Workgroup on Biopsychosocial Systems in Health and Society
The Workgroup on Biopsychosocial Systems in Health and Society was founded in 2015 as a forum for experts in the fields of clinical science, social-behavioral science, cognitive science, and neuroscience to discuss pressing issues in their respective fields of study and translate research findings into solutions to current social and public health problems.
The first annual meeting of the Workgroup on Biopsychosocial Systems in Health and Society was held on April 24-26 in New Orleans, LA, and was attended by Drs. Eric Garland, PhD, LCSW (founder), Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH (co-founder), and Neil Abell, PhD, LCSW (first elected member). This workgroup was focused on the use of mindfulness for chronic disease management (e.g., IBS, HIV) and to reduce stigmatizing behaviors among health care providers.
The second annual meeting will be held in Spring of 2016, with the topic to be determined.