Integrative Oncology: Best practices for a patient-centred cancer caremercoledì 7 giugno 2023
The MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health will host the Breakfast Roundtable on Integrative Oncology | best practices for a patient-centered cancer care. The roundtable will be hosted by MEPs Manuela Ripa and Michèle Rivasi on behalf of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health on 07 June 2023, from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM CEST.
Following the 2020 Integrative Oncology conference hosted by the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health, this roundtable is part of an ongoing examination of the contribution of integrative oncology to improve outcomes of cancer treatment. It aims to explore the added values for patients of various integrative treatments and discuss best practices of integration across Europe.
Integrative Oncology – a holistic and patient-centred approach to cancer care
Integrative Oncology utilizes practices from different medical traditions alongside conventional cancer treatments, aiming to optimize health, quality of life, and clinical outcomes, in all stages of the disease. Integrating these traditions into mainstream care ensures safety, provides a coherent treatment approach, and responds to frequent requests of patients. Multiple studies have demonstrated the benefit and potential of integrative cancer care in reducing patient suffering and improving long-term prospects.
Welcome words by MEPs Manuela Ripa and Michèle Rivasi
Video-message from Manfred Lucha, Minister of Social Affairs and Integration, Baden- Württemberg
Ortwin Zais, Saarlandische Krebsliga
Dr Thomas Breitkreuz, Competence Network on Integrative medicine in Baden-Württemberg.
Dr Eran Ben-Arye, Society for Integrative Oncology
Dr Hüseyin Sahinbas, German Society for Hyperthermia
Dr Massimo Bonucci, Associazione Ricerca Terapie Oncologiche Integrate – ARTOI
Miek Jong, Norway’s National Research Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – NAFKAM.
Conclusions by MEP Manuela Ripa
The event is hosted by the members of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health:
Sirpa Pietikäinen, EPP, Finland
Tilly Metz, Greens/EFA, Luxembourg
Manuela Ripa, Greens/EFA, Germany
Michèle Rivasi, Greens/EFA, France
Margrete Auken, Greens/EFA, Denmark
Romana Jerković, S&D, Croatia
More about the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health can be read here.