Leading global network for Medical Acupuncture and related techniques since 1983


ICMART is a non-profit international organization comprising about 80 Medical Acupuncture associations and colleges worldwide. It includes over 35,000 doctors practising acupuncture and related techniques.




ICMART General Assembly 2020

 

online by ZOOM connection

Date: June 28th 2020
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Athens time

Dear Member, 

The General Assembly (GA) is held annually during the ICMART Congress. It will not be possible this year to have a face to face meeting because the Congress 2020 has been postponed to 2021 as a result of COVID-19. The GA will be held as a virtual event using the online conferencing program “Zoom”.

Every delegate will receive a personal invitation for the GA by email with a link to the Zoom meeting.

We are using your mail address, provided to ICMART.
If you want to change address, please do so within the next week.

We are looking forward very much to this new experience for all of us and hope to meet many of you online for our General Assembly.

We wish you and your countries all the best, good health and enough strength to overcome those trying times.

 

Hedi Luxenburger
ICMART President

Chin Chan
ICMART General Secretary 


ICMART 2020 - Congress postponement - Athens 2-4 July 2021

Dear Members

We are sorry to announce the postponement of the ICMART Congress planned to be held in Athens 26-28 June 2020. The timing is just 12 weeks away and it is almost certain that the pandemic will not be under control. Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and attendees is paramount, and serves as the reason for our decision to postpone. Mass gatherings and social distancing is the new social norm, this would make face to face conferences impossible. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Technology may offer a chance to deliver some lectures on line. This is a project we are working on and will keep you informed.

The good news is that the Athens Congress is not lost, but has been postponed and will be held 2-4 July 2021

We wish you good luck and good health in these trying times

.

Watch this space for updates.

ICMART Board
March 30 

 

ICMART Congress 2021
Date: 2-4 July 2021
Venue: Athens, Greece

www.icmart2020.org



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message

Dear Members

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving international health concern, and ICMART acknowledges the significant impact and disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on your personal and professional lives. The situation is changing rapidly with more people and more countries being affected every day. It is generating unprecedented anxiety in the wider community and in all healthcare professions. Safety and wellbeing of our members is one of our primary concerns.

Over 100 countries are in lock down and have closed their borders to travel. Group meetings have been banned in many countries, social distancing enforced and in the most severe restrictions people are not permitted to leave the house. This renders any congress impossible to stage.

Congress 2020 Athens (hosted by SAMAG) has been in the planning for the last two years and is now at an advanced stage with only three months to the Congress date. The venue is booked and many speakers have committed to the event. COVID-19 is a significant disruption with an unpredictable outcome. SAMAG is cautiously optimistic that the pandemic will be under control in June so the Congress can proceed. How this evolves remains to be seen.

We wish you good luck and good health for your efforts in helping your patients and your country during these extremely challenging and confronting times,

Watch this space for future updates.

ICMART BOARD

 



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2020/05/04

ICMART General Assembly will take place ONLINE - June 28th 2020

ICMART General Assembly 2020 online

by ZOOM connection

Date: June 28th 2020
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Athens time

Dear ICMART Member, please get in touch with 
secretary@icmart.org 
to receive your individual link.  


 

 

2020/03/29

Message from ICMART Board - current situation

Dear Members

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving international health concern, and ICMART acknowledges the significant impact and disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic will have on your personal and professional lives. The situation is changing rapidly with more people and more countries being affected every day. It is generating unprecedented anxiety in the wider community and in all healthcare professions. Safety and wellbeing of our members is one of our primary concerns.

Over 100 countries are in lock down and have closed their borders to travel. Group meetings have been banned in many countries, social distancing enforced and in the most severe restrictions people are not permitted to leave the house. This renders any congress impossible to stage.

Congress 2020 Athens (hosted by SAMAG) has been in the planning for the last two years and is now at an advanced stage with only three months to the Congress date. The venue is booked and many speakers have committed to the event. COVID-19 is a significant disruption with an unpredictable outcome. SAMAG is cautiously optimistic that the pandemic will be under control in June so the Congress can proceed. How this evolves remains to be seen.

We wish you good luck and good health for your efforts in helping your patients and your country during these extremely challenging and confronting times,

Watch this space for future updates.

ICMART BOARD

 

2020/01/01

Upcoming ICMART Congress 2020 in Athens - Early bird registration - abstract submission

2019/10/28

ICMART Congress 2019 - First Impressions from Gold Coast, Australia

ICMART Congress 2019 - First Impressions from Gold Coast, Australia

2019/09/08

40th anniversary of Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM) - Wuhan August 2019

Icmart president Hedi luxenburger with delegates at the annual meeting and 40th anniversary of the Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM)

CAAM 1


Together with Prof Liu Baoyan, the president of the China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion and scientists from the China Academy of Medical Sciences
CAAM - 2

2019/09/02

WHO working group on benchmarks for acupuncture and tuina, 15-16th august 2019 in Wuhan, China

WHO working group on benchmarks for acupuncture and tuina, 15-16th august 2019 in Wuhan, China.

There were delegates from 14 different countries from all of the 6 WHO regions.

ICMART president Hedi Luxenburger was invited to represent Medical Acupuncture, chairing the meeting on education and practice of acupuncture together with Dr Zhang Qi, head  of the Who section on „Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine“ and Prof.Liu Baoyan, President of the China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM) and director of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

 

WHO Wuhan Benchmarks 2019

WHO Wuhan 2019 - 2 web

WHO Wuhan 2019 -2

Work done -  
Dr Zhang Qi, WHO and Hedi Luxenburger, ICMART with the new draft for benchmarks on acupuncture

WHO Wuhan - 3 

2019/09/01

International Medical Acupuncture Congress of FILASMA with ICMART participation in Querétaro, México.

 

Last May, from 16th to 18th, the International Medical Acupuncture Congress of FILASMA took place in Querétaro, México.
As partners for many years, the Ibero Latin American Federation of Medical Acupuncture invited all ICMART Board Members to share their knowledge and experience in this wonderful Congress.
President Hedi Luxenburger, Vicepresident Tomas Dawid, Board Members Francisco Lozano, Marcia Yamamura, Tom Burgoon and Paola Poli attended the Congress and contributed with lectures and workshops. (did I forget somebody?)
It was also the opportunity to welcome new ICMART Members from Paraguay, Ecuador and Colombia.

 

FILASMA had its Elections, and ICMART Board Member Dr. Marcia Yamamura from Brazil was elected President for the next two years. 

FILASMA Congress 2019-1

FILASMA Congress 2019-5

FILASMA Congress 2019-4

FILASMA Congress 2019-6

FILASMA Congress 2019-2

FILASMA Congress 2019-3

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