Integrative Medicine and Healthcare
in the EU

CAM-Interest Group

Seminars in the EU-Parliament

Further information, programms, presentations, publications etc...

CAM Conferences in the EU-Parliament

Conference 9.10.2012

Further information, programme, presentations, publications etc...

EUROCAM on Facebook
News and discussion


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CAM Doctors



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 25-27th, 2015

Call for abstracts: Deadline July 14th

See Program

ECIM 2015 Global Summit Keynote Speakers

Abstracts online!



Integrative Medicine and Healthcare in Finland


Research Symposium
CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine -
The challenges of scientific research in Finland

University of Tampere, Dept. of Health Sciences
13.11. 2015

Printed material
Reports, Interviews etc.

Discussion in
social media

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National and international conferences

International Congress for Integrative Health & Medicine, Suttgart, Germany. 9.-11. June 2016
Further information

9th European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM). The Future of Comprehensive Patient Care.
Budapest, Hungary, September 10-11th 2016

Peer-review journals publishing research on Integrative medicine

A covering overview of almost all CAM journals can be found at:

Complementary Therapies Journals Links

Examples of freqently cited CAM journals:

Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine

Advances in Integrative Medicine

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

European Journal of Integrative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine eCAM

Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Integrative Medicine Insights

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine


CAM Research in the European Union

There is evidence that up tp 80% of the citizens in the European Union are interested in Integrative medicine using methods of Complementary/Alternative medicine (CAM). For this reason it is mandatory for the legislation and regulatory authorities to provide the necessary legal and regulatory framework to provide access to methods of integrative medicine which prove to be safe and effective.This demand was expressed by the European Parliament in 2009. Research fundind was provided within the 7th EU Research Framework FP7. Out of this demand the research consortium "CAMbrella" was inaugurated, funded with 1.49 Million Euro.

The consortium was built by researchers from 16 universities from 12 EU member and associated states. The goal of this collaboration was to develop a roadmap for future European research in CAM that is appropriate for the health care needs of EU citizens, and acceptable to the EU parliament as well as their national research funders and healthcare providers.

The objective was furthermore to enable meaningful reliable comparative research and communication within Europe and create a sustainable structure and policy. CAMbrella was focussed on academic research groups which do not advocate specific treatments. The specific objectives were:

Based on this information a roadmap was created that can enable a sustainable and prioritised EU research roadmap for CAM. To facilitate this coordinating action the project was delivered in 8 independent but interrelated work packages whose members met regularly. It was coordinated by a Management Board and directed by a Scientific Steering Committee with support of an Advisory Board. The outcomes generated were disseminated through the CAMbrella-website, peer review publications and a final conference with emphasis on current and future EU policies.

The Advisory Board represented the main CAM stakeholders including consumers, practitioners, clinical providers, and manufacturers of CAM medicinal products.

CAMbrelle Study Results and Reports

CAMbrella Publications

Presentations Final Conference