Special Interest Groups

A Special Interest Group is the possibility for members who are especially interested in one or more particular aspects of consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, to gather in an informal group to discuss issues, cases, pharmaceuticals, and training.

If you are interested in participating in of the existing groups, simply contact the contact persons to find out even more! To form a new group, it needs at least two EAPM members and an informal letter to the EAPM Executive Council.

All Special Interest Groups are expected to present a short summary of their acticities before the annual EAPM conference. This report has to be sent to the EAPM Administrator in advance.

Young researchers

The Young Researchers Special Interest Group was founded at the 2017 EAPM conference in Barcelona.

Chair: Miriam Depping and Meike Shedden Mora

Chronic Pain: Psychosomatic medicine - focus on chronic pain

Chair: Antonella Ciaramella

Read this article to find out more about chronic pain.

Cultural aspects of C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine

Chair: Dr. Ilaria Tarricone

Early Career Psychiatrists

Chair: Guillaume Airagnes

Documents: Aim and Invitation to Early Career Symposium 2015

Improving Services for Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Bodily Distress

Chair: Per Fink


Notes from EACLPP Workgroup meeting in Noordwijkerhout June 26, 2009.
Notes from EACLPP Workgroup meeting in Budapest July 2011.

New Book published by Cambridge University Press reflects the work of this group:

Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Somatisation and Bodily Distress: Developing Better Clinical Services Edited by Francis Creed, Peter Henningsen & Per Fink** For book offer (20% discount) see flyer

Integrative care and management of complexity

Chair: Annette Boenink & Silvia Ferrari

Documents: Report of the meeting on June 27, 2014

Organization of Care

Chair: Martina Bühring & Steven Frankel

Primary Care

Chair: Prof. Hans-Christian Deter

Documents: Report of the meeting during the 3rd EAPM conference 2015

Psychodynamic aspects in C-L psychiatry and psychosomatics

Chair: Friedrich Stiefel, Manfred Beutel

Psychosomatics in Gastroenterology

Chair: Gabriele Moser, Dan Dumitrascu

Special Interest Group on cardiovascular prevention guidelines

Chair: Kristina Orth-Gomer

Documents: Minutes of the Inauguration Meeting during the Cambridge Conference 2013

Symptom Research

Chair: Chris Burton, Marianne Rosendahl

The Child and Adolescent Working Party

Chair: Charlotte Rask

The Child and adolescent working party was established in Bologna in 2007. Our aim is to promote clinical practice and research in paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry across Europe and to enhance links between clinicians and researchers in Europe. See attached document on current status of the working group.


Chair: Wolfgang Söllner


Developing models for training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
Presentation by Wolfgang Söllner on behalf of the EACLPP Working group on Training

Workshop on training Lausanne 2006
Summary from Wolfgang Söllner

European guidelines for training in consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatics: Report of the EACLPP Workgroup on Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
Wolfgang Söllner & Francis Creed Journal of Psychosomatic Research 62 (2007) 501–509

Transplantation Medicine

Chair: Frank VitiniusIstvan MucsiKarl-Heinz Schulz