Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine represents psychiatrists dedicated to the advancement of medical science, education, and healthcare for persons with comorbid psychiatric and general medical conditions and provides national and international leadership in the furtherance of those goals.

Psychiatrists Providing Collaborative Care for Physical and Mental Health

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Not an APM member yet?  We welcome and encourage professionals and trainees with an interest in consultation-liaison psychiatry/psychosomatic medicine to join us—in not just Fort Lauderdale for our 61st Annual Meeting, but in also becoming an active member of the APM and taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to members. For membership details, please see How to Join.

Already an APM member?  Log in to the Members' Corner with your email address and password to manage your profile, change your password, renew your membership, access Psychosomatics, and access special features — advocacy slides, resident education slides, tools for better billing, slides from annual meetings, and more.

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Our Journal, Psychosomatics

Psychosomatics journal cover

Included in the advantages of APM membership are a subscription to our journal (both online and hardcopy) as well as online access to two companion journals — General Hospital Psychiatry and Journal of Psychosomatic Research. Also, APM members receive 25% discount on books and journals published by Elsevier, Inc. when ordered online. For more benefits of membership in the Academy, see Membership Advantages.

APM Members: Use the links to the journals and book discount in the Members' Corner to access full articles without having to log into the Elsevier site.

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Non-profit institutions in developing countries can have free or low-cost online access to Psychosomatics and over 3000 other journals with HINARI from the World Health Organization.

 

PSYCHIATRY RESIDENT DIRECTORS:
Updated PM Curriculum for NEW!
Psychiatry Residency Programs

The Residency Education Subcommittee has reviewed and performed an update of its series of junior resident lectures on topics in psychosomatic medicine. The presentations were authored by your peers in the Academy and include diverse topics. The 13 presentations (PowerPoint files) remain available free of charge to APM members.

Sign in to the Members' Corner and take the link to "PM Curriculum for Psychiatry Residency Programs." Non-APM members can view PDF previews here.

Annotated Journal Abstracts NEW!
in 10 subspecialty areas of PM
2nd QUARTER 2014

The APM Research & Evidence-Based Practice Committee offers commentary on several journal articles published during April–June, 2014. This quarter's reviews cover ten categories of PM care. Read them here.

REMINDER:  AUGUST 1 DEADLINE
for Dorfman, Webb, and Trainee Travel Awards

Applications for three 2014 APM awards are still being accepted through August 1:
  • Dorfman Journal Paper Award
• Webb Fellowship Award
• Trainee Travel Award
Please see APM Annual Awards for more information about the awards and how to apply.

Update to Delirium Monograph

Since the January 2012 publication of our monograph on Delirium, several reviews have been published that are relevant to identifying, preventing, and treating delirium. Guidelines & Evidence-Based Medicine Subcommittee member, Thomas Penders, MD, comments on these reviews here.

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External Branding Task Force
Report to Council

APM's new External Branding Task Force has been working with the public relations firm GYMR to develop strategies for communicating with outside organizations. Their initial report was presented to Council in May 2013 and is available in the Members' Corner.


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