On November 11, 2023, the 16th International Acupuncture and Moxibustion Academic Symposium in Tianjin, China opened in Tianjin. This conference is hosted by the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine and the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies, and is hosted by the Chinese Acupuncture Society’s Manual Dimensions Professional Committee, the Chinese Acupuncture Society’s Encephalopathy Science Professional Committee, and the Tianjin Acupuncture Society. “Chinese Acupuncture Electronic Journal” The editorial office provides academic support. Shi Xuemin, a master of traditional Chinese medicine and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, served as the chairman of the conference.
Wang Xu, member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Party Committee and Secretary of the Education Working Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, attended the event. Shi Xuemin, a master of traditional Chinese medicine, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and honorary president of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gao Xiumei, vice chairman of the Tianjin CPPCC and president of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Liu Baoyan, chairman of the World Federation of Acupuncture Societies, attended and delivered speeches. Yu Xiaochun, President of the Chinese Acupuncture Society, Amina Haidan, Chairperson of the Sheikh Zayed International Prize for Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Guy Dijoken, Executive Director of the UNESCO Peace Center and other domestic and foreign guests attended the opening ceremony . Wang Xudong, Secretary and Director of the Tianjin Municipal Health Commission, Liu Yiman, Deputy Secretary of the Education Working Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, Zu Yanhui, Deputy Director of the Tianjin Science and Technology Bureau, Liu Gesheng, Secretary of the Party Committee of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and relevant persons in charge of traditional Chinese medicine colleges and sister hospitals across the country attended the meeting . Nearly 800 well-known experts and scholars in the field of acupuncture at home and abroad attended the event to discuss academic frontiers and share a feast of knowledge.
Academician Shi Xuemin pointed out in his speech that acupuncture encompasses thousands of years of medical practice of the Chinese nation, forming a unique knowledge system, playing an important role in disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, and shouldering an important mission in the construction of my country’s health system. . Acupuncture colleagues must uphold the spirit of bravely climbing to the peak of science, follow the development laws of traditional Chinese medicine, bravely shoulder the important historical responsibilities, and maintain theoretical confidence, scientific connotation confidence, and cultural confidence. Use modern scientific and technological means to add a “language” for modern communication to acupuncture. Academician Shi Xuemin emphasized that the construction of acupuncture standardization should be accelerated, the mechanism of acupuncture action should be explained in multiple targets and dimensions, and high-quality evidence-based medical evidence should be provided to lay a solid foundation for the standardization, scientific and international development of the acupuncture field, and transform ideas into actions. , transforming vision into reality and pushing acupuncture into a new stage of high-quality development.
Academician Zhang Boli sent a video speech for the conference. He pointed out that the state and traditional Chinese medicine management agencies at all levels have given strong support to the scientific development of acupuncture, which has promoted the better and faster development of acupuncture and moxibustion, and also promoted mutual exchanges and cooperation among colleagues around the world, creating a broader platform. For more than 30 years, the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has held 15 international acupuncture academic symposiums, making contributions to bringing acupuncture to the world and providing health and health care for all mankind. I wish this conference a success.
President Gao Xiumei pointed out that the development of the acupuncture discipline of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine benefited from the unremitting efforts of the older generation of acupuncturists under the leadership of Academician Shi Xuemin, forming the existing internationally leading discipline scale and professional strength. Exquisite technology and profound theoretical knowledge have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life. It is hoped that the First Affiliated Hospital will increase its support for young talents on its new development journey, fully stimulate the creativity of talents, and expand new prospects in the fields of clinical, scientific research, teaching and medical management.
Chairman Liu Baoyan said that the China Tianjin International Acupuncture Academic Symposium, with Academician Shi Xuemin, a master of traditional Chinese medicine, as the chairman of the conference, has been successfully held for 15 times. Each conference carries out extensive and in-depth international acupuncture academic exchanges and deepens mutual understanding among experts in the international medical field. Understand and strengthen cooperation in acupuncture clinical and scientific research, and promote an in-depth understanding of acupuncture and traditional medicine by the international medical community. It is hoped that this academic symposium will further promote the exchange and promotion of acupuncture academics around the world and better serve the people of the world.
Secretary Zhang Yanjun delivered a speech and welcomed all guests and scholars! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the leaders and experts for their care, support and help in the development of the hospital! He introduced the basic situation of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the history of the International Acupuncture Academic Symposium. Under the guidance of the Party’s traditional Chinese medicine policy, the hospital will innovate systems and mechanisms, cultivate leading talents in traditional Chinese medicine, carry out clinical research initiated by researchers, form a national-level disciplinary cluster, and build a world-renowned international acupuncture center that represents the highest level of acupuncture, has distinctive characteristics, and is a world-famous international acupuncture center.
Mr. Florian, the representative of foreign guests, delivered a speech at the meeting to congratulate the convening of the conference.
The opening ceremony also held the awarding ceremony of Shi Xuemin’s Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Inheritance Base, the awarding ceremony for academician Shi Xuemin’s award of the 2nd Sheikh Zayed International Traditional Medicine Award, and the “International Traditional Chinese Medicine Technical Practice Standards for the Treatment of Stroke with Xingnaokaiqiao Acupuncture” ( SCM69-2021) standard release ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, Academician Shi Xuemin (Director of the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Du Yuzhengdai), Professor Liu Baoyan, Professor Mao Jun and Mr. Guy Djoken respectively gave speeches titled “Xingnao Kaiqiao Acupuncture Method and the Fifty Years Development of the Acupuncture Discipline” and “Establishment of Research” “Acupuncture clinical research system initiated by the author and promoting the internationalization of acupuncture”, “Oncology acupuncture: evidence-based development” and “The role of traditional Chinese medicine in the world” were invited reports. Wang Jingui, Dean of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, presided over the event.
The conference also established the “50 Years of Xingnaokaiqiao Special Topic and the Academic Conference of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society’s Manual Dimensions Committee”, “Research on the Dominant Diseases of Acupuncture”, “Acupuncture Cross-Innovation”, “Acupuncture Standards Forum”, and “Excellent Youth Academic Forum”. “Five forums, inviting 42 well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad to give academic reports.
With the theme of “Inheriting Innovation and Leading the World – 50 Years of Xingnao Kaiqiao”, this conference focused on the development of the acupuncture industry and clinical practice needs, from the application and promotion of the “Xingnao Kaiqiao” acupuncture method, manual measurement, and dominant disease types , cross-innovation, standard guidelines, etc., focusing on the cutting-edge progress in the field of acupuncture, sharing the latest research results, and building an academic exchange platform for outstanding young scholars. The conference received 179 submitted papers, including 63 for youth forum. After review by the conference organizing committee, 20 outstanding papers and 14 master’s and doctoral students were selected to speak at the youth forum.
The China Tianjin International Acupuncture Symposium has been held since 1989, with more than 10,000 participants, and has become the “brand” business card of the acupuncture discipline. This academic symposium is an academic event for the acupuncture community held under the new situation and new opportunities in the first year of fully implementing the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It showcases the creation and promotion of the “Xingnaokaiqiao” acupuncture method over the past 50 years. A new situation of inheriting innovation and carrying forward the past and opening up the future. This academic symposium fully demonstrated the new level of development in the field of acupuncture in the world today, promoted the widespread dissemination of acupuncture at home and abroad, and enhanced the visibility and influence of acupuncture internationally. The First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine will give full play to the radiating and leading role of the National Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Clinical Research Center, the National Regional Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment Center Construction Output Hospital, and the National Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Base, and build it into a clinical medicine peak featuring Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. , a national medical center that is a leading talent training base and a highland for the transformation of scientific research achievements, promotes the inheritance and innovation of traditional Chinese medicine, and contributes to the Healthy China strategy.