Society of Behavioral Medicine announces NIH mHealth Training Institute, presidential roundtable, and exhibit featuring NCCOR

From training on mobile health (mHealth) technology to a presidential roundtable on National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) activities, resources, and funding opportunities, the upcoming Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in San Antonio will offer numerous opportunities to connect with NCCOR.

SBM kicks off with a preconference training on the use of mHealth technologies to prevent childhood obesity. Mentored by expert faculty, the “NIH mHealth Training Institute” will include presentations followed by hands-on experience developing an mHealth research project.

Attendees will learn about the central multi-disciplinary aspects of mobile and wireless research; project development and implementation from conception to analysis; and cross-cutting research issues. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, Salon KL. To learn more and register, visit Registration for the conference is not required if you are only attending the training institute.

Researchers can also connect with NCCOR at the presidential roundtable, “National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR): Accelerating Progress on Childhood Obesity through Research.” During this session, participants can learn about NCCOR’s activities, its resources for researchers, and funding opportunities. The session, on Thursday, April 23 from 7:30-8:15 a.m., will also include an engaging discussion on emerging areas of interest, including the study of childhood obesity declines, healthy food incentives, and lessons learned from global efforts. The location for the roundtable will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

At NCCOR’s exhibit booth, attendees can learn more about the Collaborative’s resources and connect with staff from NCCOR’s Coordinating Center.

For more information about the 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, visit For questions about SBM, email

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