Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CAM - for a healthier Europe

CAM workshop European Parliament 16 Oct 2017


The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament is organising a workshop under the title “Complementary and alternative therapies for patients today and tomorrow”. It will take place in the European Parliament on 16th October from 16:00 – 18:00.

It is a remarkable fact that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is now used by one out of two EU citizens. Throughout the European Union people are evidently seeking more natural and gentle methods of healing and increasingly favouring the provision of CAM within existing healthcare systems. What are the benefits of CAM? And what are its limitations? How many healthcare professionals work in this sector? What is the current legal status and policies governing CAM provision in the EU? What is the position of WHO? And those of the Commission and Parliament? These and many other questions will be answered in the workshop.

The meeting will have speakers from academia, WHO, European Commission and the CAM sector and offer the opportunity for relevant policy makers and stakeholders to enter into an active dialogue on a subject that is highly relevant for the health of all EU citizens.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr Alojz Peterle MEP and Ms Soledad Cabezon Ruiz MEP
  • Ms Agnes Mathieu-Mendes (DG SANTE, European Commission)
  • Dr Stéphane Espinosa (SDS Department - TCI Unit, WHO)
  • Dr Wolfgang Weidenhammer (Technical University, Munich, Germany)
  • Dr Ton Nicolai (EUROCAM Spokesperson)

Please see the agenda here.

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