Theme of KIF 2011
Western medicine is based
on reductionism. Therefore, man is viewed as a complex being
composed of many organs and parts, each to be treated individually.
In this paradigm, the mind is often treated as a distinct
organ unrelated to the body. In the 21st century, rapid development
of brain sciences provides us with a more comprehensive view
of man as a whole being, comprised of body and mind plus his
This conference addresses
three aspects of this emerging medical vision. First, the
shifting medical viewpoint in which body-mind dualism is replaced
by wholism. Second, the mind's partnership with the body.
Thirdly, discussions of how to incorporate this new paradigm
while working in medicine.
||Mind, Body and Environment - Science of
the Non-local Mind -
||Life of the Forest, Life of Mankind