Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CAM - for a healthier Europe

CAM workshop European Parliament 16 Oct 2017

 

On 16 October the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament organised a workshop under the title “Complementary and alternative therapies for patients today and tomorrow”. The workshop was chaired by Mr Alojz Peterle MEP and Ms Soledad Cabezón Ruiz MEP.



The subjects that were covered included the high demand of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and the needs and attitudes regarding CAM among EU citizens, the current legal status and policies governing CAM provision in the EU, the number of health professionals working in this sector, common characteristics of CAM therapies, benefits and limitations of the CAM model and the biomedical model as well as the need to integrate both. In addition, the CAMbrella report, the state of affairs in CAM research and a roadmap for future research in this area, the resolutions of the World Health Assembly, the goals of WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023 and their implementation.

Speakers were (their presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the titles of their presentations):

Please see the agenda here.

Secretariat:
Rue du Trône 194
1050 Brussels
Belgium
T: +32 2 644 00 20
E: info@cam-europe.eu


Spokesperson:
Dr Ton Nicolai
T: +31 650 613 430
E: spokesperson@cam-europe.eu