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15th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting

Thursday 16th January - Friday 17th January 2020 at Apex City of Bath Hotel

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. This year there is no conference theme, so we are running our usual open call for contributions from all areas of behavioural medicine, and would particularly welcome the submission of abstracts and symposia that reflect the broad focus of contemporary research in Behavioural Medicine. These may include, but are not limited to;

  • Promoting health behaviour change (physical activity, diet, and alcohol, tobacco and other substance use)
  • Applications of behaviour change theory
  • Healthy ageing
  • Transport, pollution and health
  • Systems approaches to obesity and non-communicable diseases
  • The role of industry in health and health services
  • Evaluating complex interventions
  • Addressing health inequalities through Behavioural Medicine

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers;

  • Professor Bas Verplanken, Department of Psychology, University of Bath
  • Professor Jennie Macdiarmid, University of Aberdeen
  • Andre Kengne, Head of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town

Late Breaking Submissions

Submissions for this event are now closed, thank you to all those that have submitted.

The deadline for late breaking submissions was 10.00 on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Registration Bursaries & Early Career Awards

UKSBM bursary awards are available to assist early career researchers to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting who would otherwise be precluded from participation for financial reasons. The UKSBM will fund/reimburse 100% of your conference registration fee

Bursary applications are now being accepted, click here for application guidelines.

The UKSBM Early Career Awards recognise and reward promising Early Career Researchers in behavioural medicine. The award consists of a certificate and a cheque for £100 presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting, and free registration for the UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting held the following year.

Early Career Award applications are now being accepted, click here for application guidelines.

The deadline for applications has been extended until is 17.00 Friday 1st November 2019.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops will be held at the University of Bath on Wednesday 15th January 2020. Topics and booking details will be confirmed soon.

Delegate fees can be found on the booking form. Early bird rates were available until 17.00 on Friday 1st November 2019. Please take a moment to read the UKSBM Delegate Code of Conduct. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch via the event hotline on 01332 227770.

Speakers and Facilitators


Andre Kengne

Keynote Speaker
Head of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town


Professor Jennie Macdiarmid

Keynote Speaker
Jennie is a Professor of Sustainable Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

She has a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Surrey and a PhD from the department of Psychology at the University of Leeds. After her PhD she worked for the International Obesity Task Force before going on to work at The Rowett Institute in Aberdeen.

Professor Bas Verplanken

Keynote Speaker
Department of Psychology, University of Bath

Bas Verplanken is professor of social psychology at the University of Bath since September 2006.

He studied, graduated and did his PhD (1989) at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

From 1990 to 1998 he was an assistant and associated professor at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and from 1998 to 2006 full professor of social psychology at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

Bas Verplanken served as Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology from 1999-2004, and for Psychology & Health from 2007-2009.


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