ICPM 2024 Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to present the following keynote speakers
(to be completed)

DZPG Lecture

Vikram Patel is The Paul Farmer Professor of Global Health at the Harvard Medical School where he chairs the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He leads the Mental Health for All Lab which focuses on the social determinant of mental health problems and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is a co-founder of Sangath, an award-winning Indian NGO which has pioneered approaches to achieve mental health equity. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

ICPM Lecture

Emily Holmes, PhD, DClinPsych is a Professor in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden, where she leads the PERCEPT–Mental Imagery and Mental Health Program. She trained as a clinical psychologist at Royal Holloway University of London, and completed a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in Cambridge. She is the recipient of several international awards, including from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Her particular interest is intrusive memories— mental imagery that springs to mind unbidden. Her research group seeks to understand and create new methods to reduce the number of intrusive memories (‘flashbacks’) after traumatic events, whether a car accident, traumatic childbirth, war, or events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ICPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Giovanni A. Fava, MD, is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo, after many years spent at the University of Bologna. He has authored more than 600 scientific papers and performed groundbreaking research in psychosomatic medicine and related fields. For 30 years (1992-2022) he has been editor-in-chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, leading the journal to achieve a top status in the scientific field.

Hilde Bruch Lecture

Nadia Micali, MD, MRCPsych, PhD, FAED, is Head of research and founder of the Center for Eating and Feeding Disorders Research (CEDaR) at the Specialist Center for Eating Disorders for the Capital Region, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research focuses on risk factors for feeding and eating disorders – particularly intergenerational transmission – as well as genomics, neurobiology, and treatment of feeding and eating disorders; with a particular interest in development.

NCT Holland Award Lecture

Dr. Michael Sharpe MD FACLP is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Oxford in the UK and a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist at Oxford University Hospitals. He is President of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Integrated Care (EAPM) and a past President of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP). In 2023 he was recipient of both the American Psychiatric Association’s ‘Adolf Meyer Award’ for achievement in psychiatric research and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry’s ‘Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award’ for outstanding contributions to the field.

Professor Patrick McGorry is an Irish-born, Australian psychiatrist known world-wide for his development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services, and for mental health innovation, advocacy and reform. He is Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Christina Demski is an environmental psychologist at the University of Bath, specialising in public perceptions and engagement with climate change and energy. She is Deputy Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). She regularly advises governmental and other organisations on public engagement with climate change and decarbonisation, most recently as Net Zero Public Engagement Advisor in a UK government department.

Prof. Dr. Fiammetta Cosci is Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florence, Italy. She is also Guest Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry & Neuropsychology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. She is Editor in Chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Her research focuses on application of diagnostic criteria for psychosomatic research (DCPR-R) in different medical and non-medical settings, development of clinimetric tools for psychosomatic assessment, and implementation of psychotherapeutic strategies in the medically ill.

Hochang Benjamin (Ben) Lee, M.D. is the John Romano Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Lee is also the Editor-In-Chief for Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the President of International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. His primary research interests are: 1. Developing innovative models for delivery behavioral health service for medical and surgical patients, and 2. prevention of neuropsychiatric morbidity (e.g. delirium, depression, and dementia) after major surgery among the elders.

Nobuyuki Sudo, MD, PhD, is the Professor of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Kyushu University and a vice-president at Kyushu University Hospital, Japan. His main research interests are: Brain-gut axis (especially interactions among microbiota, gut and brain), and psychosomatic treatment of physiological diseases, such as allergic disorders and obesity.

Dr. Jane Walker is a senior clinical researcher at the University of Oxford, UK, and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist. Her work focuses on the psychiatric care of patients with severe medical illnesses and she is an expert in the design and delivery of clinical trials. Dr Walker is also an Executive Coach and specializes in coaching physicians.

Professor Bernd Löwe, MD, is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Dr Löwe’s research focuses on the interaction of somatic and psychological factors in various chronic medical conditions, including functional somatic syndromes and somatic symptom disorders. With his team he has developed and validated a number of internationally used psychometric instruments (e.g. GAD-7, SSS-8, SSD-12, TEX-Q) and has founded several national and international research groups (e.g. EURONET-SOMA, SOMACROSS).
Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Full Professor (School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona, Spain), Specialist in Clinical Psychology, has been the Director of the Eating Disorders (ED) Unit at the Clinical Psychology Departement (University Hospital Bellvitge, Barcelona), he is the current Scientific Director of Research Institute IDIBELL, Vicedirector of CIBERobn (Spanish Excellence Research Network for Obesity and Nutrition). He is Past President of the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) and current co-chair of the Eating Disorders Section of the World Psychiatric Association.

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Henningsen, Head and Chair of the Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at University Hospital „Rechts der Isar“, Technical University of Munich. Prof. Henningsen has a board certification in Neurology and Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. His scientific focus lies in bodily distress and functional somatic symptoms and syndromes.

Ulrike Schmidt, MD PhD FRCPsych FMedSci FAED, is the Professor of Eating Disorders at King’s College London and a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She has led the development of FREED, a multi-award winning early intervention programme, rolled out nationally in England and is the principal investigator of the EDIFY consortium www.edifyresearch.co.uk. She has also pioneered the use of novel brain-directed treatments in eating disorders.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rose (MD) serves as the head of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. With over 35 years of expertise, he specializes in evaluating patient-reported health outcomes in clinical practice. In addition to that, he is a member of the Management Board of the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) and the Charité Board of Directors National Center for Tumor Disease (NCT). He holds positions as the Founding Director of the Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (CPCOR) and the German Health Outcomes Observatory (H2O), as well as the Co-Director of the Charité Spine Center. His most recent academic honors comprise the Christoph Lohfert Award (2023) and the Max Rubner Award (2023).


Important Dates

January 2024
Registration and Abstract Submission open

April 15, 2024
April 28, 2024

Stipend Application Deadline

April 15, 2024
May 06, 2024

Abstract Submission Deadline

May 22, 2024
June 17, 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline

September 19 – 21, 2024
ICPM 2024
Tübingen, Germany

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