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13th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Thursday 14th December 2017 at Hilton Liverpool

Pre-conference workshops: Tuesday 12th December 2017

The Society invites all behavioural and public health researchers, clinical practitioners, epidemiologists, health and clinical psychologists, medical sociologists, health economists, nurses, pharmacists and all other colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two day meeting.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Prof Zubin Austin (University of Toronto)
  • Prof Trudie Chalder (UCL)
  • Prof Greg Whyte (LJMU)

We will be adding further information to this website shortly, please check back.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Liverpool in December 2017!

Local Organising Committee Members: Dr Helen Poole (Chair, LJMU), Dr Paula Watson (LJMU), Dr Mark Forshaw (LJMU), Dr Grahame Smith (LJMU), Dr Adam Mackridge (LJMU), Geoff Bates (LJMU), Dr Andy Jones (UoL).

Further information on the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine can be found by visiting the society website;

Registration will open soon, if you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227770.

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Zubin Austin

Keynote Speaker
Zubin Austin BScPhm MBA MISc PhD is Professor and Murray Koffler Chair in Management, and the inaugural Academic Director of the Centre for Practice Excellence at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto (Canada). His research focuses on the professional and personal development of the health human resources workforce. He has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts and authored three reference texts, and has received awards for his research from diverse national and international organizations. He is also an award winning educator, having received teaching awards from Canadian and American societies and he has been named undergraduate Professor of the Year by students on 16 separate occasions.

Professor Trudie Chalder

Keynote Speaker
Trudie Chalder is Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at King’s College London. She has worked as a clinician and a researcher in the area of long term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms for about 30 years. She develops specific cognitive behavioural models for understanding and treating these conditions and evaluates the approaches within the context of randomised controlled trials in primary and secondary care. Her research involves investigating not only whether treatment works in the context of gold standard randomised controlled trials but how and for whom it works. Her work spans adolescents and adults.

Trudie has published approximately 200 articles. She was the President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and is an Editor of the Journal of Mental Health.


Hilton Liverpool City Centre

3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool, L1 8LW •  Directions

Situated in the center of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure complex, this Liverpool hotel’s location provides easy access to transport links and cultural attractions. Built on the site of the Old Customs House, Hilton Liverpool City Centre has a curved design that represents the meandering River Mersey.