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About the Conference

The Sustaining Behavior Change Conference is a joint project of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Colorado NORC, and UAB University of Alabama at Birmingham NORC.

The Sustaining Behavior Change Conference grows from the belief that limitations in our ability to help people make lasting changes in their health-related behaviors is one of the greatest challenges to the well-being of our population. Whether it is adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits, or curtailing the use of unhealthy substances or behaviors, people seem able to initiate behavior change, but a range of forces typically lead to a return of previous behaviors.

The Sustaining Behavior Change Conference assembles a group of leading scholars in a range of disciplines, including behavioral sciences, behavioral economics, marketing and neuroscience to share their insights and perspectives on this important issue. Our goal is to spur creative new thinking about how we might study and implement strategies that will foster effective long-term behavior change. 

SessionsSpeakers

Friday, October 15 & Friday, October 22

Virtual Conference

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Conference Introduction
Jim Hill, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

How We Form and Change Habits
Wendy Wood, PhD, University of Southern California

The Importance of Identity in Long-Term Behavior Change
Annie Caldwell, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Break
All Participants

Behavior Change in Health Care Systems: An Implementation Science Perspective
Russell Glasgow, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lunch
All Participants

Q&A/Panel 1 Discussion
Wendy Wood, PhD; Annie Caldwell, PhD; Russ Glasgow, PhD

Afternoon Welcome
Dan Bessesen, MD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lessons on Behavior Change from the Treatment of Substance Abuse
Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, National Insitute on Drug Abuse

Lessons from Human Studies of Reduced Obesity
Rudy Leibel, MD, Columbia University

Break
All Participants

What Can Weight Loss-Driven Feeding Behavior Tell Us About Obesity Pathogenesis
Michael Schwartz, MD, University of Washington

Q&A/Panel 2 Discussion
Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD; Rudy Leibel, MD; Michael Schwartz, MD

Event Schedule

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Day One - October 15

Conference Welcome
Kevin Masters, PhD, University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus

Self Determination Theory
Richard Ryan, PhD, Australian Catholic University and University of Rochester

Psychological Determinants of Behavior Change
Martin Hagger, PhD, University of California, Merced and University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Break
All Participants

Mapping the Underpinnings of Long-Term Behavior Change
Alex Rothman, PhD, University of Minnesota

Q&A/Panel 3 Discussion
Richard Ryan, PhD; Martin Haggar, PhD; Alex Rothman, PhD

Lunch
All Participants

Afternoon Welcome
John Peters, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lessons from Behavioral Science
Jason Riis, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

The Role of the Built Environment in Behavior Change: Physical Activity Examples
Jim Sallis, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Break
All Participants

Tailoring of Behavioral Messages, e-Health
Ken Resnicow, PhD, University of Michigan

Q&A/Panel 4 Discussion
Jason Riis, PhD; Jim Sallis, PhD; Ken Resnikow, PhD

Conference Summary
Dan Bessesen, MD
, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Day Two - October 22

All times are listed in Mountain Standard Time.

2:05 - 2:30 p.m.

10:15 - 10:40 a.m

10:40 - 11:05 a.m.

11:05 - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 - 11:40 a.m.

11:40 - 12:35 p.m.

12:35 - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.

1:05 - 1:30 p.m.

1:30 - 1:55 p.m.

1:55 - 2:05 p.m.

2:30 - 2:55 p.m.

1:55 - 2:20 p.m.

1:45 - 1:55 p.m.

1:20 - 1:45 p.m.

12:55 - 1:20 p.m.

12:50 - 12:55 p.m.

11:55 - 12:50 p.m.

11:30 - 11:55 a.m.

11:05 - 11:30 a.m.

10:55 - 11:05 a.m.

10:30 - 10:55 a.m.

10:05 - 10:30 a.m

10:00 - 10:05 a.m.

2:20 - 2:45 p.m.

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Moderators

Speakers

Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD
National Insitute on Drug Abuse

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Annie Caldwell, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Russell Glasgow, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Martin Haggar, PhD
University of California, Merced and University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Rudy Leibel, MD
Columbia University

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Ken Resnicow, PhD
University of Michigan

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Jason Riis, PhD
Behavioralize

Alex Rothman, PhD
University of Minnesota

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Richard Ryan, PhD
Australian Catholic University
and University of Rochester

Jim Sallis, PhD
University of California, San Diego

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Michael Schwartz, MD
University of Washington

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Wendy Wood, PhD
University of Southern California

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Dan Bessesen, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

John Peters, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Jim Hill, PhD
University of Alabama
at Birmingham

Kevin Masters, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Please contact Kristy Truesdale with any questions.

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