Society Mission

The objectives are to foster the development of psychosomatic medicine, i.e., the study, education, and application of knowledge and skills in bio-psycho-social, brain-behavior-health-disease relationships, to foster cooperation and collaboration of researchers, educators, and practitioners of psychosomatic medicine throughout the world, and to provide opportunities for communication and collegiality among persons and organizations that share and/or support the objectives of ICPM.

Society Values
As a nonprofit, member-focused association, ICPM is mission-oriented and values-driven. The values that inform Board policy and organizational activities include:

• Commitment to the public good
• Accountability to the members and to the public
• Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals
• Inclusiveness and social justice
• Respect for pluralism and diversity
• Transparency, integrity, and honesty
• Responsible stewardship of resources
• Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust
• Commitment to the promotion of excellence in science
• Respect for all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, age or national origin
• Commitment to serving the best interest of members and the profession at large