14-17 September 2017
Dear Friends of Anthroposophic Medicine,
We warmly invite you to this year’s annual conference!
We begin a new conference cycle with the subject of warmth. The cosmos developed out of warmth. Our innermost, creative individuality lives and works in the warmth of our body. The human warmth organisation develops during life and its day-night rhythm reflects the presence of the I in the body. Its activity is raised during a fever while on the other hand patients with cancer display an abnormal warmth organisation. Careful attention to warmth is of great therapeutic importance at the threshold of birth as well as the threshold of death.
Today the community of all human beings has become responsible for the warmth of the earth. Anthroposophy gives us many suggestions as to how we can develop an inner connection with the earth’s atmosphere and the relationship of the earth to the sun. Equally it can provide us with guidance for the therapeutic approach to the warmth of the patient, for example in how we deal with fever. From external treatments to Wärme wirkt 3 mistletoe therapy, which this year celebrates its 100th birthday, Anthroposophic Medicine offers us a wealth of treatment possibilities for disorders of the warmth organisation.
From the interprofessional aspect of warmth, the five care subject areas of the Medical Section, as the great therapeutic challenges of the present time, will provide the focus of the lectures. The World Space offers space for short presentations of work and initiatives – we look forward to registration until 15 July at email@example.com. We aim to work on our conference subject together, deepen our understanding and extend our therapeutic skills in more than 50 interdisciplinary and specialist workshops. On the Saturday we will conclude the evening after the eurythmy performance with a festival on the terrace of the Goetheanum.
We look forward to seeing you!
Matthias Girke and Georg Soldner
On behalf of the collegium of the International Coordination of Anthroposophic Medicine/IKAM:
Andreas Arendt, Roland Bersdorf, Laura Borghi, Dagmar Brauer, Marion Debus René de Winter, Jan Feldmann, Oliver Friedländer, Tanja Geib, Jan Göschel, Aglaja Graf, Rolf Heine, Hartmut Horn, Andreas Jäschke, Kirstin Kaiser, Ellen Keller, Helmut Kiene, Gunver Kienle, Manfred Kohlhase, Petra Kühne, Stefan Langhammer, David Martin, Elma Pressel, Julia Renkl, Sabine Ringer, Alexander Schadow, Stefan Schmidt-Troschke, Heike Sommer and Anna Sophia Werthmann
A Conference of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum
from Thursday, 14 to Sunday, 17 September 2017
Booking closes: Thursday, 31 August 2017
Regular price: CHF 280 with meals: 405 CHF
Concessions¹: CHF 180 with meals: 305 CHF
Students² : CHF 90 with meals: 215 CHF
With sponsorship³: CHF 500 with meals: 625 CHF
¹ For OAPs, the unemployed and people with disabilities who receive benefits. Proof of status has to be submitted with the booking form.
² For students, schoolchildren, those in training, military or civil service. Proof of status has to be submitted with the booking form.
³ Should you be in a position to pay an additional amount, this would help to cover the costs of the conference and support the work of the section.
Conference meals (vegetarian with dessert) include 2x lunch and 3x evening meal at CHF 125 in total. Breakfast (3x) can be booked separately at CHF 45. The other meals cannot be booked separately. We regret that food intolerances cannot be catered for.
(Booking possibility on the booking form, further information: www.goetheanum.org/6644.html) Accommodation with mattresses on the floor: 3 nights from 14 to 17 September 2017 (CHF 30) or 4 nights from 13 to 17 September 2017 (CHF 40). Please bring a sleeping bag as well as a pillow and a sheet; limited places.
for the period of the conference: CHF 21 (not right next to the Goetheanum building) If you have a disability, please display your disability badge in your car.
Methods of payment/confirmation
On receipt of a group application, the respective institution will receive the account for the group. Subsequent bookings can only be applied for and paid on an individual basis.
Credit cards (all countries): The full amount will be charged to your credit card as soon as your booking has been processed. You will receive postal or email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Invoice Switzerland: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed. Please note that we only send out invoices up until 10 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Invoice Eurozone: Confirmation of booking and an invoice will be sent to you once your booking has been processed (Euro account). Please note that we only send out invoices up until 14 days before the beginning of an event. After that, payment is only possible by credit card or on arrival.
Other countries: Once your booking has been processed you will receive a confirmation by post or email. The amount due will either be charged to your credit card or you can pay on arrival. Bank transfers are not possible.
Please note that the conference fee must be paid before the conference starts.
Conference tickets: Tickets can be collected at Reception until half an hour before the conference starts, also if you pay on arrival. We accept cash (Euro and CHF), VISA, MasterCard, ec-direct and Postcard-Schweiz.
Cancellation: Bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 14 days prior to the begin of the conference (31.8.2017, date of posting). After that, 50% of the conference fee will be charged. Meals, breakfast, parking permit and group accommodation may be cancelled free of charge up to 1 day prior to the begin of the conference (13.9.2017). Cancellation on the day when the conference begins or failure to attend are subject to a 100% invoice total. Substitutes will be accepted at no extra cost.
Cancellation insurance: Subject to a payment of 5% of total costs (CHF 10 minimum) full cancellation insurance can be taken out to cover illness (including dependent children and partner), job loss and force majeure. Please ask for our terms of insurance or visit www.goetheanum.org/6053.html.
Data processing: All data will be electronically recorded and filed.
For more information about accommodation close to the Goetheanum go to Visitor Information.
The Goetheanum is situated south of Basel in the Swiss Jura. As a cultural venue that includes a theatre and a study, research and conference centre it offers around 700 events every year. The listed building is seen as an impressive example of organic architecture.
At Basel Swiss Station (SBB) take train S3 (destination Laufen) to Dornach-Arlesheim, then local bus no. 66 to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 30 mins)
From Basel Swiss station (SBB) take tram no. 10 to Dornach-Arlesheim station, then local bus no. 66, to bus stop Goetheanum (travel time c. 50 minutes).
Leave the motorway Basel – Delémont (H18) at junction Reinach Süd and follow signs to Dornach, from there follow signs to the Goetheanum (travel time from Basel centre c. 20 mins).
Walk uphill from Dornach-Arlesheim station, following signs. Walking time c. 15 minutes
Organiser: Medical Sektion