NEW conference DATE for 2021 confirmed! 

2 – 5 June EAPM 2021

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 2021! 

We are honored to confirm the following Keynote speakers for our conference:
(These speakers have been confirmed for the 2020 conference – Hopefully all speakers will be able to postpone their attendance to 2021!)

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”

In most parts of the world our life has changed significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic! In these days, more than ever, we can realize how important health is. So we sincerely hope that you and your close ones are healthy.

Due to the restriction announced by the Austrian Federal Government, the 8th annual meeting of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM) can´t take place from June 24th - 27th, 2020.

We know that this is very disappointing for many of you and we are really sorry about the inconvenience.

With the constantly changing situation and the probably longer lasting travel restrictions it is currently very difficult to assess when it will be possible and safe to run an international conference again. However, there was such an overwhelming interest in the EAPM conference in Vienna that the EAPM board decided to postpone the conference to next year. Many thanks also to organizers of the subsequent EAPM conferences for being so accommodating and making this change possible. We will immediately inform you as soon as we have further information about date and place of the EAPM conference 2021 in Vienna.

We would like to thank all the participants, authors, and colleagues for their support and warm encouragement in this difficult situation. Please continue to follow us on our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the EAPM conference 2021 in Vienna!

Wish you all the best and stay healthy,

Christoph Pieh
On behalf of the conference committee