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December 3, 2017

Apply now! The Inaugural IBTN Summer School – May 2018

The Inaugural IBTN Summer School: Developing Behavioural Interventions and Conducting High-Quality Trials APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN! Learn more and then submit your application   The Inaugural IBTN Summer School is an academic program held ov …

November 20, 2017

Call for Abstracts – Apply online until January 22

The 2018 IBTN Conference offers students and researchers the opportunity to present posters whose abstracts may be selected for publication in a scientific journal. Read more or Submit now!

November 20, 2017

Job Posting: Research Assistant Position at the MBMC

The Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) is looking for a new research assistant. This part-time position (3 days/week) will be directly attached to 2 specific projects: 1) An international project looking to develop targets for increasing physi …

November 20, 2017

Confirmed Plenary Speakers for the 2018 IBTN Conference

We are thrilled to announce the following confirmed speakers for the upcoming International Behavioral Trials Network Conference next May 24-26 in Montreal!

November 8, 2017

Translating Passion into Better Science

Dr. Lynda Powell’s projects aim to contribute to our understanding of how to conduct behavioural trials, from design and implementation to analysis, interpretation, and progression. Powell believes that the field of behavioural medicine should push toward rigorous evaluation of behavioural treatments in behavioural efficacy and effectiveness trials. “We are simply not doing enough behavioural trials,” concludes Powell, and her upcoming book, “The Science of Behavioral Clinical Trials for Chronic Diseases” (Springer, 2018), emphasizes that quantity is nothing without the corresponding quality.

November 8, 2017

Call for Candidates: Postdoctoral Fellow in Motivational Communication

The Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) is welcoming applications for a postdoctoral position in motivational communication. The position is full time for one year and is renewable. Deadline for applications is February 2, 2018.

November 8, 2017

Free online training: Introduction to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST)

Introduction to the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for optimizing interventions on Tuesday, November 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST (one-hour live video presentation followed by a one-hour live question-and-answer session via instant messaging)

November 8, 2017

Launch of the Behavioural Trials Research Prioritisation Project

IBTN members are invited to participate in a Research Prioritisation project, which seeks the views of IBTN members about the most important topics for methodological research within behavioural intervention research.

November 8, 2017

New Technologies and Behaviour Change: Old Challenges Revisited

This viewpoint article shares recommendations on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviours.

November 8, 2017

A Researcher’s Guide to the Theoretical Domains Framework

The Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) aims to provide a comprehensive, theory-informed approach to identify determinants of behaviour. First published in 2005, a subsequent version following a validation exercise was published in 2012 and offers practical guidance for those who wish to apply the TDF to assess implementation problems and support intervention design.