EAPM Honorary Members
Prof. Frits Huyse
‘In 1983 when I registered as a psychiatrist in The Netherlands C-L psychiatry as an organized form of psychiatric service delivery in the general hospital in Europe was sparsely available. No national organization’s, no international meetings, no guidelines. However there were individual psychiatrist who were very dedicated to the psychiatric care of the medically ill.
By obtaining a EU-grant to do a service delivery study Ulrik Malt, Antonio Lobo, Thomas Herzog and I were able to create a European C-L network covering 11 countries and 56 C-L services which provided both psychiatric- and psychosomatic care for the medically ill.
Later joined by Peter de Jonge, Fritz Stiefel, Wolfgang Söllner, Silvia Ferrari, Beate Wild, Elena Lobo, Joris Slaets, Annet Boenink, Corine Latour and Roger Kathol (ACLP) our group was able to develop an integrated risk assessment- and management system called the INTERMED.
In the course of the years these initiatives appeared to be part of a globalized effort to improve the quality and extent of C-L research and service delivery, specifically the international collaboration which is so characteristic for the meetings of the EAPM, nowadays attended amongst other by our American-, Australian- and Japanese colleagues.’ (Frits Huyse, 2022)
Prof. Francis Creed
As a Professor of Psychological Medicine at University of Manchester, UK, I helped develop C-L Psychiatry nationally and developed a portfolio of research concerning mind-body relationships upon which we based clinical trials to improve psychological treatment for patients in the General Hospital.
My work was multidisciplinary: Else Guthrie, Chris Dickens, Barbara Tomenson and Wendy Clarke were my closest colleagues, but I worked with many physicians, other health scientists and PhD students, 10 of whom are now professors! I was Editor of the Journal of Psychosomatic Research for 12 years and I treasure the collaborations and friendships I developed in my time as President and Treasurer of European Association of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry & Psychosomatics, now EAPM.
Prof. Ulrik Malt
Malt received his medical education at the University of Münster (Germany) and University of Oslo (Norway) and specialized in psychiatry. He has been professor of psychiatry, medical faculty, University of Oslo since 1988 and was head of Department of Psychosomatic medicine and C-L psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital (Rikshospitalet) from 1988-2014.
Together with Frits Huyse (Amsterdam), Antonio Lobo (Zaragoza) and Thomas Herzog (Freiburg), Malt was actively involved in obtaining EU-funding for C-L psychiatry in Europe [European Community 4th Medical and Health Research Program COMAC-Health service research]. He was also involved in further organizational development of C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine in Europe (European Association for Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics – EACLPP; European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine – EAPM).
For many years Malt was the European representative on the program committee of the annual meetings of the US-based Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (current name Academy of Consultation-Psychiatry). Malt founded EAPM’s Frits Huyse Award for outstanding lifetime achievements promoting and strengthening European C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine research.
Prof. Antonio Lobo
Chair of Psychiatry, now Emeritus Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Formerly Chief of the Psychiatric Service, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Zaragoza
- Graduate (1971) and Doctorate (1972), University of Zaragoza.
- Grants: CSIC (Superior Council of Scientific Research, Ministry of Universities); British Council, Maudsley Hospital and Psychiatry Institute, University of London.
- Residency training, New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical School. (1973-76)
- Attending Psychiatrist and Instructor, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School, EE.UU.(1977)
- Founded in 1977 the first Psychosomatic and Liaison Psychiatry Unit in Spain, in the University Hospital
- Visiting Professor: Johns Hopkins University; Iowa University, USA
- Research areas with “impact” and systematic publications in Psychosomatic and Liaison Psychiatry, and in Dementia-Psychogeriatrics.
- Principal Investigator in Spain: European Union Projects European Consultation-.Liaison Workgroup (principal investigator Frits Huyse)
- National Coordinator of the Research Thematic Network in Psychosomatic and Liaison Psychiatry (National Research Institute, Instituto de Salud Carlos-III)
- Member of the Scientific Council (ISC-III) and the National Committee of the Specialty of Psychiatry (Ministry of Health)
- Former President, Spanish Society of Psychosomatic Medicine.
- First president of the European Association for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
- Editor-in-Chief, The European Journal of Psychiatry. Member of the Editorial Board: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, International Journal of Psychogeriatrics, International Review of Psychiatry, others
Awards (Professional career):
Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría Geriátrica, SEPG (2013); Sociedad Española de Medicina Psicosomática , SEMP (2013), Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Zaragoza. (2017); First “Frits Huyse Award”, European Association for Psychosomatic Medicine, EAPM (2014)