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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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 i 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.

World Health Federation 2nd Global Summit on Circulatory Health


The 2nd Global Summit on Circulatory Health was held by the World Health Federation in Singapore on the 12th-13th July 2017. Over 100 leaders of global, regional, and national organisations convened to discuss how to create the case for urgent action in the fight against circulatory diseases. 


Click here to read a complete summary of the Global Summit.

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.