Under the beautiful clear blue skies of Lisbon, the 22nd World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine (WCPM) was a complete success. The extensive programme offered the hundreds of attendees up-to-date knowledge about the wide range of clinically focused topics that integrate biopsychosocial issues in clinical medicine. From plenary lectures to small group discussions, the meeting provided new insights into the mechanisms, psychopathology and clinical management of the clinical entities that encompass the clinical presentations and ongoing care of our patients. As individuals cope with the wide spectrum of health-related issues from the medically unexplained complaints to the dreaded impact of oncological disease, it is essential for clinicians to understand the role of the multiple variables that affect the individual, the family and the larger social environment.

In 2015, Glasgow will host the 23rd meeting of the WCPM and I invite those that have been to previous meetings and those who will be first-time attendees. Both the content of the Congress and the exciting location in Glasgow will make this a memorable event.

See you in Glasgow,

Thomas N. Wise, MD

President, International College of Psychosomatic Medicine

The 23rd WCPM will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from Thursday, August 20, to Saturday, August 22, 2015.

The WCPM is held every 2 years with this being the first time it has ever been held in Scotland.

The theme of the 2015 congress is ‘The Psychosomatic Factor in Clinical Practice'. This reflects the increasing awareness and importance of psychosomatics within modern medicine and indeed all healthcare professions.

At the 23rd WCPM in Glasgow you will attend seminars, advanced workshops, clinical case discussions, update and plenary lectures, oral communications and poster sessions on current international clinical approaches and research in psychosomatic medicine at the award-winning Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, which has been nominated as the ‘Best UK Conference Centre' no less than 3 times in recent years and certainly lives up to its reputation as an outstanding conference venue.

The 23rd WCPM will provide a stimulating academic programme held at a world class conference venue in a vibrant city in one of the most historical and beautiful countries in the world.

Your visit to Glasgow and Scotland for the 23rd WCPM in 2015 will be one you will always remember.

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Mike Gow, BDS, MFDS, RCPS, MSc Hyp, PGCert

Congress President

• Psychosomatic assessment and diagnostic issues

• Methods of psychosomatic research

• Psychosomatic integrative care

• Psychosomatic training

• Stress and mental health

• Behavioural and psychosocial mechanisms in psychosomatic medicine

• Psychophysiology

• Psychoneuroimmunology

• Psychoendocrinology

• Psycho-oncology

• Pain

• Sleep

• Eating disorders

• Panic disorder

• Depression

• Cardiovascular disorders

• Gastrointestinal disorders

• Respiratory disorders

• Endocrinological disorders

• Neurological disorders

• Fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal disorders

• Dermatological disorders

• Reproductive health and sexual functioning

• Somatoform disorders

• Alexithymia

• Suffering, coping and vulnerability

• Quality of life and well-being

• Epidemiology

• Health promotion and preventing

• Primary health care and psychosomatic medicine

• Occupational settings in psychosomatic medicine

• Consultation-liaison psychiatry

• Genetics and psychosomatic medicine

• Culture and psychosomatic medicine

• Oriental medicine

• Mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes

• Psychotherapy

• Pharmacological treatment

• Self-management

• Use of natural environment

• Philosophical issues

• Ethical issues

• Psychosomatic dentistry

• Others

Deadline for abstract submission: March 30, 2015

Official website: www.icpm2015.com

Registration Secretariat

WCPM 2015

c/o Meeting Makers

Block 4, Unit 4, Kelvin Campus

West of Scotland Science Park

2317 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 0SP (UK)

Tel. +44 141 945 6880, Fax +44 141 945 6899

E-Mail icpm2015@meetingmakers.co.uk

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