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Welcome to the

EAPM Virtual Conference 2021

Dear colleagues

We are living very unusual times, socially and professionally. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought suffering, but also learning. We lost many things, but we also gained knowledge. We lost personal contact to friends and colleagues, but we improved in the technology for communication and networking. Learning, knowledge, and networking are the essence of any scientific meeting. Indeed, the pandemic could be seen as a big worldwide conference in which most of us improved our experience and knowledge, both personally and professionally. During this time, we faced new challenges and learnt new approaches, especially in the field of the Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation – Liaison Psychiatry.

Now, when there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel as a result of the vaccination programmes, most of us want to return to a new normality in our lives and our work. For this presidency and our executive council, coming back to normality means making sure that we have our EAPM annual meeting so we can all learn, gain knowledge and network in the same way as we did in the past.

Because there are still restrictions in most of the countries, we decided to organize a virtual meeting – and to postpone the meeting in Vienna until next year, 2022. That means, that for the first time, the annual meeting of the EAPM on June 3 and 4 will be hosted not by the local organization, but by the EAPM itself and organized by the members of the executive council.

The theme of the Conference will be “Psychsomatics during the pandemic”.

We have done our best to make this year’s EAPM annual meeting a leading conference, to attract physicians, mental health professionals, and researchers from all around the world.  As with previous meetings presentations at the meeting will include eight high quality keynote lectures, 21 scientific symposia, and poster sessions. The program will cover a diverse range of subjects, including:

  • Aspects of COVID-19 and ‘long COVID’
  • Models of care in psychosomatic medicine
  • Psychosomatic aspects of a number of clinical fields (e. g. Psycho-Oncology, Psycho-dermatology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Transplantation, Gynecology, Diabetology, Internal Medicine)
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Psycho-Neuro-Immunology
  • Stress and trauma
  • Teaching in Psychosomatics and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Chronic pain
  • Psychosomatics in primary care
  • Psychosomatic aspects in child and adolescent medicine
  • Psychotherapy with the medically ill

We are also delighted to announce a social event evening to promote networking.

This website of the EAPM meeting will provide timely, comprehensive information about the conference. Please, look out for the deadlines for the late poster submission, and for early registration.

We will be very happy to meet all of you again – at least virtually. We are sure that it will be the best online conference of the EAPM in history. Do not miss it – you will really enjoy it.

Finally, I would very sincerely thank all the members of the executive council for their hard work and support, and especially to those most involved in the organization of the meeting. Their great teamwork will make this conference a very big success.

Many, many thanks!

Jordi Blanch
President of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine

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‘Psychosomatics during the pandemic’

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BY THE CONGRESS TEAM

“To strengthen our international ties and promote knowledge exchange in psychosomatic research we have the honor to host this year’s EAPM conference virtually. For the very first time the EAPM annual scientific meeting goes virtual. The focus of the conference will be on mental health aspects of the COVID pandemic. We look forward to inspiring 2 days of international scientific exchange in a pandemic time.”

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