Travels and Appearances
© 1997 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
Since the summer of 1997, I have done a fair amount of travelling to
both speak and learn about alternative cancer treatments.
In early August, I was an invited guest at the POMES meeting called by
the National Cancer Institute and the Office of Alternative Medicine. I
will give my thoughts on this historic meeting elsewhere
in this issue.
My wife and I next travelled to Denmark where I spoke at the HealthTrends
2000 meeting in mid- August. This was a wonderful event, and a high water
mark of cooperation between alternative advocates and practitioners
in Scandinavia and the United States. The Conference stirred uop quite a
bit of attention in Scandinavia. If you read Danish, there is a cover story
about my appearance in a fine magazine called Tidslerne (Thistle).
This is published by an organization of 2,500 cancer patients using alternative
medicine in Denmark. Since Denmark has about five million people, this is
the equivalent of an organization of a million or so in the United States.
In their article they called me "en utraettelig sandhedssøger,"
i.e. "a tireless seeker after truth." I appreciate the compliment.
All in all, HealthTrends 2000 was a great conference and we made many friends
over there. Many Americans came to share their knowledge, too many to even
mention here. Samuel Epstein, M.D. gave an outstanding keynote speech.
Claus Hancke, M.D., conference organizer, Merete Birkelund, Tidslerne's
founder, and Helen K. Riis, vice president, were just a few of the many
individuals who made this such a special occasion. And Copenhagen is indeed
more wonderful than the modest Danes claim it to be.
Third International Congress
In September, I jointly led a seminar on cancer with Mary Ann Richardson,
Ph.D. of the University of Texas at the Third Annual International Congress on Alternative and Complementary Medicine, in Arlington, VA. This was a very well-attended and successful event. Michael Schachter, M.D. was kind enough to fly down from Rockland County, where he has his thriving clinic, to join us for the
session. He spoke about his own experience in cancer therapy, and even shared
some of his thoughts about the Vonderplanitz
raw food diet, which we deal with elsewhere in this issue.
At the end of October I am on the road again, this time to Baden-Baden
where I will address the annual meeting of the Germany Oncology Society.
Their "Krebskongress" will be held at the "Kongresszentrum"
in Baden-Baden on November 1 and 2, 1997. My speech will be from 2:25
pm to 3:05 pm and is entitled "Grenzen der Chemotherapie"
i.e., Questioning Chemotherapy. I will be introduced by my old friend, Dr.
Hans Nieper, founder of the Society, who is translating my book of that
title into German this year.
The German Oncology Society represents the more holistically oriented
cancer doctors in that country. But it is a sign of the times that this
society is now larger than the conventional (chemotherapy-oriented) society.
Inquiries about this meeting or the Society should be addressed to Josef
Beuth, M.D. of the University of Cologne, tel. 0221-478-3065, fax 0221-43-81-56.
It will be very interesting to compare the German approach to cancer
with our own. I then plan to visit five cancer hospitals and clinics in
southern Germany and northern Switzerland. It is also noteworthy that leaders
of the German cancer movement were also invited to the POMES meeting in
Bethesda this summer.
The following weekend, I am speaking at the Twin Cities Natural Health
Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. On November 9, I will
speak twice (appropriately enough): from Noon to 1:30 pm on "The Cancer
Industry/An Exposé" and from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on "What's
New in Alternative Cancer Therapy." This is my first visit to the Twin
Cities and I am very eager to meet readers in that area. Other speakers
at the event will include Jason Theodosakis, M.D. author of the #1 best
seller, The Arthritis Cure, and Leo Galland, M.D., formerly chief of research
for the Gesell Institute. It should be a very interesting meeting. For more
information please contact:
Paul Barry Health Seminars
244 Hamline Avenue South
St. Paul, MN 55015
Toronto Health Fair
Right after Thanksgiving, I will be appearing in Toronto at the Health
Fare at the downtown Convention Center, on Saturday, November 29
and Sunday, November 30. After appearing there for several years
in a row I skipped last year's event. Thus it will be great to make contact
with many of my old Canadian friends. Look for me at the Equinox Press booth.
Other trips are coming up. I will try to keep you all posted about where
I will be next, so that we can meet and talk about this incredible world
of alternative cancer treatments.
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