The 3rd American TCM Congress

The American TCM Congress is a national academic conference hosted by TCMAAA and ATCMA. It is also an annual meeting of TCMAAA and ATCMA. This meeting will take place in Washington DC in September 2017, with many renowned TCM professionals from China and US. At this conference, attendees will be able to attend many advanced lectures, seminars, and, most importantly, watch live demonstrations of a variety of needling techniques by world-renowned professionals. Participants will earn 15 CEU credits issued by the conference.

This conference offers not only professional learning, but also opportunities of making new friends and connecting with old friends. After the conference, sightseeing will be organized in the area: The White House, Capitol Hill, National Museums, and many other local and historical sites. Do not miss this great opportunity and register with us early.

This Congress is a US-China scientific research forum, as well as a US-China educational forum.  The highlight of the conference is the demonstration of a wide range of Special Acupuncture Techniques.  In this conference, the demonstration of a variety of special needling techniques by outstanding acupuncture experts will broaden the views of attendees and will promote future research and exploration into acupuncture.  There will be opportunities for interested individuals with the same interests to learn from each other and find master teachers. There will also be opportunities for business cooperation.  Interested parties can find business partners and sign contracts for cooperation.  This will promote the future development of Chinese Medicine.

The Congress venue also provides the opportunity to convene the TCMAAA / ATCMA Council, and a joint meeting of the professional committee and the executive department.  There will also be a conference report including the outstanding papers and discussion exchanges at the conference.

I. Conference Themes:

  • Variety of Unique needling technique lectures
  • US China education forum in acupuncture
  • US China forum of scientific research in acupuncture

II. Organization

American TCM College
Beijing University American Traditional Chinese Medicine Center


American TCM Association of Acupuncture Committee
American TCM Association of Research Committee
American TCM Association of Education Committee
American TCM Association of Business Committee
Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine American Alumni Association

III. Special Guests:

Baoyan Liu                    President of WAFS
Binsheng Sang              Secretary-General of WFCMS
Xiaoming Tian               Former White House alternative medicine adviser
Dr. David Miller              President of ASA
Dr. Thomas Burgoon     President of AAMA
Mist Oxford-Pickeral      President of CCAOM
Marilyn Allen                  Chairwomen of AAC
Kory Ward-Cook            NCCAOM CEO
Zonglan Xu                    Vice President of NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates
Yemeng Chen                Vice President of ACAOM
More coming

Keynote Speakers and Topics:
Baoyan Liu (President of WAFS): Important Factors Affecting the Acupuncture Treatment Effect
Binsheng Sang (Secretary-General of WFCMS): Chinese medicine legislation and its influence  overseas
More coming

Subject Speakers:
Baoyan Liu: Several Key Issues Affecting Efficacy
Fuhui Dong: Acupuncture Treatment of Cutaneous Nerve Compression Syndrome
Jason Jishun Hao: Special Needling and Manipulation Technique of Scalp Acupuncture
Weidong Yu: TCM Fundamental Theories in the Treatment of Ophthalmology Diseases
Wei Liu: A synopsis of the mechanisms of Qi activity and the essentials of acupuncture techniques
Baoku Liu: The scar tissue release with specialized acupuncture techniques.
Decheng Chen: Tendon-Moving Acupuncture Technique,
Xiaochuan Pan: Acupuncture Spirit: Theory and Practice of Pulse-regulating Technique from Ling Shu.
Xinru Qian: Application of Regenerative Therapy in TCM Clinical Practice
Fanrong Liang: Progress in Acupoint Specificity(AS) Research in China
Wei Tang:  Coiled-Dragon-Needling and Cupping on HuaTuoJiaJi in the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis. 2) Warm Needling in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Knee.
Yemeng Chen: The Trend of Acupuncture Education in the US

IV. Schedule 

September 16th, 2017
Morning: Sections    
 8:00 am     Setting up Exhibition and Registration.
 8:30 am – 10:00 am   Opening ceremony: Welcome speech by President Haihe Tian; Keynote speakers: Chief officers from NIH and FDA, president of ASA and AAMA,representative from Tong Ren Tang, representative from Chinese Embassy, Dr. Xiaoming Tian, and executives from other associations.
10:00 am – 10:15 am  Congress Photo Session
10:15 am – 10:30 am  Break and Exhibition.
10:30 am – 12:00 am  Keynote Speeches:  President of WAFS Baoyan Liu,  Chief Officers     from FDA and NIH.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm     Lunch Break (lunch not included)

1:00pm — 3:00 pm  Seminars
    (1) Variety of special needling technique lectures and demonstrations

  • 1:00 pm-1:50 pm  Dr. Baoyan Liu
  • 2:00 pm-2:50 pm  Dr. Fuhui Dong

    (2) US China forum of scientific research in acupuncture   
2:50 pm – 3:10 pm  Break and Exhibition
3:10 pm – 5:00 pm  Seminars
    (1) Variety of special needling technique lectures and demonstrations

  • 3:10 pm- 4:00 pm Dr. Wei Tang
  • 4:10 pm-5:00 pm Dr. Jishun Hao

    (2)US-China forum of scientific research in acupuncture (continue)
5:40 pm  Dinner 
7:00 pm  TCMAAA/ATCMA Joint meeting of executive committee members and all specialty committee members.

September 17th, 2017

Morning Sections: 

7:00 am – 8:00 am  Morning exercise: Tai Chi / Qi Gong / Qi acupuncture, Eight Black belt Grandmaster (Dr.Jack Fu)
8:00 am – 9:50 am Seminars
(1)Variety of special needling technique lectures and demonstrations

  • 8:00 am-8:50 am Dr. Fanrong Liang
  • 9:00 am-9:50 am Dr. Weidong Yu

(2)US-China education forum
9:50 am – 10:10 am  Break and Exhibition
10:10 am – 12:00 am Seminars
(1)Variety of special needling technique lectures and demonstrations

  • 10:10 am – 11:00 am  Dr. Decheng Chen
  • 11:10 am – 12:00 am  Dr. Baoku Liu

(2)US-China education forum (continued)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm   Seminars
(1)Variety of special needling technique lectures and demonstrations

  • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm  Dr. Wei Liu
  • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm  Dr. Xiaochuan Pan

(2)Lectures by outstanding scholars of the conference
2:50 pm – 3:20 pm  Break and Exhibition
3:20 pm – 4:10 pm  Dr. Xinru Qian

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm  Closing ceremony
        Commendation, Distribution of Certificates, Farewell

V. Meeting Location, Dates and Time: 

Conference Address:
This Congress will take place in Washington DC in September 16th-17th, 2017.
Meeting Location:
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center
7901 Tysons One Pl, Tysons, VA 22102
Tel: 1-800-233-1234 (code: ATCMA) or 1-703-893-1234

Hotel Regular Rate: $ 159.00 – $ 169.00.
Congress Discount Rate $ 125.00, reservations available before 08/18/2017.
Discount rate rooms are limited, and not guaranteed, even if booked before the deadline (08/18/2017). Please book your room as early as possible. Refer to code: ATCMA when call to book your room.
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VI. Participants and Invitation Letter:
Anyone who is engaged in traditional Chinese medicine, including working in education, research, clinical applications, health, medical equipment providers, Chinese herbal medicine suppliers, other professional experts and scholars, can participate as long as they pay the conference fees.  
If you need an invitation letter to attend this Congress, please specify your requirements for an invitation letter at the time of registration.  Also, please provide contact information (email, phone number and WeChat).  Once the registration letter fee and letter request are received, we will contact you.
If you are an international participant who needs an invitation letter for visa application, please specify your requirements for an invitation letter at the time of registration.  Also please provide contact information and WeChat address.  Once the registration fee, the signed no overstay agreement, and invitation letter request are received, we will contact you.
VII. Registration Fee:
Normal Attendance fee:
Member: $480.00/2 days, $280.00/day
Non-member: $500.00/2days, $300.00/day
Discount price through the end of June
      Member: $ 430/2 days, $ 230/day
      Non-members: $ 450/2 days, $ 250/1 day
Normal Attendance Fee after July 1st
Note: If you are already member of ATCMA, please be sure to log in and register as an ATCMA member for this meeting, so that you can receive the ATCMA discount price. Attendees who need CEU credits should enter their acupuncture license numbers.
Exhibitor Fee:
The exhibitor fee for medical equipment providers and Chinese herbal medicine suppliers: $ 980.00.
Discount price ends on 05/30/2017: $800.00.
Price for advertisers who have signed contracts on ATCMA website and WeChat: $ 700.00.
Exhibitors please also register.  Please provide your company name, contact information (email, phone number, WeChat), etc  Thank you.
For more information about the sponsorship, please see the link here
VIII. Payment Method:
1. Please fill in registration form on the bottom of webpage to pay
2. Money Wiring Transfer:
Beneficiary’s Name: America TCM Association
Beneficiary’s Address: 10333 Seminole Blvd., Suite 5, Largo, Florida   33778 USA
Beneficiary’s Account No.:  229055911556
Beneficiary’s Bank Name: Bank of America
Beneficiary’s Bank Address:
     -For wiring US dollar: 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038
     -For wiring foreign currency: 555 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Bank Code/SWIFT Code:
              -For wiring US dollars: BOFAUS3N
              -For wiring foreign currency: BOFABS6S
3. Pay by Check: make check payable to ATCMA; and send the check to Dr. Jihong Ding at1139 Raritan Road Suite 103, Clark, NJ 07066
Refund Policy:
  • One month in advance of the conference – full refund;
  • Less than one month – no refund;
  • (All refunds are subject to a fee of $ 20.00 – including money wiring transfer, check payments and website payments)
IX. Call for Paper and Paper Requirement:
Scope of Paper Topics: Papers related to traditional Chinese medicine education, research, clinical experience, health, integration of traditional Chinese and western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine legislation are all welcome; papers on subjects related to the themes of the Conference are preferred for compilation into the conference report (1. Forum on scientific research and education between the United States and Chinese; 2. Specialized acupuncture techniques).
Paper Requirements:
Front page should include the followings: paper title, author’s name, address and 300 word abstracts in Chinese or English.
Word document format.
Attach and email paper to: sends e-mail) .   Use “annual meeting papers-author name” as the subject of email, and include author’s name, mailing address, and telephone number in message content.
Deadline: submitted by July 1, 2017 can collect in the proceedings
X. Contact Information:
Venue contact:
Dr. Ji, Bo(phone:301-364-8036; email: sends e-mail)
Dr. Yin, Chengchao(phone:407-256-3542; sends e-mail)
Exhibit contact:
Dr. Shu, Jian (Phone: 315-372-9501; email: sends e-mail)   
XI. Sightseeing Tour:
Washington DC is the capital of the United States and a world-famous tourist destination. There are many opportunities for sightseeing: Capitol Hill, the President’s residence and office – the White House, the Mall, the Reflection Pool, the Washington Monument, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the National World War II Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, National Aerospace Museum, and many other sites in the Washington, D.C. area.  In addition to visiting the Congress, you can also enjoy Washington’s tourism and historical sites.
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XII. We thank the following for their assistance in planning the Congress:
Steering Group Committee  
      Haihe Tian (President of ATCMA)
President of Organizing Committee:
      Hui Wei(Vice President of ATCMA, CEO)
Vice President of Organizing Committee:
      Deguang He (Vice President of ATCMA, President of Anhui University of traditional Chinese medicine American Alumni Association
      Jipu Wen (Vice President of TCMAAA)
Steering Group Members:
      Ying Fan, Jipu Wen, Changzhen Gong, Zhuying Huang, Ning Wang, Scott Si Zhe Lin, Chengchao Yin, Jihong Ding, Wenying Lin, Yarong Wang, Jian Sun, Jian Shu, Yongping Chen, Angus Simmons, Wangyi Jiao, Ming Jin, Guanhu Yang, Chong He, Hui Ouyang, Zhanxiang Wang, Wei Liu, Suhong Xiao, Guixiang Che, Yiqian Shen, Bo Ji, Weiying Zhang, Yanping Gu, etc.
Sponsor Companies:
American Acupuncture Council Atlantic Financial Group, LLC. 大西洋金融集团 Beijing Tongrentang 北京同仁堂 北京玄道堂医学研究院 BIO ESSENCE, CORP. 宝生公司 Blue Light Inc. 美国蓝光公司 C A I 公司 E-Fong Herbs, Inc. 一方公司 FARLONG PHARMACEUTICAL 美国发龙药业  KPC Products Inc. Marathon Ginseng International, Inc. 马拉松参场 南佛州大学孔院 NatureKue Natural Health Center NCCAOM NCG Medical NHC Qualiherb 奇正藏药 Cheezheng Tibetan Medicine (Tibetree INC) Safeconnect Plus TCMZONE, LLC. THE WABBO CO. 华宝公司 UPC Tak Shing Hong

If you are already member of ATCMA, please be sure to log in and register as an ATCMA member for this meeting, so that you can receive the ATCMA discount price. If you are not member of ATCMA yet, welcome to register.
Attendees who need CEU credits should enter their acupuncture license numbers.
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