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11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
4-7 August 2010

"Translational Behavioral Research: A Global Challenge"

Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2010, 11:59 pm ET
Submit at: http://www.icbm2010.org/callforabstracts.php

Early Career/Travel Awards Application Deadline: 30 January 2010
Eligibility criteria and application at: http://www.icbm2010.org/awards.php

Early-Bird Registration now Open at: https://www.sbm.org/isbm/registration_form.php

The International Congress of Behavioral Medicine is an outstanding, must-attend meeting that offers a wonderful opportunity for presenting research to an international audience, especially for students and young investigators who rarely have a chance for international exposure. Young investigators who submit an abstract can also apply for Early Career/Travel Awards.

Scheduled for 4-7 August 2010 in Washington, DC, all Congress sessions take place in the Grand Hyatt Washington, a beautiful hotel close to DC's many cultural and historical landmarks.

Don't miss this science-rich Congress! The Congress features keynote addresses, master lectures, panels, symposia, roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations, meetings of special interest groups, workshops, scientific and trade exhibitions.

The International Society of Behavioral Medicine, in conjunction with the Society of Behavioral Medicine, is pleased to present the current developments on the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.

Your Abstract is Welcome!

All participants are invited to submit an abstract for workshops, symposia, oral and/or poster presentations. It is not necessary to be a member of a member national society of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Program Committee. All accepted abstracts will be published in a program and abstract book.

A Science Rich Meeting

The theme of the 11th ICBM is "Translational Behavioral Research: A Global Challenge" which will encourage collaboration and networking among all who contribute to the science and practice of behavioral medicine. ICBM 2010 will include keynote addresses, master lectures and panels, symposia, roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations, meetings of special interest groups, workshops, and scientific and trade exhibitions. Our keynote speakers are prominent individuals from three continents who will address basic science, community-applications and policy issues of behavioral medicine. The keynote speakers are:

Keynote Addresses

Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
Food Policies that Contribute to Obesity
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Yale University (United States)

Jaakko Kaprio, MD
Contribution of Genomics to Behavioral Medicine
Professor, University of Helsinki and National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)

Olive Shisana, PhD
HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Executive Director, South African National Research Program
Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health, Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)

In addition to the Keynotes, we have confirmed the following Master Lectures:

Master Lectures

Karen D. Davis, PhD
Development of new diagnostic tools and treatments for brain disorders
Senior Scientist, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behavior Systems
Toronto Western Research Institute (Canada)

Theresa M Marteau, PhD
Emotional, Cognitive and Behavioural Responses to Health Risk Information
Professor of Health Psychology, Psychology & Genetics Research Group, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry (United Kingdom)

Adolfo Martínez-Palomo MD, DSc
Bioethics and Behavioral Research
Coordinator of the Science Council for the Presidency
Emeritus Professor of Experimental Pathology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Mexico)

Robert Croyle, PhD
Cognitive, Motivational and Social Processes Underlying Health Threat Appraisal and Coping
Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute (United States)

And we are pleased to announce our confirmed Master Panel Chairs:

Master Panels

Athula Sumathipala, MBBS, DFM, MD, MRCPsych, CCST, PhD
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Honorary Director, Forum for Research and Development in Sri Lanka; Hon. Research Fellow, Section of Epidemiology Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, University of London, UK; Council Member, UK- Sri Lanka Group on the Psychological Consequence of Trauma (Sri Lanka)

Lin Li, BA, MPh, PhD
Biomarkers and Cancer
Research Officer, VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, The Cancer Council Victoria; Honorary Fellow in Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne (Australia and China)

Mira Aghi, MA, PhD
Tobacco Control
Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC); UNICEF; Global Youth Tobacco Survey; International Network of Women against Tobacco (INWAT); Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT); Cancer Patients AID Association (India)

Fred Wabwire-Mangen, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Epidemiology, Research Methodology and Communicable Disease Control
Senior Research Scientist and Chair, Executive Management, Makerere University Walter Reed Project; Senior Research Scientist, Rakai Health Sciences Program; Associate Professor, Makerere University, School of Public Health (Uganda)

A Rockefeller Foundation grant to our host society, Society of Behavioral Medicine, will also support the participation of behavioral scientists from developing regions of the world to expand our views of the translation of behavior science to diverse settings.

Contact details

For information on the Congress and details of abstract submission, please visit the Congress website at www.icbm2010.org. Please direct any inquires about the ICBM program to the Congress Secretariat, Amy Genc Moritz at amoritz@sbm.org. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 11th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, D.C. in August 2010.

Hege R. Eriksen, PhD, ISBM President
Linda Baumann, PhD, RN, Scientific Program Chair
Peter Kaufmann, PhD, Local Arrangements Committee Chair