Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the governing body of the ETCMA. There are currently 7 members serving on the EC.

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    Yair Maimon


    Head of "Refuot" Integrative Medical Center;

    President of the International Congress of Chinese Medicine in Israel (ICCM);

    Founder of the TCM Academy(TCM.AC); former Head of “Tal center” - Integrative Cancer Research Center, Institute of Oncology - Sheba academic Hospital and Director of Integrative medical unit at Souraski – Tel Aviv municipality Hospital


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    Johanna Biemans

    Vice President

    Vice Chair of the NVA(Dutch Association of Acupuncture)
    Clinical Epidemiologist Qi-R, Consultancy & Research in Chinese Medicine
    Licensed Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist

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    Georgette Young

    Hon. Secretary

    Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (PCOM – San Diego, CA)

    Diplomate in Oriental Medicine: Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)

    Professional Development Educator (NCCAOM)

    Licensed Acupuncturist: California & Colorado

    Full Member: Hellenic Society of Chinese Medicine (Athens, Greece)

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    Klaas Kromhout



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    Jasmine Uddin

    Education Committee

    President Emeritus British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

    Member of the Professional Standards and Regulatory Committee  (BAcC)

    Vice-Chair of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB)

    Editor of the European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM)


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    Ricardo Teixeira

    Advocacy Committee

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist and Licence Acupucturist.

    CertifIed Trainer in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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    Xinyue Calduch

    Communications Committee

    Economist and Lawyer

    Director of International Relations Department of the European Foundation of TCM (Spain)

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This is a free online event 

Engage with leading experts and members of the European Parliament. 

Discover more about integrative medicine, health and pain management.  

Ask any questions you have to the presenters and members of the European Parliament. 

This event will provide you with information about: 

  • Needs and challenges of people living with chronic pain 
  • Acupuncture and pain management 
  • Mind-body medicine in pain management 
  • Manipulative and body-based methods in pain management 
  • Plant-based nutrition in pain management.

20% of the adult population in the EU suffers from chronic pain 

In Europe alone, almost one in five individuals - that’s 150 million people, report having moderate or severe chronic pain. Chronic pain, lasting longer than 3–6 months, can be a debilitating condition with a significant socioeconomic impact. Pharmacologic approaches are often used for alleviating chronic pain.  

Concerns about tolerance and addiction have led to a reluctance to prescribe opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. As a result, there has been increased interest in integrative medicine strategies to help manage pain and reduce reliance on prescription opioids. Integrative Medicine and Health offer a multimodality treatment approach that can tackle the multidimensional nature of pain without these tolerance and addiction issues. 

Approximately 33% of adults and 12% of children in the US have used Integrative Medicine in chronic pain. Integrative Medicine is a leading approach for chronic pain.

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