The ISBM Newsletter is regularly distributed. The most current newsletter is from April 2016 and was edited by Luke Wolfenden.
News from the Editor
Welcome to the first ISBM newsletter of 2016, and my first as Editor. I wanted to start by acknowledging Beate Ditzen whom has made a tremendous contribution to ISBM in this role over the past 4 years. I will similarly look to serve the ISBM and its members by providing the latest news from the Society, professional development opportunities and events, and the recent scientific developments in the field of behavioral medicine.
In this issue, the ISBM president Adrienne Stauder outlines a number of changes and new appointments in the Society including announcement of the new Secretary. Excitingly Adrienne also outlined ISBM involvement as a partner Society at the World Heart Federation Global Summit in London to discuss collaboration to reach the goals of the 25 by 25 initiative launched by the WHO.
Christina Lee, Editor of the IJBM announces new Associate Editors of the journal and reviews an insightful article examining barriers to HIV prevention in Zambia. The journal is also inviting submissions to a special issue of the journal devoted to women’s reproductive health, focusing on women’s experiences, challenges, relationships and interactions with healthcare in sociocultural contexts. The special issue will make an important scientific contribution to this important health issue.
If it is not already in your calendar - book out 7-10th of December this year for a trip to Melbourne Australia for the ICBM2016 conference. The scientific committee is now accepting abstracts submissions – so don’t miss out! More details are provided in the newsletter, else visit the conference web-site www.icbm2016.com