COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM): An Investment in Health
Meeting of the European Parliament Interest Groups MEPs Against Cancer and MEPs for CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Date: Thursday 27 June 2013, 09:00-11:00
Venue: European Parliament, Room JAN 6Q1
Keynote speech by DG SANCO Commissioner Tonio Borg
CAM is a cost-effective, sustainable means to promote health, prevent and treat disease. Especially now that Europe faces a growing number of challenges in the area of healthcare such as an ageing population, anti-microbial resistance, chronic diseases, maintaining the health workforce, growing levels of mental ill health, and rising healthcare budgets etc. It is time that CAM is given serious consideration as both innovation and added value for healthcare in Europe. Many citizens in Europe value the practice of CAM and wish to have equitable access to CAM provision. Enabling this provision requires transparent common regulation of CAM practice and training and CAM medicines across the EU. Speakers from the CAM community and academia have been invited to make presentations outlining the role of CAM in prevention and treatment, its cost effectiveness and efficiency, its provision, its integration into the health care system and its suitability for the EU’s current “Investing in Health” policy.The meeting will offer the opportunity for policy makers and stakeholders to enter into an active dialogue on a subject that is highly relevant for the health of all EU citizens. The attendance and input of DG SANCO Commissioner Borg will make this meeting a unique event.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to welcoming you on 27 June.
Hosted by Alojz Peterle MEP and Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 09:44
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