Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association


28 - 30 May 2021

After a pause in 2020 due to the global pandemic, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners will see Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) be back on in Gold Coast from 28-30 May 2021 for its 20th edition. The conference will return in a hybrid format, which means delegates can attend freely – either joining in person or watching remotely from the online portal. Attending AACMAC 2021 will earn you up to 25 interactive CPD points!

The peak annual convention is a must-attend event that featured with globally well respected guest speakers including Lorne Brown (Canada), Debra Betts (New Zealand), Poney Chiang (Canada), Peter Deadman (UK), Julian Scott (UK) and Yair Maimon (Israel). AACMAC 2021 will offer an engaging and clinically relevant program with insightful seminars, interactive discussions, and plenty of networking opportunities for practitioners around the world.

It is an unmissable learning experience at your fingertips. You will interact with more practitioners, researchers, industry professionals and exhibitors from home and abroad with the option to join remotely, allowing you to connect, exchange ideas, make meaningful personal development and generate business.

Visit the conference website for learn more about the ticket inclusion.

*Registration is now closed.

ONLINE TICKETS AACMA Member AACMA Student Member Non-Member
3-Day Online Pass (full access) $495.00 $295.00 $595.00
3-Session Online Pass (access to three selected sessions) $290.00 $175.00 $350.00
1-Session Online Pass (access to one selected session) $145.00 $85.00 $175.00
ONSITE TICKETS AACMA Member AACMA Student Member Non-Member
3-Day Onsite Pass (full access) $445.00  $250.00 $535.00 
2-Day Onsite Pass (access to two selected days) $375.00  $205.00 $450.00
1-Day Onsite Pass (access to one selected day) $285.00  $160.00 $345.00 
AACMA Awards Dinner – Saturday 29 May 2021 – Conference delegate FREE FREE FREE
AACMA Awards Dinner – Saturday 29 May 2021 – Guest ticket $125.00 $125.00 $125.00


Conference Agenda (up to 25 interactive CPD points over 3 days)

Friday 28 May 2021 (6 CPD points)

  Breakout 1 Breakout 2
1:00-1:10pm Opening
1:10-2:10pm Prof Danforn Lim (Chinese Medicine Board of Australia)
Chinese Medicine Regulation in Australia – Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
2:20-3:20pm Dr. Cheryl McRae (Therapeutic Goods Administration)
Overview of the regulations of Complementary Medicines in Australia
3:20-3:50pm Afternoon tea
3:50-5:20pm Byeongsang Oh
Acupuncture for cancer patients: Current evidence and clinical applications
Greg Bantick
Simple, effective external Chinese herbal applications for commonly seen clinical conditions
5:30-7:00pm Peter Deadman
Regulating emotions as part of self and practitioner cultivation
David Brown
The 12 Officials and the Aquisition of Wisdom

Saturday 29 May 2021 (11.5 CPD points

  Breakout 1 Breakout 2
7:30-8:20am Breakfast forum – Panel discussion
(focusing on practitioner self-care and care for patient mental wellbeing)
Panel: Maree Armansin, Greg Bantick, David Brown
8:30-10:30am Lorne Brown
Fertility acupuncture made simple. My favourite acupuncture prescriptions for treating infertility
10:30am-11:00pm Morning tea
11:00-12:30pm Gillian Newton
Paediatric Shen disturbance – the hidden cost of Covid-19
Stephen Janz
The VAS pulse (vascular auricular sign)
12:30-1:20pm Lunch
1:20-3:20pm Debra Betts
Acupuncture in the luteal phase and threatened miscarriage; an alternative to ‘watchful waiting’
3:20-3:50pm Afternoon tea
3:50-5:20pm Yair Maimon 
Jing and Cancer, TCM insights
John McDonald
How can acupuncture history and acupuncture research enrich contemporary acupuncture clinical practice
5:30-7:00pm Julian Scott 
Treating Sleep Disturbance in Babies and Children with Acupuncture
Evangeline Zhou
Introduction of Diagnostic Patterns in Shang Han Lun and Case Study
7:30-10:30pm Social Dinner

Sunday 30 May 2021 (7.5 CPD points) *Non-AACMA member delegates will receive 6.5 CPD points on this date. 

  Breakout 1 Breakout 2
7:30-8:20am Breakfast forum – Panel discussion (focusing on small business management)
Panel: Anne Nalder, Wade Kuhn, Amanda Kuhn
8:30-10:30am Poney Chiang
Overwhelming majority of Acupoints are located at unique Neuro-Anatomical targets based on evidence from Cadaver Dissection and the Ling Shu
10:30-11:00am Morning tea
11:00-12:30pm Yu-Ting Sun
The effects of acupuncture on cognitive function in healthy adults – a pilot study
Terry Hitzke 
Really understanding back pain, can lead to more accurate diagnosis and ultimately better treatment outcomes
12:40-1:10pm Closing remarks
1:10-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:00pm AACMA Annual General Meeting


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