IBTN Summer School 2019

Advanced Behavioural Trials
Take part in this 3-credit graduate-level course and join a network of researchers leading behavioural medicine into a new future.

Please note that the IBTN Summer School will be offered in French for the 2019 session.

The 2019 Summer School will be offered in French

Check back for additional information in early November


The IBTN Summer School in Behavioural Trials is an academic program held over 6 days exploring how to breakthrough current obstacles in behavioural trial methodologies and expand the reach, capacity, and impact of trials in the field of behavioural medicine.

Working with internationally renowned experts in innovative clinical trials, behavioural intervention development, and patient-oriented research, participants will learn about developing effective behavioural interventions and conducting high-quality trials through interactive workshops and training activities.

The IBTN Summer School is designed to foster networking opportunities for its participants, and will include additional online activities prior to and after the on-site program.

Key Dates

    • When: May 12-17, 2019 (with online activities to be held before and after)
    • Where: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada
    • How: Apply online starting in late Fall 2018
    • Application deadline: January 15, 2019
    • Who: Open to graduate students and early career researchers who want to develop and extend their knowledge about behavioural trials

Academic Leader

Simon L. Bacon, Ph.D., FTOS, FCCS, FABMR

  • CIHR SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials
  • Full Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology, Concordia University
  • Co-director, Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC), CIUSSS-NIM
  • More about Dr. Bacon

Sponsors & Partners

The Summer School initiative will be offered yearly over five years by the International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN) Chair through Concordia University with the support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (CIHR SPOR), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the UQAM Chair in Behavioural Medicine, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM), and the Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC).