Committee Members


The European Congress for Integrative Medicine have a team of multi-professional experts who will work together to review and select presentations to deliver a world class congress on holistic, patient-centred medicine.

The committee members will work alongside the joint presidents. All committee members have been invited to sit on one or more committees representing; research, clinical care, traditional, international, educational and arts & healthcare to provide a fully integrative programme representing multi-disciplines from across the globe.

Joint Presidents:

  • Michael Dixon

    Dr Michael Dixon

    Joint President ECIM21, GP and Chair, The College of Medicine, UK
  • Elizabeth Thompson

    Dr Elizabeth Thompson

    Joint President ECIM21, CEO and Holistic Doctor, National Centre for Integrative Medicine (NCIM), UK
  • Mimi Guarneri

    Dr Mimi Guarneri

    Founder and President, AIHM, Co- founder & Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc , USA
  • Michael Moore

    Prof Michael Moore

    Joint President ECIM21, Academic GP & Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Southampton, UK
  • Dr Stefan Willich

    Prof Dr Stefan Willich

    Joint President ECIM21, Director Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Dr Ursula Wolf

    Prof Dr Ursula Wolf

    Joint President ECIM21, Director, Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Holger Cramer

    Dr Holger Cramer

    Joint President ECIM21, Research Director, Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Evang. Kliniken Essen-Mitte, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Congress Committee Members:

  • Rupy Aujla

    Dr Rupy Aujla

    GP and Founder, The Doctor's Kitchen, UK
  • Dr Erik Baars

    Prof Dr Erik Baars

    Professor of Anthrosophic Medicine, University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  • Stephan Baumgartner

    Dr Stephan Baumgartner

    Lecturer, University of Bern & University of Witten-Herdecke
  • Iris Bell

    Prof Iris Bell

    Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine, University of Arizona, USA
  • Saul Berkovitz

    Dr Saul Berkovitz

    Consultant, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UK
  • Amit Bhargava

    Dr Amit Bhargava

    Council Member and Medical Director, AYUSH Collaboration Projects, College of Medicine. Senior Partner, Southgate Medical Group, UK, UK
  • Dr Benno Brinkhaus

    Prof Dr Benno Brinkhaus

    President European Society of Integrative Medicine, MD, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology & Health Economics, Charité Berlin, Germany
  • Rachel Carlton Abrams

    Dr Rachel Carlton Abrams

    Board Member, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), USA
  • Opher Caspi

    Dr Opher Caspi

    Director of both Integrative Medicine and Cancer Survivorship programs, Davidoff Cancer Center, Rabin Medical Center, Israel
  • Vincent Chi Ho Chung

    Dr Vincent Chi Ho Chung

    Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Mike Cummings

    Dr Mike Cummings

    Medical Director, British Medical Acupuncture Society, UK
  • Pol De Saedeleer

    Mr Pol De Saedeleer

    Pharmaceutical Doctor, ILADS, Medical Director Nutrined Laboratories, Board Director ILADEF, The Netherlands
  • Damien Downing

    Dr Damien Downing

    President, British Society for Ecological Medicine, UK
  • Dr Tobias Esch

    Prof Dr Tobias Esch

    Director, Primary Care Clinic for Integrative Health Care, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
  • Dr Andrea Evers

    Prof Dr Andrea Evers

    Professor of Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Netherlands
  • Dr Torkel Falkenberg

    Prof Dr Torkel Falkenberg

    Associate Professor in Health Care Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Iva Fattorini

    Dr Iva Fattorini

    Founder and Director, Artocene, UK
  • Gene Feder

    Prof Gene Feder

    Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol, UK
  • Andrew Flower

    Dr Andrew Flower

    Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton, Principle, White Crane Academy, UK
  • Nina Fuller-Shavel

    Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

    Integrative Medicine doctor, scientist and educator, Co-Chair of BSIO, Director of Synthesis Clinic and Fellow of the College of Medicine, UK
  • Isabel Giralt

    Dr Isabel Giralt

    President, SESMI, Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Clinic ENERGIMED. Health Acupuncture Unit, Dexeus University Women's Clinic, Spain
  • Sarah Grant

    Sarah Grant

    Board member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and Manager of Macmillan Patient Information and Health and Wellbeing Manager, Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate, UK
  • Alastair Gray

    Alastair Gray

    Academic Director, National Institution of Integrative Medicine - Online Learning Director, Academy of Homeopathy Education - Director Academic, Operations, Research, Learning Technologies, USA
  • Dr Aviad Haramati

    Prof Dr Aviad Haramati

    Division of Integrative Physiology, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
  • Frederick Hecht

    Dr Frederick Hecht

    Professor of Medicine and Research Director, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, USA
  • John Hughes

    Dr John Hughes

    Director of Research, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UK
  • Jennifer Hunter

    Prof Jennifer Hunter

    Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Alyson Huntley

    Dr Alyson Huntley

    Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK, UK
  • Nadine Ijaz

    Dr Nadine Ijaz

    Assistant Professor in Regulating Health, Department of Law and Studies, Carleton University, Canada
  • Dr Dominik Irnich

    Prof Dr Dominik Irnich

    President, German Medical Acupuncture Association and Senior Physician, Department of Anaesthesiology, Head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Center, University of Munich (LMU), Campus Innenstadt, Germany
  • Brad Jacobs

    Dr Brad Jacobs

    Immediate Past Board Member, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), USA
  • Tim Joss

    Tim Joss

    Chief Executive and Founder, Aesop, UK
  • Rauni Prittinen King

    Rauni Prittinen King

    Co-Founder and Executive Director, Guarneri Integrative Health and Pacific Pearl La Jolla, USA
  • Ava Lorenc

    Dr Ava Lorenc

    Senior Research Associate (Qualitative Research), University of Bristol, UK
  • Victoria Maizes

    Dr Victoria Maizes

    Executive Director Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Arizona, USA
  • Jacqueline Mardon

    Dr Jacqueline Mardon

    Associate Specialist and the Clinical Lead, NHS Centre for Integrative Care, UK
  • Bill Meeker

    Bill Meeker

    President, West Campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, USA
  • Andreas Michalsen

    Prof Andreas Michalsen

    Chief Physician of the Dept of Internal Medicine and Natural Medicine, Immanuel Hospital Berlin, Germany
  • Simon Mills

    Simon Mills

    Self Care Lead College of Medicine & Herbal Strategist, Pukka Herbs, UK
  • Tabatha Parker

    Dr Tabatha Parker

    Executive Director, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), USA
  • Dr David Peters

    Prof Dr David Peters

    Emeritus Professor , Westminster Centre for Resilience College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Westminster, UK
  • Karen Pilkington

    Dr Karen Pilkington

    Independent Research Consultant and Evidence Advisor and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Marie Polley

    Dr Marie Polley

    Co-Chair, Social Prescribing Network; Board Member, the Society for Integrative Oncology; Past-Chair, British Society for Integrative Oncology, UK
  • Clare Relton

    Dr Clare Relton

    Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials, Queen Mary University London and Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Rachel Roberts

    Rachel Roberts

    Chief Executive, Homeopathy Research Institute, UK
  • Nicola Robinson

    Prof Nicola Robinson

    Emeritus Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrated Health, London South Bank University, UK
  • Prof Elio Rossi

    Dr Prof Elio Rossi

    Coordinator of Complementary Medicine Department Local Health Unit Tuscany Northwest. Director of the Homeopathic Clinic of Campo di Marte Hospital, Lucca, Regional Center of Reference for Homeopathy, Italy
  • Gary Smyth

    Dr Gary Smyth

    GP, Medical Director, Homeopathic Physician, President, Faculty of Homeopathy, UK
  • Duncan Still

    Dr Duncan Still

    Integrative Doctor, National Centre for Integrative Medicine and Penny Brohn, UK
  • Jacqui Stringer

    Dr Jacqui Stringer

    Clinical & Research Lead for the Complementary Health & Wellbeing Services, The Christie NHS Trust, UK
  • Michael Teut

    Dr Michael Teut

    Senior Physician, Charité Outpatient Department for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Researcher, Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics at Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
  • Dr Madan Thangavelu

    Prof Dr Madan Thangavelu

    Genome Biologist, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. Research Director, European Ayurveda Association, UK
  • Trevor Thompson

    Prof Trevor Thompson

    Professor of Primary Care Education, University of Bristol, UK
  • Lucia Thornton

    Lucia Thornton

    Board Chair, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), USA
  • Miguel Toribio-Mateas

    Miguel Toribio-Mateas

    Research fellow in brain-gut-microbiota axis and mental health, School of Applied Sciences, London South Bank University, UK
  • Esther Van der Werf

    Dr Esther Van der Werf

    Epidemiologist, Program Manager Nutrition & Health, Louis Bolk Instituut, The Netherlands
  • Rob Verkerk

    Dr Rob Verkerk

    Founder, Executive & Scientific Director, Alliance for Natural Health International, UK
  • John Weeks

    John Weeks

    Writer, speaker, chronicler and organiser with 32 years of experience in the movement for integrative health and medicine, USA
  • Dr Andrew Weil

    Prof Dr Andrew Weil

    Founder and Director, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, USA
  • Merlin Willcox

    Dr Merlin Willcox

    Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK
  • Louise Younie

    Dr Louise Younie

    GP, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Catherine Zollman

    Dr Catherine Zollman

    GP and Medical Lead, Penny Brohn UK & Clinical Lead for Personalised Care and Support, SWAG NHS Cancer Alliance, UK
Research Committee

Research Committee

Clinical Care Committee

Clinical Care Committee

Traditional Medicine Committee

Traditional Medicine Committee

International Committee

International Committee

Educational Committee

Educational Committee

Arts & Healthcare Committee

Arts & Healthcare Committee

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