CLWS Notes: Here is the “official” review of the 2008 Medicine Week Congress held in Baden-Baden last November. We are anticipating another very exciting program this year. Occidental Institute has organized a full day of English language lectures that will be incorporated as an official part of the Medicine Week and will be listed in their catalog. This is a unique and historic opportunity for English speaking practitioners to participate in the training and educational programs of this world famous Biological Medicine Congress.

Review of 2008

 The Meeting Place for Complementary Doctors
The 42nd Medicine Week in Baden-Baden

The 42nd Medicine Week Congress took place in Baden-Baden from November 1st to 6th, 2008. Also that year more than 4,800 visitors, mostly doctors of all fields, dentists, medical students and pharmacists met in Baden-Baden for the largest physicians’ congress in Europe for complementary medicine and natural healing methods with training and continuing education.

The Medicine Week is accepted as the decisive platform for training and continuing education, dialog and meeting in the field of complementary medicine. Moreover, it offers the biggest industry exhibition in this field with 230 exhibiting companies.

“Integrated Thinking and Actions in Medicine” was the main theme for the Medicine Week in 2008. Under this motto experts discussed the advantages of complementary medical procedures for the prevention and comprehensive treatment of patients. The convention offers approximately 200 lecture events, advanced training courses, seminars and workshops for doctors, dentists, pharmacists and students. Fitting in with this some of the top subjects were for example “The Person as a Cybernetic Network”, “Back Pain”, “The Child Susceptible to Infection” and “Burn Out, States of Exhaustion and Stress”.

For the first time in 2008 a conference for medical students took place under the motto “Quick Start in Natural Healing Methods”. The excellent speakers offered an exciting introduction about complementary medicine subjects to the students. Participants and speakers were inspired and were still having lively discussions with each other long after the conference.

In spite of the difficult economic situation in the public health service, the number of participants was still increased this year. Participants, speakers and exhibitors were highly pleased and praised the interesting program, the good care and organization of the congress.

We thank all of you for the confidence you have shown. It is an incentive and an obligation for us to form a high quality event and at the same time to develop the congress in the coming year. We look forward to your visit to the 43rd Medicine Week from October 30th to November 4th, 2009 (Friday to Wednesday!) in the Congress House in Baden-Baden!

Additional CLWS Notes: The recently announced theme for the 43rd (2009) Medicine Week Congress is “Complementary Medicine in the Focus of Time”. Participants in the Institute’s 36th Tour Program will receive complementary participation tickets for the English language day. Others who will be in Baden-Baden but not participating in the Institute’s tour program may purchase tickets for that English language lecture day through OIRF (at the standard Med-Week prices), or at the Med-Week Reception desk at the Congress.

An Informational Release for Members
From THE BRIDGE Newsletter of OIRF
Published April, 2009

© Translated from the Medicine Week Home Page at

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