Symposium of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Diplomacy and Global Community of Health for All &General Election of International Communication Working Committee of WFAS
(Contributors:1. International Communication Working Committee Secretariat of WFAS; 2.Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)
On April 8th 2023, Symposium of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Diplomacy and Global Community of Health for All & General Election of International Communication Working Committee of WFAS has been held successfully in Linqu County, Shandong Province. Prof. Liu Baoyan, the President of WFAS, attended the conference and delivered a speech. Prof. Gao Shuzhong was re-elected as Director of the International Communication Working Committee of WFAS (CCWFAS). The conference was chaired by Ms. Liu Junhua, the Deputy Director and Secretary-General of CCWFAS.
At the conference, Prof. Liu Baoyan extended warm congratulations to the second CCWFAS and hoped all members of the committee would shoulder the burden bravely and provide support for the international promotion of TCM acupuncture-moxibustion (acu-mox). He pointed out that acu-mox of extensiveness and localization in its international promotion. In recent years, the levels of acu-mox clinical and basic research have been significantly improved, and acu-mox standardization has been expanded greatly. However, at the same time, there is a huge imbalance in the development of acu-mox all over the world. Prof. Liu Baoyan stressed that working committees are working units of WFAS. He hoped that CCWFAS would further refine its work tasks, carry out researches on major traditional medicine organizations and their administrative bodies of the world, and know well of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine activities both at WHO headquarter and regional offices, to provide information and consultation for WFAS and its working committees to participate in the activities of WHO, and to make great effort to the international development of TCM acu-mox.
Prof. Gao Shuzhong thanked WFAS leaders and committee members for the trust and support. He reported the work tasks and thoughts of the 2nd CCWFAS. Prof. Gao Shuzhong said that he would unite and lead all members of the 2nd CCWFAS to make joint efforts to expand the international cooperation network of TCM acu-mox, to build an academic exchange platform, share cooperation resources, and make more contributions on the inheritance, innovation, development and international promotion of TCM acu-mox.
Online and offline voting was adopted to vote the 2nd CCWFAS, with 1 Director, 9 Deputy Directors, 1 Secretary-General, 1 Vice Secretary-General, and 33 Members. All members are from 14 countries and regions, including Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, etc. The Deputy Director and Secretary-General of CCWFAS, Ms. Liu Junha explained the Working Rules of the International Committee of Working Committee of WFAS.
This conference is one of the sub-forums of the First Yishan Health Talk & TCM Health Conference. 50 participants including leaders of WFAS and candidate members of the 2nd CCWFAS attended the conference online and offline. During the conference, the newly elected members discussed and exchanged thoughts on acu-mox diplomacy, global community of health for all, and work plan of the 2nd CCWFAS based on their own experiences in the fields of acu-mox international promotion, industry, international education, etc.