Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

13-14th January 2021

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, UKSBM has decided to host a virtual Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) as we are keen not to miss out on our flagship event.

The ASM will take place over two half days (Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 January 2021), and will include keynote speakers, parallel sessions, research awards, special interest group meetings, early-career and mid-career researcher sessions, the Society’s Annual General Meeting, and chances to network and socialise.

We would like to invite all colleagues interested in the field of behavioural medicine to participate in this two-day meeting. Our conference theme is simply behavioural medicine in all its forms and we welcome the submission of abstracts reflecting the broad focus of contemporary research in behavioural medicine.

More information and the abstract submission portal can be found on our conference website.

Abstract submission deadline: 10am, Monday 26th October 2020


Past Meetings

2020, Bath

15th Annual Scientific Meeting 

16-17 January 2020, Apex City of Bath Hotel

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Bas Verplanken, Department of Psychology, University of Bath. “The Psychology of Repetition: Habits of Doing and Thinking.”

Prof. Jennie Macdiarmid, University of Aberdeen. “The global food system is broken: What can we do to move towards more sustainable diets?

Prof. Andre Kengne, Head of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town. “The challenges of non-communicable diseases in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Panel Debate

Prof. Lucy Yardley, Chris Eldridge, Dr Helen Atherton & Dr Brad Middleton. Chaired by Julie Barnett. “The potential for digital technology needs to be exploited more urgently and broadly within health and social care services.

2018, Birmingham

Healthy futures: childhood and beyond

Prof. Peymane Adab (University of Birmingham). “Preventing childhood obesity, should schools play a role?”

Prof. Linda Bauld (University of Edinburgh). “Smoking, vaping and young people: should we be alarmed?”

Prof. Jackie Blissett (Aston University). “Psychological perspectives on children’s eating: implications for making positive and lasting changes to eating behaviour.”

Prof. Jim McCambridge (University of York). “Reconciling, then integrating, individual and population perspectives on alcohol and health.”

2017, Liverpool

Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine

Prof. Zubin Austin (University of Toronto). “The psychology of Interprofessional Collaboration: how ready are health care professionals to truly collaborate?”

Chris Boardman, MBE in conversation with Prof. Greg Whyte, OBE (Liverpool John Moores University). “Cycling – the catalyst for multidisciplinary change?”

Prof. Trudie Chalder (King’s College London). “The role of trans-diagnostic processes in perpetuating fatigue.”

Sir Muir Gray, CBE (University of Oxford). “The National Activity Therapy Service.”