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Presentations of ICBM2014 Satellite Forum.

ICBM 2014 in Groningen
The ICBM 2014 took place in Groningen. The dates were from August 20 (Wed) until 23 (Sat), 2014.
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Impressions from ICBM 2014
ICBM 2014 photos by Pjotr Wiese

ICBM 2014 photos by Ivar Gloudemans

The ISBM Awards and Early Career Awards were presented at the Opening Ceremony of the ICBM 2014. Click here for more information.

The Awards Committee has selected the following scientists to receive an ISBM Award:

Redford B. Williams, MD
Brian Oldenburg, PhD
Winfried Rief, PhD
Eliana Guic Sesnic, PhD
Carina Chan, PhD
Chengxuan Qiu, MD
Annette Stanton, PhD

The Awards Committee has selected the following scientists to receive an Early Career Award:

Aliya Amirova, Kazakhstan
Raphael Herr, Germany
Rebbeca Hodder, Australia
Sandra Klaperski, Germany
Tamara Lacourt, USA
Solbj°rg Makalani Myrtveit, Norway
PatrÝcia Pinto, Portugal
Justin Presseau, UK
Annelieke Roest, Netherlands
Susanne Rooij, Netherlands
Kashif Shafique, Pakistan
Steven Vijver, Kenya


Deadline Extended!

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine calls for manuscripts for a special issue on Behavioral Medicine in the Asia Pacific. Further information can be found here.

The Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (JREHD), an official journal of the Cobb-NMA Health Institute, issues a call for manuscripts that reflect the scholarly work to understand, intervene, address, and ultimately eliminate health disparities based upon race and ethnicity. If you are interested, please visit

Melbourne is approved as the venue of ICBM 2016

The Governing Council had a vote and has approved Melbourne, Australia, as the venue of the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) in 2016.

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International Journal of Behavioural Medicine!
The impact factor for 2013 of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is 2.210.

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5th Congress on Transcultural Psychosomatics, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

In collaboration with the RAZI Association the Department of Clinical Psychology/Philipps-University of Marburg organizes the 5th Congress on Transcultural Psychosomatics, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Marburg from May 8th ľ 10th, 2015 , focusing on transcultural approaches in psychotherapy.

The RAZI Association is a German-Iranian group of medical doctors and clinical psychologists concerned especially with the collaboration of oriental and occidental colleagues in the field of psychotherapy, psychosomatics, and psychiatry.

If you are interested in taking part or to submit an oral presentation, a poster, or a workshop, please, find further information about the congress here.

The deadline for the abstract submission in on November 30th, 2014 .


Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

For more details, please find further information here


o1 Nr 23 - Vol 14 - 2014 (PDF)

o1 Nr 22 - Vol 13 - 2013 (PDF)

o1 Nr 21 - Vol 13 - 2013 (PDF)

o1 Nr 20 - Vol 12 - 2012 (PDF)

o1 Nr 19 - Vol 12 - 2012 (PDF)

o1 Nr 18 - Vol 11 - 2011 (PDF)

o1 Nr 17 - Vol 11 - 2011 (PDF)

o1 Nr 16 - Vol 11 - 2010 (PDF)

o1 Nr 15 - Vol 10 - 2010 (PDF)

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The ISBM has established a collaboration with the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) (, a large international professional organization with more than 1,700 members from 78 countries, which could lead to a greater contribution of behavioral medicine in occupational health.

Graciela Rodriguez († 2012)

Graciela Rodriguez 

Dr. Graciela Rodriguez, a member of Mexican Society of Behavioral Medicine and also a past member of ISBM Board, suddenly passed away on July 5th, 2012 (Thursday). The ISBM would like to express a sincere condolence to her passing away, with deep appreciation to her contribution to the Society.

Maria Kopp (1942 - 2012)

Maria Kopp

Maria passed away all of a sudden, in her sleep, unexpectedly – as if she had had no time to hesitate about the issue of death, the natural part of life. She had been characterised by an amazingly abundant energy until the very last day of her life. There is such vast emptiness due to her departure that those who are left behind can hardly grasp. Two months ago we celebrated her 70th birthday anniversary in the frame of a scientific day organised in her honour at the Semmelweis University. Age had no importance in her case, she lived and talked with the vigour of a young scientist at the beginning of her career. She was ageless and indestructible – yet destiny had a final say.

Please download here the obituary (Word|PDF) and her interview in the ISBM-Newsletter (PDF).

New Editor-in-Chief of IJBM in 2012-2017
Our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Christina Lee, is handling new manuscripts since May 1st, 2011. She has taken over all duties as Editor on January 1st, 2012.

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