Following a symposium on traditional medicine in Beijing, China in September 2015, a collection of 24 case studies has been developed into a book ‘Exploring Traditional Medicine’. It was officially launched at ICTAM IX, the 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines, held in Kiel, Germany, on 6-12 August 2017. The IAP for Health projects aims to address the need of a better understanding of the scientific basis of traditional medicinal practices, including their safety and effectiveness.
Twelve international participants have joined members of the Georgian Academy of Medical Sciences (GAMS) and other local experts for the First International Workshop and Ninth International Symposium on ‘New steps in Critical Care Medicine’ held in Tbilisi, Georgia, 20-22 September 2017. The workshop followed on from the visit of IAP Coordinator, Peter McGrath, to Tbilisi last year, when an agreement for more involvement of the international medical community in a regular Georgian event was reached.
The international experts were nominated by member academies of IAP for Health.
21 physicians below the age of 40 from 17 countries will be meeting for the 7th leadership training workshop of the Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme. As before, the event is being held in Berlin in conjunction with the World Health Summit (WHS), 12-14 October 2017. Following the leadership training workshop, this year’s YPL cohort will present a session in the main WHS on ‘Better Leadership: Improved health’.