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Governing Council

The ISBM Governing Council has supervision, control, and direction of all ISBM affairs. It determines ISBM policies, pursues the society’s objectives, and supervises the use of funds. The Governing Council is composed of one voting representative from each behavioral medicine organization accredited by ISBM as Full Members. These organizations are listed below.

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine

Chilean Society of Behavioral Medicine

Cuban Society of Health Psychology, Division of Behavioural Medicine

Finnish Section of Behavioral Medicine of the Finnish Association of Social Medicine

Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health

Hungarian Society of Behavioural Sciences and Medicine

Italian Society of Psychosocial Medicine

Japanese Society of Behavioral Medicine

Netherlands Behavioral Medicine Federation

Norwegian Society of Behavioural Medicine

Portuguese Society of Health and Behavior

Society for Biopsychosocial Science and Medicine

Society of Behavioural Health Singapore

Society of Behavioral Medicine (USA)

Swedish Society of Behavioral Medicine

UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Venezuelan Interdisciplinary Society of Behavioral Medicine


American Psychological Association Division 38 Health Psychology

Emerging Societies

  • Brazilian Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Canadian Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • South African Association for Behavioral Health
  • East Indian Society of Behavioral Medicine; Sanghamitra Pati (

Suspended Societies

  • Korean Society of Stress Medicine
  • Mexican Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Romanian Group of Behavioral Medicine
  • Slovak National Society of Behavioral and Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Thai Society of Behavioural Medicine

Featured Member Society

Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM)

"Meet the Member Society" Series