The International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA) and the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, in cooperation with the Dachverband Anthroposophische Medizin in Deutschland (DAMiD), are organising an online Launch Symposium WHO Benchmarks: Milestone for Anthroposophic Medicine“, which will take place on 12 April, from 14:00 – 15:00 CEST, via ZOOM.

During the launch symposium, we will proudly present the new training benchmarks that have been recently published by the WHO. With these benchmarks, trainings for health care professions in Anthroposophic Medicine can be officially recognized by health authorities worldwide.

For the launch symposium, representatives of WHO and Anthroposophic Medicine will explain how the benchmarks were developed, give a brief overview of the different professional disciplines, and speak to the use and relevance of the benchmarks. Presenters will also outline what they perceive as the added value of Anthroposophic Medicine to state-of-the-art conventional medical care.

The event will be held in English.



Welcome and moderation 

Dr Iracema Benevides, IVAA Vice President 

Video about Anthroposophic Medical Professions

Presentation on WHO benchmarks for training in Anthroposophic Medicine

Dr Kim Sungchol, Head of the Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Unit at the WHO

Dr Aditi Sharan, Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Unit at the WHO

Trainings in Anthroposphic Medicine 

Dr Georg Soldner, Medical Section at the Goetheanum 

Why the benchmarks are urgently needed

Wieneke Groot, EFPAM  


Closing remarks 

Dr Tido von Schoen-Angerer, IVAA Vice President