The first International symposium on research in acupuncture: an offshoot on the CHETCH projest!
In the 3rd of October 2015 in Bologna, Italy, the AMAB partner, with the help of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), organized an important event for acupuncture: the First International Symposium on Research in Acupuncture. The most famous experts of research were invited to have a lecture, coming from China, Korea, UK, Germany, Norway and Sweden, and they showed their work and point of view about methodology of research, the state of the art, the obstacles and challenges that prevent the diffusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Western Countries.
The congress was organized in four Panel sessions, where each researcher was located according to their field of research. The Panel were strictly connected with the WP2 and 3 of CHETCH project, dedicated to:
- action mechanism of acupuncture and current trends in acupuncture research
- methodology of research and EBM in acupuncture
- acupuncture and placebo
- integration of acupuncture into the Healthcare Systems: regulation, education and cost-effectiveness.
During the day of the Symposium it was expected a big part totally dedicated to the debate, to whom the participants took part, to underline and discuss the critical issues emerged from the lectures, with the aim of provide practical and authoritative answers, useful for informing future health policies and for promoting the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture treatments.
For the event, key figures were the NJUCM and FEMTC researchers, besides the Project Coordinator prof. Mucelli, came to take part of the Symposium work in the name of CHETCH project. All the international researchers could, in fact, work together to continue the project deliverables.