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  • 03 Aug 2018 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Anthroposophic/Waldorf community in southern New Hampshire is actively seeking an Anthroposophically-trained physician to join us here in the rich fabric of our activities and aspirations. 
    In Wilton, NH we have an established nursery through 12th-grade Waldorf School which is also a boarding school that attracts students from around the world.  Between the two school campuses sits the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, one of the pioneer Biodynamic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in America.  There are currently four social therapeutic, life-sharing communities in our area as well as a lively Anthroposophical Society calendar of activities.  Our corner of southern New Hampshire is complete with summer stock theater and summer musical events and artists and artistic events abound. 
    We are seeking a physician who might be willing and able to be a school doctor as well as be comfortable working with special needs children and adults.  A very experienced, recently-retired Anthroposophical physician in the area stands ready to train and support.  Our community is certainly capable of supporting a doctor financially and we would no doubt warmly welcome the right person into our hearts and lives.
    If you are interested in exploring the possibility of joining us here, please contact Deana Darby at ​ddarby108@gmail.com​ or Alice Groh at ​groh.alice@gmail.com​ to arrange a visit. 

  • 20 Feb 2018 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Register now for best pricing on the IPMT week!
    Questions? Write to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org.

  • 15 Jan 2018 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PAAM Training Newsletter &
    Educational Calendar
    January 2018

    Announcements:
    If you would like additional 2018 IPMT postcards to share with colleagues or at speaking engagements, please write to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org. If you did not receive a postcard, but would like to, then please send your name and current mailing address to the email indicated above.

    PAAM is now on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. To connect with us on social media, simply scroll to the bottom of our webpage at www.AnthroposophicMedicine.org, and click on any of the social media icons.

    Upcoming Educational Events:
    ONGOING:

    Learning the Language of Healing Plants*—A PAAM Training webinar program
    Registration remains open
    here. This course meets the first Thursday of the month at 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST. Our next session is Thursday, February 1st. All sessions are recorded and made available to those registered, so if you were to register now, you would still receive all of the second year, and there are still two remaining live sessions.
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.

    JANUARY:
    West Coast: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine* – Introductory Workshop, Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA
    A special day-long experience will be offered for medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine. A day of lecture, case study and conversation with Alicia Landman-Reiner MD, Carmen Hering DO and Teresa Ferrari RN. A parallel anthroposophic nursing intro will also be offered, same location/same day. More information and online registration still
    available here.
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.

    FEBRUARY:
    Hawai’i International Kolisko Conference
    February 17-20, 2018 at the Honolulu Waldorf School
    Truth, Beauty and Goodness: the future of education, healing arts and health care, with Dr. Michaela Glӧckler, MD and international and local presenters. Sponsored by Honolulu Waldorf School and Anthroposophical Society in Hawai’i.
    Click here for schedule, workshop descriptions and to register.

    WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conferences
    East Coast: February 9-11, 2018 in Spring Valley, NY
    Pacific Northwest: February 16-18, 2018 in Whidbey Island, WA
    Keynote Speakers: Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna Michael Kokinos. From the perspectives of an anthroposophical pediatrician and physiotherapist, we will explore the role of speech in child development and in our human encounters. Same keynote speakers – two different weekends and locations. Choose the right place for you and mark your calendars.
    East Coast contact information:
    waldorfearlychildhood.org; conference@waldorfearlychildhood.org
    Pacific Northwest contact information:
    wecanpnw.com; nwconference@waldorfearlychildhood.org

    Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts
    February 23-26, 2018 at Cedarwood Waldorf School in Portland, OR
    So many of us can benefit from support when it comes to fostering a healthy childhood; one that allows children to grow into adults who are greatly needed by this world- motivated, tolerant, creative, empathetic and possessed of common and moral sense. This conference provides support for how to get there, and how to celebrate the journey in the process. Keynote speaker is Dr. Michaela Glӧckler, and fifteen breakout groups will be offered by educators and health care professionals.
    Click here for more information and to register.

    MARCH:
    International Anthroposophic Medicine Research Conference
    March 9-11, 2018
    The first International Anthroposophic Medicine Research Conference at the Goetheanum!
    This conference is an attempt to create, among all stakeholders, a common awareness of the present AM research developments and their relevance and future potentials; to develop perspectives of how to further enhance our scientific competences, our abilities to find the crucial research questions, and to build up collaborating networks; and to contribute to an overall future atmosphere in which scientific and new financial resources will have chances to meet. We hope the conference will be a source of optimism, encouragement and warmth for all will engage in developing and supporting future AM research. Please take note of the program. For more information visit
     http://www.medsektion-goetheanum.org/anthroposophische-medizin/

    APRIL:
    The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond
    April 6-8, 2018 at the Sacramento Waldorf School in Fair Oaks, CA
    Through interactive workshops, triad sharing, keynote discussions with Dennis Klocek, Sanford Miller, and Nancy Poer, and experiential activities, we will consciously explore the spiritual and practical aspect of human life and death.
    Presented by the Anthroposophical Society in America.
    Click here for more information and to register.

    International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT)
    Register before February 23rd to receive the best pricing!

    April 21-28, 2018 in Chestnut Ridge, New York
    Special guest faculty: Georg Soldner MD, pediatrician, co-head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Marion Debus MD, oncologist at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland
    Up to 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Physicians are available.
    Click here for more information, workshop descriptions and online registration. Please note- the description for Philip Incao’s workshop has changed.
    Early registration ends February 23rd, 2018!

    NEW IPMT Offering: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine* –Introductory Workshop 
    April 21-22nd, 2018 in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    A special day-long experience will be offered for medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine. A day of lecture, case study and conversation. Participants are then invited to stay for the opening evening of the IPMT and 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. A parallel anthroposophic nursing intro will also be offered, same location/same day.
    More information and online registration available now.
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.


    NEW IPMT Offering: Advance Practice Track -
    Integrative Tools in Cancer Care - Research Update and Case Discussions
    April 21-28th, 2018 in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    This new program marks the integration of an "advance 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. With afternoon workshops led by Marion Debus MD, oncologist, Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland.
    More information and online registration available now.

    JUNE:
    Tone Eurythmy Therapy – Intensive Course
    , with Jan Ranck,
    Founding Director of the Jerusalem Eurythmy Ensemble and the Jerusalem Academy of Eurythmy
    June 22-July 1, 2018 in Portland, OR
    While this professional course is for eurythmy therapists and medical doctors, the insights it provides into the human being and the deeply transformative effect eurythmy has on the participant can benefit and enrich the life and work of artists, teachers, music, art and physical therapists, as well at the student or lay enthusiast. The exercises consist of tone eurythmy in its purest form and their effectiveness has been proven in practice. The 56 course hours qualify as AnthroMed Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
    Click here for more information.

    SAVE THE DATE!
    AAMTA Biennial Conference: Transforming Chronic Pain – A Spiritual Task for Our Time
    August 2-5, 2018 at Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts
    Guest lecturers
    : David McGavin MD, Matthias Girke MD, and Stefan Schmidt-Troschke MD
    Registration available soon at www.aamta.org
    Post-Conference Event: Fostering a Culture of Health
    August 5-6, 2018, at Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts
    Guest lecturers: Steven Johnson DO and Stefan Schmidt-Troschke
    For more information, write to
    aamtaConference2018@gmail.com

    COMING SOON:
    Anthroposophic Therapies for Acute Illnesses
    A PAAM Training webinar program
    Learn simple, but effective methods for helping your patients work through colds, cough, flu and fever.  Dates and topic TBA.

    TWO NEW IMPORTANT RESOURCES AVAILABLE!
    Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines - expanded 2017 Edition (includes both a book and CD version).
    This newly updated guide (searchable by medicine or by indication) can be ordered online; the cost is 69.00 Euros. No online payment is required; you will be billed.
    Instructions for ordering:
    • Go to 
    www.merkurstab.de, then on the right side, click on "Vademecum"
    • You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down until you can click on "Vademecum - Englisch - 3.Auflage - Buch und CD 2017" (Vademecum, English translation, third edition book and CD 2017)
    • Click on the box "In den Warenkorb" (add to shopping basket)
    • Then click on the box on the right side "zur Bestellung" (place order)
    • Next, on the check-out page, be sure to enter your "Name" (which, here, means last/family name), then "Vorname" (first name), "Strasse" (street address), "PLZ/ort" (zip code, city and state), "Land" (country), "Telefon" (put in "+1" then your usual phone number including area code) and "email". Then there is a box for any special comments ("Bemerkungen"), which you can leave blank.
    • Finally, click on the "Zahlungpflichtig bestellen" (you are agreeing to place your order and to pay by bill).

    "Internal Medicine - Foundations and Therapeutic Concepts of Anthroposophic Medicine" by Matthias Girke. 
    Now available in English.
    International orders can be completed via PayPal.
    To place an order:
    • Send an email requesting a book to 
    info@akademie-havelhoehe.de.
    • Include your name, delivery address and email, as well as how many copies of the book you would like to order.
    • Request that they send you a PayPal invoice. Once your PayPal payment is completed, they will ship your book(s).
    • The cost of the book is 149.00 Euros (about $160 US), plus shipping costs (37.00 Euros for 1 to 2 books, 54.00 Euros for 3 to 4 books, 76.00 Euros for 5 to 9 books), so you should anticipate spending about $200 for the book.
    At 1067 hardcover pages, with clinical chapters devoted to pulmonology, cardiology, hypertension, hypotension, angiology, ICU, diabetes, thyroid disorders, oncology, pain therapy, sleep medicine, GI disorders, hepatology, gallbladder, pancreas, nephrology, GU, rheumatology, osteoporosis, disc prolapse, and death and dying, it is a rich resource. The book is the fruit of decades of clinical practice and teaching by Matthias Girke, one of the new heads of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

  • 05 Dec 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An invitation from the Medical Section, Goetheanum:

    Dear colleagues and friends of AM Research,

    We warmly invite you to our first International Anthroposophic Medicine Research Conference at the Goetheanum !

    This conference is an attempt
    - to create, among all stakeholders, a common awareness of the present AM research developments and their relevance and future potentials;
    - to develop perspectives of how to further enhance our scientific competences, our abilities to find the crucial research questions, and to build up collaborating networks;
    - to contribute to an overall future atmosphere in which scientific and new financial resources will have chances to meet.

    We hope the conference will be a source of optimism, encouragement and warmth for all who will engage in developing and supporting future AM research.

    Please take note of the linked program.

    We welcome you in March 2018 in Dornach!

    Matthias Girke, Helmut Kiene, Gunver S. Kienle, David Martin, Georg Soldner, Jan Vagedes

    PS: Please be aware that we will have limited space and therefore accept applications on a first come first serve basis. Nonetheless we would be grateful if you could inform potentially interested friends and colleagues about this conference.

    Dagmar Brauer
    Research Associate
    Goetheanum
    Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science
    Head: Dr. med. Matthias Girke
    Deputy Head: Georg Soldner
    P.O. Box, 4143 Dornach, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41 61 706 4424
    Fax: +41 61 706 4291
    www.medsektion-goetheanum.org

  • 29 Nov 2017 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    PAAM Training Newsletter &
    Educational Calendar

    November 2017

    Attachments: Abstracts from research posters presented at the medical conference in Dornach this past September (part 1 and part 2).

    Announcements: 2018 IPMT postcards were recently mailed. If you received a packet of multiple postcards, please share them with colleagues. If you received a single brochure, or a packet, but would like to receive more postcards to share with colleagues or at speaking engagements, please write to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org. If you did not receive a postcard, but would like to, then please send your name and current mailing address to the email indicated above.

    Upcoming Educational Events:

    ONGOING:
    Learning the Language of Healing Plants*—A PAAM Training webinar program
    Registration remains open at 
    https://paam.wildapricot.org/events. This course meets the first Thursday of the month, October 2017 to March 2018, 8:30pm EST/5:30pm PST. Next session is Thursday, November 2nd.
    Join us as we explore twelve different healing gestures over six hour-long webinar sessions. We will work out of Markus Sommer's book Healing Plants: Herbal Remedies from Traditional to Anthroposophical Medicine. This year we will explore Plantain, Horsetail, St. John's Wort, Elder, Lime (Linden), Thistle, Coneflower (Echinacea), Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Rose, Gentian and Arnica and Calendula (Arnica and Calendula will be presented as a pair).
    All sessions are recorded and made available upon registration, so you can still participate and enjoy the previous sessions.
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.

    NOVEMBER:
    Introduction to Anthroposophic Nursing: Warmth and Rhythm
    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00am to 5:30pm, in Flat Rock, NC
    A special experiential workshop for nurses, aides and caregivers new to the ideas of Anthroposophic Nursing.
    Taught by Susan Moss RN, ANS and Patricia Hart MD
    Location: Lakeside Meeting Place at Highland Lake Cove Retreat and Learning Center,
    in Flat Rock, North Carolina
    Cost: $125.00, includes supplies, lunch and snacks
    To register go to http://patriciahartmd.com/introduction-to-anthroposophic-nursing/

    Coming in the new year:
    Anthroposophic Therapies for Acute Illnesses—A PAAM Training webinar program
    Learn simple, but effective methods for helping your patients work through colds, cough, flu and fever.  Dates and topic TBA.

    JANUARY:
    West Coast: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine* – Introductory Workshop, Saturday, January 20th, 2018 in San Francisco, CA
    A special day-long experience will be offered for medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine. A day of lecture, case study and conversation with Alicia Landman-Reiner MD, Carmen Hering DO and Teresa Ferrari RN. A parallel anthroposophic nursing intro will also be offered, same location/same day. More information and online registration now available at 
    www.anthroposophicmedicine.org
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.

    APRIL:
    Registration Now Open!
    The IPMT will be moving to the East Coast to start a new five-year cycle!

    April 21-28th, 2018, in Chestnut Ridge, New York
    Special guest faculty: Georg Soldner MD, pediatrician, co-head of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Marion Debus MD, oncologist at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland
    Up to 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for Physicians are available.
    More information, workshop descriptions and online registration available now at 
    www.anthroposophicmedicine.org. Early registration ends February 23rd, 2018.

    NEW IPMT Offering: Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine* – Introductory WorkshopApril 21-22nd, 2018, in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    A special day-long experience will be offered for medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians who are new to the practice of anthroposophic medicine. A day of lecture, case study and conversation. Participants are then invited to stay for the opening evening of the IPMT and 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. A parallel anthroposophic nursing intro will also be offered, same location/same day. More information and online registration available now at 
    www.anthroposophicmedicine.org
    *Great introductory activity for pre-med, medical students and residents; tuition discounts available.

    NEW IPMT Offering: Advance Practice Track -
    Integrative Tools in Cancer Care - Research Update and Case Discussions
    April 21-28th, 2018, in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    This new program marks the integration of an "advance 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. With afternoon workshops led by Marion Debus MD, oncologist, Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland.
    More information and online registration available soon at 
    www.anthroposophicmedicine.org

    SAVE THE DATE!
    AAMTA Biennial Conference: Transforming Chronic Pain – A Spiritual Task for Our Time
    August 2-5, 2018, at Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts
    Guest lecturers: David McGavin MD, Matthias Girke MD, and Stefan Schmidt-Troschke MD
    Registration available soon at www.aamta.org
    Post-Conference Event: Fostering a Culture of Health August 5-6, 2018, at Hartsbrook School in Hadley, Massachusetts
    Guest lecturers: Steven Johnson DO and Stefan Schmidt-Troschke
    For more information, write to aamtaConference2018@gmail.com

    TWO NEW IMPORTANT RESOURCES AVAILABLE!
    Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines - expanded 2017 Edition (includes both a book and CD version).
    This newly updated guide (searchable by medicine or by indication) can be ordered online; the cost is 69.00 Euros. No online payment is required; you will be billed.
    Instructions for ordering:
    • Go to 
    www.merkurstab.de, then on the right side, click on "Vademecum"
    • You will be taken to a new page. Scroll down until you can click on "Vademecum - Englisch - 3.Auflage - Buch und CD 2017" (Vademecum, English translation, third edition book and CD 2017)
    • Click on the box "In den Warenkorb" (add to shopping basket)
    • Then click on the box on the right side "zur Bestellung" (place order)
    • Next, on the check-out page, be sure to enter your "Name" (which, here, means last/family name), then "Vorname" (first name), "Strasse" (street address), "PLZ/ort" (zip code, city and state), "Land" (country), "Telefon" (put in "+1" then your usual phone number including area code) and "email". Then there is a box for any special comments ("Bemerkungen"), which you can leave blank.
    • Finally, click on the "Zahlungpflichtig bestellen" (you are agreeing to place your order and to pay by bill).

    "Internal Medicine - Foundations and Therapeutic Concepts of Anthroposophic Medicine" by Matthias Girke. 
    Now available in English
    International orders can be completed via PayPal.
    To place an order:
    • Send an email requesting a book to info@akademie-havelhoehe.de.
    • Include your name, delivery address and email, as well as how many copies of the book you would like to order.
    • Request that they send you a PayPal invoice. Once your PayPal payment is completed, they will ship your book(s).
    • The cost of the book is 149.00 Euros (about $160 US), plus shipping costs (37.00 Euros for 1 to 2 books, 54.00 Euros for 3 to 4 books, 76.00 Euros for 5 to 9 books), so you should anticipate spending about $200 for the book.
    At 1067 hardcover pages, with clinical chapters devoted to pulmonology, cardiology, hypertension, hypotension, angiology, ICU, diabetes, thyroid disorders, oncology, pain therapy, sleep medicine, GI disorders, hepatology, gallbladder, pancreas, nephrology, GU, rheumatology, osteoporosis, disc prolapse, and death and dying, it is a rich resource. The book is the fruit of decades of clinical practice and teaching by Matthias Girke, one of the new heads of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.


  • 16 Nov 2017 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fantastic opportunity for medical students, residents and practitioners new to Anthroposophic Medicine! Please share the event announcement with any colleagues or students you feel would be interested and would benefit from this affordable one-day introduction on the West Coast! If you would like a lovely printed postcard to share, please request one by emailing us at paam@anthroposophy.org. 

    Introductory One-Day Workshop in Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine

  • 16 Nov 2017 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Friends of the Medical Section,
    It is with pleasure that we send you our Michaelmas Newsletter and best regards for this time of the year.
    Cordially yours,
    Matthias Girke and Georg Soldner

    Newsletter-Michaelmas 2017-en (1).pdf

  • 26 Oct 2017 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to the Physician's Association for Anthroposophic Medicine blog. Check back to read our latest updates.


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