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8th European Congress for Integrative Medicine
ECIM 2015 Global Summit on Integrative Medicine and Healthcare

Exploring the Evidence Base for Integrated and Sustainable Research, Healthcare and Workforce for Patients

Greater Copenhagen, Denmark
September 26-27th, 2015

The ECIM 2015 Global Summit offers an innovative, solution-driven platform for physicians and healthcare practitioners, researchers and students, politicians and patients, to collectively exchange and discuss research and research findings in the field of integrative medicine and collectively work on the vision and science, economics and education for optimal healthcare. There will be moderated academic and scientific sessions and open-forum expert panel discussions with interactive feedback from these sessions. We will gather together in Greater Copenhagen, gateway to Scandinavia’s Medicon Valley and the Nordic Regions. We invite you to enjoy a pre-summit concert at the DR Koncerthuset and a day exploring Copenhagen before traveling North to Helsingør, home to Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle where the Summit will be hosted at the breathtaking waterfront crystal Culture Yard. Participants will gather together in halls with views of the sea toward Sweden, which will be used for Parallel Research Sessions and ReThinkBox Sessions that will explore the prominent issues that healthcare is facing globally and the scientific evidence for or against Integrative Medicine that includes Complementary and Traditional Medicine.

Day One: Economics & Science – Global Healthcare and Integrative Medicine Models

Day Two: Moving Forward – Integrated Healthcare Workforce, Education and Patient Care


Welcoming /Closing Remarks:
Benedickte Kiær (DK) Mayor of Helsingør
Dr. Victor Dzau MD (USA), President of the National Academy of Medicine, Washington D.C.

Opening Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Victor Dzau, MD (USA) President of the National Academy of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Michael Hay (SE/UK) – Creative Director, IKEA Global Communications

Dr. Victoria Maizes, MD (USA) Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health, The University of Arizona
Dr Woodson Merrell, MD (USA) Chairman of Department of Integrative Medicine at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital; Executive Director of Center for Health and Healing NYC; and Chair of Center Institute of Research and Education in Integrative Medicine (CIRE-IM)
Prof Avni Sali, MD PhD (AU) Director, National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM)

Panel Speakers:
Frederico Carvalho (PT) Instituto de Medicina Tradicional
Torkel Falkenberg(SE) Associate Professor, Research Constellation Leader – Integrative Health Care, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet; Deputy Director – Karolinska Institutet Centre for Social Sustainability; Director – The Charitable Research Foundation I C – The Integrative Care Science Center
Suzanne Grant, PhD (AU)  University of Western Sydney and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at Sydney Cancer Hospital
Dr Peter Fisher, MD (UK) Clinical Director and Director of Research at NHS Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, Physician to the Queen of England
Prof Vinjar Fønnebø, PhD (NO) Director of NAFKAM
Prof Lixing Lao, PhD MB (HK/USA) Director and Professor, The University of Hong Kong Vivian Taam Wong Professorship in Integrative Medicine, School of Chinese Medicine and Adjunct Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine
Dr Paulo de Tarso Ricieri Lima, MD MSc (BR) Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Integrative Medicine Group – Dayan Daycoval Family Oncology and Hematology Center
Professor Jan Madsen, PhD (DK) Deputy Director Danish Technical University, DTU Compute
Dr. Issac Mathai, MD (IN) Founder and Executive Medical Director of Soukya International Holistic Health Centre
Dr Malcolm Taw, MD FACP (USA) Director, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine – Westlake Village; Associate Clinical Professor UCLA Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Dr. Merlin Willcox (UK) University of Oxford, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Prof Claudia Witt, MD MBA (CH) Director of Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Zurich

ReThinkBox: Cancer and Integrative Oncology
Chair: Professor Avni Sali, MD PhD (AU) Director, National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM)
Keynote: Stefan Hiller, MD (GE) Specialist in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Integrative Oncology, Palliative Medicine of Die Finderklink, Stuttgart Germany

ReThinkBox: Patient Engagement
Chair: Dr. Woodson Merrell, MD (USA) Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel  Department of Integrative Medicine, Center for Health and Healing NYC
Keynote: Peter Aksel Villadsen (DK) 
Senior Director, LEO Pharma Global Communications, Center of Excellence Patient Engagement


SPECIAL ISSUE International Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM)

The editors of JIM are pleased to publish an exclusive special issue for the ECIM 2015 Global Summit in which presentations from the keynote and panel speakers may be included upon acceptance by the JIM editorial board committee.

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Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, Washington D.C.



Dr. Victoria Maizes, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Founding Education Co-Chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine


Dr. Lixing Lao, The University of Hong Kong Vivian Taam Wong Professorship in Integrative Medicine


Dr. Woodson Merrell, Chairman of Department of Integrative Medicine at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Executive Director of Center for Health and Healing NYC


Professor Avni Sali, MD PhD, Founding Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM), Considered to be the Father of Integrative Medicine in Australia