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2016 International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
The Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine is proud to be hosting the 2016 International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.

International Society of Behavioural Medicine
Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of sociocultural psychosocial, behavioral and biomedical knowledge relevant to health and illness and the application of this knowledge to disease prevention, health promotion, etiology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM) is a federation of national societies, whose goal is to serve the needs of all health-related disciplines concerned with issues relevant to behavioral medicine. Each national society includes both biomedical and behavioral scientists.

(U.S.) Society of Behavioral Medicine
The Society of Behavioral Medicine is a multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators, and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and the application of that knowledge to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations.

CME on Diabetes Australia
CMEonDiabetes is a website built to transmit top-level CME conferences (slides with voice-over) given by international experts in endocrinology, prediabetes, the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes: epidemiology, pathophysiology and notably insulin resistance, prevention and management: lifestyle and behaviour and pharmacologic treatment. This site also offers conference reports and key study results updated daily, and represents a unique platform for the exchange of medical information on diabetes. The principal themes presented are Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes.

Cochrane Behavioral Medicine Field
A new Cochrane Behavioral Medicine Field was established within The Cochrane Collaboration in February by Dr. Karina W. Davidson of Columbia University in collaboration with many colleagues. The Cochrane Collaboration ( is an international organization that has conducted and disseminated systematic reviews of health interventions for more than 10 years. The Behavioral Medicine Field focuses on “interventions that improve health outcomes through behavioral mechanisms alone or in combination with other therapies”1. Dr. Kimberlee J. Trudeau is the Field Administrator, and Ms. Louise Falzon is the Field Trials Search Coordinator.
The objective of this Field is to increase the access to the evidence-base in behavioral medicine as well as to create increased expertise in the use of systematic review methodology.