ISBM Awards 2016

The International Society of Behavioral  Medicine (ISBM) is most pleased to  announce the recipients of the ISBM Awards 2016.


Recipients were officially recognized during the Opening Ceremony of the International Conference of Behavioral Medicine, 7th December 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

Warm congratulations to all recipients!

Please find here a list of all recipients.

ICBM 2016 in Melbourne

The ICBM 2016 which took place in Melbourne from December 7th to December 10th, 2016 was a great success.
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American Psychosomatic Society has signed on to the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award initiative for 2017

We are pleased to announce that a third behavioral medicine organization has joined the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award initiative for 2017! The International Society of Behavioral Medicine now partners with both the Society for Health Psychology and the American Psychosomatic Society in offering three annual awards to trainee and early career (within 5 years of terminal degree) behavioral medicine researchers and clinicians.


The purpose of the award is to facilitate a visit to the laboratory of an international mentor to pursue a specific research or program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, or health promotion. Individuals who are a member of ANY member society of ISBM may apply for the ISBM-sponsored award. For more information, please see the call for applications.


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

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Holger Ursin has passed away

Professor Holger Ursin, founder and past president of the Norwegian Society of Behavioural Medicine, and for many years member of the ISBM Board, passed away on 13th of August, 2016. The ISBM would like to express a sincere condolence to his passing away on behalf of the whole international behavioral medicine community.

HPV Policy Statement:

ISBM calls for increased #HPV vaccination rates to prevent #cancer  #prevention


An ISBM work group consisting of Mary Gerend (USA), Joost Dekker (The Netherlands) and Frank Penedo (USA) reviewed the SBM Position Statement on HPV Vaccination and fully endorsed the call to increase HPV vaccination coverage among adolescents in the US. A larger workgroup of representatives from ISBM Member Societies are now working on an international position statement for HPV Vaccination.


Please find here the full position statement and a corresponding infographic.