Main goal of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine is to strengthen the collaboration between researchers, practitioners and teachers in the field. Our mission is to share, exchange and develop the insights of psychosomatic research and perspectives across national borders for the benefit of all patients.

Mission & Vision of the EAPM

European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine

The primary objectives of the EAPM are:

  • To promote an integrated psychosomatic (biopsychosocial) approach to health and disease.
  • To promote the treatment and care of patients with psychiatric disorders and psychological problems in patients with or without physical disorders in general hospitals, medical clinics, other community out-patient clinics and primary care.
  • To stimulate and support research in the areas of Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Integrated Care.
  • To stimulate and support teaching and training, and advanced professional education in the areas of Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Integrated Care.
  • To foster interaction and collegiality among members of the Association and provide opportunities for mutual support and assistance.
  • To educate the patients, carers and the general public regarding Psychosomatic Medicine.
  • To provide a forum for the presentation, dissemination and discussion of scientific problems in Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Integrated Care through the organization of meetings, conferences, workshops and publications.
  • To advise national and European organizations and to encourage and stimulate the formation of local, regional and national organizations which further the goals of the Association
  • To identify and reward outstanding achievement and/or service in Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Integrated Care.

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