It is a great pleasure for the European Association for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics (EACLPP), the European Conference on Psychosomatic Research (ECPR) and the local organising committee to invite you to participate in the forthcoming meeting entitled

Towards a New Agenda: Cross-disciplinary Approach to Psychosomatic Medicine

The scientific programme will cover a variety of different topics within psychosomatic medicine. Internationally renowned experts have accepted our invitation to give lectures. We are pleased to present 9 keynote speakers from both USA and Europe. They will share with us their latest experiences within psychosomatic and psychological medicine.

With this conference, we would like to bring up front the inherent multidisciplinary dimensions of psychosomatic medicine - both those linked to established disciplines within health science as well as those attempting to produce new knowledge based on dissolving boundaries between institutions or disciplines. We invite and encourage researchers and clinicians from various medical specialties and non-medical professionals to contribute to discussions of the essentials of psychosomatics and to develop and form the "melting pot" of psychosomatics.

Aarhus is a remarkable place and offers many attractions such as the open-air museum “The Old Town”, Marselisborg Castle, which is Queen Margrethe II’s summer residence, and Moesgaard Museum. There is a great variety of boutiques, restaurants and cafés all around the city - explore the “Latin Quarter” and the river bank, and discover the city’s delights for yourself.

Ideally situated in the bay of Aarhus, surrounded by beaches, forests and lush scenery, yet bustling with life, Aarhus offers an inspiring setting for the Congress.

“Welcome to the city of Aarhus, Denmark. Here, people rate themselves on average as 8.5 out of a possible 10 on the happiness scale - among the highest in the world”. Dan Buettner, National Geographic reporter in Sky Delta.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus.

Yours sincerely,

The organising committee

Per Fink
Congress President

The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders
and Psychosomatics
Aarhus University Hospital