ICBM 2021 in Glasgow


The ICBM 2021 will take place in Glasgow from July 15th to July 18th. For more information, click here.


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Current issue: February 2020

Kristina Orth-Gomér, MD. PhD. 
Professor of Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden

It is with great sadness that we are notifying the ISBM community of the passing of Prof. Kristina Orth-Gomér on 14 May 2020. She leaves behind two children, three grandchildren and a life companion who greatly miss her.



Prof Orth-Gomér was the co-founder, second President and long-standing member of the ISBM Board. Since 1987, Prof Orth-Gomér participated at the ISBM founding (Steering/Advisory) committee together with Steve Weiss, Neil Schneiderman, Redford Williams, Irmela Florin and others. She was Program Chair and organized the first ISBM conference 1990 in Uppsala/Sweden. Afterwards, Prof Orth-Gomér became the ISBM president and has remained actively involved with ISBM for the last 30 years.  In 2003 she founded the behavioral branch of the third "Task Force for European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Clinical Practice", together with experts from the US, Spain, Finland, Sweden and Germany. In collaboration with Neil Schneiderman and Redford Williams, she initiated the integration of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine as a full member society of ISBM.


Prof Orth-Gomér’s extensive research focused on coronary heart disease concerning the understanding of behavioral mechanisms, treatment possibilities and health issues in women leaves a lasting contribution for which she will be remembered. Prof Orth-Gomér’s outstanding work in behavioural medicine was recognised by ISBM as the recipient of the "Behavioral Medicine Award" in 2004. 

ISBM 2020 Award Nominations Now Open

The International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM) is most pleased to announce that nominations for the ISBM Awards 2020 are now open.


Recipients will be awarded during the Opening Ceremony of the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


The available awards are:


Scientific Awards 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Distinguished Scientist Award

Outstanding New Investigator Award

Early Career Award


Service Awards

Distinguished Career Contribution Award

Contributions to International Collaborations Award


Please click here for award details and nomination process.


Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2019 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This year, the award is sponsored by the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association (SfHP), the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN).

The purpose of the award is to facilitate a minimum of one week visit to an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. The proposed visit will be based on aims to pursue a specific research project or a specific program development project in the areas of health research, clinical behavioral health, or health promotion.

The applicant will receive $3,000 USD to offset costs of travel and accommodations to visit the lab of an international mentor. Five awards will be competitively granted this year. Applicants can be trainees or early career researchers or professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree (career disruptions excluded).


Applications closed on May 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified via email by the Health and

Behavior International Collaborative Award Committee regarding the outcome of their applications in early June 2019. For more information about the award and instructions for applying, please visit the HBIC website: https://ibtnetwork.org/home/chair/hbic-award-health-and-behavior-international-collaborative-award/


Inquiries can be directed to H.B.InternationalAward@gmail.com.