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The 8th Mistletoe Symposium is to take place again at the European Academy Otzenhausen, D-66620 Nonnweiler, in the period from Thursday, 9.11. to Saturday 11.11.2023.
You can download the first announcement here.
Datails to the conference centre can be found at

Kollegium 2023

Representatives of the scientific societies and organisers of the 8th Mistletoe Symposium (from left): Prof. Dr André-Michael Beer (Hattingen), PD Dr Gero Leneweit (Niefern-Öschelbronn), Prof. Dr Harald Matthes (Berlin), Prof. Dr Reinhild Klein (Tübingen), Dr Rainer Scheer (Niefern-Öschelbronn), Dr Rainer Stange (Berlin), Prof. Dr Wolfgang Kreis (Hemhofen), Dr Günther Spahn (Mainz). (Photo: R. Schweigert)


8th Mistletoe Symposium

The 8th Mistletoe Symposium took place in the proven manner at the European Academy Otzenhausen (EAO) from Thursday, November 9 to Saturday, November 11, 2023, with all 54 planned contributions without absences due to illness and in a harmonious and mutually appreciative atmosphere. We on the organizing committee can only be extremely grateful for this. Not only did all 100 participants (from 8 countries) contribute to this, but also the conference center itself with its staff, who provided us with excellent support.

The online training took place on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 5 p.m. to around 9.30 p.m. in hybrid format via ZOOM. We had 35 participants. In our view, this is a success, as we had to mobilize additional participants in addition to a three-digit number of face-to-face participants given the current online oversupply. Here, too, we had a lot of exclusively positive feedback. We are planning to make the video recordings of this training course, which we already have, freely available here on this symposium website.

The abstracts of the contributions - lectures and posters - have been published in advance in a special issue of the Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine (JICM) and will be freely available online for the next 3 years (until October 2026) (see on this homepage under 8th Mistletoe Symposium/Abstracts).

A written report on the 8th Mistletoe Symposium for the scientific community is in preparation.

The book with the detailed versions of the symposium contributions will most likely be published by KVC-Verlag at the turn of the year 2024/2025, i.e. about 1 year after the symposium date, as with previous symposia.

The deadline for submitting book contributions is January 31, 2024.

The next, 9th Mistletoe Symposium will take place 2027, in 4 years in a very comparable way. It will again be international, with simultaneous translation and - based on our good experience and the positive response - again with online training, which will be transmitted in hybrid format from the conference center. Further details can be found on this website under 9th Mistletoe Symposium.


Blick ins Auditorium

View into the auditorium (Foto: R. Schweigert)



During the panel discussion (from left): Dr Christian Grah (Berlin), Dr Marion Debus (Arlesheim/Switzerland), Dr Stefan Hiller (Filderstadt-Bonlanden), Prof. Dr Harald Matthes (Berlin), Prof. Dr Reinhild Klein (Tübingen), PD Dr Friedemann Schad (Berlin) (Photo: R. Schweigert)