At this year’s EAPM meeting in Rotterdam we had the chance to organize various activities.


SIG Young Researchers meeting & Travel awards ceremony

EAPM 2019 Travel Awardees

Around 30 young researchers (students, residents, PhD students and Post Docs) met during the Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. The SIG meeting started with the Travel Awards Ceremony, in which Prof. Dan Dumitrascu and Prof. Adriana Baban handed over the awards to the 10 awardees. The winners were awarded with a free conference fee, 300 € travel reimbursement and a one-year EAPM membership.

During our SIG meeting, we discussed ideas for future EAPM young researchers` activities and needs of young researchers in our field. There was a range of very interesting ideas for future conference activities, including mentoring formats, scientific symposia and workshops. Moreover, measures to make the EAPM an attractive organization for young researchers were collected.


Young Researchers Get Together

A group of around 40 young researchers met at the Dudok, where we took the opportunity to connect and network. The Get Together also attracted established researchers that were interested to meet with the next generation of researchers.









Young Researchers Mentoring session

A group of 13 young researchers at various career levels (students, residents, PhD students, post doc) had the unique opportunity to be mentored by Prof. Judith Rosmalen (Netherlands), Prof. Joanna Rymaszewska (Poland), and Prof. Jess G. Fiedorowicz (USA). Our three mentors shared their personal experiences regarding their research careers and personal experiences in psychosomatic medicine.

Mentors and Mentees 2019


Three participants share their experience with the mentoring:

“For me, the mentoring session was inspiring and thought-provoking. Thank you for the opportunity to approach someone so established in the field with questions on both research and work-life-balance.” (Female PhD student)

“Mentoring was a most welcome chance to address a large scope of questions both about research and how to deal with personal commitment to work.” (Male PhD student)

“I really enjoyed how encouraging and positive my mentor was and I learned a lot about how to succeed as a female researcher.” (Female Post Doc)


Young researcher in the EAPM Board

Dr. Meike Shedden Mora (Hamburg, Germany) was elected as member of the EAPM Executive Counsil during the EAPM General Assembly. With Meike, we have a young researcher representative in the Executive Counsil for the first time in the EAPM’s history.

As representative of the SIG, Dr. Angelika Weigel (Hamburg, Germany) holds a position as co-opted council member in the EAPM executive council.


Who we are

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.


Join us!

Young researchers (students, residents, PhD students and Post Docs) are highly welcome to join the Special Interest Group by signing up for our mailing list (

Also check out our EAPM website:


We look forward meeting you and are available for any questions and suggestions!

On behalf of the group:

Meike Shedden Mora (, Miriam Depping ( and Angelika Weigel ( (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany)


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