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Annual Meeting

Held in October, ABSAME's annual meeting provides ample opportunity for formal and informal interaction, including plenary sessions, panel discussions, paper and workshop presentations.

2010 Annual Meeting - 40th Anniversary

Beyond Cognitive Competence:
Providing Substantive Experiences in Health Care
Best Practice and Advocacy

October 14-16 2010
AVIA Savannah
Savannah, GA

Medical schools and residency programs are striving to meet the challenges of teaching and assessing the core competencies. But it’s time to move BEYOND the cognitive aspects of these competencies to focus on methodologies that bring real-world substance -- a face --  to patient-centered care, cultural sensitivity, public health and prevention, advocacy, and professionalism. The 2010 ABSAME Annual Meeting will provide a lively, interactive forum for  behavioral scientists, other health care professionals, and community leaders  to brainstorm about forming partnerships to create  novel  educational   and service opportunities for trainees. The focus will be  on showcasing instructional models  based on community initiatives outside the familiar health care arena. Our goal is to capitalize on the power of non-traditional experiential learning  to increase knowledge,   enhance skills,  heighten awareness,  and  -- most importantly -- change attitudes .  

Conference Information

2009 Annual Meeting

Behavioral Competence for Integrated Health Care:
Development and Implementation

October 8-10 2009
The Lodge of Sante Fe

Santa Fe, NM



Call for Presentations and Conference Information


2008 Annual Meeting

Developing and Assessing Core
Behavioral Competencies

October 16-18, 2008
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
San Diego, California

Conference Information

2007 Annual Meeting

Behavioral Science Education:
Bridging Bench to Bedside

October 17-20, 2007
Copper Mountain Resort and Village
Copper, Colorado

Conference Information

2006 Annual Meeting

Depression and Anxiety Co-Morbidities in Vulnerable Populations:
What We Practice - What We Teach - What Must We Investigate?

October 19 - 22, 2006
Historic Inns of Annapolis
Annapolis, MD

Conference Information

2005 Annual Meeting

Enhancing Communication in Medical Education and Healthcare:
Pedagogy, Policy, & Practice

October 20 - 23, 2005
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island
San Diego, CA

Conference Information

2004 Annual Meeting

Teaching the Behavioral Sciences:
Meeting the Demands of Today's Students and
Tomorrow's Patients

October 14-17, 2004
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and Spa
Vail, Colorado

Conference Information

2003 Annual Meeting

The Behavioral Sciences and 
Teaching Core Competencies

October 9 - 12, 2003
DoubleTree Resort
Charleston, SC

Conference Information

2002 Annual Meeting

Reducing Health Disparities: 
What is the Role of Medical Education?

October 10 - 13, 2002
Resort at Squaw Creek
Squaw Valley USA, Lake Tahoe, CA

Program Brochure
Schedule of Presentations
Program Brochure (PDF version)
Program Syllabus

2001 Annual Meeting

Beyond Competence:
Altruism, Advocacy, and Public Health

October 13-16, 2001
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort & Conference Center
North Falmouth, MA (Cape Cod)

Program Brochure
Schedule of Presentations
Program Brochure (PDF version)
Registration Form

2000 Annual Meeting

Integrating Culture and Complementary Medicine: 
Challenges to the Biomedical Paradigm:

October 12-15, 2000
Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM

Program Brochure

1999 Annual Meeting

Promoting Healthy Behaviors:
Changing Institutions, Teachers and Learners

October 2-5, 1999
Savannah DeSoto Hilton
Savannah, Georgia

Program Brochure

1988 Annual Meeting

Expanding Our Horizons: 
Educational Innovations in Behavioral Science

October 10-13, 1998

Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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