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Call for Abstracts, UKSBM 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff

What: Call for Abstracts, UKSBM 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting – Complex interventions in a complex world: applications of Behavioural Medicine

Where: Hilton Cardiff

When: Thursday 1st December 2016 – Friday 2nd December 2016

Additional Information: See the UKSBM 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting webpage for more details about the conference and how to submit your abstract.

Deadline: The call for abstracts closes 10am 15 August 2016

Cardiff 2016

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2016 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Complex interventions in a complex world: applications of Behavioural Medicine

Thursday 1st December 2016 – Friday 2nd December 2016 at Hilton Cardiff

Pre-conference workshops: Wednesday 30th November 2016

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. We are pleased to confirm our Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Peter Elwood, Medical Epidemiologist & Honorary Professor, Cardiff University
  • Professor Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
  • Professor Matt Field, Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Paul Aveyard, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, University of Oxford

Please click here to access the full programme [last updated 23/11/2016] We will be offering 3 pre-conference workshops on Wednesday 30th November 2016, 14.00-17.00 at Cardiff University There are a limited number of places on each of the Pre-Conference Workshops but you can still register to attend by completing the online booking form. If you have already registered for the conference and wish to add pre-conference attendance please call 01332 227770 or email How do groups promote behaviour change? Identifying change processes and intervention components important for design, delivery and evaluation of group-based interventions. Aleksandra Borek, Jane Smith, Charles Abraham, Colin Greaves and Mark Tarrant Utilising Social Networks for Behaviour Change in Complex Interventions Dr Ruth Hunter, Dr Jen Badham and Shannon Montgomery Designing and reporting feasibility/pilot trials of complex interventions Dr Mark Kelson, Dr Rachel McNamara, Dr Deborah Fitzsimmons, Dr Graham Moore and Dr Jemma Hawkins Please click here for more information on any of the pre-conference workshops or to register. Abstract Submissions Thank you to all those who have submitted to the 2016 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting and congratulations to all of those accepted to present. Please find the presentation guidelines; UKSBM Oral Presentation Guidelines 2016 UKSBM Workshop Symposium Structured Discussion Presentation Guidelines 2016 UKSBM Short Oral Presentation Guidelines 2016 UKSBM Poster Presentation Guidelines 2016 Early Career Awards The UKSBM Early Career Awards recognise and reward promising Early Career Researchers in behavioural medicine. Applications have now closed, thank you to all who applied. Registration Bursaries UKSBM bursary awards have been granted to assist early career researchers to attend the annual scientific meeting who would otherwise be precluded from participation for financial reasons. All applicants have been informed of the outcome of their application. Healthy Meetings The SCPN has developed a Healthy Meetings score card, which focuses on ten highlights that regular meeting attenders agree, represent important examples of good practice for healthy meetings and we will once again be supporting this initiative. All delegates will receive a copy of the checklist. You can see the UKSBM 2015 ASM Healthy Meeting Showcase here. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station to Hilton Cardiff and will allow you to familiarise yourself with Central Cardiff. Social Programme The Local Organising Committee have provided some information and made arrangements for you to enjoy your time in Cardiff. Please find the Social Programme and some local information here. As part of the Social Programme the LOC have arranged a morning yoga session to start your conference on Thursday 1st December at the Hilton Cardiff taking place from 07:15-08:00. If you are interested in attending, please let us know by emailing so that we can ensure a correct sized room. To participate you will just need to bring water and a towel or yoga mat. On behalf of the UKSBM executive committee and the local organising committee, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Cardiff in December 2016! Dr Rachel McNamara On behalf of the Local Organising Committee Hosted by: South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University College of Biomedical & Life Sciences Please use #UKSBM2016 to join the conversation when tweeting about the upcoming 12th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting #UKSBM2016 Tweets 2016 ASM | Pre-Conference WorkshopsKeynote Speakers | Submissions | Early Career Awards | Registration Bursaries | Registration

Nottingham 2014

10th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 – Thursday 4th December 2014

In association with the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI)

“Patients, Populations and Policy-makers: behavioural medicine in practice”

– “patients” suggests a focus upon the outcomes of individuals – e.g. patients with specific medical conditions, patient rehabilitation, self-management interventions, adherence and compliance, secondary prevention.

– “populations” suggests a focus upon epidemiology or population level outcomes – e.g. primary prevention, and a concern for the grand-narratives of public health – tobacco control, obesity, lifestyle behaviours.
– “policy-makers” suggests a focus on organisational, political, policy, or governance context of behaviour change and behavioural medicine – e.g. cost- effectiveness, organisational culture, organisational change.

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. We will also be offering 2 pre-conference workshops.

Scientific Programme

UKSBM 2014 Programme 17 11 2014 (pdf, 364kb; subject to change – last updated 17 Nov 2014)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce four confirmed keynote speakers:
– Professor John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology at The University of Nottingham and an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals;
– Karina W. Davidson, PhD, Professor in Medicine and Psychiatry and the Director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center;
– Professor Rona Moss-Morris, Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine and Head of the Health Psychology Section at the renowned Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London;

– Professor Raj Bhopal, CBE, DSc (hon), MD, BSc, MBChB, MPH, FRCP(E), FFPH, Bruce and John Usher Professor of Public Health, Edinburgh University and honorary consultant in public health, NHS Lothian Board

Chair of Scientific Committee and Local Organising Committee: Holly Blake

Scientific Advisor to the LOC: Paul Aveyard
Members of the LOC: Tessa Langley, Shirley Thomas, Paul Leighton, Roshan Das Nair, Pippa Hemingway, Cin Mond Kong


Event: UKSBM ASM Pre-Conference Workshops

What: Cash for Questions Pre-conference workshop

 Making research funding applications is an integral and inevitable part of any clinical / academic research career. It is an activity that we will all spend of lot of time undertaking, and an activity where (unless we are exceptional) we will all experience some (considerable) degree of disappointment. This workshop will encourage participants to reconsider the skill of grant-writing, to reflect upon what research funders are looking for, and to consider how they might ‘sell’ their research ideas more effectively.

Through the course of the workshop participants will be:
– introduced to the research funding landscape and will explore how best to target the right funding opportunities.
– encouraged to explore a standard funding application form and to consider the diverse skills and insights required to complete it [from author, to scientist, to accountant…]
– challenged to reconsider how to best to make a compelling case for funding, thinking ‘beyond the science’ to the importance of writing style, effective communication, and accessibility of your application.

The workshop will specifically consider funding opportunities from Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research, although the topics considered and activities will be relevant to any national, peer reviewed funding competition.

Facilitators: Dr. Paul Leighton, Deputy Director, NIHR Research Design Service for the East Midlands and Dr. Anne Helme, Cancer Research UK.

As part of this workshop members of the east midlands NIHR Research for Patient Benefit panel will share their experience of allocating research funding and will answer questions about competitive funding applications.

 When: 10.00-17.00 on 2 December 2014

 Where: UKSBM ASM Nottingham

 Additional Information: You can book a place here

Event: UKSBM Early Career Network Event

What: UKSBM Early Career Network Event dedicated to practical advice for career progression

We hope this will be of interest to most Early Career individuals, including PhD students, post-docs and early on lecturers. The panel (see below) will share their career experiences after their PhD studies and what they chose to do next.  Anticipated topics include advice on where to find a job and/or funding, how to develop your own research interests and find collaborators, how to keep doing research with increasing teaching commitments etc.


Dr Heather Buchanan, Lecturer in Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham

Dr Rachel Crockett, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Positive Ageing, University of Greenwich

Dr Michael Daly, Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science & ESRC Future Leaders Fellow, Behavioural Science Centre, University of Stirling

Dr Andrew Prestwich, Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Leeds

Please come prepared with any questions you may have.

Where: UKSBM 10th ASM Nottingham

When: 1.15-2.25pm Thursday 4 December 2014

Additional Information: The UKSBM Early Career Network is an initiative to facilitate the development and promotion of research opportunities, mentoring and education for students and early career members in the UK who have an interest in behavioural medicine. We are a growing group of enthusiastic early career researchers who aim to regularly provide other early career individuals with opportunities for career development.


Reminder: 1 week left to submit an abstract for 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting!

Reminder: the 29th of July 2013 abstract deadline for the 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford(9-10 December 2013) is only 7 days! To submit your abstracts, visit the ASM 2013 website.

Call for Abstracts: 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford

Abstracts can now be submitted for the 2013 UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held in Oxford, UK, on 9-10 December 2013 at the University of Oxford Examination Schools. Keynote speakers include: Dr Susan Jebb (University of Cambridge), Prof Robert West (University College London) and Prof Laurence Moore (Cardiff University).

The deadline for submitting an abstract is 29 July 2013. Registration is now open. Abstracts are accepted for oral and poster presentations, structured discussions, symposia and workshops. For more details on the conference and to submit an abstract, please visit the conference website available via the main UKSBM home page (


UKSBM call for abstracts 5 June 2013

Pre- or post-conference workshops at UKSBM 2013 ASM: Open call for expressions of interest

The UKSBM is keen to support pre- and/or post-conference workshops at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Oxford, in addition to those available at the ASM itself. Anyone interested in exploring the potential of holding a workshop before or after this year’s ASM should contact either Paul Aveyard or Amanda Lewis by the 29th of March 2013.

Guidance for oral and poster presentations, and structured discussions and workshops now online

Guidance for preparing oral and poster presentations, as well as structured discussions and workshops for the 2012 UKSBM ASM are now online.

ASM 2012 keynote change

The UKSBM is delighted to announce that Professor Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology (University College London) will be the opening keynote speaker at this year’s UKSBM annual scientific meeting in Manchester (10-11 December 2012). Prof Michie is internationally recognised for her work in academic, healthcare and policy communities. Her work has contributed important advances to the study of behaviour change in relation to health, furthering our theoretical understanding of behaviour change and how to develop more effective interventions.  Her work develops methods to advance the study of behaviour change e.g. for specifying the content and theoretical underpinning of interventions and for synthesising evidence. This is conducted in the domains of risky and preventive behaviours amongst the general population (e.g. smoking) and professional practice and implementation (e.g. hand hygiene). 

She chairs the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Special Interest Group in Theories and Techniques of Behaviour Change Interventions. She is co-Director of the UK’s National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training and provides consultancy to the UK Government and to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. She is on NICE’s (National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) Public Health Interventions Advisory Group, its committee for Behaviour Change and on its Implementation Strategy Group. Her editorial work includes Editor of Implementation Science and Associate Editor of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Please note that Sir Michael Marmot is no longer able to deliver his keynote address owing to unforeseen circumstances.

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