18th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine

The next International Congress of Behavioral Medicine will be held in August 2025 in Vienna, Austria. More information about the congress is coming soon!


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Current issue: July 2023

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Call for Nominations for 2023 Scientific and Service Awards

The International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for Scientific and Service Awards. Awards will be presented before the start of the keynote address on Friday, August 25th 2023, at 9 am (Canadian Pacific time) at the ICBM 2023 Congress (https://icbm2023.com/). If you have candidates in mind, please submit the name of the nominee, a brief curriculum vitae (with contact information), and a brief statement of why the nominee qualifies for the nomination and your contact information to the ISBM Secretary (maria.kleinstaeuber@usu.edu) no later than 16th July 2023. Candidates do not necessarily have to be members of Behavioral Medicine Societies affiliated with ISBM. For more information, including eligibility and evaluation criteria for each award, please click here.

HBIC Award 2023 Winners

The Health and Behavior International Collaborative (HBIC) Award committee and the HBIC’s six sponsoring organisations are pleased to announce the 2023 award winners. The purpose of the award is to facilitate mentorship collaborations with international laboratories or research groups under the guidance of an international mentor. Selected mentorship collaborations will pursue specific research or program development projects in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, behavioral medicine, or health promotion. Winners are each awarded USD$3,000 to offset the costs of travel and collaborative activities that contribute to building their mentor partnerships.


The quality of the 2023 applications was excellent, and applicants included individuals at various career stages including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career faculty members. Mentors come from nine different host countries, highlighting the international international reach of the award.




Alysha Deslippe (Canada)

Sponsored by: the Canadian Behavioural Interventions and Trials Network
Home institution: BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, British Columbia, Canada
Mentor and host institution: Dr. Molly Byrne, Health Behaviour Change Research Group, University of Galway, Ireland



Luz Tores (Colombia)

Sponsored by: the International Behavioural Trials Network and the CIHR-SPOR Chair

Home institution: Fundación Cardioinfantil-Instituto de Cardiología (LaCardio), Bogotá, Colombia

Mentor and host institution: Yael Bar-Zeev, Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Israel




Tamla Evans (UK)

Sponsored by: the International Society of Behavioral Medicine

Home institution: Leeds Beckett University, UK

Mentor and host institution: Profs Clare Collins and Tracy Burrows, University of Newcastle, Australia



Sol Vidal Almela (Canada)

Sponsored by: the Society for Behavioral Medicine

Home institution: University of Ottawa, Canada

Mentor and host institution: Dr. Fran Ortega and the PROFITH Research group, University of Granada, Spain




Elizabeth Schneider (Germany)

Sponsored by: the German Society for Behavioral Medicine (DGVM)

Home institution: APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland

Mentor and host institution: Prof. Anja Hilbert, University of Leipzig, Germany

Details about each winner and their HBIC projects are available at: https://www.ibtnetwork.org/home/training-initiatives/hbic-award-overview/hbic-award-2023-winners/