Conference Presentations

Here is a list of papers, posters and symposia that we have given at peer-reviewed scientific conferences around the United States and several other countries in the last couple years:

1. Toussaint, L., Hirsch, J., Offenbächer, M., Kohls, N., Schelling, J., Weber, A., Vajda, C., & Sirois, F. (2017, September). Mindfulness, Stress and Life Satisfaction: Mediation and Moderation Models in 4 Diverse Samples. Poster presented at the German Congress for Family Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2. Toussaint, L., Sirois, F., Hirsch, J., Kohls, N., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vada, C., & Offenbächer, M. (2017, October). Annoying brooding in fibromyalgia patients has a negative effect on health. Poster presented at the German Pain Congress, Mannheim, Germany.
3. Offenbaecher, M., Sirois, F. M., Toussaint, L. L., Hirsch, J. K., Weber, A., Kohls, N., Schelling, J., & Wittmann, M. (2017, October). An Altered Subjective Time Perspective is Associated with Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the German Pain Congress, Mannheim, Germany.
4. Toussaint, L. L., Sirois, F. M., Hirsch, J. K., Weber, A., Vajda, C., Schelling, J., Kohls, N., & Offenbaecher, M. (2017, October). Gratitude Mediates Quality of Life Differences Between Fibromyalgia Patients and Healthy Controls. Poster presented at the German Pain Congress, Mannheim, Germany.
5. Cort, D., Wilson, C., Montgomery, S., Casiano, C., & Toussaint, L. (2017, June). Stress, forgiveness, and mental health. Poster presented at the Caribbean Studies Association, Nassau, The Bahamas.
6. Kueny, A., Mansfield, A., Toussaint, L., & Amundson, E. (2017, April). “Sizing Up” Collaborative Partnership for BMI Assessment in Children in Northeast Iowa. Poster presented at the Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health, Des Moines, IA.
7. Vincent, A., Whipple, M., Toussaint, L., & Kennedy, K. (2016, September). Stability of Fibromyalgia Symptoms: A Longitudinal Study. Poster accepted at the World Congress on Pain, Yokohama, Japan. (withdrawn)
8. Toussaint, L. L., Offenbaecher, M., Dezutter, J., Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M.A., Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J.K., Poggenburg, S., & Sirois, F.M. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Life is sparse: The Role of Gratitude in Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the European Congress on Positive Psychology, Angers, France.
9. Offenbaecher, M. Dezutter, J., Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M. Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J., Sirois, F., Poggenburg, S., & Toussaint, L. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Struggling with Adversities of Life: The Role of Forgiveness in Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the European Congress on Positive Psychology, Angers, France.
10. Offenbaecher, M. Toussaint, L. Dezutter, J. Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M., Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J., Poggenburg, S., Sirois, F. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world: The role of perfectionism in adjustment to fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the European Congress on Positive Psychology, Angers, France.
11. Toussaint, L., Green, E., & Travers, S. (2016, October). Reduced Cognitive Decline is Associated with Forgiveness in a National Sample of United States Adults. Paper presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Seattle, WA.
12. Toussaint, L., Green, E., & Travers, S. (2016, October). Reduced Cognitive Decline is Associated with Forgiveness in a National Sample of United States Adults. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Seattle, WA.
13. Weber, A., Schelling, J., Kohls, N., Poggenburg, S., Hirsch, J., Sirios, F., Toussaint, L., Van Dyck, M., Nöfer, E., & Offenbächer, M. (2016, September). Analysis of research activities in academic institutes of general practice in Germany and Austria with special focus of health promotion, prevention and patient-centered communication – a snapshot. Poster presented at the German Congress for Family Medicine. Frankfurt, Germany.
14. Carpenter, A. Wildenauer, A., Erickson, A., Hazlett, J., Green, E., & Toussaint, L. (2016, May). Forgiveness and Meaning-Making in Alleviating Symptoms of Trauma. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.
15. Hirsch, J., Brooks, B., Sirious, F., Toussaint, L., Offenbaecher, M., & Kohls, N. (2016). Health-Related Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia: Indirect Effects of Optimism, Pessimism and Treatment Adherence. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.
16. Kennedy, K., Hansen, A., Toussaint, L., Vincent, A., & Whipple, M. (2016, May). Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia Patients: A Longitudinal Examination. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.
17. Toussaint, L. L., Offenbaecher, M., Dezutter, J., Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M.A., Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J.K., Poggenburg, S., & Sirois, F.M. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Life is sparse: The Role of Gratitude in Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the German Association for Positive Psychology Research. Trier, Germany.
18. Offenbaecher, M. Dezutter, J., Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M. Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J., Sirois, F., Poggenburg, S., & Toussaint, L. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Struggling with Adversities of Life: The Role of Forgiveness in Patients Suffering from Fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the German Association for Positive Psychology Research. Trier, Germany.
19. Offenbaecher, M. Toussaint, L. Dezutter, J. Kohls, N., Sigl, C., Vallejo, M., Rivera, J., Weber, A., Schelling, J., Vincent, A., Hirsch, J., Poggenburg, S., Sirois, F. for the I-CHIPMAP Group: International Consortium for Health Interventions & Promotion in Medicine And Psychology (2016, May). Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world: The role of perfectionism in adjustment to fibromyalgia. Poster presented at the German Association for Positive Psychology Research. Trier, Germany.
20. Dezutter, J., Offenbaecher, M., Vallejo, M., Vanhooren, S., Thauvoye, E., & Toussaint, L. (2016, June). Chronic pain care: The importance of a biopsychosocial-existential approach. Paper presented at the European Conference on Positive Psychology, Angers, France.