OF THE CAM 2020 PRAGUE CONGRESS
19. - 21. 6. 2020
Proposed partners for cooperation:
ANME – Association for Natural Medicine in Europe
EUAA – European Ayurveda Association
SANATOR – Union of Biotronicists of J.Z.
ISCMR – International Society for
Complementary Medicine Research
Supported by (under negotiation): WHO – World Health Organization
APPG – All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences of the UK Parliament
The aim of the Congress is to combine our joint efforts through an information platform that will enable us to synchronize our endeavours and thus reduce the current fragmentation of our efforts to date. This is not an attempt to establish a new union; however, a free space to share is intended to be created. Hence, the platform is not a restriction, but a service of all of us. Last but not least, it should also be a place of safe meetings with science representatives in order to fulfill our common goal of helping those in need. After all, only the unwise bury healing springs just because of failing to believe in their existence, despite the fact the unwise themselves might need those springs someday.
The Preparatory Committee looks forward to your cooperation.
We would like to invite you to the Preparatory Committee of the Congress.
The aim of the Congress is to create Pan-European service information space –
The CAM 2020 Prague Platform.
Bellow, you can see the draft of the Platform, we kindly ask the members
of the Preparatory Committee for their comments.
CAM 2020 PRAGUE PLATFORM
Motto: Health knows no boundaries – Let’s seek what unites us
The members of the platform establish a common united information space and service for all CAM branches to the patients’ benefit and their free holistic approach to health with the aim:
to establish an equal approach and mutual respect between the academic and CAM branches, especially by the creation of a safe space for mutual communication
to create programmes of prevention and the sustainable growth of healthcare by decreasing its costs, e.g. according to the recommendations of WHO, WHA, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, NATO (see the appendix) including developing countries
to support and get involved in the projects of WHO, WHA, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, national initiatives and others whose aim is the sustainable growth of our planet
to help towards better knowledgeability of national governments and the European Parliament in the area of holistic treatment
The Platform establishes these sections to achieve the above-mentioned aims:
I PUBLIC RELATIONS SECTION – especially relations with healthcare professionals, the media and patients with the aim to bring the public objective, verified information on the situation in CAM. Therefore, these steps will be taken, besides others:
The members of the platform will place their press release - articles, TV shots and others here so that the platform can better coordinate its activities.
A database of the media and organizations acting in favour of CAM will be formed in sake of the common progress.
A union of patients interested in CAM will be established in a special regime so that a possible support for the branches within the CAM 2020 Prague PLATFORM is gained.
A list of organized events - congresses, workshops, courses, etc. will be released here.
II LEGISLATIVE SECTION will cover this information:
Resolutions of international and national institutions on CAM.
The current state of laws in the particular countries.
The ongoing actions in the area of law taken by the CAM 2020 PRAGUE PLATFORM including potential petitions, etc.
The currently achieved results in Parliaments and Health Ministries.
III SCIENCE AND RESEARCH SECTION will contain especially:
The database of the finalized and ongoing research, including the information from PubMed, Cochrane and others.
The list of institutions conducting research in the area of CAM.
The planned research goals.
The database of scientific publication activity.
IV LIBRARIES SECTION will cover:
Publications organized according to their branches and CAM press release.
The information from the areas of law, legislation and science.
The information describing the organization and evaluation of research.
The records of CAM patients’ treatment results.
The published opinions of the CAM opponents organized according to the particular branches and the responses of their representatives and potentially the whole Platform to the criticism.
V ORGANIZATION SECTION will contain:
The platform website for its members and the public.
The list of the members of the CAM 2020 Prague Platform.
Invitations to common actions.
Space for announcements to other members and for discussion.
An open bank account to all members for voluntary contributions to finance service activities. The financial resources can be only released after the members’ agreement. All members will have access to them – a matter of trust.
All members can place information into their branch register always stating its source and a guarantee of correctness.
COMMON UNITED ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS ENABLE US TO GAIN MORE THAN A SEEMINGLY PROFITABLE IMMEDIATE BENEFIT WHICH IS EASILY AVAILABLE.
“CARING ABOUT THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS, WE FIND OUR OWN.”(PLATO)
A) Legal Status of Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine:
A Worldwide Review (2001)
B) WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002–2005 (2002)
C) WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 (2013)
A) The Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly WHA67.18 on Traditional medicine from 2014
B) The World Health Assembly’s Resolution WHA69.24 on Strengthening integrated,people-centred health services from 2016
3 COUNCIL OF EUROPE – PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY. Resolution 1206 (1999): A European approach to nonconventional medicines
4 EUROPEAN COMMISION
CAMbrella – A pan-European research network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
5 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
A) Resolution on the status of non-conventional medicine A4-0075/97
Ref: OJ C 182, 16/06/1997 P. 0067
B) CALL FOR ACTION - the final document from the Conference on Complementary and Alternative Medicine held in the European Parliament on 9 October, 2012
6 NATO - Science and Technology Organization - STO
Integrative Medicine Interventions for Military Personnel (STO Technical Report) from 2017
7 Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
RESOLUTION of the Petition Committee at the 11th Session on 25 September 2018 to the public hearing on the “Petition for support of biotronics”
(CAM) IN THE WORLD
What is silenced
Professional Chamber SANATOR
the Union of Biotronics of Josef Zezulka
Member of the EU Health Policy Platform of the European Commission
ANME - Association for Natural Medicine in Europe
EUAA - European Ayurveda Association
ISCMR - International Society of Complementary Medicine Research
For the present, the publication is the most extensive source of verified information on alternative and complementary medicine (CAM), being remarkably successful in the international area. It is an important aid for discussions with the professional community in this area. It can also make a significant contribution to negotiations with national healthcare regulators.
Last but not least, it also provides the general public with essential verified information on the potential benefits of CAM for human health.