Online Symposium:
TEAMING UP AGAINST CANCER

The contribution of Integrative Oncology. Best practices from Baden-Württemberg.

26 October 2020, 18:00 - 19:30. The event will be livestreamed.

 

On the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of Anthroposophic Medicine, the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) is organising a symposium presenting the contribution of Anthroposophical Medicine to Integrative Oncology. The event is hosted by the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union and takes place online, on October 26, 2020. 

In the context of the preparation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, this symposium will focus on Integrative Oncology as a patient-centred, evidence-informed field of cancer care. Integrative oncology utilizes practices from different traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments, aiming to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes. Multiple studies have demonstrated the benefit and the potential of integrative cancer care in reducing patient suffering and improving long-term prospects.

The conference will present key learnings from Baden-Württemberg, a leading region in the field of integrative medicine. The state of Baden-Württemberg sponsors the Competence Network on Integrative Medicine, in which hospitals, outpatient networks and research institutes work together in the development, implementation and evaluation of effective, safe and of high-quality integrative treatments. Integrative Oncology is a key focus of the competence network. 

Details of the conference are available below, or via the save-the-date here.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The Competence Network on Integrative Medicine (KIM)

Celebrating 100 Years Anniversary of Anthroposophic Medicine Europe-wide

Agenda

 

WELCOME

Bodo Lehmann, Head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH IN THE STATE OF BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (GERMANY)

Bärbl Mielich MdL, State Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg

 

SPEAKERS

BETWEEN FEAR AND HOPE: PATIENTS’ NEEDS IN CANCER CARE

Dr. Marion Debus, Head of Oncology, Klinik Arlesheim

INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONCOLOGY CENTRES

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kramer, Head of the Integrative Medicine Department, University Hospital of Ulm

THE COMPETENCE NETWORK FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (KIM): INTRODUCING BEST PRACTICES IN INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY INTO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Dr. Thomas Breitkreuz, President of IVAA, KIM Spokesperson

 

Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE

Moderator, Dr. Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Vice-President of IVAA

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Michèle Rivasi, MEP, Co-Chair of the Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health in the European Parliament