Doc. PhDr. Eva Křížová, Ph.D.
Sociologist, Associate Professor at Charles University, she specializes in modern medicine and healthcare. She published the book "Alternative Medicine in the Czech Republic", was a principal investigator in a research program on alternative medicine financed by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, and cooperated with MUDr. Bendová, founder of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Czech Republic.
Contribution to the Videocongress on 20 June 2020:
Transcript of the Contribution:
I would like to send my best regards to all the participants at this online conference. I would also like to thank Mr. Pfeiffer for organizing such an amazing event and for next year’s Congress of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. I will only shortly say a few words. I am a sociologist and I have worked at medical faculties, so I have worked closely with these issues of health, medicine and health care. A few years ago, I organized a research project that was funded by the Czech Ministry of Health, and through this project I moved even closer to this issue and this topic. I also learned about the community of providers, both medical doctors and non-medical therapists. I met Dr. Bendova, who is a medical doctor and one of the founders of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Czech Republic. Together, Dr. Bendova and I organised a small survey on users of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018. I would like to tell international participants that there is a research interest in the Czech Republic and there are some publications on alternative medicine. There are researchers who are investigating the field. There is a community of therapists and there is also a community of users. This topic is vital and I think this Congress will contribute to an awareness of this topic also in the Czech Republic. I wish all the best to this conference today and to the Congress in Prague next year.
Thank you, Mr. Pfeiffer.