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International Post-Graduate Medical Training (IPMT) 2017 


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. 

The 2017 IPMT will take place April 22nd – April 29th at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California. This year's clinical workshops will offer anthroposophic insight into neurologic disease, pediatric development, external applications (compresses, oils and ointments), and a special examination of the role of warmth in the healing process. Dr. Siegward Elsas will be joining us from Switzerland and Rolf Heine, Director of the Academy of Anthroposophic Nursing Professions at the Filderklinik, will be joining us from Germany. Experienced researcher and teacher, Dennis Klocek, will also be joining us. 

The 2017 IPMT brochure is available now. Online registration is now open.

elow you can find full descriptions for the IPMT 2017 clinical workshops, including course descriptions, learning objectives and references. For newcomers (generally considered those who are attending the IPMT for the first or second time) we recommend "Pediatric Integrative Developmental Assessment" in the early afternoon, and either "Principles and Practice of External Applications" or "Physiology of Boundary" in the later afternoon. The remaining workshops: "Integrative Approaches to Chronic Neurologic Disease" and "Prescribing Movement Therapy," are open to all participants, but assume more familiarity with the basic principles and vocabulary of anthroposophic medicine.

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.

Up to 33 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available for Physicians*

CME Accreditation
This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Joint Providership of The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine. The Institute for Medical Studies is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit
The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The number of credits awarded will vary, depending on  workshop selections. See the Program Outline and Workshop Descriptions (above) for more specific information regarding available CME credit. Participation in the CME process must be selected at the time of registration and requires an additional administrative fee.

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