Training Week 2020 (formerly the IPMT)

Treating the Whole Human Being -
A Training in Anthroposophic Medicine

Seven Constitutional Gestures in Diagnosis and Treatment

hosted by the Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM),
presented by The Medical Section at the Goetheanum, Switzerland

Each year PAAM hosts a week-long intensive training course in anthroposophic medicine, designed and intended to offer deepening insights and experiences for both newcomers and more experienced physicians. The curriculum is developed in cooperation and support of the international core curriculum for medical student’s and physician’s training in anthroposophic medicine, set forth by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum, and currently taught on six different continents 
and in more than twenty different countries. 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. 

Re-enliven your will to heal, connect with colleagues and friends,
and celebrate 100 years of Anthroposophic Medicine!

Join us May 2-9, in Chestnut Ridge, New York!

Special focus on "Constitutional Gestures in Body-Mind Medicine", as found through sevenfold archetypes of physiology and therapeutic substance, and asking the question- "What is the world asking for as we enter the next 100 years of Anthroposophic Medicine?" 

Special guest faculty to include: Albert Schmidli, Pharmacist, and Ursula Flatters, MD

Online registration is open now!
    Register before February 29th for best pricing! 

For a jump start on the 2020 Training Week, register for the
Seven Life Processes and the Unique Role of Metal Preparations in Anthroposophic Medicine 

All six of the 90-minute webinars are recorded and made available to registrants for viewing at their own convenience, so there's still plenty of time to register and participate!

Click on the following links to see the full course descriptions:
Seven Constitutional Patterns in Diagnosis and Treatment (Foundation Track for those in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of training)
Pharmacology of Metals (Foundation Track for those in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of training)
Sevenfold Constitutional Insights in Psychiatry (Continuing Education Track for experienced practitioners and those who have completed four years or more of IPMT training)
The Courage and Will to Heal (Continuing Education Track for experienced practitioners and those who have completed four years or more of IPMT training)
Going Deeper: Specialty Teaching in Anthroposophic Medicine (Continuing Education Track for experienced practitioners and those who have completed four years or more of IPMT training)

ATHENA is offering a pre-conference workshop on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9am to 4:30pm:
The Seven Planetary Vowels- Their Potential and Application in Eurythmy Therapy
, with Dr. Astrid Engelbrecht, Hamburg, Germany
In this workshop Dr. Engelbrecht will characterize the planets/vowels/chakras in regard to their etheric and soul qualities. This will lead us to the related organs, biographical aspects, the psychology and then to the therapeutic possibilities of TE.

Registration for the pre-conference workshop is separate from the Training week. The registration fee is $85 ($70 for AHA members). For more information and registration go to

We are pleased to share with you the announcement of two different scholarships offered for integrative medicine fellows, residents, and medical students to learn more about the practice of Anthroposophic Medicine. In 2020, we will have three major training conferences in the United States, as part of a world-wide celebration of 100-years of Anthroposophic clinical practice, as well as a workshop at the Academic Consortium meeting in April. Click here to read the full details of the scholarship offerings.

Read what others are saying about their experience...

"My first IPMT in 2008 was a game-changer for my career path. The IPMT opened my eyes to an international medical movement that has been blossoming for almost a century. This medical movement views the human being, not just in a physical, biological sense, but includes in its view the human being as a potentially evolving spiritual being. Having this wider view of the possibilities of each human being improved how I felt about practicing medicine and was necessary for me to feel good about my relationship with patients. Who will benefit from the IPMT? Anyone who has a longing to go deep into the heart of medicine and a yearning to understand why a human being really becomes ill... Anthroposophic Medicine is a holistic medicine that begins with its foundation in conventional medicine, but adds new dimensions that allow a practitioner to penetrate into the deeper layers of each unique, individual patient."  -Tiffany Baer, MD

"It was my second IPMT meeting and I had wondered after the first one if subsequent IPMTs would be just as cool...Almost immediately I felt a deep satisfaction. Every meeting, discussion and gathering I attended created an 'awe' that blew my mind. The lectures were extremely helpful and timely. It gave me a lot of support and hope for the work we do. There have been many suggestions, exercises and opportunities to learn and self-develop at the IPMT that I would not have found in any other 'scientific meetings'."  -Vinay Parameswara, MD

"I have nothing but kudos and thank you’s to say about the newbies track for physicians at the IPMT I recently attended in Chestnut Ridge.  The experience began with a beautiful setting of the Fellowship Community and the Threefold Waldorf school and a gentle loving check-in to the pre-conference sessions.  It continued with great teaching from knowledgeable, caring professors coming from the USA and Europe. Early each morning, a Eurythmy movement expert gave demonstrations and participation to all. The nurses demonstrated multiple procedures with hand-outs and how-to’s. We learned the Steiner basics from his translated literature and discussed today’s relevance. As a group, we studied a plant in detail; and remedies for the respiratory tract problems.  Evenings were filled with lectures from the best of the best in worldwide Anthroposophic Medicine physicians.  It is hard to believe that we received so much for so relatively little and all was given to us so freely.  I was able to get to know dozens of other newbies and network with many very experienced physicians of AM. Thank you again with great gratitude for the introduction to a most complete medicine and way of life."  -Nancy Eos, MD

For more information about the pre-IPMT workshop, The Seven Planetary Vowels - Their Potential and Application in Therapeutic Eurythmy, presented by ATHENA, click here

For more information about the Foundation Course in Anthroposophic Nursing, jointly provided by NAANA and PAAM, click here

For information about the Rhythmical Massage Therapy Training being offered by RMTA, click here

Physicians' Association for Anthroposophic Medicine (PAAM)
PO Box 4039
Grand Junction, CO 81502
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