PAAM EventS Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 03 Sep 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 20 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Online and in Denver, CO
    Registration is closed

    We are delighted to launch a new version of PAAM's Anthroposophic Medical Training. This new plan is the fruit of an in-depth process of evaluation and reflection, enriched by several years’ listening and learning about AM physicians’ trainings all around the world.  Our process has also been guided by the 2018 International Core Curriculum for Physicians’ Trainings in Anthroposophic Medicine. Now, all international training and certification requirements are incorporated into this new PAAM training course.

    Through a series of ten live, online group sessions, we will explore the foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine, creating a solid bridge for bringing anthroposophic concepts into your patient care.  Topics include dynamic Goethean observing and thinking about nature; building threefold and fourfold physiology and anatomy; clinical approach to the patient; the basis of health and illness; and anthroposophic medicines. The group will meet every 3-4 weeks on Thursday evenings.

    The other component will be a 2½ day workshop offered in the late fall; this year, November 5-8, 2020, in Denver, CO. In the annual Clinical Mentoring Workshops we will practice applying threefold and fourfold principles to history-taking, physical exam, and the development of a therapeutic plan. The workshops will include live patient interviews, hands-on practice with anthroposophic therapies, and multiple mentored small-groups sessions to work through case studies and give feedback.

    While participation in the Annual Training Conferences (IPMT) is open to any and all physicians and licensed prescribers, participation in the Clinical Mentoring Program requires application, and commitment to the three-year program. The prerequisite for mentoring is having participated in one or more IPMT trainings. Participation in the Fall Clinical Mentoring Workshop will be limited to those who are in the mentoring program (Foundation year, second year or third year) in order to provide a more intimate training experience and preserve the opportunity for more direct feedback and learning.

    To apply-
    Step One: Tell us more about yourself by filling out this application letter and sending it to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org.

    Step TwoThe faculty will review all applications and respond within two weeks.

    Step ThreeAll those accepted into the Clinical Mentoring Program will be provided with a participant code and can then formally register for the program.

    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis over the summer, with successful participants admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be submitted no later than August 10th.

    Full payment must be made (or a payment plan in place) by August 30th. Tuition for both the distance/online mentoring sessions, and the Clinical Mentoring Workshop (including meals) are combined. Tuition is $1550 per year.

    We welcome your participation!

    To see more details about the program, click here

    • 23 Sep 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 07 Apr 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    Registration is closed

    Year Two of the two-year series of live video webinars that began in September 2019. Taught by PAAM Education Director Adam Blanning, MD. Completion of the first year is prerequisite for participation in the second year.

    This webinar course works through foundational anthroposophic insights into child growth and development through the lens of the constitutional polarities, as presented by Rudolf Steiner.  Topics such as developmental delay, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, aggressive behaviors, tics, seizures, bed wetting, and autism are explored.  In-depth methods for clinical observation and constitutional prescribing are practiced through a series of four case write-ups, two per year, using pediatric patients from your own practice.

    Prerequisite training: attendance of at least two years of IPMT meetings (or equivalent training).  It is strongly recommended that participants have also completed a year of clinical mentoring.  Participants are expected to have a working understanding of the 4-fold and 3-fold approaches in anthroposophic medicine coming into the course.  Preparatory reading will largely come from the book Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs, with additional case descriptions and other resources emailed before each session.

    The course is limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, PA, NP, and ND graduates of approved four year schools). 

    Important!—In order to do the required case reports you will need to be actively working with children in your clinical practice and/or able to observe children in a classroom setting.  There will be a case write-up required in January and May of each year.

    Schedule:  Each teaching session consists of a ninety-minute webinar, divided between presentation of material and live conversation.  The course will meet on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm EST/2pm CST/1pm MST/12pm PST.

      Sessions are recorded and posted so participants can review the material, or make up a session they are not able to attend. The course is limited to 25 participants.

      Questions: please write to Adam Blanning or Amanda Jacobs at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org

      • 15 Oct 2020
      • 11:30 AM (MDT)
      • 18 Oct 2020
      • 12:30 PM (MDT)
      • Denver, Colorado
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      Announcing exciting new format - the 2020 Mistletoe & Integrative Oncology training will be livestreamed and recorded! Due to social distancing, spots for participation in the live gathering are now limited. We are still hopeful and striving toward an in-person gathering in Denver in October, but we continue to monitor the situation regarding case numbers and travel restrictions. We hope to have a final determination about the in-person training by early August. To see specific information on what will be livestreamed, recorded, or only available in-person, click here. All participants, both livestream and in-person will be able to participate in the four faculty case presentations/group mentoring sessions that have been added that will take place over the year following the live event. In the event we are unable to meet in person, we will not be livestreaming and the course will be converted into an online live webinar event. Those already registered for the in-person training or the livestream will be given priority placement in the online offering, and in-person registrants will receive a refund of the cost difference between the livestream and in-person registration fees. Participation spots will be limited, so register early. 

      The application process is underway to offer up to 27 Naturopathic CE credits through the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

      Added bonus: As mentioned above, there will also be a series of four online faculty case presentations/group mentoring sessions that will take place in the months following the course, dates and times still to be determined. These group sessions will be open to both in-person and livestream participants.

      In the event the in-person training is cancelled (due to circumstances beyond PAAM’s control), and you are already registered, you will automatically be given a place for the online offering, or you can request a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee.

      • If you decide you are not able to attend the October course for any reason, let us know before August 1st and you will receive a full refund of your payment.
      • Cancellations received between August 2nd and September 15th will be refunded 50%, minus a $100 administrative fee.
      • No refunds will be granted after September 15th unless outside circumstances prohibit a physical meeting.

      Some of the most experienced and knowledgeable allopathic and naturopathic clinicians in the field will introduce participants to decades of experience gained in the best European clinics and combine it with an overview of current integrative and naturopathic practices that are synergistic with mistletoe.

      This practical and comprehensive course covers all aspects of research and application. It will be certified by the Medical Section at the Goetheanum.

      There will be an optional Introduction to Anthroposophic Medicine workshop the morning of Thursday, October 15th. Onsite check-in for the 3-day course will take place Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, with the first session beginning at 3:30 pm. The course will offer both Introductory and Advanced topic presentations.

      This course is available to MD’s, DO’s, ND’s, NP’s and PA’s.

      Included in the registration: all course presentations and materials (not including the Introductory workshop); dinner Thursday night, as well as breakfasts and lunches Friday morning through Sunday morning. 

      Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. A discounted block of rooms have been set aside for course participants at the event venue, Magnolia Hotel in downtown Denver. Single kings rooms are $215 per night (not including tax and fees) and double queens are $225 per night (not including tax and fees). Reservations must be made prior to October 7, 2020. Space is limited, so reserve early by clicking here.

      Scholarships are available through the Bob Kellum Memorial Fund and the Steward Scholars Program for Integrative Medicine Fellows and Faculty. Please write to us at paamdrscourse@anthroposophy.org, detailing your circumstances to be considered.

      *Mistletoe is not approved by the FDA for any specific medical diagnosis or treatment.

      • 24 Oct 2020
      • (MDT)
      • 31 Oct 2020
      • (MDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Zoom
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      How our Organs Influence Psychological Well-being: An introduction to Anthroposophic Psychosomatics

      We are pleased to offer a live, two-part, online lecture series with special guest Dr. Guus van der Bie. His presentations will explore the ways in which formative activities of the major organs of the body (heart, kidney, liver, lung) are also at work in our consciousness and emotional life. These insights and methodology help explain the two-way streaming of body and psychology—for example, why some research studies demonstrate a higher risk of depression when someone has known coronary artery disease, with other studies showing a higher risk of heart disease when someone has a history of depression. We will explore these links.

      Dr. Guus van der Bie is an anthroposophical General Practitioner in Holland. Previously a university teacher specializing in anatomy and embryology, he works part-time with Goethean Science at the Louis Bolk Instituut, teaching and writing. He regularly lectures to physicians, therapists, and medical students at Utrecht State University in Holland, as well as the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. We are excited he can share his insights and experience with a North America audience.

      • 08 Dec 2020
      • (MST)
      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (MDT)
      • 5 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
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      Collaborative Case Studies in AM:
      A 26 year-old Woman with Anxiety, Migraine, and Sleep disturbance

      This series of webinars will work through one of the classic case histories described by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman in their book Fundamentals of Therapy. The first four webinars are open to doctors, nurses and all Anthroposophic therapists. Each session will include several short teaching presentations, plus time for break-out discussion groups, arranged for either interdisciplinary discussions (December and March) or profession/modality-specific discussions (January and February). The fifth session in April is just for to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, Dentist, Pharmacist).

      We look forward to collaboratively deepening our own knowledge, as well as fruitful sharing between the many different kinds of Anthroposophic practitioners that make up our medical community.

      Course outline:
      Session One (Dec 8, 2020):
      Case Review and the Spiritual Physiology of Sleep
      Interdisciplinary discussion: How can asking about sleep help us build a better picture of constitution?

      Session Two (Jan 12, 2021):
      Anxiety and the “Thin-skinned” Constitution
      Discussion by profession/modality: How does this relate to the world situation today?

      Session Three (Feb 9, 2021):
      Migraine Process
      Discussion by profession/modality: What is an Anthroposophic understanding of the migraine process?

      Session Four (Mar 9, 2021):
      Building an Interdisciplinary Treatment Plan
      Interdisciplinary discussion: Bringing a multidisciplinary approach—sharing round the circle—"What would you do for this patient?”

      Session Five (Apr 13, 2021) - limited to licensed prescribers (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA, DDS, Pharm)
      AM Remedies for Anxiety
      Ferrum sidereum, Bryophyllum, Ash preparations (Cinis urtica), Strophanthus, Aurum/Stibium/Hyoscyamus , Cuprum and Plumbum

      All sessions will take place at 5:30pm PST/6:30pm MST/7:30pm CST/8:30pm EST. Each session will be 90 minutes.

    Past events

    08 Aug 2020 Research Update on the Role of Mistletoe Treatments in Integrative Oncology
    03 May 2020 Sevenfold Constitutional Insights in Psychiatry with Ursula Flatters
    03 May 2020 Pharmacology of Metals with Albert Schmidli
    08 Apr 2020 Eurythmy Practice to Support Resilience and Immunity
    08 Apr 2020 Anthroposophic Medical Approaches to Infectious Diseases
    02 Apr 2020 Nursing Support and External Applications for Fever and Chest Congestion
    26 Mar 2020 Anthroposophic Medical Treatments for Fever, Flu and Pneumonia
    23 Nov 2019 Anthroposophic End of Life Care
    13 Nov 2019 For Your Health - three free patient-oriented webinars
    18 Oct 2019 Cosmic and Earthly Forces: The Relationship Between Substance and Process
    14 Oct 2019 Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment for the Levels of Body, Soul and Spirit
    03 Oct 2019 Seven Life Processes and the Unique Role of Metal Preparations in Anthroposophic Medicine
    21 Jun 2019 Best Practices Mistletoe Course
    23 May 2019 Teleconference with IVAA regarding vaccines
    15 May 2019 Introductory Case Discussion Group 2019
    27 Apr 2019 International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) 2019
    27 Apr 2019 ATHENA Pre-IPMT Workshop
    27 Apr 2019 IPMT 2019 Introductory Day - Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
    18 Jan 2019 Texas Regional Anthroposophic Medical Meeting
    06 Sep 2018 AM Distance Learning Programs: finding Medicine with Meaning
    05 Sep 2018 Working Constitutionally with Children Group Mentoring
    02 Aug 2018 AAMTA Bienniel Conference
    21 Apr 2018 International Postgraduate Medical Training (IPMT) 2018
    21 Apr 2018 ATHENA Pre-IPMT Conference - Cancer: The Approach and Practice of Therapeutic Eurythmy
    21 Apr 2018 IPMT 2018 Introductory Weekend Workshop - Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
    06 Apr 2018 The Sacred Gateway
    09 Mar 2018 International Anthroposophic Medicine Research Conference
    23 Feb 2018 Meeting the Challenges of Child Development in Education and the Healing Arts
    17 Feb 2018 Hawai'i International Kolisko Conference
    20 Jan 2018 Introductory One-Day Workshop in Foundations of Anthroposophic Medicine
    03 Nov 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
    22 Oct 2017 Anthroposophic Medicine at the annual conference of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM)
    19 Oct 2017 The Rhythms of the Foundation Stone Meditation and the Seven Planets
    13 Oct 2017 An Introduction to the Nature of Healing
    05 Oct 2017 Learning the Language of Healing Plants - Year Two
    27 Sep 2017 Working Constitutionally with Children - Year Two
    14 Sep 2017 Annual Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
    16 Jun 2017 Youth Conference: Learn, Work, Share at Rudolf Steiner Health Center
    22 Apr 2017 IPMT 2017
    22 Apr 2017 Nursing Course IPMT 2017
    06 Oct 2016 Learning the Language of Healing Plants
    19 Sep 2016 Integrative Medicine Meeting 2016
    03 Aug 2016 AAMTA Conference 2016
    23 Apr 2016 IPMT 2016
    07 Apr 2016 Anthroposophic Pediatrics: Practical approaches to common acute and chronic illnesses and general wellbeing
    17 Mar 2016 Syncope, sympathy and sympathetics
    28 Jan 2016 Mistletoe Use in Cancer Therapy
    08 Oct 2015 Human Organs Study Group

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