Training Week 2021

  • 01 May 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • 08 May 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • Chestnut Ridge, New York


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This category is intended for those who are 2021 members of either PAAM or SPAN. If you are not a current member, please use the non-member category. Membership is verified and registration will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Open to MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, DDS and Pharm, and students of these disciplines.
  • For training week faculty.


Beyond the Molecular and Mechanical Model: Lung, Liver, Kidney, Heart

With special guest faculty Dr. James Dyson
May 1-8, 2021, in Chestnut Ridge, New York

Current updates (as of Jan 11, 2021):
Even though many logistical aspects remain fluid due to the pandemic, we are moving forward with plans for an in-person meeting that can be easily converted to online teaching, if needed.  A final decision about how we will meet will be shared on March 20th, 2021, six weeks before the planned start of the in-person conference.

Why try to meet in person? We are still hoping for an in-person meeting because this conference focuses on four main organs: lung, liver, kidney and heart. A significant part of the conference will be devoted to small group observation of these organs, using cow and sheep organs for dynamic Goethean observation. There is no way we can replicate that experience online, it simply is not possible, so if we have to go to an online format the organ observation process will be left out. If you have never experienced this kind of organ observation before, we strongly encourage you to join us in Chestnut Ridge, NY, for this unique experience which is only offered once every four years.
Registration: is currently open for those who can commit to participating in an in-person conference. Because of social-distancing requirements and limits on group size, we anticipate that only 42 slots will be available. Registration will close when the slots have filled. The conference is limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, DDS, PharmD) and students of those disciplines.
Fees: The initial registration fee will be $675 for PAAM and SPAN members ($750 for non-members). This covers the planned core lectures and small group teaching (indicated in green boxes in the Planned Conference Schedule, below). When we confirm that the meeting can take place in-person on March 20th, then a second, equal payment will be due within 10 days to save your in-person place. That second payment will be needed to cover tuition for the organ observation sessions, evening lectures, meals, and space rental costs. In the event that we are not able to meet in-person (because of local or state restrictions, travel restrictions, or insufficient enrollment for an in-person meeting), then we will move to an online format. Your initial registration of $675 will then simply be rolled over, as the total fee for the online program—no additional steps or payment will be required, beyond selecting your small group teaching sessions.
For those friends who know they would only participate in online teaching:

If we move to an online format, then registration will open, beyond the 42 slots, after March 20th.

If an in-person meeting is possible, then some smaller portion of the conference, probably the afternoon workshops (indicated in red font in the schedule below) will be offered as a live zoom. Registration to sign up just for those sessions will open after March 20th.

Questions? Email us at

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