Elsevier Young Investigators Award

The EAPM young investigator award, sponsored by Elsevier


Under the auspices of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM), Elsevier has established a scientific award for young investigators in field of psychosomatic medicine, consultation-liaison psychiatry and integrated care.



An award to the amount of €1,000.00 will be presented at the annual conference of the EAPM. The forthcoming conference will be on 19- 22 June 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The awardee is expected to make a short presentation of his work at the conference. Travel cost and registration are being paid for by the EAPM.


Please mail the editorial office of the J Psychosom Res (jpsychores@elsevier.com) if you have already submitted a paper and would still like to apply for the award.


Before applying, please read the instructions: Instructions Elsevier Young Investigators Award (pdf)

Send your application to: jpsychores@elsevier.com

We are looking forward to your application!

Deadline of application: 1 April 2019

EAPM Elsevier Young Investigators Award 2017

Jorge Palacios, foto


The 2017 EAPM Elsevier Young Investigators Award goes to Dr. Jorge Palacios from London with his work "3-year trajectories of depression and anxiety in coronary heart disease: impact on disability, quality of life, and cost."


"Depression and anxiety trajectories in heart disease: some symptoms are more equal than others." Dr. Jorge Palacios Barcelona, Auditorium Sat 1 July 2017 11.00 am


Work synopsis:

Depression and anxiety are strongly linked to coronary heart disease (CHD), and whilst there are still many pieces left to fit into the pathophysiological puzzle surrounding the association, the fact remains that this comorbidity is detrimental to patients’ outcomes. Most of the literature centres on studying this relationship following an acute event, and how this impacts mortality and further cardiac events. However, focusing on mortality is an ambitious goal, and it undercuts the importance of living for long periods with the increased disability and lower quality of life that this comorbidity brings. The chronic, fluctuating, intertwining relationship between mental distress and established CHD merits more discussion. This talk will summarise the results of my work, which uses advanced statistical modelling in an attempt to shed light into an area where the worlds of mental and physical health collide.



Jorge Palacios has recently submitted his PhD thesis in Psychological Medicine, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN). His PhD work is on depression and anxiety symptomatology in Coronary Heart Disease. In 2016, Jorge was a finalist in the King’s College 3 Minute Thesis competition, and he has won awards in PhD showcase events within the IoPPN. He is currently continuing work on his main research interest: the comorbidity between mental and physical health conditions. Prior to his PhD, Jorge obtained his medical degree in Mexico City, and won a scholarship to undertake a Masters in Psychiatric Research, which he passed with distinction in 2012.