CIM therapies and their complementarity with conventional medicine -scientific and clinical evidence

The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament have invited key speakers in the field of Integrative Medicine and Health to speak during a public online webinar on 'Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) therapies on chronic diseases and their results on specific chronic diseases'. The event is on Monday 11 October 2021, at 12.00 CET to ENVI members and the public. One of the key speakers is Dr Ton Nicolai, Secretary-General of EUROCAM.


12:00 - 12:02. Moderator: Policy Department for Scientific and Quality of Life Policies

12:02 - 12:10  Introductory remarks

                       Co-Chairs of the Health Working Group, MEPs Dolors MONTSERRAT (EPP) - Sara CERDAS (S&D)

Part one: general benefits of Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) therapies on chronic diseases.

12:10 - 12.20  Overview of CIM therapies and complementarity with conventional medicine. Scientific and clinical evidence.

                       Dr Ton Nicolai, Secretary-General of EUROCAM, Belgium.

12:20 - 12:30  Benefits of CIM therapies on chronically ill patients. Effects of CIM on strengthening immunity and improving overall health. 

                       Prof Georg Seifert, Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology, Charité Berlin.

Part two: Results of CIM therapies on specific chronic diseases.

12:30 - 12:40  Prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, and other related diseases. 

                       Prof Simona Dragan, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes, Timisoara, Romania.

12.40 - 12:50  Prevention, complementary treatment, and well-being improvement of Cancer patients. 

                       Dr Jorge Perez-Calvo, Director of the Centre for Biological Medicine and Integrative Oncology Unit, Barcelona.

12:50 -13:00  Arts' impact on health and wellbeing 

            NilsFietje, PhD, Technical Officer, Behavioural and CulturalInsights Unit, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

13:00 - 13:20  Q&A session with Members

13:20 - 13:30  Closing remarks Dolors MONTSERRAT, MEP and Sara CERDAS, MEP

Link to the webinar 'Complementary Integrative Medicine (CIM) therapies on chronic diseases and their results on specific chronic diseases'.