EAPM2019, 19-22 June 2019, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Integrating psychosomatic care across medical settings and specialties
Psychosomatic medicine is THE multi-disciplinary arena where different medical specialties explore the interrelationship between bodily processes and social, psychological and psychiatric factors. Clinical courses of mental processes affecting medical outcomes and, vice versa, somatic processes influencing mental well-being constitute our main field of interest. Diverse clinical disciplines, ranging from medical psychology to psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, surgery, including various somatic subspecialties, are involved in the effort to understand the physiological pathways in psychosomatic conditions and, at least in an ideal world, to advocate multi-disciplinary management.
However, integration of care (i.e., bringing together diverse specialty skills and expertise in complex cases of multi-morbidity simultaneously) still remains a difficult process in psychosomatics. Whereas the aspiration to integrate medical and mental health care is widespread, integrated care services are yet hard to find. In order to avoid unintended
negative outcomes due to under-detection of psychosomatic complexity or treatment refractoriness in fragmented mono-disciplinary trajectories, integration of care is deemed necessary at the hospital level between medical specialties and between the medical hospital and primary care.
The 2019 EAPM annual conference will provide lectures, symposia, workshops and master classes starting from different medical specialty perspectives on the pathophysiology and treatment of psychosomatic syndromes. In order to inform the field on current etiologic concepts another focus is on symptom formation and what constitutes to psychosomatic complexity. Furthermore, clinical efforts will be presented on when and where integrated
care could be delivered to foster a multi-disciplinary network approach, which may connect medical specialties across healthcare settings.
We hope to see you next year in Rotterdam!
On behalf of the conference committees,
Carsten Leue, EAPM-Conference President 2019
Department of Hospital Psychiatry and Medical Psychology,
Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Call for Late Breaking Posters
The Scientific committee of EAPM 2019 cordially invites you to submit papers for the Late Breaking Results Poster Session in which researchers have an opportunity to present recent results.
Submit your Posters here: submission module
Deadline: April, 15th
EAPM Young Researchers Science Slam
The EAPM Special Interest Group "Young Researchers" aims to connect young European scientists in the field of psychosomatic medicine, foster academic exchange, increase visibility of innovative research performed by young researchers, and to be a voice of the emerging young scientists. Young researchers (students, residents, PhD students and Post Docs) are highly welcome to join the SIG by signing up for our mailing list (EAPM.email@example.com), or writing Isabel Winter of the EAPM administrative office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our SIG activities at the EAPM conference 2019 in Rotterdam:
For the upcoming EAPM meeting in Rotterdam we have planned a Science Slam, a Mentoring Session and an informal Get Together on Thursday evening. In addition, a Special Interest Group meeting for all young investigators who are interested in becoming involved will take place. During the meeting all young investigators will have the chance to propose new ideas for future activities. We look forward meeting you and are available for any questions and suggestions. On behalf of the group: Miriam Depping (email@example.com), Meike Shedden Mora (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angelika Weigel (email@example.com) (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany).
For further information about contributions to the Science Slam click here.