Program Committee

Each year, the Program Committee develops and implements the scientific and professional program of the Society for Health Psychology at the annual APA convention.

2018 Convention

This year, convention was in San Francisco, CA  (August 9-12, 2018).  Click below for highlights.

Convention Programming

2017 Convention 

2017’s SfHP program theme was Broadening the Impact and Visibility of Behavioral Sciences in Healthcare and Health Policy. Our past SfHP President, Dawn K. Wilson, PhD, invited key players in the effort to further disseminate evidence-based behavioral interventions to share their experiences with our members.

See selected highlights from the 2017 convention here.


We welcome submissions of symposia and posters in all areas of health psychology. (Please note that we do not accept individual paper proposals.) The Society also gives awards for the best student and early career professional posters, and the poster sessions feature several members of the Society who will serve as hosts to 4–5 posters and who will add to the lively discussions among participants. The submission deadline for symposia/posters is typically December 1, and all submissions are sent out for anonymous review.

Contact Information & Acknowledgments

Developing a high quality and engaging program for the Society would not be possible without the valuable contributions of reviewers and poster session hosts. If you are interested in serving as a host or reviewer of submissions to the SfHP program, please contact the Program Chair or Barbara Keeton at

  • Questions about the 2018 SfHP program should be directed to the Program Chair,
  • If you have general questions about the APA Convention, please contact the APA Convention Office at or (202) 336-6020.

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