The 4th Annual Conference of the Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) “2018 Beijing International Conference on Tibetan Medicine” will be held on August 3-5, 2018 at the Beijing International Convention Center in China. The Conference is sponsored by the Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine and co-sponsored by: Tibetan Traditional Medical College in Lhasa; Lhasa Men-Tsekhang; Beijing Tibetan Medical Hospital; Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Tibetan Medical Hospital; Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Tibetan Medical Hospital; the Center for Tibetan Medicine, China Tibetology Research Center; the College of Pharmacology, Qinghai University for Nationalities; the Center for Ethnic Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; the College for Ethnic Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and Tibetan Medical College, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Tibetan medicine is a traditional medical system with a long history. It has special academic status and cultural significance in the field of traditional medical systems in China and the world. Since ancient times, the Tibetan people on the Tibetan Plateau have accumulated a vast knowledge of health care and life sustaining medicine. Through a continuous summarization, refinement and learning process, these medical efforts have borne the fruit of “rGyud-bzhi, or Four Medical Tantras.” The Tibetan medical system today is rich with its own characteristics and authentic contributions. Adapting to the needs of the times yet following its own discipline in relation to theory and practice, a process of continuous innovation and development has enabled improvements in the ability to prevent and treat diseases and illnesses that continue to call for responses. Nowadays, with the transformation and growth of different medical modalities, the aging of populations, the increasing number of unhealthy people with chronic morbidities, and the growing appreciation of the need for optimal human health, there is an urgent need to explore the potential of traditional Tibetan medicine. Exploration of the advantages of Tibetan medicine to treat a wide range of modern illnesses presents a strategic opportunity for the further development of Tibetan medicine. At same time, such efforts face severe challenges, including obstacles to foreign recognition, practical barriers in relation to theory and practice, and narrow international standards. For this reason, the WFCMS has proposed a series of academic conferences to enable international academic exchanges and promote the modernization of Tibetan medicine.
The main purposes of the conference are as follows: to focus on the benefits and challenges of Tibetan medicine; to expand the application of Tibetan medicine at home and abroad; to strengthen national and international academic exchanges and collaboration; to deepen mutual understanding in order to advance domestic and foreign research findings; and to promote overall development of Tibetan medicine.
2. Conference Sponsors:
a. Core Sponsor:
Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of WFCMS
Tibetan Traditional Medical College in Lhasa; Lhasa Men-Tsekhang; Beijing Tibetan Medical Hospital; Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Tibetan Medical Hospital; Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Tibetan Medical Hospital; the Center for Tibetan Medicine, China Tibetology Research Center; the College of Pharmacology, Qinghai University for Nationalities; the Center for Ethnic Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; the College for Ethnic Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and Tibetan Medical College, Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
3. Conference Theme:
Tibetan Medical Tradition: Preserve and transmit, highlight research, innovation and unique characteristics.
4. Conference Date:
August 3 - 5th, 2018
5. Conference Venue:
Opening & Closing ceremony: Beijing International Convention Center (8 Beichen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China)
Panel Sessions: Beijing Tibet Hotel (118 East Road, North Fourth Ring East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing)
6. Conference Topics:
a. Exploring the basic path of modernization of Tibetan medicine
b. Integration of traditional Tibetan medicine into Western health care practices
c. Exploring the practice and transmission of Tibetan medical mind-body health
d. Clinical trial methods and breakthroughs of Tibetan medicine
e. Exploring the establishment of Tibetan medicinal formula measurement standardization
f. Sustainable development and environmental resources of Tibetan medicine industrialization.
Experts, physicians, scholars and graduates from domestic and foreign universities, medical research centers, traditional medical enterprises, folk practitioners of traditional medicine, supporters of traditional medicine.
8. Conference Paper Contents:
a. History and cultural connotation of Tibetan medicine
b. Internationalization of Tibetan medicine through the “One Belt & One Road" project
c. New methods, new ideas, and new technologies for Tibetan medicine research
d. Collection and research of classical Tibetan medical literature
e. Study of the scientific aspect of Tibetan medicine and clinical application
f. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of Tibetan medicine
g. Sustainable development and utilization of Tibetan medicinal materials
h. Evaluation of the quality and safety of Tibetan medicine
i. Application of Tibetan medicine in the Great Health Promotion policy
9. Paper submission:
a. Please provide author's name, gender, affliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
b. Please submit paper via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting, please state the subject as "The World Federation of Tibetan Medicine Professional Committee + Conference Manuscript".
c. Submission deadline: June 20, 2018. The Conference Academic Team will review all submissions and select those for presentation. If selected, the author will be notified to present the paper at the conference and papers will be included in the proceedings of the conference.
10. Conference Participation Fee:
The registration fee is 1200 Yuan for general participants. Students with student ID is 1,000 Yuan. The Meals arranged but are the participant’s own expense.
Participants will be awarded 6 credits of international level II continuing education in traditional Chinese medicine.
Meals and lodging are arranged at Tibet Hotel (118 North 4th Ring Road (East), Chaoyang District, Beijing. Room: Deluxe Single-750 Yuan/day, Deluxe Standard (shared)-580 Yuan/day
Contact Person: Fan Pengtao, Tel: 18510656565
12. Conference website:
For more information, please visit the relevant website of the conference: (English)
13. Conference Contact information:
Prof. Rinchen Dhondrup (College of Tibetan Medicine-Qinghai University), ;
Dr. Yangbum Gyal (University of Wisconsin-Madison), ;
Prof. Vicanne Adams University of California, San Francisco ), Vincanne.Adams@ucsf.edu;
Prof. Paul J. Mills (University of California, San Diego), ;
Prof. Sienna Craig ( Dartmouth College), Sienna.R.Craig@dartmouth.edu;
Prof. Mona Schrempf, (Kiel University), email@example.com.
Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of WFCMS
April 12, 2018
Specialty Committee of
World Federation of
Chinese Medicine Societies