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EUROCAM Uniting European organisations in the sector of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine
EUROCAM is a European foundation uniting umbrella organisations of patients, physicians, practitioners, and veterinarians in the Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine (TCIM) sector. TCIM focuses on the whole person, is participative, respects individual choices and cultural diversity, and integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information.
EUROCAM aims to promote the contribution of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine to better health in Europe.
EUROCAM hosts the secretariat of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health.
EUROCAM is an independent non-profit and non-governmental European umbrella organisation.
EUROCAM represents acupuncture, Ayurveda, anthroposophic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, naturopathic or traditional European medicine, reiki therapy, and traditional Chinese medicine. The practice of Traditional and Complementary Medicine modalities is based on clinical expertise and the best available clinical evidence from scientific research built over the last few decades.
The objective of EUROCAM is to promote and facilitate Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine’s role in enhancing and maintaining citizens' health, highlighting health promotion and TCIM's contribution to preventative healthcare.
- EUROCAM focuses on TCIM's place in EU public health policy and programmes.
- EUROCAM emphasises the accessibility and affordability of TCIM.
- EUROCAM advocates for TCIM with EU policymakers.
Exhibition and Congress 'Integrative Personalised Medicine 2023'
29 June - 1 July 2023 | International Exhibition and three Conferences in London,
Highly acclaimed healthcare professionals will present the latest evidence-based research and case studies during three cutting-edge conferences, taking place alongside an international exhibition and programme of CPD-approved workshops. By sharing clinical experience, knowledge and ideas, doctors, therapists, and practitioners will gain a greater understanding that a multi-disciplinary team and whole-person approach can provide the patient with the best possible outcomes. Conference Delegate passes start from £140 per day and Exhibition & Workshop Passes from just £25 per day. Register by Friday 26th May 2023 for early bird rates: www.ipmcongress.com/register
MEP Interest Group event roundtable 'Integrative Oncology | best practices for a patient-centered cancer care'
7 June 2023, Brussels | The MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health will host the Breakfast Roundtable on Integrative Oncology | best practices for a patient-centered cancer care. The roundtable will be hosted by MEP Manuela Ripa on behalf of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health on 07 June 2023, from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CEST. More information here.
World Health Assembly decides to develop a new WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy
30 May 2023, Geneva | The World Health Assembly met for their 76th session in Geneva from May 21 to 30 and adopted a decision for WHO’s current Traditional Medicine Strategy to be extended until 2025 and for WHO to develop a new 2025-2034 global strategy in the meantime. The decision also rules that stakeholders should be included in the drafting process along national governments of WHO member states.
Position Paper on 'Integrative Mental Health - the way forward'
22 May 2023, Brussels | During the European Mental Health Week 2023 EUROCAM released it's position paper on 'Integrative Mental Health - the way forward'.
MEP Interest Group event 'Integrative Mental Health – the way forward'
28 March 2023, Brussels | The MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health hosted the event 'Integrative Mental Health – the way forward' in the European Parliament
Experts working at the intersection of Mental Health and Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine (TCIM) shared evidence-based solutions and explained the practical benefits of applying TCIM in this important area. Link to video and event report.
Position paper Resolving AMR by reducing the reliance on antibiotic treatment'
18 November 2022, Brussels | For European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, EUROCAM released its position paper on 'Resolving AMR by reducing the reliance on antibiotic treatment'.
Position Paper on 'the prevention and management of COVID-19, including Long COVID'
28 July 2022, Brussels | after the event of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health, EUROCAM released its position paper on 'the prevention and management of COVID-19, including Long COVID.
People’s declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare
14 June 2022, Brussels | was the website launch of ‘the People’s declaration for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Healthcare. This declaration calls for the respectful collaboration between traditional, complementary and biomedical practices with the aim of achieving a person-centred and holistic approach to health. Follow the link for more information about the declaration and where to sign it.