ICBM 2021 Virtual Congress

In the wake of the World Health Organisation's decision to declare COVID-19 a global pandemic, ISBM, in close consultation with the Local Organising Committee and the Scientific Program Committee, made the decision to postpone the 16th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine planned for the 19th - 22nd August 2020 to the 7th – 11th June 2021 and the Congress will be run completely online. For more information, click here.


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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.