Gray Matter: the (non)sense of Alternative Medicine

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MON 04.11.13 | 19:30

Handelsbeurs Concertzaal, Kouter 29, 9000 Ghent

In Dutch

Many people look for refuge in alternative methods of treatment such homeopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture. Some claim that alternative therapies work even with a lack of any scientific proof. Are there risks? How strong is the placebo effect? Should non-conventional therapies be reimbursed? Would we be better off rigorously maintaining a safe distance between regular medicine and alternative medicine or can a form of integrated medicine lead to better health care? Eos editor Reinout Verbeke talks with Norbert Fraeyman (UGent and author of Kritische reflecties over alternatieve geneeswijzen).

Organisation: deBuren, Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift Eos and Handelsbeurs Concertzaal