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The preliminary program for the upcoming AACMAC Brisbane 2012 conference has been released and features presentation topics, workshops and posters from almost 60 nationally and internationally renowned speakers. Please be aware the preliminary program is subject to change. Finalised program is coming soon. View the preliminary program.
AACMAC Brisbane 2012 is fast approaching on 25 to 27 May, if you haven't yet registered, visit the Registration page.
AACMA believes the reporting about the research study which showed illegal plant and animal ingredients were found in Chinese medicine products seized by customs is misleading to the Australian public.
The products tested in the Murdoch University research project were seized by customs precisely because they were not approved for sale in Australia.
The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA) CEO Judy James said to draw conclusions that product that has been approved for sale in Australia contains illegal or dangerous ingredients is wrong and is misleading to the public about potential health risks and safety. Read more.
In response to recent articles: Does traditional Chinese medicine have a place in the health care system? written by Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) co-founder Marcello Costa and Chinese Paradox co-authored by FSM’s Costa and Hubertus Jersmann, AACMA believes FSM is continuing on their witch hunt of the complementary medicine profession, including Chinese medicine.
From July 2012, the Chinese medicine profession will be part of the National Registration Scheme, a step that the FSM group have slammed. The purpose of National Registration is protection of the public. Other benefits include improved standards of the education, practice and a rigorous complaint system for the public. Download the Media Release.
<p><img align="left" alt="" style="width: 94px; height: 94px;" src="/Portals/0/AACMAFiles/Images/Entertainment Books.png" />For all AACMA members and non members across Australia and New Zealand we have once again signed on with 'Entertainment Book' and it is <a href="https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/22305v5" target="_blank">now open for orders</a>.<br /> <br /> The popular book is packed with hundreds of discounts up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best restaurants, cafes, hotel accommodation, attractions and activities. Plus, this year the introduction of the retail section features in the book, including Woolworths, Caltex and Dan Murphys!<br /> <br /> As per previous years, these books help AACMA to fundraise for AACMA Professional Development.</p> <p> </p>
9 April 2012: Channel Ten News Report
Menopause sufferers have new hope with a new acupuncture trial underway to treat hot flashes. View the full story:
You can now download a list of the presentations planned for the upcoming AACMAC Brisbane 2012 conference on 25-27 May. To access our current list of presentations, follow the link. The complete AACMAC program will be released soon! To find out more about this 3-day conference, click here.
You can now access the Jing-Luo Autumn 2012 edition online - hardcopies will be sent to members this week. As you flip through the pages, you will notice the Jing-Luo has had a makeover - and we are delighted to show off its new full-colour, fresh new look. The Autumn edition has been themed the 'National Registration' issue, an important topic for members. We hope you enjoy the read.
Did you know Chinese medicine students can join AACMA as a Student Member for free? Find out more about joining AACMA.