17th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine

The next International Congress of Behavioral Medicine will be held August 23-26, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Registration opens February 1. For more information, visit: https://icbm2023.com

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Current issue: December 2022

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ICBM 2023 Updates

Registration and guest room booking opens February 1

One more week until registration opens for ICBM. Registration fees are available on the Congress website.


ICBM has also negotiated preferred hotel room rates at the Congress Hotel. Rooms will be available for booking via the registration site. Preferred rates will be available 3 days prior and post Congress (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay to explore Vancouver and its surroundings. By booking a room at the Congress hotel, you help the organizer to keep cost down for the meeting. 


If you are travelling to Canada from outside the country, please take a look at the travel and visa information posted here. Based on the current processing times for visa, it is recommended to apply 5 months prior to travelling.

Workshop Proposals still accepted until January 31

The submission for pre-congress workshops remains open until January 31, 11:59pm Pacific Time. Track Categories and Guidelines can be found on the Congress Website. All presenters are expected to attend and present in person.

Help spread the word! Promotional toolkit available

Let your network know about ICBM 2023 and help spread the word about the Congress. We provide you with various promotional tools such as social media graphics, a digital flyer, presentation slide, email signature and more.


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Call for Nominations: Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Program

Now entering its third year, the ABMR ESI program provides leadership training and mentorship to promising behavioral medicine researchers. The leadership program, led by Dr. Norm Anderson, helps people identify their short- and long-term career goals and teaches leadership qualities relevant to research and teaching.


The theme of this year's workshop is “Fostering Your Leadership Journey and Growing Your Network." Co-led by Dr. Everson-Rose, Dr. Hall, and Dr. Revenson, the workshop is designed to build an active, engaged support network of near peers. Individuals who are selected will be expected to attend the ABMR annual meeting to be held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta from June 8-12, 2023. The theme of the 2023 meeting is “Advancing Behavioral Interventions Across the Life Course.” In past years, awardees received funding to cover the cost of travel, lodging, food, and the conference fee. At this moment, while funding is expected, it is not guaranteed, and depends on the receipt of funding through an NIH conference grant.


Individuals are eligible if they are:

  1. Within 10 years of their terminal degree, and
  2. The Principal Investigator (PI) of a current NIH-funded K-series or equivalent award (e.g., KL2 award from CTSA), or PI of a first R-series award or equivalent independent research award.

Nomination packages should include:

  1. A cover letter (1-page maximum) written by the candidate expressing their current interest in behavioral medicine research.
  2. Candidate’s updated CV
  3. Letter of support from a senior faculty colleague. The faculty member is not required to be a member of ABMR.

Submitting your nomination: Send all materials in one email to Jaclyn Sadiua, ABMR administrator, at info@academyofbmr.org with "2023 ABMR ESI Program application" in the subject line.


See https://www.academyofbmr.org/esi-program for more information on the selection process, program activities, and more. For any questions, please email us at info@academyofbmr.org.

New Issue of Psychomed Now Online

The last monographic issue of the online journal Psychomed has been published online. Psychomed is a four-monthly online journal on psychotherapy, behavioral medicine, health and preventive psychology, published by the Center for Research in Psychotherapy (CRP), jointly with the Italian Society of Psychosocial Medicine (SIMPS), the Italian Association for Preventive Psychology (AIPRE), LIBRA, ALETEIA. You can learn more about the journal at: https://www.crpitalia.eu/psychomed.html


The current issue contains two selected posters from the 2021 Virtual International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. The issue is available open-access at: https://www.crpitalia.eu/images/psychomed/Psychomed2021F.pdf