On April 18th and 19th the British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA) will be celebrating its Silver Jubilee year with a ground breaking conference in London entitled:-
Medicine as if People Matter: Patients, Practitioners and Places.
In recognition of this milestone, Claire Rayner, the Patients Association President, Claire will open the conference on 18th April 2008, reminding us why, when medical technology seems all powerful, medicine as if people matter is more important than ever. The first afternoon of the conference is free to anyone who books a place.
President of RIBA Sunand Prasad, will present the BHMA-Nutri Centre Healing Spaces awards at on Friday night. Prizes of £2000 and £500 will be awarded for buildings that best reflect the part played by architecture, interior design, the use of sound, light, colour, or new ways of using healthcare space creatively. Entries have come in from general practices, hospices, hospitals, cancer care units, complementary medicine clinics; even a mortuary!
The conference will launch BHMA’s ‘Going for Gold’ Fundraising venture in support of its next 25 years’ work. The BHMA is aiming to raise £1 million pounds to achieve its Golden Jubilee goals.