Submit abstracts and posters


Submit an abstract

Submit Abstract

Please see the Guidelines for submission below before submitting an abstract

Deadline for all submissions: 14 February 2016. Poster submission extended to 15 May 2016.

In order to present at the conference you must be registered.

All accepted posters are part of the official program. Two timeslots are reserved for guided poster sessions.

We also offer the opportunity to record a short presentation on site for publication on our EAPM2016 video channel.



A symposium consists of four presentations, all of which have to be submitted individually as abstracts for oral presentations.

When you upload your abstract you will be prompted to indicate whether your abstract is part of a symposium. Tick the box and specify the name of the symposium.

As part of the same process, the chair of the symposium should notify the conference organiser of the symposium by e-mail: attaching the symposium submission template.

EAPM 2016 symposium submission (docx)

NOTE: For a symposium to be eligible:

  • there must be four individually submitted abstracts
  • all four abstracts have individually to be approved by peer review
  • the EAPM scientific committee must approve of the symposium as a whole.
  • all contributors must have registered for the conference.



  1. Basic science

    1. Psychoneuroimmunology  and endocrinology(Brain-immune interactions)
    2. Psychopharmacology
    3. Diagnostics and neuroimaging
    4. Neurobiology/ genetics
    5. Illness perceptions, health anxiety and attachment
  2. Social environment and psychosomatic disorders

    1. Transcultural psychosomatic medicine
    2. Immigration, physical and mental health
    3. Gender aspects and equity
    4. Violence and health
    5. Rehabilitation at home and in the workplace
    6. Psychosomatics in extreme environments and remote areas
  3. Mental health problems in somatic settings and primary care

    1. Anxiety, PTSD and depression in medically ill patients
    2. Somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms
    3. Sleep disorders
    4. Eating disorders, body image disturbancies
    5. Deliberate self-harm
    6. Neuropsychiatry and adult ADHD
  4.  Consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry

    1. C-L in primary care and the emergency room
    2. Organ transplantation
    3. Psychosomatics in cardiology
    4. Psycho-oncology
    5. Psycho-dermatology
    6. Brain-gut axis and psychosomatics in gastroenterology
    7. Psychosomatics in the elderly population (Psycho-gerontology)
    8. Psychosocial aspects of palliative care
    9. Child & adolescent C-L Psychiatry
    10. Preventive and lifestyle medicine
    11. Non-invasive and invasive obesity interventions
    12. Psychosexual Medicine
  5. Interventions in C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic Medicine

    1. Integrated care models
    2. Psychotherapy in the medically ill
    3. Psychopharmacology in medically ill patients
    4. Stress management and mindfulness-based interventions
  6. Training in C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine

    1. Communication skills-training for healthcare professionals
    2. Under-and postgraduate training in psychosomatic medicine
    3. C-L psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine around the world
    4. Psychosomatic medicine in different countries
    5. Psychosomatic collaborations in Northern Europe


Guidelines for submissions

General information

Submissions are invited on:

  • Empirical research (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Reviews and meta-analyses
  • Practice guidelines
  • Case studies: Posters including a short overview on the existing literature are preferred
  • Models of care
  • Trainee papers are welcome and will be specially marked. They will be subject to review for the Trainee Poster Award.

All submissions are subject to peer review by members of the scientific committee.

Publication in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research

Abstracts meeting the requirements of the Journal will be published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research (JPR).

For publication in the JPR the following is required:

  • Abstracts should describe innovative research
  • Abstracts on empirical research should contain the most important date in the results section
  • Abstracts should be written in impeccable English


All abstracts should be structured according to the following format:

  • Title of abstract
  • Names and institutions of all authors
  • E-mail address of the first/corresponding author.
  • Aims, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • No longer than 2500 characters including punctuation and spaces.


State the primary objectives of the study, including the main research questions, aims or theory being tested.


Quantitative studies: Include design, participants (including number of participants), measures.

Qualitative studies: Include design, participants, methods of data collection and analysis, e.g. grounded theory, discourse analysis, and IPA.


Quantitative studies: Include a summary of the results.

Qualitative studies: Include a description of the main findings such as the themes or categories generated.

Note: it is not acceptable to state, “Results will be discussed”.


Some discussion of the possible contribution to, or implications for, health psychology.

Please do NOT include a list of references at the end of your abstract.


Poster presentation guidelines

In order to communicate effectively the results of your research, please follow the following guidelines to ensure that posters are similar size, and format. This will assist participants accessing and appreciating your poster.


Your poster should be in PORTRAIT format and the dimensions of your poster should not exceed 90 cm (horizontal) x 130 cm (vertical).


Structure your poster according to: aims, methods, results, and conclusions as outlined in the Format section above.

In the heading, list the title of the paper, authors, institution and its location.

Include your conflict of interest statement in your poster.


Your poster will be displayed in the poster viewing area in the Art Gallery at Kulturens Hus.

The board of your poster will be numbered, which will be the same as your poster/abstract number, which you will receive ahead of the conference. This number will also be present in the final programme booklet for cross-reference. Viewers will find your poster according to the title of your submitted abstract and number as stated in the final programme booklet.

Poster mounting and dismounting

You can put up your poster at a specified time (TBA) on the day of your scheduled poster session. Material for mounting the poster will be provided on site. Please remove the poster after your session to make space for the next session. Any posters remaining after the congress may be disposed of.


Oral presentation guidelines

Parallel sessions are 90 min long and accommodate 4 presentations. Presentations must not exceed 15 min to allow 5 min of discussion after the presentation. Please keep your time.

You will receive information on where and when your presentation takes place ahead of the conference via e-mail. You will find this information also in the final programme booklet for cross-reference.

All lecture halls are equipped with a presentation projector, PC with Windows 7 and Power Point. Speakers are kindly requested to test their presentation in the speakers lounge.

The speakers’ lounge is open:

  • Wednesday 15 June from 17.00 -19.00
  • Thursday 16 June from 08.00 – 13.30
  • Friday 17 June from 08.00 – 13.30

Come to the session room in good time prior to the beginning of your session and load your talk onto the conference laptop.

When using videos, make sure to use standard modern video formats suitable for Windows 7 (test in advance). Save the videos used in your presentation on your USB memory stick.

In the large session rooms there will be dedicated technicians assisting.

In the smaller seminar rooms there will be a rotating technician.

NOTE: In order to present at the conference you must be registered.