ISBM Committees

The ISBM comprises ten committees: The Awards Committee, the Communication Committee, the Education and Training Committee, the Finance Committee, The International Collaborative Studies Committee, the Membership Committee, the Nominations Committee, the Organizational Liaison Committee, the Scientific Program Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee.


The Awards Committee selects deserving individuals who may receive the Distinguished Scientist Award, Distinguished Career Contribution Award, Outstanding New Investigator Award and other honors provided by the ISBM, except the Early Career Awards.


The Communications Committee is responsible for the coordination and facilitation of information exchange among Member Societies and their constituents. This includes identifying innovative communication vehicles to meet evolving member needs.


The Education and Training Committee has responsibility for the synthesis and dissemination of educational opportunities in behavioral medicine around the world, including primary training, continuing education, workshops, conferences and other activities designed to increase knowledge and upgrade skills in behavioral medicine.


The Finance Committee provides guidance and oversight over the income, expenditures and investments of the ISBM.


The main objective of the INSPIRE early career network of the ISBM is to facilitate the development and promotion of research opportunities, mentoring and education for students and early career members who have an interest in behavioural medicine.  


The International Collaborative Studies Committee is responsible for the encouragement and stimulation of international/cross-cultural research projects in the area of behavioral medicine.


The Membership Committee will be responsible for identifying potential Member Societies, facilitating their development, and counseling them regarding future relationships with the ISBM.


The task of the Nominations Committee Chair is to solicit at least two candidates for each open office.


The Organizational Liaison Committee is responsible for identifying, relating to and coordinating information exchange with relevant international health-related scientific organizations, (e.g., WHO, international health specialty groups, etc.).


The Program Committee has responsibility for organizing the invited and competitive components of the International Congress.


The Strategic Planning Committee will be responsible for developing, maintaining and updating on an ongoing basis a Strategic Plan for the International Society of Behavioral Medicine.