AAPB:

    It’s getting closer to the AAPB Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Pre-convention workshops are on 3-24 and 3-25, and the convention begins on 3-25 and ends on 3-27. Please register today if you haven’t yet. It’s going to be a blast.

    In San Diego, we’ve saved the best for last. For the bulk of the convention, we are going to be focusing primarily on the future of AAPB, discussing new treatments and new technologies. However, our focus on the future does not mean that we are going to forget about AAPB’s past. It’s with great pleasure that I tell you that AAPB, in conjunction with the Claude Bernard Club, is going to conclude the San Diego Convention with a tribute to the centennial of the man who has been rightfully called the father of biofeedback, Neal Miller. Dr. Miller was already a famous psychologist for his work in the 1950’s on learning theory. But in the 1960’s, Miller and his colleagues, including Leo DeCara, conducted a series of experiments on animals in order to determine whether the autonomic (or “involuntary”) nervous system could be volitionally controlled. In a groundbreaking series of articles, Miller and his colleagues demonstrated that responses such as blood pressure, blood flow, cardiac functioning and intestinal activity could to some extent be voluntarily controlled. This led to other researchers demonstrating that humans could control their autonomic functions through operant conditioning, leading the way to biofeedback and other forms of self-regulation as we know it today, and revolutionized mind-body research and practice.

    The Neal Miller Centennial Celebration will begin with a dinner in his honor that is open to all members of AAPB. During this dinner, guests will be encouraged to recount their own stories of Neal Miller, who was a long-time member of this society. Following this dinner, we will have four special guest lectures on various aspects of Neal Miller’s life. First, Edgar (“Ted”) Coons of New York University, who was a student of Neal Miller, will be speaking on, “Neal Miller: The Yale Years.” Then Arnon Rolnick, past president of the Israeli Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and a member of the Board of the Israeli Psychological Association, will speak on, “The Desire for Integration: Miller’s Interest in Psychoanalysis.” This lecture will be followed by Sarah Leibowitz, a neurobiologist who is an associate professor at Rockefeller University and was a post-doctoral student with Neal Miller, who discovered the hormone Leptin. Dr. Leibowitz will be talking about, “Neal Miller: The Rockefeller Years.” Finally, Edward Taub, a past-president of AAPB, and to whom Neal Miller was a primary mentor, will be discussing, “What Psychology as a Science Owes Miller: Examples from Biofeedback and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy.” Please join us in San Diego for what should be a very exciting program and a great finish to a wonderful convention.

    Register today!

    John Arena, PhD
    President, AAPB

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    Chris Fisher March 7, 2010 at 7:50 AM #

    Posted on behalf of AAPB:

    Hotel Information

    AAPB is thrilled with the high registration for this year’s meeting in San Diego. Consequently, accommodations at the Town & Country Resort are limited on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

    Arrangements have been made for an additional block of rooms at the Handlery Hotel & Resort, which is just a short walk from the Town & Country. Shuttle transportation will also be provided.

    If you have not already made your reservation, please call the Town & Country at 800.772.8527 to verify availability and for information on reservations at the overflow hotel.

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    Chris Fisher March 7, 2010 at 7:50 AM #

    Posted on behalf of AAPB:

    NEW! Clinical Updates Series

    We are introducing a new series called the Clinical Updates at our upcoming AAPB Annual Meeting. This series features an outstanding list of speakers who are nationally recognized in their respective topics.

    The idea is for busy practitioners and researchers in the field of biofeedback to get quick updates on topics of interest that they have been too busy to pursue. Using a 30 minutes format (15 to 20 minutes for the lecture and 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A), this series will allow the attendees to acquire updated knowledge on the topics without spending a great deal of time in session.

    It is also expected that attendees who wish to pursue more in-depth knowledge on the topic would get some guidance from the speakers to do so.

    Please attend and give us your feedback so that we can decide whether or not to continue this feature for future meetings.

    We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

    Gabriel Tan, PhD, ABPP
    Conference Chair

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