Organised by Volker Scheid with Hugh MacPherson with support from the Wellcome Trust (£ 3,000), the Daiwa Foundation (£ 2,230) and the Coca-Cola Company (£ 2,500).
These two workshops critically examined the processes that seek to integrate traditional East Asian medicines into contemporary health care systems in order to move towards new solutions: solutions that consciously and self-reflectively work the seam between integration and authenticity as a resource to be exploited rather than as a problem that gets in the way. To this end we brought into conversation leading researchers working in the fields of East Asian or complementary medicines from a variety of disciplines that do not generally speak to each other: clinicians and clinical researchers, anthropologists and medical historians, health economists and science studies experts.
Scheid, Volker. 2008. "Authenticity, best practice, and the evidence mosaic. The challenge of integrating traditional East Asian medicines into Western Health Care." Complementary Therapies in Medicine no. 16 (2):107-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2008.03.002
Scheid, Volker, and Hugh MacPherson. 2011. Integrating East Asian Medicines into Modern Health Care. London: Elsevier.