1st Forum 2017

In the presence of 50 delegates from 24 countries, the World Integrated Medicine Forum on regulations of homoeopathic medicinal products was held on 23rd-24th February 2017 at the Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. The two-day forum, organised by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy in collaboration with Dr. Robbert van Haselen, Director, World Integrated Medicine Forum, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) Shri Sripad Yesso Naik, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India.

The inaugural ceremony was also graced by Sh. Ajit M. Sharan, Joint secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Sh. A.K. Ganeriwala, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Dr. S.S. Handa, Chairman, Scientific Body, Pharmacopeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy.

The highlight of the inaugural ceremony was signing A Comprehensive Report on the ‘World Integrated Medicine Forum on the Regulation of Homeopathic Medicinal Products: National and Global Strategies’ of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of Homoeopathic Medicine between the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) and Indian bodies – Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) and Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH). It is hoped that this agreement will be a benchmark for many more agreements to follow with the aim to develop and harmonise homoeopathic pharmacopoeias of various countries and to strengthen and/or enable regulatory provisions for homoeopathy worldwide.

The Forum had eight interactive sessions, followed by panel discussion on second day. These sessions were:
  1. Setting the scene: Practitioners’ perspectives
  2. Regulators’ perspectives
  3. Pharmaceutical Industry perspectives
  4. Regulatory status and outlook in various countries
  5. Homeopathic pharmacopoeias: Status in main countries
  6. Monograph/regulatory requirements: Strategic aspects
  7. Homeopathic Drug Development, Regulatory innovation
  8. Enhancing synergies with traditional and conventional medicine systems