ICBM 2021 in Glasgow


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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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. 

Call for Abstracts - Society of Behavioural Medicine Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) welcomes 2021 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions abstract submissions from members and non-members alike, for consideration as pre-conference courses, symposia, panel discussions, debates, research talks and research spotlights.


SBM offers more than 30 topic areas, including cancer, diabetes, pain, physical activity, obesity, and digital health. SBM’s meeting is the only truly multidisciplinary behavioral medicine conference. This helps presenters have more impact, and it helps attendees understand the complex interplay among health conditions.


Our virtual conference means more attendees than ever before can participate in the largest yearly behavioral medicine gathering in the world! With live and on-demand recorded sessions, your science can have maximum reach and impact. Please submit your best science and encourage your colleagues far and wide to do the same! For more details on the virtual conference and our decision to go virtual, check out our Virtual Conference FAQs. The Program Committee is working on creating innovative and interactive sessions for the virtual meeting. You'll see that sessions have been shortened to allow for regular breaks, but will still include time for Q&A and other interaction.


The abstract deadline is September 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Start early! Continuing education requirements mean most abstract submitters (with the exception of research talks and research spotlights) must gather financial disclosure and other information from ALL presenters and co-authors.

ISBM 2021 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.