Anthroposophic medicine and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Rising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health problem - Studies show the significant potential from anthroposophic and other integrative medicine approaches to safely reduce antimicrobial use. Find  IVAAs statement  here.

Have as well a look at the presentation prepared for the CAM Interest Group, European Parliament, Bruxelles 1April 2014 

In November 2015, on occasion of the "Antibiotics Awareness Day", the IVAA together with EUROCAM published the position paper

 The role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance

Training in AM

Full postgraduate training for medical doctors in anthroposophic medicine is available in several European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy and Switzerland. Outside Europe full training is provided in Brazil. 

The most thoroughly structured further education is organized in Germany by GAÄD (Gesellschaft Anthroposophischer Ärzte Deutschland) through Akademie Anthroposophische Medizin and Eugen-Kolisko-Academy.

The growing success of the International Postgraduate Medical Training courses (IPMT) and other initiatives have led to the wish for an intensive English-speaking course on Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany: a possibility of deepening capabilities for bridging science and spirit in medicine. THIS COURSE IS NOW INAUGURATED AND OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: A 3-MONTH (one month per year starting May 2017) FULL-TIME ENGLISH-SPEAKING COURSE IN THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE

The dates for the course are: 

Module 1:       14th May – 11. June 2017
Module 2: April – 13th May 2018
Module 3:       19th May – 16th June 2019

The Seminar is based at the Filderklinik in the south of Germany. It is run in cooperation with the Medical Section at the Goetheanum and  several hospitals and universities.

The course includes:
- investigating consciousness
- deepening our understanding of anatomy, physiology, psychology and pathologies through art and science - working towards understanding a "Physiology of Freedom"
- Eurythmy, music and artistic therapies
- weekly specialised courses.
- Patient presentations and treatment
- patient-centred courses in major hospitals and practices (Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychosomatics, Gynecology, etc.)

We look forward to it! 
With warm regards, David Martin and Armin Husemann 

Please contact the national medical associations for detail information! In addition, most countries with established anthroposophic medical associations provide introduction or postgraduate courses for medical doctors or medical students, respectively.
Furthermore, the Medical Section at the Goetheanum in Dornach provides a profound postgraduate training program for medical doctors, which is also suitable for medical students: International Postgraduate Medical Training for Doctors (IPMT). 
You can find more information here.

Last update 11.8.2016©IVAA 2016


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