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PAAM Training Educational Calendar - January 2018

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

PAAM Training Newsletter &
Educational Calendar
January 2018

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Upcoming Educational Events:

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.

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.

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:;
Pacific Northwest contact information:;

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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, 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
• 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.

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