2019 Convention Program

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The convention program will include invited keynote addresses, tutorials, workshops, panels, and symposia as well as peer-reviewed symposia, panel presentations, panel discussions, posters, and student papers. To get an idea of our typical program content and events, see the 2018 convention program guide at this link.  Some preliminary information about presentations at the 2019 convention appears below. It will be updated periodically and the full program will be posted here when it's ready, so watch this space!

NOTE: Convention registration fees cover admission to all keynote addresses, tutorials, symposia, panel discussions, panel presentations, student papers, and poster sessions. To attend a workshop, you must register in advance for the workshop as well as the convention. 

Invited presentations confirmed to date include (some titles may change):

Keynote addresses

Internet-based Interventions for Health Behaviors -- Jesse Dallery, University of Florida

Performance Management in ABA Service Settings -- Florence DiGennaro Reed, University of Kansas

Status and Future of Health Insurance Coverage of ABA Services -- Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks



The Ethics of Treating Stereotypic Behaviors -- William H. Ahearn, New England Center for Children

Crime and Punishment (and Reinforcement): Applying Behavior Analysis within the Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems -- Louis Busch, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

An Update on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board -- James E. Carr, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Does Your Agency Need a Compliance Officer? -- Bryan Davey, Touchstone Health Services

Licensure of Behavior Analysts -- Gina Green, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

Can Professionalism Go Too Far? -- James M. Johnston, Auburn University (ret.)

Using "Big Data" to Evaluate and Improve ABA Services -- Coby Lund, DataFinch

A BACB Update on RBT Requirement Changes and Process Improvements -- Melissa R. Nosik, Behavior Analyst Certification Board 

Effective Intervention for Vocal Stereotypy -- John Rapp, Auburn University

Behavioral Economics: A Primer for Practitioners -- Derek Reed, University of Kansas

An Overview of the BACB Ethics Reporting System and Common Code Violations -- Tyra Sellers, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Legal Update on ABA Coverage and Practice Issues: What You Need to Know -- Daniel Unumb, Autism Legal Resource Center 



Alternative Functional Behavioral Assessment Formats: What to do When the Gold Standard Isn't Feasible -- Nathan Call and Alexis Pavlov, Marcus Autism Center

Strategic Planning for ABA Service Agencies -- Peter Dams, Dams & Associates

How to Negotiate Contracts with Health Plans -- Bryan Davey, Touchstone Health Services

Ethics for ABA Practitioners -- Wayne Fuqua, Western Michigan University

Remote Service Delivery: Technical and Ethical Considerations in the use of Telemedicine in Applied Behavior Analysis -- A. Pablo Juarez, John Staubitz, and Michelle Mahoney Hopton, Vanderbilt Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Behavior Analyst as Supervisor: Creating Advanced Supervision and Mentoring Repertoires -- Linda LeBlanc, LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting

Building OBM Strategies into Clinical Practice -- Janet Lund, DataFinch

Working with the New CPT Codes for Adaptive Behavior Services -- Jenna Minton, Minton Healthcare Strategies

Measuring the Fiscal Health of Your Agency -- Charna Mintz, Imagine Behavioral and Developmental Services

Disseminating ABA Effectively: The Art and Science of Excellent Presentations, Trainings, and Lectures -- Jose Rios, Private Practice and Isaac Bermudez, Love2Learn

Health Insurance Billing and Revenue Cycle Management -- Michele Silcox, ABA Therapy Billing & Insurance Services and Sarah Schmitz, Comprehensive Billing Consultants

ABA and Healthcare Fraud -- Daniel Unumb, Autism Legal Resource Center

Accepting Insurance: Legal and Ethical Issues for Behavior Analysts -- Amy Weinstock, Autism Insurance Resource Center, Jodi Bouer and Kim Mack-Rosenberg, Bouer Law LLC, Nan Leonard, and Katherine Johnson, Advances Learning Center 

Teaching Children with ASD to Cooperate with Medical Procedures -- Erin White and Alana Bellizzi, Alpine Learning Group


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