Shenzhou Open University of TCM

Shenzhou Open University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

December 13, 2014
Systems medicine and early diagnosis in prevention
December 13, 2014


“Red Flags in practice” – part 2

Accreditation NVA WM, ZHONG cat. 2, CGO, NWP, VNT
Duration Thursday from 10 am – 17 pm.
Dates 21 november 2019
Lecturer Toine Korthoud MD 
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:

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 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 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 opportunity to share experiences.

The courses will introduce a different selection of Red Flags than the previous course so that the participants can expand their knowledge.

About the lecturer:

Toine Korthout MD is physician at Natuurlijkbeter Artsenpraktijk, specialized in ear acupuncture, and a senior teacher Western Medicine. He studied natural medicine at the Nederlandse Akademie voor Natuurgeneeskunde in Hilversum, medicine at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg in Maastricht (Msc 1988, MD 1991), acupuncture C at SNO Stichting NAAV Onderwijs with specialization auriculo (1996) and Pedagogisch-Didactische Bekwaamheid voor HBO-onderwijs alt Interstudie NDO (2013). He is a NRR-ERC certified instructor basic life support and padiatric basic life support. For manyyears he was teacher at SNO and its successor NAAV research and Edication Foundation for the topics auriculo and basic life support. Since 2008 he is teacher basic medical knowledge HVNA Opleidingen natuurgeneeskunde en klassieke homeopathie and since 2010 also at Shenzhou Open University of TCM. His lifely and activating lectures are highly appreciated by students.