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Request: Needed! Experts in Behaviour Change Interventions

What: Susan Michie, Marie Johnston, Alex Rothman, Mike Kelly and Marijn de Bruin are continuing work on an exciting MRC-funded project, Theories and Techniques of Behaviour Change.  This project aims to develop a systematic method, underpinned by consensus, for linking behaviour change techniques to their theoretical mechanisms of action. They need your expertise to accomplish this important task.

They are looking for experts who design, evaluate and/or synthesise evidence about behaviour change interventions, and are knowledgeable about behaviour change techniques and theoretical processes of change to participate in a consensus study.

When: The study aims to build a consensus about behaviour change technique-theory links and will be conducted this summer. It is estimated that this will take up to seven hours to complete, spread out over several sessions.

Additional Information: If this sounds applicable to you, and you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email: bct.theory@ucl.ac.uk Although they are not assuming money is the key influence on participation, you will receive a reimbursement of £250 for your time.

News: New Vice President of UKSBM Professor Martin White

We are pleased to announce that Professor Martin White has been elected as Vice President of UKSBM.

Professor White trained in medicine and public health, has a longstanding interest in behaviours in relation to health. Over the last 25 years, he has undertaken research on smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity and diet, as well as health professional behaviour, including studies of aetiology and determinants, and the development, evaluation and translation of interventions to promote health. He also has a longstanding interest in social inequalities in health and health behaviours.

He is currently developing research on the upstream, population-level determinants of diet and related chronic non-communicable diseases in the MRC Epidemiology Unit and Centre for Diet and Activity Research at the University of Cambridge. He is also presently Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme and a member of the MRC’s Population Health Sciences Group, Population Health Sciences Research Network and Public Health Intervention Development research funding panel. He holds a visiting chair in public health at Newcastle University where, until recently, he was Director of Fuse, UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

Martin has been a member of UKSBM since 2006 and has been a regular attender and presenter at its annual scientific meetings. He believes that the society fills an important role in bringing together scientific and policy communities around the important challenges of understanding behaviours in relation to health. He believes that the UKSBM has increasingly nurtured early career researchers in the behavioural sciences, providing an important focus for capacity building.

As future president of UKSBM, he would hope to continue building the Society’s membership and its range of activities, providing a focus for behavioural research in the UK. He hopes to bring to the role experience of leadership as President of the Society for Social Medicine in 2012-13, during which he led an extensive modernisation programme. Within UKSBM he is keen to foster the further development of ECR functions as well as a range of scientific activities, working in collaboration with a range of organisations, nationally and internationally.

Abstract submission deadline extension (22 Jan) – 13th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine 2014

What: 13th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: Innovation in Behavioral Medicine

When: 20-23 August 2014

Where: Groningen, The Netherlands

More Details: The International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), the Netherlands Behavioral Medicine Federation (NBMF) and the Department of Health Sciences of the University of Groningen warmly invite you to the 13th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine.

See www.icbm2014.com for more details. You can submit your abstract here and register here.

Deadline: The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until 22 January.

 

Expressions of interest invited for a Behavioural Sciences Unit, Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council invite expressions of interest to co-produce, inform and deliver a Behavioural Sciences Unit. They are seeking to establish a service which will bring behavioural science input to use at population level across the County. To help ensure the success of this service, they wish to engage with potential providers and interested parties regarding how this may operate in practice and intend to hold an informal market event in early 2014.

For more information see here: Behavioural Sciences Unit. advert (pdf, 32kb)

To register interest contact: Louis Sanford (Project Manager), Phone: 01992 556236, E-mail: publichealth@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Second call for abstracts: WELL-Med Conference, 28 May – 1 June, Greece

WELL-Med is the first International Meeting on ”Doctors think. Doctors feel. Doctors do: Well-being and performance in clinical practice” and will explore how health professional burnout and well-being are related to different aspects of performance in terms of clinical decision making, communication in clinical practice, and medical error.  The meeting will be of interest to doctors, nurses, healthcare managers, and social scientists interested in healthcare.

The WELL-Med conference will take place between May 28th and June 1st in Alexandroupolis, in the unexplored North Coast of Greece.

Keynote speakers

  • Charles  A. Vincent, Professor of Clinical Safety Research, Imperial College London, UK
  • Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Eileen Gambrill, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Mary Catherine Beach, Associate Professor, School of Medicine, John Hopkins University, USA
  • Jean Wallace, Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Deborah Kirklin, Editor of the BMJ Journal Medical Humanities, UCL, UK
  • Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief  of  Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston VA Health Services, USA

Invited experts

  • Aneez Esmail, Professor of General Practice, University of Manchester, UK
  • Lynn Monrouxe, Director of Medical Education Research, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Arnstein Finset, Professor of Behavioural Sciences and biopsychosocial research, faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ann Bowling, Professor of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
  • Carola Orrego, Projects Director on Patient Safety, Avedis Donabedian Research Institute,  University Autonomous of Barcelona, Spain
  • Andree Rochfort, Directors Doctor’s Health Program, Irish College of General Practitioners, Ireland

Invited workshops

  • Jane Carthey, Human Factors Specialist, Jane Carthey Consulting, UCLH NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK
  • Harold Thimbleby, Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK

The deadline for abstract submission is October 15th 2013. For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit the conference website.

Free downloads of key Health Psychology Review articles

Health Psychology Review is offering free downloads of key articles to celebrate its latest impact factor of 4.160 (2013 Thomson Reuters, 2012 Journal Citation Reports). The Journal is published in association with the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS). Health Psychology Review is a leading review journal in health psychology and behavioral medicine. The journal publishes high quality conceptual articles, narrative reviews, research syntheses, and empirical reviews (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses) that advance theory and practice in health psychology and behavioral medicine. All submissions should be made online at Health Psychology Review’s ScholarOne Manuscripts site. The journal can be found online.

Abstract submission and registration system for ICBM2014 now open

The UKSBM is delighted to announce that abstract submission and registration is now open for the 2014 International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (Groningen, the Netherlands, Aug 20-23, 2014). For further details, please see the call for abstracts.

Key dates:

  • November 1, 2013 Deadline for Workshop Submission
  • January 15, 2014 Deadline for Abstract Submission for Symposia, Papers, Posters
  • April 1, 2014 Abstract acceptance confirmation
  • May 1, 2014 Deadline for Rapid Communications Posters
  • May 1, 2014 Deadline for Early Bird Registration

Call for abstracts: WELL-Med Conference Greece 2014

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2014 WELL-Med Conference to be held from May 28th – June 1st in Alexandroupolis, in the North Coast of Greece. The theme of the meeting will be ”Doctors think. Doctors feel. Doctors do: Well-being and performance in medical practice”. The meeting will explore how physician burnout and wellbeing are related to different aspects of medical performance in terms of clinical decision making, communication in clinical practice, and medical error.

Keynote speakers

  • Charles  A. Vincent, Professor of Clinical Safety Research, Imperial College London, UK
  • Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Eileen Gambrill, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Jean Wallace, Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Deborah Kirklin, Editor of the BMJ journal Medical Humanities, UCL, UK
  • Jane Lemaire, MD, Vice-Chair of Physician Wellness and Vitality, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief  of  Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston VA Health Services, USA

Invited experts

  • Aneez Esmail, Professor of General Practice, University of Manchester, UK
  • Lynn Monrouxe, Director of Medical Education Research, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Arnstein Finset, Professor of Behavioural Sciences and biopsychosocial research, faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ann Bowling, Professor of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
  • Carola Orrego, Projects Director on Patient Safety, Avedis Donabedian Research Institute,  University Autonomous of Barcelona

The deadline for abstract submission is October 15th. For more information and for abstract submission guidelines, see the conference website: http://wellmed.gr

Call for papers: The Science of Dissemination and Implementation, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine

The International Journal of Behavioral Medicine has issued a call for papers for a special issue on the science of dissemination and implementation in behavioural medicine.

They are particularly interested in papers that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • What theoretical models and approaches are relevant to understanding and improving dissemination, implementation and translation in Behavioural Medicine? What evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of these models and approaches?
  • What methods and strategies are being used in dissemination and implementation studies in behavioral medicine?
  • How can we maximize the impact of behavioral medicine evidence on public health policy and practice?

They will consider papers that report original research, conceptual or theoretical papers, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and papers that highlight innovative methodologies. Papers from studies conducted in both developed and developing countries are welcome.

Instructions: Please submit your manuscript by July 1, 2013 following the standard requirements for IJBM articles and are subject to standard editorial and peer review processes.

For more information, see the call for papers (pdf, 92kb)

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