On the behalf of Thai Society of Behavioural Medicine, the National Institute for Child and Family Development and the collaborative network for child and family development in Thailand, and the Neuro-Behavioural Biology Center, Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand, it is our pleasure and honor to welcome the President, and members of the Executive Committee, and Scientific Program Committee of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM), and all of our colleagues to Thailand. We are very happy that you have chosen Bangkok to be the venue for Ninth International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (9th ICBM), November 29 - December 2, 2006.

             This year local and regional meeting will be an important step for the preparation of the International Congress in 2006.

             We would like to express our appreciation to many experts who also kindly help us organizing the pre-conference training-teaching workshops on Saturday 3rd December 2005 and sharing your invaluable knowledge and experience with our Thai and Asian Regional colleagues in the 5th Annual International Conference of Thai Society of Behavioral Medicine between December 4 - 6, 2005.

             We look forward to our future collaboration in academic exchange and collaborative research networks in order to develop Behavioral Medicine and Health Promotion in Thailand and other countries in this region of the world. We wish you a successful meeting, a pleasant and rewarding experience and enjoyable stay in Thailand, and safe journey home.

Sincerely yours,

Nittaya J, Kotchabhakdi M.D.
Director, National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University, Thailand and Vice-President of TSBMresident of TSBM and Director of NICFD
 
Naiphinich Kotchabhakdi Ph.D.
Director, Neuro-Behavioural Biology Center, Institute of Science and Technology for Research and Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand and President of TSBM