Open Day - Friday June 11

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Open Day - Friday June 11

Red Flags-1 Western Medicine


NVA WM, Zhong


Thursday from 10 am – 17 pm


30 September 2021


Toine Korthout


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



The course is suitable for the following levels of experience

  • Therapists with valid MBK diploma

The number of participants is limited: A minimum of 15 participants are able to attend.


One of the major aims of integration of Western medicine knowledge into the education of practitioners of acupuncture, TCM, tuina etcetera is to recognize possible hazardous conditions in patients, so-called red flags. Red flags are signs and symptoms that should alarm the Non-BIG-registered health care professional to refer a patient to the huisarts (GP) or to an emergency.
Cases, introduced by not only the lecturer but as well by participants, will build the framework of this highly interactive seminar. The lecturer shall provide a choice of anamnestic data, findings at physical examination and at basic laboratory testing as it can be performed by the practitioner, data from medical reports that patients might show their practitioner and pictures to challenge the participants to get into the discussion. Each participant is asked to prepare a case to be introduced to other participants. (However, not all cases will be discussed.) There will be an opportunity to share experiences.

Toine Korthout

Toine Korthout