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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Program by Business Meetings: Sunday, May 27, 2018


Business Meeting #357
Autism Special Interest Group: Business Meeting
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom B
Chair: Justin B. Leaf (Autism Partnership Foundation)
The meeting will review past and current activities/initiatives of the SIG. We will discuss future directions of the SIG, new bylaws, and awards. The meeting will also include a discussion of topics related to autism intervention.
Keyword(s): autism, business meeting
Business Meeting #358
Military and Veterans Issues Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Presidio 1-2
Chair: Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
The Military and Veterans SIG is devoted to the application of behavior analysis to military service members' and veterans' issues. This is a group whose emphasis concerns US/UK/Canadian veterans of all wars. Governments have been concerned about the number of veterans suffering from brain or spinal injuries, post traumatic stress, suicidal issues, lack of access to social services, and addiction problems related to their active duty service. In each of these areas behavior analysis has developed effective treatments. This SIG promotes awareness of these issues and facilitates the research and practice of ABA with this population.
Business Meeting #359
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom A
Chair: April N. Kisamore (Hunter College)
The purpose of this business meeting is to update members on ways the VB SIG has been promoting theory, research, and practice in Verbal Behavior. There will be presentations from the Chair, TAVB Editor, Student Liaison, and other officers. We will present awards to the winners of the VB SIG Student Research Competition, the VB SIG Student Grant Competition, and the Jack Michael Award. Attendees may become members prior to attending the meeting or at the front door. We will provide all attendees with a new issue of the VB SIG newsletter, VB News.
Keyword(s): Business Meeting, Special Interest, Verbal Behavior
Business Meeting #360
Perspectives on Behavior Science
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom D
Chair: Donald A. Hantula (Temple University)
Annual meeting for editorial board members and prospective authors.
Business Meeting #361
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, San Diego Ballroom C
Chair: Robin K. Landa (Western New England University)
The current editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis will present the annual report and discuss journal policies and initiatives. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Keyword(s): Business Meeting, JABA, Journal
Business Meeting #362
Health, Sports, and Fitness SIG
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Rancho Santa Fe 1-3
Chair: Gabrielle Trapenberg Torres (Behavior Basics LLC)
All conference attendees interested in behavior analytic applications in health, sport, and fitness are welcome. During this meeting, the business of the special interest group will be conducted. This year we will focus on funding for students, supervision options and discussion of current and future research projects and collaborations. The aim will be to facilitate collaborations and stimulate discussion on HSF related topics. Anyone interested in these areas should attend.
Keyword(s): Exercise, Fitness, Health, Sport
Business Meeting #363
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Business Meeting
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Chair: Julia H. Fiebig (Ball State University; ABA Global Initiatives LLC)
The behavior analysis for sustainable societies (BASS) special interest group was formed to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, overconsumption of resources, and imbalances in environmental sustainability. Objectives include to (a) encourage and support research that promotes the application of behavior analysis to green/environmental issues, (b) collaborate with environmental scientists, environmental groups, and other SIGs within ABAI who have an interest in addressing behavior change and sustainability/environmental issues, (c) disseminate research and practices that support solutions to environmental issues through the application of behavioral interventions, (d) develop curriculum, textbooks, and additional educational resources that address sustainability and the application of behavior analysis, (e) compile resources for individuals interested in behavior change and environmental issues, and (f) develop an information base of current effective practices/initiatives, government policies, and employment for behavior analysts interested in behavior change and environmental issues. The business meeting is open to anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues.
Business Meeting #365
Student Committee Business Meeting
Sunday, May 27, 2018
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom G
Chair: Lorraine A Becerra (Utah State University)
ABAI Student members constitute a significant portion of the association's total membership. The ABAI Student Committee's mission is to provide organizational support for all ABAI Student members in order to promote participation in ABAI, as well as professional growth, and to enable members to contribute to the science of behavior analysis. The student business meeting will facilitate conversations concerning student issues, their involvement, and how we can better serve students with respect to their professional development. This business meeting will also serve to update students on current activities and recruit students interested in serving on the Executive Council or other Student Subcommittees (e.g., academic engagement, events, and outreach).
Keyword(s): Professional Development, Student Committee, Student Representatives, Students



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