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The Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting took place in Washington, DC on March 30-April 2, 2016. The meeting covered a broad range of topics germane to behavioral medicine with sessions addressing cutting-edge research on health behaviors and behavior change, patient engagement and communication, management of chronic conditions, and population health and health disparities.  Within these content areas, two themes were consistently addressed: 1. precision medicine and the role of behavioral science and 2. opportunities for mHealth in behavioral medicine.  Several key points about these topics that were addressed at teh meeting are as follows:  

 Precision medicine and the role of behavioral science

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