The International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ICMART) is kindly inviting you to participate in the 30 Years Anniversary Congress of ICMART 2013, held November 29 to December 1, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.
Medical Acupuncture has made impressive inroads during the last decades. By energizing and challenging the traditions of conventional western medicine, Medical Acupuncture is now used by many physicians and requested by many patients. Medical Acupuncture is in the forefront of developing the new model of integrative medicine.
ICMART, the International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques, is the premier worldwide spokes-organization for Medical Acupuncture. ICMART has played a special role in this process of integration. Over many years, the ICMART congresses have created a platform of dialogue and exchange in numerous important areas, including education, clinical practice and research.
During the last decade, ICMART has increased its prominence within the framework of CAM at the EU level.
ICMART was an active partner in the successful Brussels CAM Conference in October 2012 and served as a member of the Advisory Board of the EU 7th Frame Work Research Program, CAMbrella. The contribution of Medical Acupuncture to European public health has been vital. Its prominence is closely related to the current main issues of EU health policy. These include prevention, healthy aging, chronic disease management and mental health, among others.
The theme of the upcoming ICMART Congress 2013 in Vienna, ‘Medical Acupuncture and related techniques, therapeutic possibilities during the second half of life’ is closely connected to the problems modern societies are facing internationally and specifically to EU health policy topics.
The Austrian organizers of this congress, in cooperation with the ICMART Board and the ICMART Scientific Chapter, are preparing an interesting and informative program with clinical as well as scientific lectures, important speakers, workshops and posters — all focused on the aims and goals of Medical Acupuncture and related techniques as it refers to the 2nd half of life.
Conference Tracks /Speakers
Study design – cost effectiveness
- Claudia WITT – “Comparative Effectiveness Research — Contributions from acupuncture studies and future implications”.
- Workshop – 3 hours – „How to design effectiveness studies“
- Thomas OTS, A. Kandirian, S. Sziagyi, A-Sandner-Kiesling – Meridian-Model of TCM outdated – Meta-Analysis of sham controlled RCT‑ acupuncture-studies
- Einar BORUD – “The Acupuncture on Hot Flushes Among Menopausal Women (ACUFLASH) study, a randomized controlled trial (including observational follow-up results at 6 and 12 months)“
- Heinz LUDWIG – „Advanced sights of modern Oncology“
- Fritz FRIEDL – „Integration of Western Medicine Oncology and TCM“
- Jaqueline FILSHIE – „Acupuncture and self acupuncture for long-term treatment of vasomotor symptoms in cancer patients – audit and treatment algorithm
- Uwe SIEDENTOPP – „Integrative Nutrition in Arthrosis, Arthritis and Osteoporosis – Combining Western and Chinese Nutritional Treatment“
- Gerda M. SALETU-ZYHLARZ – “Placebo-controlled polysomnographic studies on the acute and chronic effects of
- acupuncture in primary insomnia”
- Bernd SALETU – “EEG mapping and psychometric investigations on the acute and chronic effects of acupuncture in primary insomnia: evidence for an improvement of vigilance, thymopsyche and noopsyche”
- Ute ENGELHARDT – Schlaf und Traum in der chinesischen Medizin
- Manfred SCHMIDBAUER – “Plasticity of the brain, chance of rehabilitation“
- Yung-Hsien Chang – „History and Development of Acupuncture fever“
- Johannes NEPP – „Regulation of the nerval control by acupuncture – the role of the vegetative nerval system“
- Michaela BIJAK – „Qigong“
- Michael HAMMES – “Management of psychosomatic disorders — from historic perspectives to the present situation in mainland China.“
- Ute ENGELHARDT – „Qigong und Lebenspflege im Alter“
Study design of TCM studies: Efficacy versus Effectiveness
The Organizing Committee of the Congress invites individuals to submit abstracts for oral presentation, poster presentation and workshops.
Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author/s. All reports must be based on work that has already been completed. Any established research design or method may be used.
Official Language: The official language of the Congress is English.
Abstracts’ Format: Abstract texts must be a maximum of 500 words. Recommended fonts are Tahoma or Arial 10 pt.
The following should be included:
- Title (in capital case)
- Authors’ full names (family name second) and affiliations (including their organization, city and country).
Abstracts should have the following structure (headings): Purpose, Relevance, Participants, Methods, Analysis, Results, Conclusions. If the study has been supported by a grant, please indicate the source of funding at the bottom of your abstract.
Please also include a three-line biography note of the author(s) of your abstract. Number references should be placed in the order they appear in the abstract.