UKSBM was formed in June 2004, and it is affiliated with the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM). The goals of UKSBM include: To encourage and promote exchanges of scientific information and professional experience between social, behavioural and clinical scientists, as well as practitioners To stimulate research and the development of research capacity through formal meetings and collaborative undertakings To raise the profile of behavioural medicine within UK science and health policy To develop and maintain liaison with the International Society for Behavioral Medicine and other related local and international Professional Organisations. The UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) works towards integrating knowledge of biology, behaviour and the environment to prevent and treat disease. It brings together, for for the first time in the UK, a range of disciplines that contribute to achieving this broad objective. They include epidemiology, health psychology, medical sociology, health economics, statistics as well as public health, primary care, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology and diabetology and other clinical specialties.