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.