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 2018 in Chile

The ICBM 2018 will take place in Chile from November 14th to November 17th, 2018.
Please follow this link for more information:


Current issue: December 2017

The Society for Behavioral Medicine in the USA has signed on to the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award initiative for 2018

We are pleased to announce that a fourth behavioral medicine organization has joined the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award initiative for 2018! The International Society of Behavioral Medicine now partners with the Society for Health Psychology, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the Society for Behavioral Medicine in the USA in offering four 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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Call for Papers

The International Journal of Behavioural Medicine (IJBM), the official journal of the ISBM, is issuing a call for papers for a special issue on:


''Salivary Bioscience in Behavioral Medicine''.


Letters of Intent are due by November 15, 2018.


If you are interested, please find the call for papers here.

Judith Sluiter has passed away

Judith passed away last week, May 14th, after a period of sickness. Judith was Professor in medical selection and guidance of employees at the Academic Medical Center - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was director of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute and in September 2017 she was appointed head of the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health.


Judith worked until her last hours, as was her wish. She will be thoroughly missed for her influential and important work and her personality. She had a great sense of humor, and had this lovely combination of being very caring, positive, and sweet combined with always asking critical questions. She also had an eye for what drives people and what they need. She was especially involved in occupational health and was also a valuable member of ISBM where she participated regularly at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.


We will miss her greatly.


We wish everyone strength during this difficult time.


Contributed by: Prof. Dr. Monique HW Frings-Dresen and Prof. Hege R Eriksen

Call for bids to host ICBM 2022

ISBM is now approaching all member societies about the possibility to host the ICBM 2022. All our previous congresses have been successful both scientifically and financially.


If your society considers applying for the organization of the ICBM in 2022, please submit a preliminary proposal by August 31st 2018.


Please find here all relevant information.

2018 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Applications Now Open

Four competitive awards for trainees or early career professionals are available to facilitate a visit to an international lab/research group or for someone from an international lab to visit you. Recipients will receive $3000 USD to offset costs of travel and accommodations.


Click here and see the INSPIRE page for more information.

Announcing the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health

ISBM is a member of the Global Coalition of international, regional, and national stakeholders in cardiovascular disease brought together by the World Heart Federation as an outcome of the 2nd Global Summit on Circulatory Health which took place in Singapore in July, 2017. The aim is to drive the urgent action needed to combat heart disease and stroke in preparation for the third United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases in 2018.


For more information, click here.


For the Lancet article on the Global Coalition, click here.