The main objective of the Education and Training activities of the ISBM is to facilitate international cooperation in education and training within the field of behavioural medicine.

  1. To survey the current state of education in behavioral medicine worldwide.
  2. To support researchers in behavioral medicine early in their careers.
  3. To extend support to practitioners using the tools and principles of behavioral medicine and to extend educational tools in behavioral medicine via e-learning.
  4. To expand the role of education in evidence-based behavioral medicine in health professions’ curricula.
  5. To arrange for direct support to emerging graduate programs in behavioral medicine upon request.
  6. To arrange for direct support to emerging new societies of behavioral medicine.


Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Healther

You can participate in a MOOC (= Massive Open Online Course) on Behavioral Medicine.


Learn how to change everyday behaviors for healthier lives using basic behavioral medicine concepts. Test yourself with virtual patient scenarios.


For more information and/or enrollment, please click here.


Early Career Awards for ICBM 2018 in Santiago

The Governing Council of ISBM will present up to ten Early Career Awards, each in the value of USD 500, to encourage a further career in behavioral medicine. The awards will be distributed at a congress ceremony, where all awardees are expected to be present. Some additional ISBM funds are available for award winners from countries with limited resources, to partially cover conference-related costs.


Recipients will have distinguished themselves scientifically or in their clinical practice career.




Selection of the Early career Award is based on total career achievement and review of a submitted and accepted abstract. To qualify for this award, the applicant has to meet the eligibility criteria listed below:

  • Should be no more than seven (7) years out from their highest degree and/or
  • Have held a faculty or professional position for no more than seven (7) years
  • Must submit an abstract of empirical work
  • Must be the first or only author of the accepted abstract
  • Attendance and presentation at the congress is required

Priority may be given to applications from countries with limited resources, and/or representatives from different geographical regions.




In addition to submitting an abstract to the Congress Secretariat, applicants are asked to upload the following documents on the Congress registration website:

  • A copy of your abstract
  • A short curriculum vitae (max 4 pages)
  • A cover letter with full contact details (name, postal address, phone, fax, email)


Award decisions

The applications will be judged by Dr Anne H Berman, Chair, ISBM Education and Training Committee, members of the Education and Training Committee, and members of the Scientific Program Committee.


Applications from countries with limited resources are requested to clearly indicate if they need funds to cover the costs of travel, registration, and lodging. Dr Berman and members of the Scientific Program Committee will evaluate these requests.




The deadline for the award applications is 30th January 2018. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 1st September 2018.