June 24-27 2020

EAPM 2020

Main scientific programme

Some of the main conference themes will be:

  • What are the consequences of stress and adversity in the “modern world” and what can we do? 
  • What are new challenges facing an aging population and are there new approaches? 
  • What are the consequences of homeland- or culture-loss and what can be done about them? 
  • What are the consequences of increasing sleep-loss worldwide, how does it influence mental health and vice versa? 

The different symposia and the full scientific programme will be online by end of March 2020! 

We are honoured to confirm the following Keynote speakers for our conference:

Eric R. Kandel
Nobel Laureate
“Memory and age-related memory loss”

Elisabeth Binder
Director at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
“How adversity gets under the skin: from mechanisms to prevention and treatment”

Michael J. Lambert 
Psychology Professor, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
“Side effects and harm through psychotherapy”

Ulrich Schnyder
Emeritus Professor for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
“Culture-sensitive psychotherapy and refugee mental health”

Markus Heinrichs
Director, Laboratory for Biological and Personality Psychology, University of Freiburg, Germany
“The biology of trust: from social hormones to psychobiological therapy”

Dieter Riemann
Head of the Department and Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychophysiology, Freiburg University Medical Centre, Germany
“Sleep, insomnia and mental illness”

Susan Everson-Rose
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and President of the American Psychosomatic Society, USA
“Emotions, stress and cardiometabolic risk”


Hofburg Vienna
Entrance Heldenplatz
1010 Wien


Public transportation:

Tram: 1, 2, 71, D “Burgring”
Bus: 57A “Burgring”
Subway: U3 “Herrengasse”
City Bus “Michaelerplatz”

Dear colleagues,

In light of the current developments regarding COVID-19 we would like to give a brief update regarding our 8th annual scientific conference of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM 2020).

With the constantly changing situation and the spread of the virus in Europe it is currently very difficult to assess if it is possible and safe to run the conference as scheduled.
Currently there is no definite indication to cancel or postpone the conference but we will carefully follow the developments of the next weeks.

As these uncertain times makes it difficult to plan, we extended the Early Bird Registration as well as the cancellation policy for registration until April 30th, 2020. In the meantime we recommend to postpone further travel and accommodation bookings unless reimbursement is guaranteed.

If you haven´t submitted your abstract, we will open the late breaking poster submission soon.
We will keep you posted about the status of our conference and please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!

Christoph Pieh
On behalf of the conference committee