Health Sciences participates in the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine
Published: Tuesday 20th December 2016
The Faculty of Health Sciences was a Bronze Sponsor at the 14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) held in Melbourne from 7 to 10 December. The event was jointly organised by the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM), Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM).
Over 800 delegates worldwide from disciplines including public health, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy and medicine attended. Discussions between disciplines in the form of keynote addresses, master lectures and roundtable discussions, oral and poster presentations, teaching and training workshops, satellite activities, and scientific and trade exhibitions, provided a platform for networking and building collaborations among scientists.
Dr Carina Chan addresses delegates at the Congress Dinner.
Dr Carina Chan, Deputy Head of the School of Psychology, who was part of the Local Organising Committee and also the Past President of ASBHM, addressed attendees at the Congress Dinner. This was an excellent opportunity to promote the University, Faculty's research and foster research collaboration with our researchers and research institutes.
Dr Carina Chan and Professor Vish Viswanath from Harvard School of Public Health/Dana Faber Cancer Centre.
“ACU takes a collaborative approach to continuously improve health and wellbeing and to serve local, national and international communities. These values are very much in line with the goals and mission of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine,” said Dr Chan.
The Centre for Health and Social Research (CHaSR) showcased their dynamic and contemporary research projects at the Faculty’s exhibition table during the Congress. Representatives were Ms Christina Brennan, Ms Sophie Lindsay, Mr Julien Tran, Dr Steve Trawley and Mr Francisco Crespo-Casado.
Sophie Lindsay and Julien Tran from CHaSR at the exhibition booth.