Cancer treatment – and pitfalls, in relationship to complementary medicine

Cancer cell in human body
Accreditation NVA WM, ZHONG cat. 2, CGO, NWP, VNT
Duration Friday from 10 am – 17 pm.
Dates 2 October 2020
Lecturer Martien Brands MD PhD
Address Geldersekade 67, 1011 EK, Amsterdam

€ 120,- including coffee/tea 

Student discount*:
Shenzhou student: 15%. 
External TCM student 5%
(Limited places available for students) *please see the payment and registration conditions for seminars in the registration form

Language English
The course is suitable for the following levels of experience:

  1. therapists with valid MBK diploma
The number of participants is limited: A maximum of 30 and a minimum of 15 participants are able to attend.

Seminar description:

This course deepens out frequent malignant pathologies, such as they are encountered by practitioners of complementary medicine, looking at their early signs, course and prognosis.

The seminar aims at:

– improving the recognition of signs of developing malignancies with ‘red flags’, as a way to increase alertness of early detection.

– enhancing the capacity for both high quality intervision with colleagues in CAM, as well as cooperation and consultation about patients with biomedical oncologist doctors and their approach.

We will also address cases of cancer patients seen by you in your practices, so we kindly invite course participants to send case studies– fully anonymized – to the seminar coordination beforehand, so we may discuss your experiences with additional treatment according to your specialty in CAM.

This day will therefore give space for your experience and expertise in an interactive learning environment.

About the lecturer:

Dr. Martien Brands is a homeopathic doctor, he specialised in homeopathy after having experienced the possibilities and limitations of allopathic medicine as a general practicioner and working for Doctors without borders.
He introduced the teaching method with Homeopaths Without Borders in the Netherlands and became involved in scientific research.
After his PhD in 1998 he became a guest lecturer at the VU (Vrije Universiteit) in Amsterdam, from 2003 also at the AMC.
From 2002 to 2007 he was a senior lecturer in clinical homeopathy at the University of Liverpool.
From 2007 to 2013 he directed the Centre for Integrated Care in Amsterdam.
Since then he is doing homeopathic research on the effects on malaria, cancer and migraine and doctor patient interaction. He has a practice in the Therapeutic Activities Center Amsterdam.

He is project leader for the development of a clinic registration database in AVIG (artsen vereniging integrale geneeskunde),
Since 2014 he is secretary of the Research Network GIRI (researchers in fundamental research), and since 2012 he is teaching Foundations of Western Medicine (MBK) and WM continued education seminars at the HVNA and Shenzhou Open University of TCM.