The Contribution of Anthroposophic Medicine to the Integrative Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

Online Webinar | March 24, 2021 | 18:00 – 20:15 CET | 10:00 – 12:15 PST

During the webinar on “The Contribution of Anthroposophic Medicine to the Integrative Treatment of COVID-19 Patients” anthroposophic doctors from different continents will share their experiences in the treatment of COVID-19 in diverse healthcare settings. Presenters will outline what they perceive as the added value of Anthroposophic Medicine to state-of-the-art conventional medical care for patients with COVID-19.

The webinar is organized by the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) and the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, in cooperation with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM).

This webinar will take place on March 24, 2021, from 18:00 – 20:15 CET (10:00 – 12:15 PST), via ZOOM. It will be held in English and interpretation in Spanish will be available.


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The Medical Section at the Goetheanum

The Academy for Integrative Medicine & Health

ZOOM Conference

The conference will be interpreted in English and Spanish. Video recordings in the two languages will be available on IVAA YouTube channel after the event.

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Use the Twitter hashtag #AMCOVIDsolutions before and during the event!


18:00 – 20:15 CET | 10:00 – 12:15 PST





Dr. Tabatha Parker, Executive Directior of AIHM

Tido von Schoen-Angerer, Vice President of IVAA


Experience with COVID-19 treatment in anthroposophic hospitals


Dr. Friedemann Schad, Havelhöhe Community Hospital

Dr. Pieter Wildervanck, Specialist in Internal Medicine

Dr. Thomas Breitkreuz, President of IVAA, KIM Spokesperson



Outpatient treatment in Brazil


Dr. Sheila Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Outpatient Treatment in Russia


Dr. Denis Koshechkin, St. Petersburg, Russia



Treatment of Post-Covid Syndrome and Neurological Complications


Dr. Robert Fitger, Neurologist, Switzerland



Closing remarks


Dr. Tabatha Parker, Executive Director of AIHM

Dr. Iracema Benevides, Vice President of IVAA



Thomas Breitkreuz 

President of IVAA, KIM Spokesperson | Bad Liebenzell, Germany

Dr. Thomas Breitkreuz is the President of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA). Thomas is specialised in internal medicine and palliative care with clinical expertise in oncology, gastroenterology, cardiovascular disease, general internal medicine, and Anthroposophic Medicine. He is Medical Director of the Paracelsus Hospital in Bad Liebenzell, Germany and Chairman of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (AMPs) at the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. Dr. Breitkreuz serves on the Board of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine in Germany (GAÄD) and as coordinator / speaker of the Competence network on Integrative Medicine (KIM) in southwest Germany.

Tabatha Parker

Executive Director of AIHM  | San Diego, CA, United States

Dr. Tabatha Parker is a naturopathic physician who currently serves at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) as the Executive Director, where she previously served as the Associate Fellowship Director and Education Director. She was founding co-chair of the Masters in Global Health at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR, the first global health masters offered at a naturopathic medical school.  She was interim co-secretary general of the World Naturopathic Federation, and worked with the World Health Organization on the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy. Tabatha established and co-chaired the Global Health Committee of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for over 10 years. In 2003, she co-founded Natural Doctors International (NDI), the first and oldest naturopathic global health organization.

Sheila Pessoa da Costa Grande

Specialist in Internal Medicine | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dr. Sheila Pessoa da Costa Grande is a medical doctor from Brazil, specialized in Internal medicine. She works at her own private practice in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), mainly with oncological and chronic-degenerative patients. She received her training in Anthroposophic Medicine at Clínica Tobias in 1992, and also completed the training in Therapeutic Eurythmy in Stuttgart, Germany from 1994-1996. She was founder of ABMA-RJ and was President between 2004-2006 and 2006-2008. She was ABMA Nacional Board member in 2015-2017. She is a lecturer and teacher of ABMA courses and of anthroposophic therapeutic specialities trainings health organization.

Denis Koshechkin

General Practitioner | St. Petersburg, Russia

Dr. Denis Koshechkin is a general practitioner, homeopath, phytotherapist, and anthroposophic physician, working in St. Petersburg, Russia for over two decades. Until 1999, he worked at the St. Petersburg State Medical University. He received his basic education in anthroposophic medicine at the St. Luke Cancer Clinic (Arlesheim, Switzerland) in 1994. He trained at the Parkattwood Clinic (England), at the Oeschelbronn Clinic (Germany), and at the Vidar Clinic (Sweden). He has general medical experience since 1993, practical experience as anthroposophic physician since 1994 and as homeopathic physician since 1995. He is the Chairperson of the Russian Anthroposophic Medical Association.

Tido von Schoen-Angerer

Vice President of IVAA | Geneva, Switzerland

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.

Iracema Benevides

Vice President of IVAA | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Dr. Iracema Benevides is the Vice President of the International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA). Iracema is a specialist in general surgery, nutrition, family health, anthroposophic medicine and homeopathy and holds a Masters in International Health Care Management Economics and Politics. She has worked as a general practitioner in private practice in Belo Horizonte, Brazil since 2013. Previously she served with the Brazilian Minister of Health as a consultant, technical assistant and project coordinator. She has also been a lecturer at the Faculdade da Saúde e Ecologia Humana Medical School and the Medical School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica, both in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Iracema has also collaborated with WHO, PAHO and UNICEF.

Friedemann Schad 

Specialist in Internal Medicine | Havelhöhe Community Clinic | Berlin, Germany

Dr. med. Friedemann Schad is a physician specialized in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Anthroposophic Medicine. His focus is gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology, integrative supportive care and clinical research. He serves as the Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Palliative Care and the Center of Oncology at the Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe, Berlin and as a member of the hospital management. 

Pieter Wiederwanck

Specialist in Internal Medicine | Clinic Arlesheim | Arlesheim, Switzerland

Dr. Pieter Wiederwanck is a physician specialised in Internal Medicine from South Africa. While working in various hospitals around South Africa, Pieter also worked in his own private practice in Johannesburg. Since 1992 he started working as anthroposophic doctor, with frequent visits to the anthroposophic Clinik Arlesheim in Switzerland. Since 2008 he works as Consultant in the Clinik Arlesheim, currently working variously on the ward, in casualty and with his own patients as family physician.

Robert Fitger 

Specialist in Neurology | Clinic Arlesheim | Arlesheim, Switzerland

Dr. med. Robert Fitger is a specialist in neurology and a general practitioner, currently working as co-head of the Neurology Department in the Clinic Arlesheim and senior physician at the Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. He did his neurological specialist training at Clinic Heidenheim, teaching hospital of the University of Ulm, at the University Clinic Berlin (Charité) and at the Otto Wagner Hospital and the Emergency Hospital in Vienna. He has had extensive practical experience with anthroposophical medicine before coming to Arlesheim, e.g. in the Havelhöhe Community Hospital Berlin, the Department of Homeotherapy Heidenheim, as a school doctor in a Waldorf School and in his own medical practice for anthroposophically extended neurology and general medicine in Vienna. Robert is a member of the AGAN (anthroposophic neurology working group in Europe) and the Collegium of the Anthroposophic Medical Education Arlesheim. He is lecturing in various anthroposophical training contexts, at the FH Campus Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. He holds the certification as anthroposophic doctor from GAÄD, VAOAS and GAMÖ (Associations of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany, Switzerland and Austria respectively).