ISBM Organisational Presentation 12 07 2007

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ISBM is a Federation of national or regionally-based societies, whose goal is to serve the needs of all health-related disciplines concerned with issues relevant to behavioural medicine. Each national society must have membership from different relevant disciplines or professions. Behavioural medicine is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of sociocultural, psychosocial, behavioural and biomedical knowledge relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge to disease prevention, health promotion, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.  ISBM Charter What is the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM)?


Brian Oldenburg Chair, Strategic Planning Committee Theresa Marteau Chair, Program Committee Graciela Rodriguez Chair, Organisational Liaison Committee Governance Executive Committee Antti Uutela Past President Hege R. Eriksen President Elect Redford Williams President Petra Lindfors Treasurer Marc Gellman Secretary Board Members Redford Williams President Antti Uutela Immediate-Past President Hege R. Eriksen President-Elect Petra Lindfors Treasurer Marc Gellman Secretary Victoria Gordillo Chair, Education & Training Committee Richard Peter Chair, Communications Committee Linda Baumann Chair, Finance Committee Norito Kawakami Chair, International Collaborative Studies Committee Joost Dekker Editor, International Journal of Behavioural Medicine Neil Schneiderman Chair, Membership Committee Arja Aro Chair, Strategic Planning Committee


Member Societies


Member Societies North America Academy of Behavioural Medicine Research American Psychosomatic Society Society of Behavioural Medicine Latin America The Chilean Society of Behavioural Medicine Mexican Society of Behavioural Medicine Venezuelan Interdisciplinary Group of Behavioural Medicine Europe Behavioural Medicine Section of the Czech Medical Association Danish Society of Psychosocial Medicine Finnish Section of Behavioural Medicine of the Finnish Association of Social Medicine German Society of Behavioural Medicine & Behaviour Modification Hungarian Institute of Behavioural Sciences Italian Society of Psychosocial Medicine Netherlands Behavioural Medicine Federation Norwegian Society of Behavioural Medicine Psychosomatic & Behavioural Medicine Section of the Slovak Medicine Society Spanish Society of Behavioural Medicine & Health Psychology Swedish Society of Behavioural Medicine UK Society of Behavioural Medicine Asia Pacific Australasian Society for Behavioural Health & Medicine The Korean Society of Stress Medicine Japanese Society of Behavioural Medicine Thailand Society of Behavioural Medicine


Emerging Member Societies


Membership of ISBM Membership is available to: All national/regional societies of behavioral medicine A balance of members between biomedical & behavioural/social sciences A commitment to behavioural medicine as defined in the ISBM charter And must have: Affiliate membership is also available Reduced registration fee at the International Congresses Reduced rate for subscribing to the International Journal of Behavioural Medicine Membership entitlements include: Invitations to participate in the scientific and educational activities of the ISBM


Activities The function of ISBM is to: Conduct activities that stimulate BM research and practice Coordinate communication and interaction within the worldwide behavioural medicine community. Dissemination and interaction occurs through: ISBM International Congresses Major Scientific Journal - International Journal of Behavioural Medicine (IJBM). First issue in 1994. Teaching seminars in conjunction with other world leaders in health and medicine i.e. WHO, National Public Health Institute of Finland etc. Liaison with other professional organisations Education and training through the preparation of curricula and the facilitation of international collaborative research studies


Special Interest Groups Education & Training International Network for Subjective and Unexplained Health Complaints Women’s Health Issues Diabetes Collaboration Global Biological Health Threats The ISBM along with international collaborators have identified a number of interest groups and issues that require research input to improve the health of all through behavioural medicine. These interest groups are as follows:


Journal Major Scientific Journal - The International Journal of Behavioural Medicine (IJBM). First issue in 1994. Current editor – Ulf Lundberg (Sweden). Editor – Joost Dekker (Netherlands)


Past Congresses


First Symposium of Central Eastern European Behavioural Medicine Network Announcement:


Important Dates: 1 July 2005 – Opening of on-line abstract submissions 1 December 2005 – Deadline for workshop proposals 1 March 2006 – Deadline for abstract submissions 15 June 2006 – Deadline for early registration 1 September 2006 – Deadline for submitting rapid communication posters


Keynote Presentations


Master Lectures


Panel Sessions


ICBM 2006 Program Committee


For more information: ISBM Website: International Congress of Behavioural Medicine 2006 Website: International Journal of Behavioural Medicine Website:

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