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Dear Colleagues,

  1. Conference Mission:

The Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine will be organizing a Webinar Dialogue Series, "International Tibetan Medicine Conference on COVID-19 Responses: Global and Local Dimensions in Tibetan and Western Medical Approaches", on July 17, 2020 at 9pm (EST, USA). It will convene participants from across Tibet, including Lhasa, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Gansu, as well as Europe, USA, and Australia. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing the world we live in, including unprecedented challenges to global health care. This online conference will focus on understanding COVID-19 through the lens of both Tibetan and Western Medicine. It will include discussions of Tibetan medical approaches for prevention, mitigation, treatment, and recovery, as well as public health perspectives within Tibetan communities in response to COVID-19.

2. Conference Planning Committee:

a. Rinchen Dhondup, PhD, TMD (Secretary-General of Tibetan Medicine Specialty Committee of WFCMS; Associate Professor of Tibetan Medical College, Qinghai University)

b. Sienna Craig, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College)

c. Vincanne Adams, PhD (Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California- San Francisco)

d. Yangbum Gyal, TMD, MSOM. (Cultural Linguistic Services, OHR, University of Wisconsin- Madison)

3. Virtual Participation through Online Interfaces:

a. Youtube Live and Facebook Live for public 


Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of WFCMS

June 27, 2020

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