2nd World TCM & Acupuncture Forum

March 31 – April 1, 2019 Washington D.C., USA

Chairmen of the forum

  • Baoyan Liu: Chairman of  World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies
  • Zhilin Dong: Chairman of  World TCM Forum
  • Michelle M Lau: Chairwoman of American Alliance of Acupuncture

Preparatory committee

(Sort by initials of the name)

Anthony DiSalvo、Cao Xue、Carolyn Hoong、Chen Dafang、Chen Dawei 、Chen Jing、 Chen Yemeng、Dong Gong、Dong Zhilin、Fan Ying、Fu Aimei、Gabriel Orshan、Guan Binghui、Guo Chunbiao、Hu Yueshan、Huang Guojian、Hou Xianbing 、Jiang Fanfan、Kory ward-cock、Li Anyue、Li Xuhui、Liu Baoyan、Liu Fengyu、Liu Hong、Liu Jianghua、Liu Jingyuan、Liu Meichang、Liu Qingchuan、Liu Yuankai、Lu Biao、Lu Xin、Nichelle Cieri、Ouyang Hui、Piao Tianmei、Qiao Yusheng、Ramon Maria Calduch、Su Huachang、Su Weikang、Steven Stumpf、Tian Hai、Tian Haihe、Wang Yue、Xu Weining、Yang Yuyang、Yu Jiashan、Zhang Fuhua、Zhang Lei、Zhang Zongyang.

Organizers:

World Federation of Acupuncture-MoxibustionSocieties(WFAS)

World Federation of Acupuncture-MoxibustionSocieties(WFAS) , established in 1987, with the support of the Chinese government and under the guidance of the World Health Organization,  is an international Chinese medical and acupuncture society. It is headquartered in Beijing, China, and has 226 member societies from 60 countries/regions. WFAS was accepted as A Liaison to the Technical Committee on Traditional Chinese Medicine of International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC249). During the past 3 decades, WFAS combined the new situation and new requirements of acupuncture development, focusing on key tasks such as academic development, international cooperation and communication, scientific research and innovation, and organized more then 40 World Acupuncture Academic Conferences and International Acupuncture-Moxibustion Symposiums, which greatly promoted the development of acupuncture academics, and built a comprehensive work pattern of academic communication, education and training, standard setting, and examinations, promoting acupuncture-Moxibustion to better integrate with the medical systems of countries around the world. It has been playing an important role in promoting health, and making a positive contribution to build.

World TCM Forum

World TCM Forum is established and registered on 19 May 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Forum is a global TCM organization based on the WeChat platform and information technology. The Forum has attracted TCM professionals worldwide and has now formed 21 academic WeChat groups and several specific WeChat groups, with a total of more than 10,000 members from more than 80 countries and regions. The management board is composed 290 members from 5 continents. Seven academicians, TCM masters and experts serve as senior academic advisors to the Forum.

Organization of the Forum

The objectives of the Forum are to unite TCM professionals worldwide in promoting TCM and serving the need of healthcare of local people.

The Forum serves first and foremost as the platform for TCM academic and information exchange to improve clinical skills of overseas TCM practitioners. The forum brought together a large number of academic elites in Chinese medicine and acupuncture field at home and abroad. There are hundreds of people with senior professional titles or PhD degrees. Many of them are students of National masters of TCM or students of academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Some of them are inventors of special acupuncture therapy. The predecessors and some of the current leaders of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the leaders of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and the leaders of the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies also gathered in this forum. The Forum has so far organized more than 250 TCM academic lectures,42 weekend online gatherings and 16 concerts.The Forum has also launched the online radio program “World TCM Forum News”.

The Forum is also the platform to discuss strategic subjects such as overseas TCM development, TCM heritage and TCM education in order to assist overseas TCM legislation and protect the interests of overseas TCM practitioners. For example, in 2017 the Forum organized and participated in the legislative consultation on the TCM law in China.

The Forum as the information sharing platform aims to establish communications with Chinese governmental and international organizations to promote overseas TCM development. The News radio has so far aired 100 broadcasts.

The Forum is furthermore the spiritual home to overseas TCM professionals. We organize leisure and entertainment activities during the Chinese and western festivals and online gatherings in the weekends.

In particular, the Forum assisted the Overseas Chinese Bureau of the Beijing Municipality successfully organizing the 2016 and 2017 Overseas Chinese TCM Congresses. During the congress, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Overseas Chinese Bureau of the Beijing Municipality, Beijing Administration of TCM and World TCM Forum. The First World TCM & Acupuncture Forum and Traditional Medicine Fair was convened in Buenos Aries, Argentina on 19-20 May 2018. More than 500 delegates from over 20 countries across the world attended the forum.

In short, World TCM Forum was born in the internet age, characterized by instant spreading of information, high efficiency, and wide coverage. We strive to make better use of the Forum to serve TCM professionals all over the world and to facilitate TCM development in the world.

American Alliance of Acupuncture

The American Alliance of Acupuncture (AAOA) was established in 2015. It is a national professional organization of acupuncture
and moxibustion. The creation of the core organization is composed of the CAOMA with 31 years of legislative history and
the acupuncture associations of several other states in response to the great unity. We are committed to promoting the
federal level and various states’ acupuncture insurance legislation and establishing universal national acupuncture education
standards, enhancing the professional status of the industry, striving for professional rights and interests, and safeguarding
the health interests of the general public. The first task of the establishment of the AAOA is to vigorously promote the Federal
Acupuncture Insurance Act. Supporting a number of federal acupuncture insurance bills proposed by US Congresswoman
Judy Chu from 2015. These include federal acupuncture insurance that replaces opioid analgesics, and Federal health
insurance covering military, elderly, and veterans with acupuncture treatment. We should strive for comprehensively integrating
acupuncture professional treatment into the mainstream medical system in the United States. After 25 years of hard work
in the industry, the acupuncture community finally greeted the dawn of late arrival. On October 24 last year, Federal bill H.R.
6 (Support for patients and Communities Act) jointly sponsored by Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congressman Walorski,
received a large number of votes through the House of Representatives and the Senate. It also was signed by President
Trump to become law. Finally, the first step in the success of acupuncture into the mainstream medical system was reached.
The significance is far-reaching. The focus of AAOA in 2019 will be to gain greater support and recognition with the Federal
Ministry of Health, the Department of Defense, and the House of Representatives. As early as possible, we will succeed in
passing the federal acupuncture insurance bills for military and elders and veterans. Allowing more than 60 million Americans
and veterans to be able to have acupuncture insurance treatment. The AAOA also actively supports acupuncture legislation
and safeguards professional rights in each state, and builds a unified acupuncture education standard in the United States
for the benefit of the American people. The strength of a profession lies in the establishment of a sound group structure and
strength. The AAOA will go all out to promote the goal of the Acupuncture Associations of all states to unite and strive to
establish the National Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Complete this glorious mission task as soon as possible.

The China Intercontinental Communication Center (China Intercontinental Press)

The China Intercontinental Communication Center (China Intercontinental Press), set up in Beijing in December 1993, is a comprehensive international cultural communication agency complete with four export-oriented communication centers, including the Film and TV Center, the Book Center, the Cultural Exchange Center and the Network & Magazine Center. With “helping the world to understand China, and helping China to understand the world” as its goal, the Center/Press works to introduce to the rest of the world the basics of Chinese history, politics, economics, science and technology, education, culture, and the lives of the Chinese people, and also to display the latest progress China has made in social and economic development during the ongoing reform and opening-up. In the meantime, it works to introduce to China the fruits of foreign cultural development. The Center/Press has established cooperative relationships with 40-plus TV organizations in more than 20 countries, and with over 30 publishing houses in 19 countries and regions around the world. It has also carried out cultural activities in some 40 countries and regions. It has also succeeded in bringing Chinese movies and TV plays as well as books to more than 200 countries and regions.