The International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT), hosted by PAAM,
& presented by The Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Switzerland
Each year PAAM holds the North American IPMT (International Postgraduate Medical Training), a week-long intensive training course in anthroposophic medicine, currently taught on six different continents and in more than twenty different countries. Each year classes are offered for both newcomers and more experienced physicians. Inspiring, highly experienced international faculty bring a range of clinical workshops, plus guided small group work focused on refining observation skills, enlivening medical thinking, and exploring the importance of the physicians’ inner life.
A new five-year cycle will begin with the 2018 IPMT, April 21st – April 28th in Chestnut Ridge, New York.
Special guest faculty to include Georg Soldner MD, pediatrician, and co-head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, as well as Marion Debus MD, oncologist at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland.
There will be two new IPMT offerings in 2018:
Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine - Introductory Weekend Workshop, April 21-22, 2018
A special two-day-long experience will be offered for medical students, residents fellows and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine. The workshop will happen on Saturday, April 21st, as a day of lecture, case study and conversation. Participants are then invited to stay for the opening evening of the IPMT and to join both the morning small groups and afternoon workshops on Sunday. This is a chance to get a taste of the intensive teaching and personal growth that mark each IPMT week.
* This is a great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts are available.
Advanced Practice Track - Mistletoe Use in Cancer Therapy: Research Update and Case Discussions, April 21-28, 2018
This marks the integration of an "advanced practice" track within the IPMT teaching program, which, this year, will focus on anthroposophic treatments in cancer therapy. This track is designed for participants who have completed at least three years of the IPMT, as well as more seasoned practitioners who have a foundation of clinical experience in mistletoe therapy. Afternoon workshops led by
Marion Debus MD. Additional workshops in therapeutic eurythmy for cancer, as well as geriatrics and death and dying will also be part of the IPMT week.
More details, course descriptions and online registration to come Autumn 2017!
Below you can see full descriptions of the clinical workshops that took place at the 2017 IPMT, including course descriptions, learning objectives and references.
Program Outline, including CME Credit availability
Early Afternoon Workshops:
"Integrative Approaches to Chronic Neurologic Disease", taught by Siegward Elsas, MD
"Pediatric Integrative Developmental Assessment", taught by Susan R Johnson, MD
"Prescribing Movement Therapy", taught by Glenda Monasch, TE
Later Afternoon Workshops:
"Principles and Practice of External Applications", taught by Rolf Heine
"Physiology of Boundary: Between Sensation and Digestion", taught by Adam Blanning, MD
"Advanced Topics in Anthroposophic Medicine", taught by Philip Incao, MD (*CME credit is not available for this workshop)
**It is recommended, and would be very helpful, if participants in the Advanced Topics workshop could read ,beforehand, the 2nd lecture (April 12, 1921) of CW313, Illness and Therapy: Sp. Scientific Aspects of Healing.
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Physicians will be available in 2018.
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