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August 30 to September 2, 2019 

21st Annual International Conference on TCVM Overview

The 2019 Annual International Conference on TCVM will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Shanghai, China on August 30 to September 2, 2019. The conference theme will center around TCVM for dermatological and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, cats and horsesPast conferences have been hosted in China, Spain, Canada and the USA. This International TCVM Conference is hosted by the Chi Institute and co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM. The Annual TCVM Conference has been conducted every year since 1999. It provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts, meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world, and enjoy hands-on experience in TCVM. Additionally, TCVM practitioners and research scientists from around the world are invited to speak about their clinical experiences and research findings.

We are now accepting papers and abstracts to be presented during the 21st Annual Conference. If you are interested in participating, please read the section below, Call for Abstracts, carefully.

Main Theme of 2019 Conference:
TCVM for Dermatological and Immune-mediated Diseases in Dogs, Cats and Horses

Conference Dates:
August 30 - September 2, 2019 

Shanghai, China

World Association of TCVM


August 31 - September 2, 2019: Shanghai, China (during the TCVM Conference) for guests of attendees
September 3-6, 2019: Hangzhou, China (post conference tour) for attendees and guests
September 6-11, 2019: Yichang, China (post conference tour) for attendees and guests

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Attendees of the 2016 International Conference in China.

Call for Abstracts 
We are very pleased to invite TCVM practitioners and clinical researchers to submit abstracts for presentation during the 21st International Conference on TCVM (ICTCVM), held at Shanghai, China, from August 30 to September 2, 2019. The main theme of this conference will be the TCVM for dermatological and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, cats and horses. This International TCVM Conference will be co-held with the first China Clinician’s Conference on TCVM (CCC-TCVM) and co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM and Chi Institute.

Presentation Categories
You may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting your abstract.

  • Clinical Research including any study on efficacy or safety/side effect of any TCVM therapeutic, clinically randomized and controlled studies, or a retrospective study of a series of cases of a disease or syndrome. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • Clinical Application including any new acupuncture techniques/methods, herbal formulas, or Tui-na/food therapy in dogs, cats or horses. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • "How to" including pearls and clinical tips of how to diagnose and/or treat a disease or medical condition/syndrome in dogs, cats or horses. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • A Case Study including any unique or special case study in dogs, cats, horses, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation.

Presentation Awards
Each selected presentation will be awarded $300 for 30-minute and $150 for 10-minute presentations. The awards will be subtracted from the conference registration dues. A certificate will be awarded to the first place recipient in each category.

Abstract Format

The abstract must be submitted in a single-spaced Microsoft Word document and must be no more than two pages in length. Abstracts may be sent by e-mail as an attachment identified as "Abstract TCVM Conference" in the e-mail subject line. The abstract must include the following items:

Title of Topic

Name of Author(s)

Mailing Address

Telephone Number

Email Address



Your Curriculum Vitae (Resume)


E-mail your Word Document as an attachment to Abstracts must be received electronically no later than 11:59 PM (CDT) on December 31st, 2018. You will receive notification by e-mail that your abstract has been received. Please advise if the acknowledgement is not received within 5 days of submission. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed by February 1st, 2019.


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2018
Selection notifications sent: February 1, 2019

Whole paper submission deadline: April 1, 2019

Conference Registration deadline: June 1, 2019
PowerPoint presentation submission deadline: July 1, 2019


For More Information

For additional information please contact or call 1-800-891-1986 extension 421.