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Associate professor in public health, SDU - Esbjerg

The University of Southern Denmark hereby invites applications for a full-time associate professorship in Public Health, Unit for Health Promotion Research, Campus Esbjerg.

For further information about the vacant position, enquiries can be made to the head of the research unit, professor Arja Aro, phone +45 6550 4157, e-mail , mobile +45 6011 1874 or the head of the Institute of Public Health, associate professor Jesper Bo Nielsen, phone +45 6550-4034, e-mail

Deadline for application: November 6, 2006, at 12.00 noon
Job description: see

 Job ID: 061030


Call for Abstracts

The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Second Scientific Meeting:

Call for abstracts and Workshop proposals from all clinical practitioners, public health physicians, epidemiologists, health psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, statisticians and others interested in behavioural medicine.

December 6 th 2006, Cripps Court, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

Invited Speakers: Professor Neil Schneiderman, Miami; Professor Ann Louise Kinmonth, Cambridge; Professor Trevor Sheldon, York

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for oral presentations is Friday 2 June and for workshop proposals, Friday 5 May 2006.

Further details about the conference, submission guidelines and registration fees can be found at the UKSBM website:

The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine is a new fast growing society that aims to integrate knowledge of biology, behaviour and the environment to prevent and treat disease, and to provide a stronger basis for developing interventions to improve health outcomes. Our membership includes key opinion leaders in the field, and brings together a wide range of medical and behavioural research disciplines. Our recent BMJ editorial is on:

President: Professor Theresa Marteau, Vice-President: Professor Paul Dieppe


Problems with the ON-LINE SUBMISSION of abstracts for the ICBM 2006
We are very sorry if you have been experiencing problems with the ON-LINE SUBMISSION of abstracts for the ICBM 2006. It is now possible to download the relevant abstract submission forms and instructions here or via the ICBM web site at and then send as an attached file to the email address :
The original deadline for abstract submissions March 1, has now been extended until Friday, March 31, 2006.


2006 National Conference in Child Health Psychology

April 19th – 22nd, 2006
, University of Florida, Hilton Conference Hotel, Gainesville, FL, USA

This meeting will feature a 21⁄2-day program. The conference will begin on Wednesday evening April 19th, 2006, with registration and a reception (and poster session) at the UF Hilton Conference Hotel. The substantive program, beginning on Thursday, April 20th, will involve morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday and Friday and conclude at noon, with the end of the Morning session, on Saturday, April 22nd.

There will be planned social events on Thursday and Friday evenings as well as a continental breakfast each morning and complementary luncheons during the noon hours (concurrent with poster sessions) on Thursday and Friday; social events are included in the registration fee.

The primary focus will be on presentations of the latest empirical research on Child Health Psychology.

Invited Keynote Address: 
Dr. Stanely Sue, Ph.D., University of California – Davis
Cultural Diversity and Clinical Research

In addition, the specific topic areas that will be the focus of the conference are listed below:

  • Family Systems Issues in Child Health/Pediatric Psychology
    Topic Chair: Anne Kazak, Ph.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Health Promotion, Prevention, & Obesity
    Topic Chair:  Elissa Jelalian, Ph.D., Brown University Medical School
  • Treatment Outcome Research and Randomized Clinical Trials
    Topic Chair:  Lori J. Stark, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • Emerging Areas in Pediatric Psychology
    Topic Chair:  Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., Temple University
  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS
    Topic Chair:  Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D., UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute

Update on Ninth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine

Bridging Behavior and Health - Connecting the Hemispheres

Date:  November 29 - December 2, 2006
Location: Sofitel Central Plaza Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Arrangements for the 9th International  Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Bangkok are proceeding very well. Bangkok is a very exciting and vibrant city and the Local Organizing Committee is organising a wonderful social program and lots of other associated events which are being regularly updated on the website. Abstracts submissions for oral papers, symposia and posters can now be submitted via the Congress website @ The Program Committee is very keen for the congress program to be the most diverse and most representative of all regions of the world for any ICBM held so far. So, please encourage your colleagues and others from around the globe to make submissions by the due date for abstract submission, March 1, 2006. Please also contact the Program Chair (Brian Oldenburg @ if you have any other ideas or suggestions for the program, for example, topics for roundtable sessions that can be scheduled for the lunchtime sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Workshop Program which will take place on Wednesday, November 29, will be finalised and updated on the Congress website by the second week of December.
Major program highlights at this stage include:

  1. Three Keynotes - Michael Meaney from Canada, Karen Matthews from USA and Anuar Zaini from Malaysia.
  2. Four Master Lectures - Leenah Hsu from USA/Thailand, Norito Kawakami from Japan, Terrie Moffitt from UK and Manfred Schedlowski from Switzerland
  3. Two Panel Sessions:
    1. Prakash C. Gupta (India) & Prakit Vathesatogkit (Thailand) – Challenges for tobacco control in countries undergoing rapid transition (Chaired by Ron Borland, Australia)
    2. Ruth Bonita (Switzerland) & Liming Lee (China) – Regional and global health challenges for health systems (Chaired by Robert Kaplan, USA)

Please direct any enquires about the program to Brian Oldenburg ( and about the Local Organisation to Nick Kotchabhakdi ( We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand at the end of 2006!

Brian Oldenburg, Program Chair & Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi, Local Chair


First Symposium of the Central Eastern European Behavioural Medicine Network
"Development of Behavioural Medicine in Central Eastern Europe. The Role of a Regional Network in Integrating Behavioural Medicine and Sciences with Medicine and Public Health."
Targu-Mures, Romania, 14-16 October, 2005

Click here for a short description of the meeting (word-document).
Click here to read the invitation
Click here to read the program (word-document).


The ISBM / GOAL International Teaching Seminar in Lahti, Finland, June 6-8, 2005
"Applying the evidence base to prevent disease and improve health"

Click here to read more (word-document).

Society of Pediatric Psychology
Visit the website of SPP, an affiliate organization of ISBM. The link is:

Also there is an upcoming conference: Great Lakes Regional Conference for Child Health Columbus, OH April 21-23, 2005

The website for the conference is:

19th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society

Call for Abstracts

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral, poster, symposium or round table presentation for the upcoming EHPS Conference 2005, which is to be held in the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland from August 31 st to September 3rd.

All abstracts must be submitted online. The final date for submission of abstracts for oral presentations is February 14 th 2005. Abstract submissions for poster presentations will take place from January 2nd to April 30 th 2005.

This year's theme will focus on 'Enhancing individual, family and community health.' Keynote speakers will include: Prof. Shelley Taylor, UCLA, Prof. James Pennebaker, University of Texas, Prof. Marie Johnston, University of Aberdeen and Prof. Jack James, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Further details of the conference can be obtained from: or alternatively you can contact us at:

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