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Morning Keynote - Overview and Update

Morning Keynote

Overview and Update on Clinical and Basic Research in Homeopathy

Speaker: Peter Fisher, MB, BChir, FFHom, FRCP

Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Commonwealth B-D

 Credits: 2 CPD, 2 Foundational Studies
 Will this session be recorded? Yes

Session Description:
Dr. Fisher will provide an overview the scientific issues facing homeopathy.  He will present the methods and results of meta-analyses, systematic reviews of clinical and in-vitro research and of selected individual research projects and the controversies surrounding them.  He will also examine selected physicochemical research.  The session will end with an open discussion of future perspectives\

About the Speaker:
Peter Fisher is Clinical Director and Director of Research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), part of the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Europe’s largest public sector center for integrated medicine.  He is also Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

He is a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, and was involved in drafting its Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy 2014-2023, which was formally adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2014.  He is a member of the Expert Reference panel of the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and Editor-in-Chief of the international  journal Homeopathy published by Elsevier, the leading journal in the field.

Dr. Fisher is an active clinician, specializing in homeopathy and rheumatology.  His research work centers on responding to the problems of health care, including ‘effectiveness gaps’, comorbidity and polypharmacy, by integrating the best of traditional and complementary medicine. 

He has conducted numerous research projects in homeopathy and integrated medicine. His interest in the area was triggered by a visit to China during the Cultural Revolution while still a medical student at Cambridge University.