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 is now over but a video recording is available here.

 

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 invitation 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

 

Bodo Lehman

Head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union

Bodo Lehmann has been Director of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union since April 2018. Prior to this, he worked in the cabinet of Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, in charge of Energy (2010-2014); Digital (2014-2016) and of Budget and Human Resources (2017-2018). Before this, he worked in the Secretariat General of the European Commission. 

Bodo Lehmann has studied at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart/ Germany, at Sciences Po (Paris) and at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Paris/ Strasbourg).

Bärbl Mielich 

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

Bärbl Mielich, MdL, is the State Secretary to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Württemberg since 2016. She is a member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, where she chaired the Social Affairs Commitee from 2011 to 2016. From 2006 to 2016, she was also the Spokesperson for Health Care of her Parliamentary Group „Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen“. Bärbl Mielich is a trained child care worker.

She studied Social Pedagogics in Düsseldorf/Kaiserswerth and qualified as a family mediator. She worked several years as a family mediator in her own cabinet.

Dr. Marion Debus

Head of Oncology, Klinik Arlesheim

Dr Marion Debus is the head of the oncology department at the Arlesheim Klinik, Switzerland. Dr Debus is a specialist in hematology-oncology, internal medicine, palliative medicine and anthroposophic medicine. Before joining the Arlesheim Klinik, Dr Debus was an attending oncologist at the Havelhoehe Hospital in Berlin. She studied medicine in Bochum and conducted her specialty trainings in Pforzheim, Berlin, Stuttgart and Bridgend (UK). Dr Debus is an editor of the Journal of Anthroposophic Medicine “Der Merkurstab” and part of the leadership team for the physician training in Anthroposophic Medicine in Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Kramer 

Head of the Integrative Medicine Department, University Hospital of Ulm

Prof Dr Klaus Kramer, MSc is head of Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Ulm, Germany. Prof Kramer holds specialty degrees in medical oncology, visceral and oncologic surgery, palliative medicine and integrative medicine (focus on Naturopathy, Anthroposophic Medicine, mindfulness interventions) and a Master Degree in Advanced Oncology. He studied medicine in Heidelberg, Berlin, Paris (F) and New Castle (UK) and conducted his specialty training in London, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Münster, Herne, Ludwigshafen and Ulm. He has widely researched and published on gastro-intestinal tumors.  As certified MBSR teacher he is teaching mindfulness for medical students beside a broad spectrum of integrative medicine.

Thomas Breitkreuz 

President of IVAA, KIM Spokesperson

Thomas Breitkreuz is an internist with clinical expertise in oncology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease, general internal medicine, and anthroposophic medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Filderklinik in Stuttgart and Medical Co-Director of the Paracelsus Hospital in Unterlengenhardt, Germany. He is also the Chairman of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) at the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, an accredited expert of AMPs at the European Medicines Agency, and serves on the Executive Boards of the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD), and the Hufelandgesellschaft. Thomas is co-founder and coordinator of the Competence Network for Integrative Medicine (KIM) in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg.

Tido von Schoen-Angerer

Vice President of IVAA

Dr Tido von Schoen-Angerer is a pediatrician and the vice-president of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA).

Tido has an integrative pediatric practice in Geneva and is affiliated with the Cantonal Hospital and University of Fribourg Hospital, Switzerland where he founded Switzerland’s first Center for Integrative Pediatrics. He is researcher at the ARCIM Institute of the Filderklinik in Germany and a regular consultant for the World Health Organization.

Tido is a former Executive Director of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign. From field doctor to MSF operational director, Tido led humanitarian projects in Armenia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Chad, Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia.

Tido went to medical school in Mainz, Germany and Uppsala, Sweden and trained in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He holds a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Michèle Rivasi 

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

Michèle Rivasi is a French politician for Europe Écologie–The Greens. She has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009. She is an Associate Professor of Biology and a specialist in environmental and public health issues at the European Parliament. 

She has been at the forefront in debates on health, transparency, access to data and information, ensuring the interest of the agri-food, chemical, and pharmaceutical lobbies is not over-represented to the detriment of the public one.