Save The Date! Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Innovation and Added Value for European Healthcare
A conference and exhibition on the theme of ‘Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Innovation and Added Value for European Healthcare’ will take place at the Brussels offices of the European Parliament on Tuesday 9th October. The conference has been organised by the European stakeholder group for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (EUROCAM), with a support from EPHA and kindly hosted by MEP Elena Oana Antonescu (EPP, Romania).
The Exhibition which will take place from Monday 8th at 9am (or 12 noon) until Wednesday 10th October at 4pm
There will be only 3 therapies allowed to give demonstrations:
- Tai Chi
The conference will present the reasons for growing citizen demand for CAM, its capacity for increasing citizen wellbeing, and demonstrate the benefits of complementary care in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. It will also draw on a major priority of the proposed Health for Growth Programme: fostering a Europe of healthy, active, informed and empowered citizens who are able to contribute to economic growth.
The purpose of this conference is to demonstrate to the European Commission representatives, European Parliament members and public health stakeholders the innovative contribution of CAM to European healthcare. The meeting will provide room for constructive debate and exchange of ideas for developing comprehensive, innovative and cost effective policies, taking into account the economic challenges currently being faced by the sector.
In order to enhance public awareness and understanding of CAM an extended networking lunch session will include the official opening of an exhibition devoted to CAM. This should provide attendees with a real hands-on experience and includes live demonstrations and taster-sessions of various CAM treatments.
- Anthroposophic medicine
- Chi Gong
- Herbal medicine
- T'ai Chi
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Tibetan medicine