2021 ABMR Virtual wINTER MEETING

Biobehavioral mechanisms of infections and vaccinations: Understanding individual and group level risk
Friday January 22nd, 9 AM - 11 AM PST (12 PM - 2 PM EST)

Note: This is an open meeting! Please see background readings below and invite trainees interested in this area!


Agenda:


  • AMBR updates by Council: 10 min (new members, next meetings, call for Officers)
  • FIRESIDE CHAT ON Psychobiology of SARS-CoV-2 and vaccines:  A Conversation and Discussion for Behavioral & Mechanistic Scientists We are featuring AMBR members who are international experts on viral infections. We will have a 10 min presentation each, 20 min conversation and 20 min  Q & A with ABMR members and guests. Bring your questions!  SEE BACKGROUND READINGS BELOW

PRESENTERS: 

Kavita Vedhara, Professor of Health Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham

Steve Cole, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine

  • Coffee Hour and Time to Connect: Personal updates and Chat (bring your own drinks)

BACKGROUND READING

Psychosocial Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pandemic stress and its predictors: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32933965/

Lockdown vs lock-up: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7649654/

Pandemics and the great evolutionary mis-match: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32428465/

 

Psychosocial Influences on Viral Infection

Psychosocial influences on respiratory virus infection: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32640177/

Social regulation of antiviral response:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26598672/

Social neuroplasticity and antiviral resistance: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17699667/

Neuroendocrine mechanisms:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18541906/

 

Psychosocial influences on vaccines:
Mood and vaccine responses: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31380684/

Psychological adjuvants in vaccination: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31068258/

  

Mechanisms of Psychosocial Effects on Immune Function

Ann Rev Psychology, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32886587/

Ann Rev Psychology, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19035829/