Groningen is approved as the venue of ICBM 2014
The Governing Council had a vote and has approved Groningen, the Netherlands, as the venue of the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) in 2014. The tentative dates are from August 20 (Wed) until 23 (Sat), 2014.
Please follow this link for more information: http://www.icbm2014.com/
Pickings of ICBM2012
Presentations of ICBM2012 Satellite Forum.
Survey of the Education and Training Committee 2011 on Behavioural Medicine:
Do you want to register a course or program? Here are the links to the open surveys at 4 educational levels:
Do you want to participate in an ongoing survey on Behavioral Medicine Society members worldwide?
Results of the survey: Links to programs and courses in Behavioral Medicine worldwide.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Behavioral Economics
The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is planning a special issue on behavioral economics. Please download more information here (Word|PDF).
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION IN THE FIELD OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (August 29, 2012)
The ISBM has established a collaboration with the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) (http://www.icohweb.org/), 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.
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.
As the result of our collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology, the European Guidelines On Cardiovascular Disease Prevention In Clinical Practice (Version 2012) was published in March 2012 http://www.escardio.org/guidelines-surveys/esc-guidelines.
I appreciate Drs. Christian Albus and Gunilla Burell, as well as Vish, the Organizational Liaison Committee Chair, for their contribution in developing and reviewing the Guidelines.
Graciela Rodriguez († 2012)
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 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).
Call for the venue of ICBM2016
The Board would like to call a venue for ICBM in 2016. If a member society is interested in organizing the congress in 2016, please prepare a proposal following the current "Guidelines for Congress Organization" and send it to the President (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 1st, 2012. The Guideline is posted at the member section of this website or can be obtained by e-mailing to the President.
New Editor-in-Chief of IJBM in 2012-2017
Our next Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Christina Lee, is now handling new manuscripts since May 1st, 2011. She will take over all duties as Editor on January 1st, 2012. We are glad to report that the impact factor of the journal is 1.762 in 2010.
Please note the link to the Diabetes and Depression Website with it´s access to a FTP filesharing site.
There is an initial architecture prepared to allow members of the Dialogue on
Diabetes and Depression to upload files.