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Office of Integrative Medicine and Health at the GW School of Medicine and the American Institute of Homeopathy to Host Event Examining Groundbreaking Research in Homeopathy

WASHINGTON (Sept. 22, 2017) — The Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and the American Institute of Homeopathy will host a 90-minute research presentation reviewing new research findings in the field of homeopathic medicine and the developing understanding of the biological basis for homeopathic remedy response. The presenters, Iris Bell MD, PhD, integrative medicine researcher, and Peter Fisher, MD, rheumatologist and homeopathic physician, are international leaders in the field of integrative and homeopathic medicine and their work has shaped the profession for over two decades.

Homeopathic medicine is used by tens of thousands of physicians and millions of consumers worldwide. While growth in its use continues, there is a great need for understanding the growing body of research around homeopathy and the homeopathic remedy response.

“More and more patients are asking their physicians for information on homeopathic remedies,” said John Pan, MD, founding medical director of OIMH and the moderator for the webinar. “It is important that today’s medical practitioners understand the evidence that exists behind this modality.”

This 90-minute webinar will be live and interactive, allowing participants to ask questions of Bell and Fisher.

Bell has been a researcher in areas related to complementary and alternative medicine for 30 years. She has served on the faculties at Harvard Medical School, University of California San Francisco, and the University of Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude in biology from Harvard University and then received her PhD in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and MD from Stanford University. She has published scores of papers and book chapters on her clinical research in addition to a monograph on environmental illness.

Fisher is director of research and consultant physician at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) in London, England. He is accredited in homeopathy and rheumatology. The RLHIM is part of University College London Hospitals, one of the largest academic medical centers in the UK, and is Europe’s largest public sector center for integrated medicine. He also serves as Physician to Her Majesty The Queen. Additionally, he is a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional and Complementary Medicine and helped to draft its Traditional and Complementary Medicine Strategy from 2014-2023.

The webinar will begin on Wed., Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. EST. To participate, please use this link:  https://signin.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/joinbynumber. The meeting number is 220 269 823.  There is no cost to participate.

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About the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) was the first medical school in the nation’s capital and is the 11th oldest in the country. Working together in our nation’s capital, with integrity and resolve, the GW SMHS is committed to improving the health and well-being of our local, national and global communities. smhs.gwu.edu

About the American Institute of Homeopathy
The American Institute of Homeopathy, the oldest extant national physicians' organization in the US, has promoted homeopathic medicine as a medical specialty since 1844. Our members are licensed physicians (medical, osteopathic, and naturopathic), dentists, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacologists and pharmacists and all of us are trained in homeopathic medicine as well as the medical/dental training required for our respective license. www.homeopathyusa.org