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.




Upcoming ICMART Congress 2021 - 2-4 July in Athens - will be a HYBRID Congress

 

 

Welcome to the upcoming 34th ICMART World Medical Acupuncture Congress
2-4 July 2021

in Athens, Greece 

 

We are happy to announce that the upcoming ICMART congress will be a HYBRID congress,
so everyone will able to attend: 
Therefore, registration is available on site (physical) or online (virtual).

The congress details in a short overview:

  • 3 days congress
  • 4 different sessions every day
  • great reduced price for the on-line participation
  • participants can watch all lectures anytime after the congress
  • ICMART science award - Young Scientist Travel award - ICMART Poster award

 

Don't miss out the new extended Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission deadline march 28th, 2021
  • Early registration deadline april 30th, 2021 

For more details vistit www.icmart2021.com

 

 

 


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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2021/06/01

The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) is hosting its 2021 international research conference as an all-virtual event June 14-17, 2021

SAR 2021

The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) is hosting its 2021 international research conference as an all-virtual event June 14-17, 2021.  
The conference theme is  Pandemics, Pain, & Public Health: Roles and Relevance of Traditional East Asian Medicine and is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and Program in Integrative Medicine and the National Institutes for Health, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH/NCCIH). 

Presentations include:

· Research on acupuncture and TEAM for COVID-19 and other viral pandemics

· Acupuncture and the treatments of chronic physical and emotional pain

· Acupuncture research and health care disparities 

· Implementing an implementation science study

· Cochrane Risk of Bias 2.0: Using the new Cochrane Risk of Bias tool with acupuncture as an example

· Self-care and empowerment in the digital world: Combination of e-health applications and acupressure

· Scientific research poster abstracts· and much more! 

Save 20% on conference registration rates using coupon code: promo-20 on the registration form.  

Learn more about the conference and how to register here:https://www.acupunctureresearch.org/conference

2021/03/15

ICMART Webinar about Chinese Herbal medicine – another successful event for ICMART members!


Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine: 
How can an Acupuncturist benefit from Chinese Herbal Medicine?

ICMART webinar 2021 picture 

Program.pdf

ICMART Webinar about Chinese Herbal medicine, Feb 28, 2021
– 
another successful event for ICMART members! 

Organized by ICMART Herbal Committee, the last ICMART webinar on Feb 28, 2021, offered a great opportunity to get an introduction to Chinese Herbal medicine. Under the fundamental question ‘How can an Acupuncturist benefit from Chinese Herbal Medicine?’ great experts from Austria, Germany, South Korea, The Netherlands and the USA gave answers with current scientific and practical insights into Chinese Herbal medicine. 

Thanks to all the wonderful lecturers, to everyone participating – more than 267 participants -  and to the ICMART organizing team who made it possible that there was a very smooth operation and that all raised questions could be answered in detail. 
All lecturers made their lectures available for download in the ICMART Herbal Committee section.

 

2021/03/12

Upcoming ICMART Congress 2021 - 2-4 July in Athens - will be a HYBRID Congress

Icmart 2021 Pic

We are happy to announce that the upcoming ICMART congress will be a Hybrid congress, so everyone will able to attend: 
Therefore, registration is available on site (physical) or online (virtual).

The congress details in a short overview: 

  • 3 days congress
  • 4 different sessions every day
  • great reduced price for the on-line participation
  • participants can watch all lectures anytime after the congress
  • ICMART science award - Young Scientist Travel award - ICMART Poster award

 

Don't miss out the new extended Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission deadline march 28th, 2021
  • Early registration deadline april 30th, 2021 

 

For more details vistit www.icmart2021.com

 

2020/12/16

Save the Date! ICMART Webinar 2021: Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine

Dear ICMART member, 

we would like to announce the upcoming ICMART webinar:

ICMART free Webinar for Members

ICMART webinar 2021 picture 

Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine: 
How can an Acupuncturist benefit from Chinese Herbal Medicine?

February 28, 2021
11:00 am -15:00 GMT

Please save the date!

Program


2020/11/18

Sad news: Dr. Emil Iliev, MD, 1947-2020

Sad News – Dr. Emil Iliev MD (1947-2020)

Emil

ICMART board has to announce with deep sadness the passing of our dear friend and widely known and internationally highly respected representative of Medical acupuncture, Dr. Emil Iliev. He died at the age of 73 from Covid-19 in his home town Sofia in Bulgaria.

He was the pioneer of Medical Acupuncture in Bulgaria and supported ICMART activities from its early times on. He organized two successful ICMART World Congresses 1995 and 2016. He leaves a big gap not only in the world of acupuncture but also in the Jazz culture of the Balkans. We also lose a great promoter of Jazz music. We will always miss him. 

Obituaries from ICMART and from the Bulgarian TCM Society:
In memoriam Dr. Emil Iliev
In memoriam Dr. Emil Iliev  

 

 

2020/11/03

Free online Webinar - ICMART Member SAMAG welcomes you to the 8th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!

ICMART Member SAMAG welcomes you to the 8th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!

Free online Webinar 

22nd November 2020
13.00-20.00 GMT+2 

The program will contain multiple lectures concerning acupuncture clinical applications and current scientific research on our field.Physicians from Greece, Germany, Spain, Belgium, USA, Korea, Uruguay, Mexico and Brazil will discuss how the new situation affects our body and the methods that would help the people to lead a “healthy” life.

More info, program and free registration at http://acupuncturesymposium.com/home/

2020/08/28

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Hugh MacPherson.

HMcP

 

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Hugh MacPherson. He was the Foundation Professor of Acupuncture Research at York University and founder of the Northern College of Acupuncture and the York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare. His work has put acupuncture on a scientific basis and greater acceptance in the west. He has published over 100 peer- reviewed scientific papers and co-authored three books. 

His research looked at the benefits of acupuncture in a number of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, depression, neck pain, low back pain and chronic pain. His research has been shown on BBC television. ICMART Congresses have been fortunate to have featured him as a speaker. He is a man of many talents and interests, including a PhD in fluid mechanics before he became interested in acupuncture.
Vale Hugh.

 

2020/06/29

ICMART General Assembly 2020

Congratulations for the first online GA !

The General Assembly is held annually during the ICMART Congress which was scheduled for Athens this year. Disruptions due to COVID-19 has resulted in the postponement of the Congress as face-to-face meetings are not possible.

The General Assembly was held as a virtual meeting using Zoom on Sunday 28thJune 2020 10.00 am – 12.00 pm GMT. 29 member associations signed in.

One new association was admitted as member of ICMART – “Ankara Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine Association” - Prof Mehmet Tugrul Cabioglu

Results of the elections were announced as here

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Chin Chan (Australia) 
for his work as General Secretary (2015-2020):

CC


ICMART Board

 

2020/06/29

ICMART Webinar 2020 - SCIENCE AND MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE - A great event!

A great event !

ICMART webinar cover 2

The annual Congress was to be held in Athens 28 June 2020 but has been postponed because of COVID-19. A webinar was planned and delivered on Sunday 28thJune 2020 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm GMT, immediately following the General Assembly. 

This webinar was designed to keep our members engaged and provide some education in these difficult times. This was a global webinar with 12 international speakers. 
All members were invited to attend resulting in 360 logins from all parts of the world, from Australia, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Dubai, Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay. 

 

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