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. Find out more at: https://icbm2023.com


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Current issue: July 2022





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ICBM 2023: Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the 17th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine is now open. The scientific program committee is looking forward to receiving abstracts for oral and poster presentations, pre-congress workshops, as well as symposia (to open in late September). 

 

The categories for abstract submissions are as follows:

 

SPHERE 1 - HEALTH PROCESSES

 

1. LIFE COURSE ISSUES

1a. Aging, health and age-related diseases

1b. Child, adolescent and family health

1c. Occupational health

 

2. PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

2a. Prevention

2b. Systems and network approaches to improve health

2c. Behavior change and interventions

 

3. EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

3a. Education and training in behavioral medicine

3b. Health education, promotion, communication, and decision-making

3c. Health systems, policy, advocacy, dissemination and implementation

 

4. HEALTH EQUITY

4a. Inequalities 

4b. Involving patients, public, policy and practice

4c. Other

 

5. BEHAVIOR, CLIMATE AND HEALTH

 

SPHERE 2 - ILLNESS PROCESSES

 

6. MECHANISMS

6a. Biological mechanisms

6b. Nocebo and placebo

 

7. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND SYNDROMES

7a. Cardiovascular and pulmonary health and disorders, and critical care medicine

7b. Diabetes

7c. Chronic and persistent symptoms

 

8. CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL

 

9. ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS

 

 

10. INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

Please visit the Congress website for more information and the link to the submission portals. 


Invitation to ICBM 2023

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Congress of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). The Congress will take place August 23-26, 2023, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver’s famous modern cityscape is located on the Strait of Georgia, where the mountains touch the ocean. Vancouver is well-known for its diverse population, its hospitality and the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

 

The congress theme is “From Local to Global: Behavior, Climate and Health” and was inspired by the very location where the Congress is being held. Where better to discuss our future challenges and the role of behavioral medicine to address them, than in this international city?

 

We are planning an exciting four days of keynotes, master lectures, workshops, and symposia around our congress theme. In addition to our intellectually stimulating program, there will be plenty of time to meet friends and colleagues for connecting and socializing. And the Congress wouldn’t be complete without our traditional festive banquet, where we all celebrate ISBM’s accomplishments and visions together. The Congress officially opens on the evening of Wednesday, August 23, after a full day of workshops, and ends with the Closing Ceremony in the late afternoon of August 26, where we honour our outgoing President, Anne H, Berman, Ph.D., and welcome our incoming President, Kerry Sherman, Ph.D.

 

Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming months.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael A. Diefenbach, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Chair

 

 

 

 

Ryan E. Rhodes, Ph.D.

Local Committee Chair

 

 

  

 

Anne H. Berman, Ph.D.

President, ISBM


ISBM Symposium on Behavioral Medicine: Recordings Now Available

Thank you to all who participated in the June 17th Symposium on Behavioral Medicine, hosted by the Swedish Behavioral Medicine Society, the Nordic Network for Behavioral Medicine, and the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University.

 

 

You will all find the recordings of all talks at https://tinyurl.com/June17rec.

 

The recordings are available free of charge and for an unlimited period. Also, please note that we have not edited the recordings so there can be a short delay at the beginning of the talk before the start. Usually this is no longer than a minute.

 

Questions or concerns? Contact ISBM President Anne Berman, PhD, at anne.h.berman@psyk.uu.se.