This past weekend, Dr. T. & DiSH Lab Manager Jolene headed off to Denver, CO to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “to advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease”, which makes it a perfect fit with DiSH research.
Here’s what Jolene had to say:
“This past weekend, I flew to Denver for APS’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting. This was my first time attending APS’s conference, but I can definitely understand why so many people rave about it being their favorite.
First off, this conference brought together hundreds of researchers and clinicians to present their latest research in multiple scientific disciplines. It took place over the course of 3 days, and each day, the schedule was filled with plenary addresses, multiple symposiums, and a one and a half hour poster session. The topics were all so interesting and diverse that I often found myself having a hard time deciding which talks to attend. By the end, I was able to broaden my knowledge of such a wide variety of topics, including — but definitely not limited to — sleep, diabetes, dieting, stress, oncology, and even cannabis!
In addition, at this conference, I had the opportunity to present the abstract, Second-Hand Stress: Psychological and Psychosocial Consequences Associated with Dieting in Pairs, and to say that it was rewarding is an understatement. This was the very first study that I worked on in the DiSH Lab, and after two and a half years of working intimately on this project, I was thrilled and grateful to help disseminate our findings. It was also great to see how much interest our study garnered.
Overall, I had an amazing time at the APS conference and I would highly recommend this conference to everyone!”
Overall, it sounds like a was a great weekend!