ICMART Congress 2013 Vienna

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  • 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

    Arthro­sis, Arthritis

    • 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“

    Free papers

    • 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

    Abstract Submission

    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.

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