American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists
5112 Wilshire Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Eric L. Foxman, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Physicians and Scientists Conference on Homeopathy
The American Institute of Homeopathy will rededicate the Hahnemann Memorial in Washington DC on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 as the opening of a three day scientific conference, Homeopathy 2000: Rededication and Celebration. Featured speakers include George Vithoulkas, internationally known homeopathic teacher and author; Jennifer Jacobs (M.D., M.P.H.), author and researcher; and Wayne Jonas (M.D.) , former Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
“This centennial celebration marks an historic occasion” says Sandra Chase, M.D., president of the AIH. “The AIH will rededicate this statue which our organization erected and presented to the American people. The scientific conference will include dentists, historians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, and others, as well as medical doctors and osteopathic physicians.” Dr. Chase adds, “a number of concurrent sessions will be held by the Homeopathic Research Network, the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, as well as day-long tutorials on homeopathy for the consumer and the primary care physician on Saturday, June 24.”
The conference, June 22 – 24, focuses on research, clinical cases,
education, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and the political issues
surrounding complementary medicine. The Wyndham Hotel, across the street from
the Hahnemann Memorial, is the site of the Homeopathy 2000 conference. The
growth of homeopathic medicine testifies to the importance the American public
places on this time honored medical system. As Americans become more familiar
with homeopathic medicines, this complementary medical field will continue
its rapid growth. Dr. J. Jacobs, President-Elect of the AIH notes, “Our
conference will feature a wide-ranging program about all aspects of this fascinating
healing art.. This meeting will both broaden and bring together the diverse
elements of the homeopathic community."
The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) is proud and excited to support this milestone event in American medicine and homeopathy by making a commemorative museum quality poster of the Hahnemann Memorial available. Originally unveiled in 1900, the monument honors the founder of medical homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, M.D., and the contribution of Homeopathy to American medicine. The monument was a gift to the American people from the AIH, the nation’s oldest medical society, and is the only monument in our nation’s capital that honors the contributions of a physician and scientist to medicine. The original unveiling was attended by President William McKinley, the Attorney General, as well as the Marine Corps Marching Band.
The striking commemorative poster is available from member companies of the AAHP and through the AIH. For more information on the HomEopathy 2000 Rededication and Celebration Conference, the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, or their educational programs, contact the American Institute of Homeopathy at 703-246-9501, or visit their website at www. homeopathyusa.org. For information on ordering copies of the commemorative poster, or the educational programs of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists, call or fax toll free to their message center at 1-800-478-0421.