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: 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.

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.