Important steps are being taken also in the medical area, with 2020 being the centenary of Steiner’s first lectures for physicians and medical students. PAAM, the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine, is expanding its outreach and seeing AM as an active participant in the whole public health scene. The website has begun to reflect that, and non-medical people are being welcomed to PAAM as supporters. This has perhaps been further stimulated by actions proposed by the FDA to restrict use of homeopathic medicines, which form an important part of AM. PAAM responded almost a year ago, but it became apparent that public response would be helpful. The official deadline for comments has just passed, but agencies often keep the record open a few days later. If you didn’t hear from PAAM directly or on social media, you can read the letter here; it includes informational links and how to submit a comment. A vital entryway into anthroposophic medicine is 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 next session is April 27-May 4 in Chestnut Ridge, NY (details here).
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