Call for Abstracts: KIOM-SAR 2020 Conference

Bridging East & West from Acupuncture & Traditional Medicine Research to Practice

Abstract submission EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 22, 2020




KIOM-SAR 2020 Conference, jointly held by the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine and Society for Acupuncture Research, will explore the confluence of research findings from the East to the West.  The aim will be toward bridging the information gap between acupuncture & traditional medicine researchers, clinicians, patients, and many more stakeholders.  The conference will provide an international forum to clarify, strengthen, and disseminate acupuncture and traditional medicine’s evidence base and shape the future research agenda and consequently clinical terrain, including the latest advances in research and emerging forms of clinical practice to be addressed by researchers and policy-makers.  Abstracts on all aspects of acupuncture & traditional medicine research are welcome!


Abstracts are solicited for presentations in the areas of clinical research, basic science, and research methodology pertaining to acupuncture and other modalities of East Asian medicine, including moxibustion, traditional herbs and formulas, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong, etc.  Moreover, new topics that need to be addressed by researchers, clinicians and policy makers are welcome.  For example, emerging forms of acupuncture techniques and medical devices; affordable access and dissemination; and socio-cultural aspects of acupuncture & traditional medicine.   Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference Scientific Review Committee and prospective presenters will be informed by February 28, 2020 as to whether their research has been accepted for oral or poster presentation. 


Please upload your abstracts by January 22, 2020 to:

 Abstracts submitted after January 22, 2020 will not be considered.

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