Welcome letter

The Register of Osteopaths of Italy (ROI), in collaboration with the European Institute for Evidence-Based Osteopathic Medicine (EBOM) is honoured to present the International Congress of Osteopathy “Towards an integrated medicine.”

As evidenced by several scientists, medicine is facing a change, moving from a deterministic view to a complex vision of the pathophysiology and the use of therapies; this is allowing a better assessment of non-conventional theories and practices.

The recovery of the medical art of healing seems to be the basis of the principles of non-conventional medicine but we need a scientific breakthrough that enables a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of action and further tests to distinguish effective and safe medical treatments.

The purpose of the conference is to create a new way of thinking about the application of osteopathic treatment, based not on self but mainly on the cooperation between clinical specialists and clinical osteopaths, through the creation of a common language that could lead to the realization of high quality scientific research.

The beauty and charm of the city of Florence, its monuments and museums, its culture will give an opportunity to deepen the current issues of osteopathy.

Specialized medical clinics and osteopathic clinics, immersed in the tradition of the Renaissance, will meet to find a cure for diseases and, as a background, the scientific research.

In relation to the need to be integrated within a European context, a meeting of all presidents of the European registries will be held. This meeting will allow for further progress in the integration and recognition of the profession of osteopathy.

The most important issues in relation to possible clinical applications of osteopathic treatment will be covered. Sessions will be organized which take into account cells, tissue, organic bodily functions always remembering the principle of osteopathic medicine in the words of its founder A. T. Still:
“To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease”.

Eduardo Rossi
President of the Congress