ISBM Congresses


Future Congresses


Call for proposals to host ICBM 2025

ISBM is now approaching all member societies about the possibility to host the ICBM 2025. All our previous congresses have been successful both scientifically and financially.

 

If your society is interested in organizing the ICBM in 2025, please contact ISBM President Elect Kerry Sherman at kerry.sherman@mq.edu.au.


ICBM 2023 in Vancouver

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. 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. 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. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming months.

Call for Abstracts

The submission for pre-congress workshops remains open until January 31, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

 

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 portal. 

Registration, Accommodation & Travel

Registration fees have been published on the Congress Website and registration will officially open on February 1, 2023. 

 

ICBM has negotiated preferred room rates at the Congress Hotel. Rooms will be available for booking via the registration site opening in February 2023.  Preferred room rates will be available 3 days prior to and post Congress (based on availability) if you wish to extend your stay to explore Vancouver and its surroundings. Registration fees will be posted on the website shortly.

 

If you are travelling to Canada from outside the country, please take a look at the travel and visa information posted here. Processing times for visas can vary widely. We recommend applying about 5 months before traveling (ETAs require shorter processing times).


Past Congresses

ICBM 2021 Virtual Congress

 

 

 

 

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.


ICBM 2018

ICBM 2018 in Santiago
The 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine was held in Santiago, Chile from November 14th to November 17th, 2018. 

 

Please note that the 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine which was held in Chile 2018 is not associated with the International Conference of Behavioral Medicine.

 

Please click here for the Final Program



ICBM 2016

ICBM 2016 in Melbourne
The 14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine "Behavioral Medicine: Making an Impact in the Modern World" took place in Melbourne, Victoria from December 7th to December 10th, 2016.

 

Please click here for the Final Program


ICBM 2014

ICBM 2014 in Groningen

The 13th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine

"Innovation in Behavioral Medicine" took place in Groningen, The Netherlands from August 20th to August 23th, 2016. 


ICBM 2012

12th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Behavioural Medicine: From Basic Science to Clinical Investigation and Public Health."

August 29 - September 1; Budapest, Hungary.


ICBM 2010

11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.
"Translational Behavioural Research: A Global Challenge."
August 04 - 07, 2010; Washington DC, USA.

Final Program and Abstract Book


ICBM 2008


10th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Drawing from traditional sources and basic research
to improve health of individuals, communities and populations
"
August 27 - 30, 2008; Tokyo, Japan.
Final Program and Abstract Book


ICBM 2006

9th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Bridging Behaviour and Health - Connecting the Hemispheres"
November 29 - December 2, 2006; Bangkok, Thailand.


ICBM 2004

8th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences with Medicine and Public Health""
August 25 - 28, 2004; Mainz, Germany.