① Theme:

Acupuncture Research and Clinical Applications

② Main topics:

  1. Basic Science and Clinical Research in Acupuncture
  2. Acupuncture Practice including Innovative Acupuncture Techniques and their Application
  3. Experience Sharing and Clinical Effectiveness on the Combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
  4. Acupuncture Education, Training and Exchange
  5. Literature Research in Acupuncture
  6. Development and Collaboration in the Acupuncture Industry.

③ Programs:


Morning session:

Title: Opening ceremony and keynote speech
Content: The conference is scheduled to commence at 9 am on October 12, 2024, with an inaugural ceremony, followed by keynote presentations from esteemed scholars in the field of acupuncture. The topics will encompass challenges and strategies for standardizing acupuncture, scientific insights into Acupoint mechanisms, pathophysiological considerations in acupuncture point selection, and evidence-based acupuncture techniques for various conditions. These distinguished experts will deliver keynote addresses elucidating their latest research findings. Additionally, interactive sessions will be integrated into the conference program, allowing attendees to directly engage with the experts and receive on-site responses to inquiries and concerns.

Afternoon session:

Room 1
Title: Basic research on acupuncture and moxibustion
Content: The session will encompass research endeavours pertaining to the foundational theory of acupuncture and moxibustion, investigations into the mechanisms underlying acupuncture and moxibustion therapies, as well as explorations into the essence of meridians, the fundamental nature of acupoints, and the cellular and molecular biological underpinnings of acupuncture and moxibustion

Room 2, 3, 4
Title: Clinical Research on acupuncture and Moxibustion
Content: Explore the clinical research landscape of acupuncture and moxibustion, focusing on their therapeutic applications for pain, depression, respiratory issues, digestive disorders, and other common ailments. Topics include treatment methodologies, formulation characteristics, technique utilization, efficacy assessment, and mechanistic exploration.

Room 5
Title: ATCM Expert Forum
Content: Esteemed ATCM experts will discuss:
- Treatment benefits for gynaecological issues, infertility, skin conditions, and Long COVID;
- Combined therapy with herbal medicine.
- Modern abdominal acupuncture and standardized teaching methodologies.


Morning session:

Room 1
Title: Gynaecological Expert Forum
Content:Presentations on clinical and experimental research concerning acupuncture and moxibustion's efficacy in treating common and challenging gynaecological conditions. Discussion of treatment methods for infertility and auxiliary strategies for IVF.

Room 2
Title: BMAS Expert Forum
Content: Experts from the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) present on basic and clinical research advancements in acupuncture and moxibustion. Topics include clinical experiences, research progress, and educational initiatives in the field.

Room 3
Title: Innovative Needling Techniques and Their Applications
Content:Introduction and clinical application of innovative acupuncture techniques , such as scalp acupuncture, Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling , Motion acupuncture, laser acupuncture and other techniques, discussion special skills on traditional acupuncture and moxibustion , etc.

Room 4
Title: Research progress and frontier of acupuncture and moxibustion
Content: Overview of current research status, recent advancements, and emerging trends in acupuncture and moxibustion. Analysis of factors hindering the field's development and proposed countermeasures.

Room 5
Title: Research on Education and Standardization of acupuncture and moxibustion
Content: Examination of the historical evolution and educational methodologies in acupuncture and moxibustion. Discussion on differences between Chinese and international education systems. Exploration of scientific research methods and standardization efforts in the field.

Afternoon session:

Room 1
Title: Research on the Combination of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Content: Clinical observations and experimental studies on the combined use of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Analysis of treatment advantages for specific diseases.

Room 2
Title: Study on acupuncture and moxibustion and External therapy of Dermatosis.
Content: Exploration of clinical and experimental research on traditional Chinese medicine's external treatment methods for common diseases including skin conditions, using acupuncture, moxibustion, tuina, cupping, and herbal medicine applications.

Room 3
Title: Ethnomedicine
Content: Investigation into health preservation and preventive measures within ethnic medicine. Research on theoretical frameworks and clinical applications, as well as integration with traditional Chinese medicine.

Room 4
Title: Open Forum
Content: Open discussion platform for researchers to present acupuncture and moxibustion studies not covered in other sessions.