International Post-Graduate Medical Training (IPMT)
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. Click here for a detailed schedule of the Weekend Workshop.
* This is a great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts are available.
Advanced Practice Track - Integrative Tools in Cancer Care, 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 two years of the IPMT, as well as more seasoned practitioners. 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. To participate in the Advanced Practice Track, if you have completed at least two years of the IPMT, please simply select workshops indicated as part of the Advanced Practice Track when you register. If you have not completed at least two years of the IPMT, but have equitable experience and would like to be considered for the Track, please write to the Training Director, Adam Blanning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for the IPMT is now open.
Below you can see full descriptions of the clinical workshops for the 2018 IPMT, including course descriptions, learning objectives and references.
Evening Lecture Series: "Humanistic and Resilient Healers"
Early Afternoon Workshops:
"Earth, Water, Air, Fire", taught by Georg Soldner (recommended for newcomers)
"Standing as a Medical Companion for the Aged and Dying", taught by Steven Johnson and Gerald Karnow (Advanced Practice Track offering)
"Eurythmy Movement Therapy", taught by Glenda Monasch (Advanced Practice Track offering)
Later Afternoon Workshops:
"Integrative Tools in Cancer Care", taught by Marion Debus (Advanced Practice Track offering)
"Integrative Approaches for Common Acute Illnesses", taught by Adam Blanning (recommended for newcomers)
"The Task of the Anthroposophic Physician in Relation to the Patient’s Biography", taught by Philip Incao (*CME credit is not available for this workshop)
Up to 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Physicians are available.
ACCME Accreditation and CME Credit Statement
This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through Joint Providership of the Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine. The Institute for Medical Studies is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for Medical Studies designates this educational activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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