As the ISBM President I’d like to welcome you to the new ISBM website. We have completely updated the site with an eye-catching new appearance and clearer organisation of information. I encourage you to look around the site. We will posting information about the next congress via this new website. Please share the link with your behavioural medicine colleagues and community. This project has involved several people behind the scenes, with special mention to the ISBM Communications Chair, Dr. Claire Conley.
Kerry Sherman, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Sherman's research interests include decision making in cancer and in genetic testing, coping and adjustment in the cancer context, body image and sexual functioning after physical illness, including endometriosis, and the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions to facilitate adjustment in the physical health context. Her work most recently has entailed investigating the role of self-compassion in adjustment to illness and the development and evaluation of a self-compassion focused writing intervention to help with body image concerns after physical illness.