2nd International TCM Congress in Poland

International Congress of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Krakow.

The Second International Congress of Traditional Chinese Medicine took place on 13-15 October 2017 in Krakow. The day before took place extra-precongress lecture.

The main organizer of the Congress was Polish Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Confucius Institute of Jagiellonian University, Institute of Chinese Medicine and Health Prophylaxis, and Chinese Medicine Center were co-organizers.

The Congress has been granted honorary patronage by the Rector of the Jagiellonian University, Prof. Dr. Wojciech Nowak MD, and Jacek Krupa, Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

The main topics of the Congress were:
- Diagnosis in TCM its possibilities and virtues
- Prophylaxis and treatment of chronic diseases by the methods of TCM
- Civilization diseases – TCM approach

18 speakers lectured in TCM Congress. 10 of them were from abroad and 8 from Poland.

List of the speakers: Rani Ayal (IL), Laurie Ayres (UK), Tadeusz Błaszczyk (PL), Lilian P. Bridges (USA), Barbara Czarnecka (PL), Bartosz Chmielnicki (PL), Donald B. Halfkenny (USA, D), Marek Kalmus (PL), Barbara Kirschbaum (D), Agnieszka Krzemińska (PL), Jie Li (CN, NL), Yair Maimon (IL), Izabela Miętka (PL), Julian Scott (UK), Shulan Tang (CN, UK), Roman Szymula (PL) i Barbara Wypart (PL), Zhijun Shu (CN).

Congress has started with half-day long Plenary session, during which, after the official opening and speeches of the guests, six short thematic lectures were delivered.
The day before half-day long pre-congress lecture took place.
In three lecture halls of the European Hotel and in the Raspberry Hall at the Confucius Institute, lectures were held on October 13-15, and they were classified into three thematic symposia: "Diagnosis in TCM", "Prophylaxis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases by TCM methods" and "Civilization diseases – TCM approach", during this sessions 15 half-day specialized lectures took place.

Full programme of the Congress is available on web page:
Access to the presentations and scripts from lectures is possible for the participants by the means of Congress web page, after entering ticket number as a password.

Participants of the Congress had the possibility to see the exhibition dedicated to acupuncture and moxibustion organized by World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibution Societies (WFAS), and also see Museum of Pharmacy in Collegium Medicum JU, and temporary exhibition „Old medical books (15-19th century) in Historical Museum of Krakow.

On Saturday evening banquet and party on Medieval Korzkiew Castle took place. During the event the guests had possibility to taste old Polish Cuisine, dance and see the show „Qigong with fire” on Castle Courtyard.

Among 141 participants of Congress were 38 Medical Doctors and TCM practitioners from different European Countries and Israel. Moreover in four free lectures in Confucius Institute of Jagiellonian University, and three Qigong Workshops 150 persons took part. There were also free consultations with diagnosis in Center for Chinese Medicine in Cracow.

Participants as well as lecturers regarded Congress as huge successful event on professional level.

Next, Third International Congress of Traditional Chinese Medicine is planned to take part in Krakow, on 12-14 October 2018. Main topics of this Congress will be:

- Gynecology and fertility
- Children diseases
- Psychic and Psychosomatic diseases

Just now we are warmly inviting you to take part in this event.

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