Medical Acupuncture is now an official specialty in Latvia!
On May 26, 2016 the Council of Ministers of Rep. of Latvia has approved the actual list of Medical Specialties, revising the previous one of 24. March 2009, that had been in power.
This was a historical step indeed, that strengthens the position of Medical Acupuncture in the country arising it to the University level.
According to the above, and since that:
- Medical acupuncture (MA) is listed as a MAIN medical specialty,
- The specialization on MA is based on Faculty of Internal Medicine of Medical University.
- Training program consists of 2 years full-time curriculum (2.500 hours) including TCM, Medical Acupuncture & Related Techniques theory & practical application (1328 lecture hours, 868 – clinical practice, and 304 - Seminars).
- After passing the final examination, the Certificate of MA Doctor is granted for the period of 5 years.
The new ICMART Congress Awards 2017 - Share your work with us in Mexico!
ICMART Science Award in Acupuncture and Related Techniques 2017
This is the main award of ICMART, which will be presented at each ICMART Symposium. It recognizes an important scientific contribution in the field of Acupuncture and related techniques. Submission requires innovative and excellent scientific projects either in basic research or in clinical research.
To qualify for this award, nominators must submit one scientific manuscript either published or accepted for publication in an indexed peer-reviewed journal during the years 2016 or 2017.
Deadline for manuscript submission is February 20th, 2017?
The nominated manuscript and a brief Curriculum vitae of the nominated author(s) should be sent to email@example.com. The manuscript should be accompanied by a one page statement in common English for the general audience describing why this scientific work should be awarded
The award winning manuscript will be selected by an independent committee composed of members of the ICMART Scientific Chapter upon the following 3 criteria: innovation, level of relevance and scientific excellence.
The price will be rewarded with 1.000 Euro.
Physical presence of the awarded author at the award ceremony including an oral presentation of the research project in one of the congress sessions is the precondition for pay-out of the reward. ICMART will cover an additional fixed sum of 500 Euro for travel costs and congress fee for one person.
ICMART 3 B Young Scientists Travel Award 2017 (4 awards)
The Young Investigator Travel Award encourages and recognizes young scientific researcher of promise, upon whom progress in the field of acupuncture and related techniques is dependent. Interested candidates should submit an abstract summarizing any problem that relates to acupuncture techniques and their use whether it is in etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, or therapy of symptoms or diseases. All submitted abstracts compete for a limited number of 4 Travel Grants covering specific items. Accepted abstracts will be presented in a Young Scientists’ Session highlighted in the Congress program.
The deadline for submissions is February 20th, 2017 – submit your science today Eligibility:
Physicians, scientists, medical students and other healthcare providers currently in residency or fellowship programs or no more than three years out of training.
Oral presentations will be given in the Young Scientists’ Session at the ICMART-FILASMA World Congress, June 2nd to 4th, 2017, Mexico City. Time for presentation is 10 minutes with 5 minutes additional time for discussion. The Congress Fee for Young Scientists with accepted abstracts is free.
Award: 500 Euro each award for travelling and free congress fee
Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author. Language of the abstracts and presentations is English. Abstract texts must be a maximum of 500 words. Recommended font is Arial 10 pt, double line spacing. Abstracts not according to the instructions are rejected. The following requirements need to be addressed:
1) Title (in capital case)
2) Presenting Author: full name (family name second) and affiliation (including her/his organization, city and country)
3) Contributing authors: full names and contributions
4) Abstracts should have the following structure (headings): Purpose, Relevance, Participants, Methods, Analysis, Results and Conclusions
5) If the study has been supported by a grant, please indicate the source of funding at the bottom of your abstract
6) Indicate all conflict of interest
7) A three-line biography note of the applicant is required
8) A statement that the author meets the criteria of eligibility
9) References should be placed in the order they appear in the abstract
Submission and Contact Address for Authors:
DÄGfA Poster Award
The German medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA) grants an award for the best two posters presented at the ICMART congress (250€ each award). All poster presentation which will be accepted by the congress scientific committee will take part in the competition.
An independent jury will evaluate all posters according to the following criteria:
- excellence in research (all fields of research)
- clarity in presentation
- structural logic
Award: 250 Euro each award
Submission of poster presentation according to the congress guidelines.
Young scientist travel award and Poster award will be presented at the closing ceremony. Awardees have to be present at this ceremony. In case of absence the respective award will not be attributed. The ICMART award will be handed over at the opening ceremony or after the oral presentation of the awarded work (only in case of plenary lecture).
ICMART Scientific Chapter
Dominik Irnich, MD, PD, University of Munich, Germany
Sad news from the world of Medical Acupuncture: Dr. Marco Romoli, famous Italian physician acupuncturist has passed away.
Sad news from the world of Medical Acupuncture:
Dr. Marco Romoli, famous Italian physician acupuncturist has passed away. Dr. Romoli specialized in ear diagnosis, auriculotherapy and postural balance. He was a renown lecturer, teacher and author of many articles in the DZA, among other publications, and the seminal volume “Auricular Acupuncture Diagnosis.” Many at ICMART regarded Dr. Romoli as a friend as well as a highly regarded colleague. Dr. Romoli encouraged all of us to look at the ear in a different way and for that, we are grateful. He will be missed.
2nd UAE (United Arab Emirates) International Conference of Acupuncture was hosted in Abu Dhabi with ICMART representatives
Last 13-14 of November, the 2nd. United Arab Emirates International Conference of Acupuncture took place in Abu Dhabi, with the presence of distinguished speakers of USA, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Japan, Algeria and China. From ICMART, our President Dr. Konstantina Theodoratou, General Secretary Dr. Chin Chan and Vice President Dr. Hedi Luxemburger participated as lecturers.
The Congress had several objectives:
"Our objectives for this second conference in the region were many. The first was to attract attention of medical doctors, health officials and the public at large to the importance and contribution of acupuncture. Another was to present an overview of areas in which acupuncture works. A third objective was to show the importance and contribution of research to acupuncture. Finally, ways of how to integrate acupuncture into the health system of the UAE and other Arab countries were discussed.This conference targets a wide audience from healthcare professionals, policy makers, executives, aspiring acupuncture practitioners in the region, to various other health practitioners. It presents the latest scientific research on acupuncture.Speakers: USA, Brasil, Australia, China, Japan, Indonesia, Algeria, Greece, Germany, UK"
Brazilian Medical Acupuncture Congress took successfully place with ICMART representatives
IV. International Acupuncture Congress of CMAESP - São Paulo Acupuncture Medical College 29th-30th October, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9th ECIM - European Congress for Integrative Medicine takes place 9-11th September 2016 in Budapest
more details see: www.ecim2016budapest.com
Prof. Dr. habil. Hegyi Gabriella MD.PhD.
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Welcome to upcoming ICMART-FILASMA Congress in Mexico City 2017
Have a look at the Welcome Video
It is a privilege, for ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) & FILASMA (Federación Ibero-Latinoamericana de Sociedades Médicas de Acupuntura), represented by COMAH (Colegio Mexicano de Acupuntura Humana A.C.), to invite you all to the First World Congress ICMART-FILASMA Mexico 2017 entitled “The Role of Acupuncture on the World’s Health Integration”, that will take place on Mexico City, on June 2-4, 2017.
For the first time, both ICMART and FILASMA, two umbrella associations representing Medical Acupuncture, have come together to create one of the biggest acupuncture scientific events in the world.
Over the last decades, our specialty has been widely recognized as an indispensable therapeutic resource in health care. Modern scientific research has permitted and continues facilitating the understanding of its underlying mechanisms. Likewise, the investigation and analysis of classic Chinese medicine theories and their correlation to modern medicine, has opened a fascinating horizon of knowledge that allows a more comprehensive and more rational use of acupuncture.
Therefore, we must promote and spread the results of research realized in the vast field of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Acupuncture, having a permanent forum for international academic exchange.
The practice of acupuncture has become an example of unity and integration of physicians and medical acupuncture societies in favor of worldwide health. Thus, the joint organization of this great event between ICMART and FILASMA, represents an excellent example of the integration of medical acupuncturists all over the world.
This is why, we consider of vital importance that you don't miss it and INTEGRATE yourself into this magnificent adventure.
Francisco Lozano MD, PhD
President of FILASMA
Konstantina Theodoratou MD, MSc, Med. Psyc
President of ICMART
See more details here
ICMART Newsletter July 2016
Presenting the Young Scientist's Travel Award Winners - ICMART Congress 2016, Sofia
Peter Krüger, Germany
ACUPUNCTURE RANDOMIZED TRIAL FOR PREVENTING TEST ANXIETY
Victoria Sandoval-Eslava, Mexiko
HYPOGLYCEMIC EFFECT OF ZUSANLI (E36) IN A MOUSE MODEL OF STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETES TYPE 1
Milagros Garcia-Ormaechea, Spain
EVALUATION OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT FOR XEROSTOMIA
Don't miss Mexico - ICMART FILASMA Congress 2017
ICMART Congress 2017
Date: 2th-4th June 2017
Venue: Mexico City, Mexico