Dear colleagues,

We present you the European Integrative Medicine Congress that will take place in Barcelona from 12 – 15 September 2019.

This will be the XII European Congress of the European Society of Integrative Medicine and the II of the Spanish Society of Health and Integrative Medicine. In addition, we will have the collaboration of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and ties will be strengthened with the  Japanese Society of Integrative Medicine.

This congress, which will take place in the very convenient and well connected Hotel Barceló Sants, will focus its main themes around Research, Clinical Assistance, Education, Integrative Medicine and Traditional Medicine and Biological and Complementary Practices among others, counting with professionals of the different disciplines.

On Thursday September 12 and in co-organization with the Faculty of Nursing of the URV of Tarragona and within the framework of this congress , the First International Symposium on Education and Integrative Health will be held in this city. This Symposium wants to be a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences among members of the educational community of different countries, in the search for dialogue, to help us find guidelines for an integrative educational framework. For this reason, the IV Plenary Session on Education will be celebrated in Tarragona.

Tarragona is a world heritage city that has a great Roman legacy. Located about 80 km south of Barcelona and by the Mediterranean sea, it is a meeting point between cultures.

For attendees wishing to participate at this Symposium, we have organized a bus trip from Barcelona. At the end of the Symposium, we will visit the old town of Tarragona in a walking tour for its most emblematic places full of history. At dusk we will enjoy a delicious meal with music and then we will drive back to Barcelona.

Already in Barcelona during the morning session on Friday, different workshops will be offered in order to provide participants with practical teaching.

In addition to the plenary room, we also have 5 more rooms, two of them for the oral communications, ready to receive brilliant national and international speakers who investigate and treat in the fields of Integrative Medicine. There will also be space for the presentation of posters. Some space will be reserved for commercial companies related to Integrative Medicine, whose support we thank as it helps to make this meeting possible.

During the opening of our meeting, the Heel 2019 prize will be awarded to the best Integrative Medicine article of the previous year. On Sunday, at the end of the congress we will present the winners for The Tulip Award Complementary Therapies in Medicine Early Career Research Award 2018 and The ERAIM Award European Journal of Integrative Medicine Early Researcher Award for Integrative Medicine 2018. The prizes for the best Congress Oral Communications and Posters will be awarded in the closing ceremony, as well.

A gala dinner with live rumba music will help us share and put the cheery icing on our Congress.

Our committees , both the organizer and the scientist, as well as our technical secretariat, are working intensively to make possible a top quality, scientific and unforgettable Congress for all.

Integrative Medicine is a meeting point between conventional medicine and that which represents and uses complementary and natural techniques, focusing the process on people and delving into their well-being and preventive practices.

Our congress wants to be a space for the study and deepening of Integrative Medicine among the professionals who practice it, both in Europe and around the world, and also a space for debate, a debate that includes users with their needs and demands for the current systems of health.

We are looking forward to meeting you in our temperate, beautiful and Mediterranean cities of Barcelona and Tarragona, and we kindly invite you, to present your communications and posters. Together we will work for a closer, friendlier and more social medicine


Dr. Isabel Giralt

Prof. Benno Brinkhaus

Dr. Alejandra Menassa

Prof. Neus Esmel