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MEPs at the European Parliament declare their support for the right to work of practitioners of natural therapies in Europe.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in News | 0 comments

MEPs at the European Parliament declare their support for the right to work of  practitioners of natural therapies in Europe.

At the second meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group for CAM hosted by Ms Marian Harkin MEP for the Midlands Northwest Constituency of Ireland and organised by EFCAM ( European Federation for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) MEP’s declared their support for the right of professionals in CAM to work and to practice across European borders in the same way as other professionals. In opening the meeting MEP Harkin (ALDE) highlighted the fact that whilst millions of Europeans were using CAM as a private healthcare treatment...

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Current News: Meeting of the EU Parliament Interest Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Current News: Meeting of the EU Parliament Interest Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM

Meeting of the EU Parliament Interest Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM. Tuesday June 23rd 2015 at 12.30, Towards a New Dispensation in European Healthcare: Creating the Right to Work for CAM Professionals. European Parliament Brussels, Room: 6C100 Host: Mrs. Marian Harkin MEP (ALDE) Agenda: 12.30 – 12.40: Welcome and Introduction: Mrs Marian Harkin MEP 12.40 – 13.00: Availabilty and Citizen Access to CAM and the CAM Professional’s Profile: Seamus Connolly, President EFCAM. 13.00 – 13.20: Legal...

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Conference on CAM in EU Parliament

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Conference on CAM in EU Parliament

The first ever Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine will take place in the EU Parliament. Date: 9 0ctober 2012 (9.00-18.00). Theme: “Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Innovation and Added Value for European Healthcare”. Host: Elena Oana Antonescu MEP (EPP, Romania). Moderator: Harald Walach (Professor of Research Methodology and Complementary Medicine, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany). Speakers: John Dalli (European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy – video message). Alojz...

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European Parliament Interest Group Meeting on CAM June 27th ’13

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

European Parliament Interest Group Meeting on CAM June 27th ’13

The EU Parliament CAM Interest group met on the topic of CAM: an Investment in Health on June 27th 2013. It was co-chaired by Mr Alojz Peterle MEP, Slovenia and Mrs Sirpa Pietikainen MEP, Finland. The agenda and Speakers are overleaf. Approximately 60 people attended, including 4 EFCAM Board members.The Keynote speaker was the Health Commissioner Mr Tonio Borg. This was the first time that a Health Commissioner has attended a CAM Interest Group meeting in the Parliament. Thanks are due to Mr Peterle for organising this.The Commissioner...

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Report from the CAM Conference

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Report from the CAM Conference

European Parliament Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine The first ever conference at the European institutions on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM, took place on Tuesday October 9th in the European Parliament. “CAM: Innovation and Added Value for European healthcare” was the theme of the conference. It was hosted by MEP Elena Oana Antonescu (Romania) and co-hosted by MEPs Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland) and Alojz Peterle (Slovenia). The conference was accompanied by a three-day exhibition featuring...

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Press Release from CAM Conference

Posted by on Oct 27, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Press Release from CAM Conference

Investing in Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Innovation and Added Value and saving for European Healthcare European Parliament, Brussels, 9 October 2012 Members of the European Parliament, health professionals, patients and policy makers gathered to hear and debate presentations on the innovative added value of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for European Healthcare. Across Europe at least 25% of the population use CAM, largely paying for it out of their own pocket. Despite clear citizen use and demand, CAM has not...

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CAM Conference Declaration & Call to Action

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in News | 0 comments

CAM Conference Declaration & Call to Action

The CAM associations of patients, practitioners and doctors organising the October 9th 2012 conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM, in the European Parliament have made the following conclusions and Call for Action:...

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Presentations from CAM Conference

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Presentations from CAM Conference

Please click on the relevant link to read the presentations from the recent CAM conference in the EU Parliament: Professor A. Long, Health Systems Research, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Introduction to CAM: An Innovative Healthcare Practice. professor_andrew_long Simona Dragan, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara, Romania. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. simona_dragan Professor DR. Gustav Dobos, University Duisburg-Essen, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Germany....

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Shiatsu Research Study

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Shiatsu Research Study

A major study into the benefits of of shiatsu has been published. With over 900 patients involved in the study across a number of countries, this is an important step forward for the discipline. The study has been carried out by the School for Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Download a copy of the final report here: http://www.shiatsu-esf.org/english/index.html

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Chinese herbs as effective as Tamiflu

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Chinese herbs as effective as Tamiflu

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has shown that a mix of chinese herbs is just as effective as Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) in shortening episodes of flu. For more information go to: http://www.annals.org/content/155/4/217.abstract

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