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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
4b. Involving patients, public, policy and practice
5. BEHAVIOR, CLIMATE AND HEALTH
SPHERE 2 - ILLNESS PROCESSES
6a. Biological mechanisms
6b. Nocebo and placebo
7. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND SYNDROMES
7a. Cardiovascular and pulmonary health and disorders, and critical care medicine
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
12th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Behavioural Medicine: From Basic Science to Clinical Investigation and Public Health."
August 29 - September 1; Budapest, Hungary.
10th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
9th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Bridging Behaviour and Health - Connecting the Hemispheres"
November 29 - December 2, 2006; Bangkok, Thailand.
8th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
"Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences with Medicine and Public Health""
August 25 - 28, 2004; Mainz, Germany.