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2019 Abstract Submission Information

The American Academy of Health Behavior invites you to submit your abstracts to be considered for poster presentations at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina. This year's meeting theme, Theory and Applications of Multiple Health Behavior Change, recognizes that individuals engage in multiple unhealthy behaviors, such as poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, and alcohol and drug misuse, as opposed to any single unhealthy behavior alone. This conference will focus on theory and applications of multiple health behavior change, including discussing theoretical foundations for this direction of research, examining common influences that can impact two or more behaviors simultaneously, along with presenting design and analysis methods to develop, test, and disseminate multiple health behavior change interventions for individuals and communities.

General Guidelines for Poster Presentation 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. Early career researchers may be considered for the Judy K. Black Early Career Research Award. Please check the Judy K. Black Award box when submitting the abstract. For more details about the abstract submission process and to submit an abstract, please go to:

2019 Poster Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by September 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. We welcome submissions from both members and non-members. Authors will be notified of the status of their submission(s) by November 21, 2018.

Please note our new submission policy: You may submit no more than 3 abstracts as the first author. If you submit more than 3 abstracts as the 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. Cancellations must be made prior to the first day of the Annual Meeting. Violation of this policy will be subject to a one-year probation period during which you may not present at an AAHB annual meeting.

All presenters/abstract authors will be responsible for their conference-related expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, meeting registration, etc.).

We look forward to receiving your submission and to your attendance at the meeting. Please direct questions about abstract submissions to Daphne Hernandez.