EAPM SIG „Primary Care“ Annual Report 2021

Chairs: Hans-Christian Deter, Berlin; Bohdan Wasilewski, Warszawa

Due to the EAPM meeting cancellation 2020 in Vienna, there was no personal meeting of the SIG in 2020.

In this year 2021 a virtual EAPM will take place and a virtual meeting of the SIG with a program as follows:

SIG “Primary Care”: New developments in integrated care.

Chairs: B. Wasilewski, Warszawa, H. C. Deter, Berlin


Paul Köbler, Nuremberg:

Specialized Psychosomatic Care in Somatic Medicine Inpatient Units – the “Nuremberg Integrated Psychosomatic Acute Unit” (NIPA)

Hans-Christian Deter, Bernd Bergander, Berlin:

Integrated care in chronic pain patients – experiences of the Steglitz integrated care model

Bohdan Wasilewski, Warszawa

Experience in the functioning of the primary care clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, the scope of possibilities to maintain the psychosomatic standard of care during an epidemic and further prospects.

A common symposium of the SIG „primary care“ with the SIG/Working group „cardiovascular prevention“ took place during the EAPM conference 2019 in Rotterdam with the following program:

Scientific Symposium13- Behavioral and psychosomatic progress in Psycho-Cardiology

H-Ch. Deter, et al.: Health promotion in Usual Care: Lessons to be learned from Randomized Controlled Trial ́s in Coronary Heart Disease (CAD)

  1. Orth-Gomér, H-Ch. Deter: Mortalitypredictors and Survival: Results from the Stockholm Female Coronary Risk study

Ch. Herrmann-Lingen: Sex differences in the association between N-terminal pro B-Type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and anxiety in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

Ch. Albus: Updating the European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: New evidence and unsolved problems regarding the management of psychosocial risk




Meeting of the Special Interest Group “Primary Care” on Thursday, 20th June, 2019  with the topic:

“Heart patients in primary care – challenges for an effective treatment”.

1. How effective is usual care in coronary artery disease – results of a systematic review
(H.-Ch. Deter, Berlin)

2. Discussion (see minutes 6-2019)

3. Business meeting of this SIG Primary Care