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


INSPIRE webinar -  "Behavioral principles to design and deliver effective health interventions. What Works?"

The INSPIRE network is pleased to invite you to attend a free 1 hour zoom webinar, "Behavioral principles to design and deliver effective health interventions. What Works?" delivered by Dr Ben Britton, PhD, Senior Clinical & Health Psychologist, Clinical Research Fellow (John Hunter Hospital & What Works in Health).


This webinar has specifically been designed for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers who have a role in designing, implementing and evaluating behavioral health interventions, and will provide an introduction to:

  • The reasons many behavior change interventions aren’t successful
  • Key principles underlying behavior change within individuals and organizations
  • How to incorporate these principles in health interventions
  • And how to design for sustainable behavior change

 Two sessions will be run to cater for an international audience.

  • Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 – 1pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time - AEDT)
  • Tuesday 9 Feb 2021 – 9am (Greenwich Mean Time – GMT)


Register here: https://ww3.unipark.de/uc/inspirewebinar_registration/


For more information on the speaker and webinar, please click here. Participation is limited to the first 100 registrations.


Not an INSPIRE member yet? 

INSPIRE aims to facilitate the development and promotion of research opportunities and mentoring for students and early career researchers in behavioral medicine. To join the network and receive news on activities of INSPIRE, please follow this link: https://www.isbm.info/isbm-committees/inspire/join/


We look forward to seeing you at the webinar,

The INSPIRE Committee



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.