17th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine

The next International Congress of Behavioral Medicine will be held August 22-26, 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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Current issue: December 2021


Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research Virtual Conference: October 8th-11th 2021

Behavioral Medicine meets Aging and Geroscience Research—now a virtual conference!


All ISBM members (especially students!) are invited to this event. The Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) is hosting an exciting conference on malleable factors that shape the human healthspan, including the role of social stressors such as trauma, racism, and climate change, mechanisms of biological aging such as exposome, vagal tone, epigenetic clocks, telomeres, and mitochondria, and interventions such as exercise, hyperthermia, and mindfulness. Terrie Moffitt will discuss childhood influences on rate of biological aging, Kristine Yaffe will discuss brain aging, Richard Davidson will lead an experiential keynote on meditation, and we will have dialogues with Robin Carhart Harris, on psychedelic therapy and health, and science journalist James Nestor, author of bestseller Breath.  We end with a talk on how to make our research have a higher public health impact“Strategic research” (with Kelly Brownell).


These discussions will take place on Zoom from October 8th - 11th, with opportunities to participate through zoom Q&A sessions. Check our detailed schedule (and link to Eventbrite registration) at: https://academyofbmr.org/annual-meetings. Please register by September 30th.  There is a student registration rate available.

Call for Nominations - ISBM 2021 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 at the ICBM 2021 Congress https://www.delegate-reg.co.uk/icbm2021/


Eligibility criteria

Scientific awards. These awards recognize scientific merits and academic accomplishment relative to the stage of a scientific career. Within each stage individuals can be recognized for their scientific merits. Awards in this category are: Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, and Outstanding New Investigator Award.


Service awards. These awards recognize excellence in achievements and contributions to the development of the field of behavioral medicine. There are separate awards for contributions at national or regional level, and contributions with regard to international collaboration. Awards in this category are: Distinguished Career Contribution Award, and Contributions to International Collaborations Award.


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2021 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2021 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award! This year, there are six awards, sponsored by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN), the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association (SfHP), the American Psychosomatic Society (APS), the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and the German Society of Behavioral Medicine (DGVM). 


The purpose of the award is to facilitate a collaboration between an early career researcher/professional and an international laboratory or research group under the guidance of an identified international mentor. In 2021, winners will receive $1,000 USD to offset costs of collaborative activities. Applicants can be trainees or early career researchers or professionals within 5 years of completing their terminal degree (career disruptions excluded). Please note that the format of this award has been modified in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and international travel will not be permitted as part of the award activities.


Applications are due May 2, 2021. Applicants will be notified via email by the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Committee regarding the outcome of their  applications in June 2021. 


For more information about the award and instructions for applying, please visit the HBIC website: https://www.ibtnetwork.org/home/training-initiatives/hbic-award-overview/


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