1st International Scientific Conference on Mind-Body Medicine (ISC-MBM)


4th & 5th of November 2024

organized by the Mind-Body Medicine Research Council 

Picture: UW/H I Johannes Buldmann

Join us on November 4th and 5th, 2024, online or in Witten, Germany, to explore the scientific field of Mind-Body Medicine (MBM)!

Delve with international experts from diverse fields into molecular mechanisms, neurobiological correlates, and integrative approaches to holistic health.

This conference provides a unique platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange among experts from diverse disciplines. Participants will engage in stimulating discussions, share insights, and forge connections that will shape the future of MBM research and practice. 

Register now for this groundbreaking event in mind-body medicine. Contact us for more information. We look forward to welcoming you to this enlightening and enriching conference experience!


Theme and Workshops


The conference theme revolves around the interdisciplinary nature of MBM, focusing on the life processes involved in healthy living and longevity. Participants will have the opportunity to explore various facets of this topic, including:

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying mind-body interactions
  • Neurobiological correlates of mindfulness and well-being
  • Psychoneuroimmunology and its impact on health
  • Integrative approaches to mental health and physical well-being
  • Mind-body interventions for chronic disease management
  • Yoga, meditation, and other contemplative practices for health promotion
  • The intersection of MBM and Artificial Intelligence

Pre-Conference Workshops: (4th of November, 2024) 

  • Grantsmanship – How to apply for international research grants (e.g. NIH) with George B. Stefano
  • Patent application with J. Patrick Finn III, Ph.D. (Link


Student’s Corner:

  • Poster Session 


Practice Corner:

  • You want to provide a MBM Practice Session (45 minutes)? Send your proposal via Abstract Submission

Keynote Speakers

George B. Stefano

"Mitochondrial globalization of health"

George B. Stefano, Ph.D., MBMRC-Co-Chair, Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic and Distinguished Prof. Emeritus at State University of New York.

Sara W. Lazar

"Pain and fear conditioning"

Sara W. Lazar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Investigator in Psychiatry at the Mass General Research Institute. 

Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines: We invite submissions of abstracts on original research, case studies, theoretical contributions and reviews that address the conference theme and related topics. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 2,000 characters including spaces. 
  • Abstracts should include a title, author(s), affiliation(s), presenting author and contact information of the presenting author, status (student, researcher, etc.) 
  • Papers will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. 
  • Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters during the conference and will be considered for publication in a special issue of THE MIND Bulletin on Mind-Body Medicine Research. 

Important Dates: 

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 7th of July, 2024 
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: 15th of August, 2024 
  • Conference Registration Deadline: 30th of September, 2024
  • Conference Dates: 4th and 5th of November, 2024  

Join us in advancing the frontiers of MBM and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration for Integrative Health and well-being. We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and welcoming you to what promises to be a stimulating and enlightening event. 


For inquiries, please contact us! 



Ticket Options

  • Onsite 135€
  • Onsite (student*) 90€
  • Online 90€
  • Online (student*) 45€
  • Disabled attendee (onsite or online) 90€
  • Stipends** 0€
  • Supporter*** 270€

*Student: Please send your student certificate to info@the-mind.org.

**Stipends: Please send your application to info@the-mind.org.

***Supporter: Would you like to provide a ticket for someone else? We offer a "supporter" option to enable participation in the conference to everyone, indepently of their financial situation. The supporter-ticket includes your own and someone else's ticket.


Recorded sessions will be available for registered participants after the conference.

About the host

Picture: UW/H I Johannes Buldmann

Established in 2022, the international Mind-Body Medicine Research Council (MBMRC) is composed of exceptional scientists and research affiliates, each contributing unique expertise to the study of MBM. Publications of the MBMRC are regularly featured in THE MIND Bulletin on Mind-Body Medicine Research. 

With thanks for the support of