Based on the tradition of the previous
eight congresses in Uppsala, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Washington
DC, Copenhagen, Brisbane, Helsinki and Mainz, the scientific
program of the congress will include keynote addresses, master
dialogues/debates, symposia, roundtable discussions, oral
and poster presentations, meetings of special interest groups,
teaching and training workshops, and satellite activities,
scientific and trade exhibitions.
The 9th ICBM will be attended by authorities and experts
in behavioral medicine and related disciplines from every
region of the world, including all the countries of Asia.
The theme of the 9th ICBM, "Bridging Behavior and Health
- Connecting the Hemispheres", will encourage collaboration
and networking between all regions of the world as well
as all disciplines that contribute to the science and practice
of behavioral medicine. As the most populous and most rapidly
changing region of the World, Asia is facing many challenging
health issues and problems which will be highlighted in
the Congress Program.