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CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE: The Anthroposophic Medical Association in the 2020s (Friday to Sunday)

  • Friday, March 06, 2020
  • 18:00
  • Sunday, March 08, 2020
  • 13:00
  • Tobias School of Art and Therapy, Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4LZ
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New date confirmed. 6th to 8th March 2020.

The Anthroposophic Medical Association (AMA) provides a professional membership body for Anthroposophic Physicians in the UK.  It is open to all doctors and medical students who have a positive interest in Anthroposophic Medicine and is considering how best to open up membership to other professional membership groups. You can read more about the AMA on this website.

The Anthroposophic Medical Association is at a crossroads and this conference aims to acknowledge the history of the AMA in the UK, assess the current situation, challenges and opportunities, and find positive and collaborative ways forward. The views of AMA members and of doctors working with an Anthroposophic Approach in the UK will be vital to steering our future in the right direction to serve the profession and support the medical section in the UK. 

The conference will centre around the theme of Connecting with emphasis on the following aspects:

  • Connecting with ourselves: Through artistic work and singing, we will encourage and support conference attendees to connect with their thoughts feelings and bodies throughout the conference, with the hope that this will keep ourselves and the output of the conference grounded and authentic.
  • Connecting with our patients: short stories from clinicians about patients and professionals will re-enliven our understanding of the fundamental importance of connection in anthroposophic medicine and in healing.
  • Connecting with Anthroposophic Doctors: support for colleagues in terms of education, mentoring, resources and collaboration in the UK - what is available, what is needed, how can we support the needs of colleagues as a community
  • Connecting with the wider field of medicine: Research, publications and Education in Anthroposophic Medicine - how to support doctors with sharing and publishing outcomes, and how to attract doctors to Anthroposophic Medical Training
  • Connecting with the medical section: Appointing an AMA member or group who will look at the issue of medical section coordination and the process of appointing a new coordinator. 
  • Connecting with other professional groups: Supporting therapists, nurses and the wider medical section: exploring the role of the AMA, in particular for professional groups without their own association and in the wake of the closure of CAHSC.
  • Connecting with the aspirations of the AMA membership: Last but by no means least, the AGM will focus on re-orienting the striving of the AMA, re-energising our membership and activities and re-writing our constitution in light of the closure of CAHSC and other challenges facing the profession.

Some of these themes will be explored during the AMA Annual General Meeting and others in small group or plenary panel sessions during the conference.

This conference is particularly aimed at doctors and focused around the AGM meeting but nurses, pharmacists and therapists may also find value in some of the content. Please read the program and contact the conference organisers if you are unsure.

In the registration form, you will be asked if you have any dietary requirements and if you are looking for help with finding local accommodation. You can also choose which parts of the conference to attend.

The conference is free for medical students and doctors.

It is being organised by 3 AMA members: Simon van Lieshout, Anna Brodski and Jo Downer. 

Please note the following:

  • The dates and venue are listed above.
  • The full program will be announced in December 2019. 
  • Exact times may very slightly from the program.
  • Registration is now open. 
  • Please register if you plan to come to help the organisers with their planning.
  • The conference is FREE (venue costs are covered by the AMA).
  • You will be asked to pay for the cost of your food.

Anthroposophic Medicine UK is an online platform for Anthroposophic Health and Social Care Professionals in the UK supported by the Anthroposophic Medical Association.