Dear osteopaths and osteopathic physicians, and dear congressional participants,
For the first time in the young history of osteopathic medicine in Germany both leading professional organizations of osteopathy met the challenge launched a common congress – truly historical event.
Our goal is to make clear that osteopaths and osteopathic physicians in Germany can and want to work together productively in different fields.
The level of recognition in osteopathy has constantly increased in the last years, which on the one hand resulted in dedicated public services and on the other hand increased experience and acceptance within the population.
In this congress we want to provide for this change. We will show together that the development in osteopathic medicine as a complementary method within the medical system has its place and has continually be expanded.
The worldwide cooperation between osteopaths and osteopathic physicians will be shown that the OIA as an association of osteopaths and osteopathic physicians will hold their yearly conference during the congress in Potsdam. Also we would like to welcome the European organizations, OSEAN and FORE, which will get together at the same time for their educational forum and osteopathic research forum.
During the congress from 29 September to 02 October 2011 in Potsdam we will be dealing with the thorax and its extraordinary importance for motion, breathing and life. Top-class keynote speakers and instructors will show us through lectures and workshops the diversity of osteopathic thinking and osteopathic methods for diagnosis and treatment of somatic dysfunctions and their effects on the thorax in the parietal, visceral and cranial system.
In addition to imparting new knowledge, the highest priority during this congress in Potsdam is to become acquainted with one another.
Only together we can establish osteopathy as a modern medicine of the 21st century.
We are looking forward to an inspirational congressional forum together in Potsdam