Professional conferences play an important role in the development of health behavior researchers. These venues are essential for applying academic coursework and advancing or strengthening skills in professional settings. Attending meetings enables students and early career scholars to interact with researchers and practitioners in the field for the purposes of sharing research findings, discussing practice strategies, and exploring career options through networking opportunities. Conference experiences can be enhanced by proper planning and execution before, during, and after the event. This editorial provides recommendations to junior conference attendees related to a variety of topics including time management, presentation etiquette, networking, locating mentors, and post-meeting follow-up procedures.
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Merianos, Ashley L.; Smith, Matthew L.; and Goltz, Heather H.
"Developing Professional Identity and Networks at Conferences,"
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