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November 19 - 22, 2020 

22nd Annual International Conference on TCVM Overview

The 2020 Annual International Conference on TCVM will take place on the Chi Institute US campus in beautiful Reddick, Florida on November 19th to 22nd, 2020. The conference theme will center around Gastrointestinal 

and Hepatobiliary Diseases in Dogs, Cats & Horses. Past conferences have been hosted in China, Spain, and Canada as well as 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.


Main Theme of 2020 Conference: 
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases in Dogs, Cats & Horses

Conference Dates:
November 19 - 22, 2020 

Location: 
Reddick, Florida

Co-sponsor:
World Association of TCVM

Workshops:
A. Clinical Veterinary Ozone Therapy
B. Integrative Approach to Behavioral Issues
C. Integrative Approach to Exotic Animals
D. Equine TCVM Scanning and Lameness Diagnosis

Call For Abstracts 

We are very pleased to invite veterinary acupuncturists and TCVM clinicians and researchers to submit abstracts for presentation during the 22nd International Conference on TCVM (ICTCVM) on Nov. 19-20, 2020. This exciting conference will be held at the Chi Institute campus in Reddick, Florida USA. 

Presentation Categories

Submissions may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting an abstract.

  • Clinical Research including any study on the efficacy or safety/side effect(s) 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 treatments 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, horses, or exotic and zoo animals. This is a 30-minute presentation. 
  • A Case Study including any unique or special case in a dog, cat, horse, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation. 

Presentation Awards
Each selected 30-minute presentation will be awarded $300 and each selected 10-minute presentation will be awarded $150. The awards will be credited to the conference registration fee and the presentation will be published on the annual conference proceedings. A certificate will be awarded to the first-place presenter 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 email 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
  • Abstract
  • Reference
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume) 
  • Short bio


Attendees of the 2018 Conference in Florida.


Lecture Hall from the 2017 Annual Conference in Canada


Entertainment and dinner banquet of the 2017 Conference.


Attendees of the 2016 International Conference in China.

Please email the abstract with above information in a Microsoft Word document as an attachment to chang@tcvm.com. Abstracts must be received electronically no later than 11:59 PM (EST) on January 31st, 2020. You will receive notification by email that your abstract has been received. Please advise if an acknowledgment is not received within 5 days of submission. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be emailed by February 28th, 2020.

Important Dates

  • January 31, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • February 28, 2020: Selection notifications sent
  • May 31, 2020: Whole paper submission deadline
  • September 30, 2020: Conference registration deadline
  • September 30, 2020: PowerPoint presentation submission deadline

For More Information
For additional information please contact chang@tcvm.com or call 1-800-860-1543, extension 421.