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The ISBM International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Interdisciplinary Behavioural Medicine: Systems, Networks and Interventions will take place 19th-22nd August 2020, in the city of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city.

Glasgow has been voted the world’s friendliest city and is renowned for its culture and style. It offers a blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning Victorian architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping, a diverse array of restaurants and bars and it is on the doorstep of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

The Congress will include internationally known keynote speakers and master lecturers who will deliver talks on topics of critical importance to behavioural medicine.

We're busy planning a fantastic Programme and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful City in 2020.

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Call for Submissions

Submissions are now invited for the 16th International Congress of Behavioural Medicine. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for an oral presentation, poster or rapid communication presentation please visit the online submission form.

If you would like to submit a symposium, please visit the symposium submission form

Submission guidelines can be downloaded here.

The deadline for submissions is 16:00 (GMT) on Friday 15th November 2019.

Pre Congress Workshop Submissions

Workshops are invited within the Congress theme and are intended to be interactive. They should be designed to be a skills or knowledge-based learning event, and include a practical task-based element. The emphasis is on educating the attendees and not necessarily in providing research information.

For more details and to download the submission form please click here.

Workshop proposals should be submitted to ib@cjnsc.kcmk-oe.ou

The deadline for Pre-Congress Workshop Submissions is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 1st November 2019.

Important dates

Workshop submission deadline – 1st November 2019
Abstracts for symposia, posters and papers deadline – 15th November 2019
ECR award submission deadline – 30th November 2019
Early bird registration deadline – 1st May 2020

Programme tracks

Programme tracks include:

  • Aging, health and age-related diseases
  • Behavior change and interventions
  • Biological mechanisms
  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary health and disorders, and critical care medicine
  • Child, adolescent and family health
  • Diabetes
  • Digital health
  • Education and training in behavioral medicine
  • Health education, communication, and decision-making
  • Health inequalities (among sexual/racial, socio-economic, and/or ethnic minorities)
  • Health systems, policy, promotion, advocacy, dissemination and implementation
  • Lifestyle behaviors
  • Pain and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Persistent physical symptoms (PPS)
  • Placebo and nocebo
  • Prevention
  • Occupational health
  • Systems and network approaches to improve health
  • Tropical medicine, HIV/ AIDS, and other infectious diseases
  • Other

Further information about programme tracks can be downloaded here.

UK Visa

If you are planning to attend ICBM 2020 and wish to confirm whether you will need a UK visa please follow the link to the UK government website; Check if you need a UK visa

Registration Fees

Registration fees will be added to the online booking form once we are taking bookings. Please note all delegate fees must be paid in GBP Sterling including any international payment fees and must be paid at the time of booking. An invoice can be requested if online payment is not a viable option.

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on (+44)01332 227773 or by email: ib22@cjnsc.kcm00k-oe.ou