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


ISBM Symposium on Behavioral Medicine

On behalf of ISBM, the Swedish Behavioral Medicine Society, the Nordic Network for Behavioral Medicine, and the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University, we would like to invite you to join us for a Symposium on Behavioral Medicine.


The symposium will take place on Friday, June 17th, 10-16 CEST (Stockholm/Vienna time). You are most welcome in person or via Zoom. 


Please register (no cost) ahead of time at: https://tinyurl.com/UppsalaJune17. The complete program as well as the Zoom link is available there. We very much hope you can join us!

IJBM Call for Papers on "Advancing the Science of Behavioral Medicine: Meta-Analyses and Foundational Reviews"

Letter of Intent Deadline: December 1, 2022 (rolling)


The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (IJBM) approaches its 30-year anniversary. In commemoration of this momentous milestone, IJBM is organizing a special issue focused on systematic, scoping, and integrative literature reviews and meta-analyses that synthesize the state of the science in foundational areas of behavioral medicine. Submissions that integrate the existing science and point the field to opportunities for future progress are desired.


All scientific areas within the field of behavioral medicine are welcome. Meta-analyses and literature reviews of behavioral medicine research across the translational spectrum will be considered. Further, research that bridges the intersections of behavioral medicine and other areas of research (e.g., neuroscience, medical practice, nursing, public health, education, health psychology, environmental science) are likely to make strong contributions. Areas of work might include:

  • Behavioral Interventions
  • Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Symptom Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Translational Sleep Science
  • Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Health and Illness
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Health Disparities and the Health of Underrepresented Populations
  • Technology-based Behavioral Medicine
  • Social Processes and Health
  • Resilience and Positive Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine and Theory

This special issue provides a unique opportunity to simultaneously pause to organize accumulated knowledge and to provide the groundwork for the next generation of research in our field, including work that will achieve large steps forward for the discipline and its global impact. Thus, all submissions will be meta-analyses or reviews. Meta-analyses are a family of methods which allow for the aggregation and quantitative synthesis of a body of prior empirical findings. Literature reviews aim to synthesize an accumulated body of knowledge to inform new research efforts. Such reviews consolidate and synthesize existing literature through a transparent and replicable method.


More information about the editorial process and requirements for Letters of Intent (LOIs) can be found here.


IJBM is the official scientific journal of the International Society for Behavioral Medicine and seeks to present the best  theoretically-driven, evidence-based work in the field of behavioral medicine from around the globe.

Call for Applications: 2022 Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award

Applications are now open for the 2022 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 2022, 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 2022 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, 2022. Applicants will be notified via email by the Health and Behavior International Collaborative Award Committee regarding the outcome of their applications in June 2022. 


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.