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In October 2021, BKTD issued a contribution to the “EU-Conference on the Future of Europe” on the future of CAM therapists in animal health care. You can support it by liking and sharing this declaration on the Conference's website:

https://futureu.europa.eu/

The text is as follows:

Preservation and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine for animals in the EU

Complementary and alternative medicine for animals contributes to

  • ensuring animal health, thus making it a valuable addition to veterinary care
  • the prevention of animal diseases
  • the prevention of AMR (antimicrobial resistances)
  • the protection of the environment.

Professions practicing CAM must be given legal frameworks that allow them to practice freely within the EU.

The member states of the EU should therefore

  • value and recognize animal health practitioners as an independent profession,
  • guarantee freedom of therapy to animal health practitioners,
  • preserve the availability of human medicines that have proven harmless to humans, animals and the environment (in particular homeopathic and herbal remedies) as well as their use to animal health practitioners,
  • preserve CAM treatments (in particular leeches, TEN, TCM, neural therapy) and promote them as contributing to animal health,
  • recognize animal health practitioners as a (state-recognized) profession that requires training,
  • allow animal owners to choose between CAM and conventional medicine in accordance with animal welfare laws,
  • fully involve animal health practitioners as stakeholders in public deliberation processes regarding animal health and pharmacovigilance,
  • maintain and promote the quality of remedies intended for use in animals, e. g. by defining manufacturing standards and keeping homeopathic remedies compulsory in pharmacies.

Translation: Max Helmich

Berufsverband klassischer Tierhomöopathen Deutschlands e.V., engl. Professional Association of Homeopathic Practitioners for Animals in Germany, https://www.bktd.com

Pan-European explorative study of the knowledge about and usage of terms for diverse offers and services on the health market 2020/2021

Summary by Susanne Löhner-Jokisch – Renate Köchling-Dietrich

There is no unity to these terms. The diversity of contents, concepts and methods cannot be subsumed under one common term derived from scientific discourse or public health policy, even though there is a pronounced desire for common ground, basis and acceptance. There is a need for urgent action of all parties involved.

In political discourse, use of the term „CAM“, proposed by the ANME e.V. – the Association for Natural Medicine in Europe – has become less and less common during the past years. Today the terms „CM“ (Complementary Medicine), „IM“ (Integrative Medicine“) as well as „T&CM“ (the latter, Traditional and Complementary Medicine, following the terms used by the World Health Organization) are more commonly used. This change in parlance has prompted the idea of conducting a survey that aims to help sort out which terms are actually being used by our members and other practitioners and service providers as well as the stance ANME e.V. is to take and advocate for in future European politics.

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Medical spas in Europe were the first to offer corona recovery concepts and the current situation have given top priority to balneology and SPA medicine

by Csilla Mezos, ESPA-European Spas Association

At ITB Now, the world's leading tourism trade fair during Medical Tourism Convention, the European Spas Association gave insights into the adapted strategy in European medical spas and climatic health resorts with the initiatives of corona recovery concepts. ESPA is confident that these efforts will benefit many patients affected by Covid19.

Secretary General started the presentation with the key words post-corona rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, prevention and balancing of the immune system, healthy lifestyle in Europe's health resorts and spas.

Report by Maike Julia Metzen

In October 2003, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in its 32nd General Assembly, adopted the Convention on Cultural Heritage, including Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The latter includes traditional practices, traditional craftsmanship, as well as knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe. The convention entered into force in 2006 and provides the possibility for organizations to register their practice or tradition should it fulfill the following criteria:

  • practice is being actively transferred; passed on from human to human
  • dynamic cultural heritage, includes a clear outlook for further development in the future
  • fostering a feeling of belonging and includes civil society

As a first step towards the adoption of a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe the Commission published on 2nd of July a roadmap, inviting interested citizens and stakeholders to share their views on the Strategy. Scheduled to be adopted before the end of the year, the overall objective of the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe is to help ensure Europe's supply of safe and affordable medicines and support the European pharmaceutical industry to remain an innovator and world leader.

Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner in charge of Health & Food Safety, said:

“By the end of the year, I will present an ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe to ensure affordability, sustainability and security of supply. The coronavirus pandemic has showed us more than ever that we need to have a crisis-resistant system and the means to produce medicine within the EU to ensure timely access to essential medicines for our citizens and hospitals in all circumstances.”

Citizens, experts and stakeholders are invited to give, until 7 July 2020, their feedback to the roadmap through the Better Regulation Portal and consult the dedicated website for additional information and to follow updates. This roadmap will be followed by a public consultation.

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On 20th June 2020 at 15:00 CEST the World Health Congress 2020 Prague was opened online. It is a unique project held under the auspices of the Capital City of Prague. The partners of the Congress are ANME – Association for Natural Medicine in Europe, EUAA – European Ayurveda Association, SANATOR – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka. The Main Event of the Congress will take place in Prague on 11th - 13th June 2021 in the Great Hall of the Prague City Council, and its motto is: "Health knows no boundaries - Let's seek what unites us”.

“Health knows no boundaries – Let’s seek what unites us”

is the motto of the WORLD HEALTH CONGRESS 2020 PRAGUE that is to be opened on 20th June 2020 at 3:00 PM (CEST) via a videoconference broadcast at www.whc2020prague.com. The main event of the Congress will take place in the historical building of the New City Hall, the seat of the Prague City Council, on 11th – 13th June 2021 under the auspices of the Capital City of Prague.

Delayed by Brexit, on 28th January 2020, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) – Indian Traditional Sciences hosted Ayurveda Day 2019 colloquium supported by Geoffrey Van Orden CBE MEP and Her Excellency the Ambassador of India to the Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union Ms Gaitri Issar Kumar in the European Parliament at Brussels.