2015 has been a busy year for me as a researcher and conference presenter! In June I was invited to present a poster at the HRI conference in Rome on Homeopathy as an alternative to antibiotics for otitis media. The conference was an exciting and dynamic event, and gave a great overview of current research happening in the homeopathic community. In contrast, the November Euroscicon conference, “Antibiotic resistance and antibiotic alternatives: Looking towards the future”, brought together international researchers from a spectrum of medical fields. I am pleased to say that my presentation “Should homoeopathy be considered as part of a treatment strategy for otitis media/OME?” was well received and led to by some interesting questions and discussion around the topic.
The conference highlight for me was a trip to Oslo as a guest speaker at the Norwegian Homeopathy Research Convention. Our hosts treated us royally, the city impressed us with its fabulous architecture and sculpture, while the spectacle of a huge red moon during the lunar eclipse was a sight to behold!
Finally I have been continuing my post- doctoral thesis on the emotional life of organisations, and in August I presented a paper on work to date at the European Sociological Association in Prague. My paper ‘Interaction Rituals and Jumbled Emotions Among “Relative Strangers: Simulated Patient Work on a Trainee Complementary Therapy Practitioner Program’ can be accessed at http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/5/3/2158244015595090.
Ali Fixsen teaches at Salisbury Homeopathy College and supervises a number of students with their cases.