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    8th Mistletoe Symposium


    Basic Research and Clinical Practice

    Interdisciplinary Mistletoe Symposium


    Association of Anthroposophic Doctors in Germany
    Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research
    Society for Phytotherapy
    Zentralverband der Ärzte für Naturheilverfahren u. Regulationsmedizin (ZAEN) e.V.

    Co-operation partners:

    APV The International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology
    Deutsche Pharmazeutische Gesellschaft e.V. (German Pharmaceutical Society)
    European Society for Integrative Oncology

    Funding by foundations:

    Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation


    Dr. Rainer Scheer, Carl Gustav Carus-Institut, Niefern-Öschelbronn
    Prof. Dr. Harald Matthes, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe, Berlin

    Scientific Organisation:

    Prof. Dr. Susanne Alban, Kiel
    Prof. Dr. André-Michael Beer, Hattingen
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Blaschek, Kiel
    Prof. Dr. Reinhild Klein, Tübingen
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kreis, Hemhofen
    Dr. Gero Leneweit, Niefern-Öschelbronn
    Prof. Dr. Harald Matthes, Berlin
    Dr. Günther Spahn, Mainz
    Dr. Rainer Stange, Berlin


    The 8th Mistletoe Symposium continues a series of symposia which are held about every four years. Here scientists and doctors shall come together, present and discuss latest results from medicine and pharmacy, research and clinical practice, that a comprehensive picture of the current state of knowledge of the mistletoe in tumour therapy is created. Based on this the use of mistletoe preparations can be developed further, and their potential and limitations be identified. This explains why this interdisciplinary dialogue, which cuts across the borders of the various therapy approaches, is so important. The organisers would like to extend an invitation to this symposium.

    In the clinical part of the symposium the treatment of a single tumour entity is chosen as a topic for special attention. This shall be dealt with in depth from the perspective of the conventional oncology and in terms of the contribution which mistletoe preparations can make to the management of this condition.

    The organizers are calling for scientific work (short lectures and poster presentations) on the following subjects and/or questions which are vitally important for mistletoe therapy and its scientific advancement:

    • Botany, physiology, pharmacy and phytochemistry: appropriate standardisation, assurance of pharmaceutical quality of mistletoe preparations, their analytics and galenic.
    • Immunology, pre-clinic, cytotoxicity, mode of action profile of the active ingredients and total extracts
    • Posology, mode of application: Dosing regimens and therapeutic range, effects of the route of administration on the therapeutic range
    • Tumour-specific application: for solid and epithelial tumours, haemoblastoses, for benign tumours, for recurrence prophylaxis after tumour surgery, for defined precancerous lesions, influence of mistletoe therapy on metastasis
    • Immune parameters before and during mistletoe therapy; immune status; suitable follow-up parameters for monitoring mistletoe therapy
    • Clinical research and proof of efficacy: clinical studies with mistletoe in tumour therapy; objective criteria for proof of efficacy; further developments in mistletoe therapy
    • Health services research data/Real World Data on outcome, tolerability, safety and cost-effectiveness
    • Drug safety: analysis of side effects with regard to effect and efficacy, type and frequency of adverse drug reactions, pseudo allergic reactions
    • Contributions to meta-analyses; systematic reviews and their evaluation
    • Regulatory topics
    • Pharmacoeconomics

    In order to create a common basis for discussion, general overview lectures are planned.

    Registration fees:

    The Mistletoe Symposium is financially supported by the organisers and the Karl and Veronica Carstens Foundation. Therefore, no event fees had to be charged for the scientific part of the mistletoe symposium so far.

    For the first time at the 8th Mistletoe Symposium, the organisers have included a further training section on the "Practice of Mistletoe Therapy". The costs for this part of the continuing education programme, which is integrated into the symposium, are not fully covered by the symposium budget. Therefore, a cost contribution of 50 euros per participant is required upon registration for these participants, regardless of whether they attend in person or online (for details see the first announcement of the 8th Mistletoe Symposium).

    Each participant will receive access to the abstracts of all contributions.

    Accommodation and meals are the responsibility of each participant.


    The symposium language is German. But all lectures can be presented also in English language. The organizers offer the simultaneous translation of all lectures including the discussions into English language. The poster presentations are given in English language.

    Publications of the abstracts:

    All abstracts of a symposium will be published in the supplement volume of a scientific journal at the symposiums date.

    Publication of a book:

    In turn, all lectures and posters presented on this symposium are to be published as quickly as possible after the symposium. Thus all authors are requested to provide their manuscripts ready for printing. The manuscripts should meet our instructions for authors (see "format directions for authors"). They should be submitted until 31 January of the following year after the symposium.

    Continuing education certificates:

    Applications for recognition as a continuing education event will be submitted to the medical association of Saarland and the pharmacy association of Saarland.

    For registration and for more details please contact:

    Dr. Rainer Scheer, c/o
    Carl Gustav Carus Institut
    Allmendstr. 55
    D-75223 Niefern-Öschelbronn
    Phone  +49 (0)7233 7043-118
    Fax    +49 (0)7233 7043-110.


    Reservations of rooms in Europäische Akademie can be made after the contributions to the mistletoe symposium have been reviewed. Fore more details please see at the folder "Mistletoe Symposium".

    Subject to alterations


    Niefern-Öschelbronn, September 2022, Dr. Rainer Scheer