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MEPs put spotlight on integrative medicine

Three different online events cast a spotlight at EU level last week on the role and value of integrative medicine.  Further information and recordings of each event are now available for those who missed them:

  •  ‘Benefits and results of Complementary Integrative Medicine therapies’, European Parliament ENVI Health Working Group: The aim of this webinar on 11 October was to provide background and technical information and advice to the members of the ENVI Committee on the latest findings and trends as well as to present the benefits of complementary and integrative medicine, with some examples and latest results. It was chaired by Sara Cerdas MEP (S&D, P) and Dolors Montserrat MEP (EPP, ES). The programme, speaker biographies and presentations are available for download and the event itself available for webstreaming. A report on the webinar will be published on the ENVI website in the coming weeks.
  •  'Integrative Medicine and Health in Pain Management’, MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health on 12 October, organised by EUROCAM in cooperation with Pain Alliance Europe: This event was moderated by Tilly Metz MEP (Greens/EFA, L). It brought together experts from the integrative medical field with MEPs, health practitioners and other citizens to discuss the potential of complementary treatments to alleviate chronic pain and raise the quality of life for the 20% of European adults who current suffer from chronic pain. Watch the recording on YouTube.
  •  ‘Integrative Oncology – the missing link in Europe’s beating cancer plan’: on 14 October an online discussion on integrative oncology took place, addressing its development in Europe, including the results obtained by healthcare workers on patient care, resilience, tolerance to treatment and general survival, when using an integrative approach to oncology. The discussion was introduced by Dolors Montserrat MEP (EPP, ES) and Birgitta Sacrédeus (EPP, SE). View information on the programme and speakers and Watch the recording here.

Last updated on 21 Oct 2021

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