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2017/03/08

Sad news from Hungary: Dr. Stephen Pesztenlehrer HMAA President (1992-2003), ICMART President (1996-1998) has passed away

Dr Pesztenlehrer

Sad news from Hungary:

Once again, the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association is in mourning.

Dr. Stephen Pesztenlehrer, "Pista," has died at age 77, HMAA Vice President (1990 – 1992), HMAA President (1992-2003), ICMART President (1996-1998) and honorary associate professor.

Dr. Pesztenlehrer spearheaded the first ICMART Congress in Budapest in 1992.  He was renown for his insights, sage advice, experience, keen insights and ability to communicate difficult and delicate information with clarity and grace. Deeply religious and exhibiting a quiet and dignified strength, “Pista” was devoted to his patients and to his wife and children. 

The passing of this extraordinary man is painful, not only for his family, but for Medical Acupuncture community as well. He will be missed.

2017/03/02

Announcement of 5th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium - IASY 2017 in Athens

Welcome to the 5th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!

Dear friends and colleagues,
the Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece organizes the 5th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium in Athens, on the 24-25 June 2017.This year’s symposium is focused on pain. All forms of pain affect personal life quality, productivity, effectiveness and even economy in a wider sense. Acupuncture is widely used on pain treatments, acute or chronic, physical or psychological. According to modern science, acupuncture stimulation can actuate widespread brain regions, largely overlapping with the neural networks for both pain transmission and perception.The congress program will contain multiple lectures and workshops concerning acupuncture clinical applications and current scientific research on our field.
Physicians, biologists, physicists and psychologists from Greece and other countries will discuss how to provide a therapeutic opportunity for a complete pain treatment and thus improve health.
We will be delighted if you join us in this interesting scientific quest.
Dr. Konstantina Theodoratou MD, MSc, Med.Psych, AABMRC Fellowship,
President of ICMART,
President of SAMAG
Chair of the Symposium

www.acupuncturesymposium.com

2016/11/09

Brazilian Medical Acupuncture Congress took successfully place with ICMART representatives

Several interesting topics were presented and discussed during the Brazilian Medical Acupuncture Congress; Brazilian specialists and international guests offered conferences about topics concerning research and clinics, traditional and neuro-functional acupuncture.
Among these conferences we mention "Effects of Acupunture in Micro-circulation" by Chen Chao-Tsung from Taiwan, "Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in Chronic Diseases" by Dr. Francisco Lozano from México, "Acupunture & Blood Donation" by Dr. Tomas Dawid from Uruguay, Legal Aspects by Dirceu de Lavor Sales, from Brazil and "Acupuncture in the prevention of chronic pain" by Dr. Konstantina Theodoratou. 
Eight Workshops and a special Simposium about Pain also took place.
The complete program can be seen in the attached files.
2016/10/22

Congress report and pictures from ECIM 2016 - hosted in Budapest

Congress report

ECIM 2016 Budapest

APPLICATION OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN MEDICINE

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIST CONFERENCE IN BUDAPEST

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE - THE FUTURE STRATEGY

Budapest has hosted an important medical conference in mid-September. The prominent professionals of integrative medicine the first time met with their Hungarian colleagues at ECIM 2016 conference. Prof. Dr. Gabriella Hegyi became a Hungarian member of this prestigious professional organization, in recognition her work of professional foundation of TCM physician, wide range familiarization of western and complementary medicine, organization and practical implementation of high-quality medical training.

There cannot be another way of effective healing and prevention of diseases in the world, than by knowing all the various-minded treatments and choose the best methods and procedures for responsible application. But for this the first step is to get to know and understand all kind, whether they are few thousand years old, and then they should be harmonized with the modern theories and technological knowledge. This is the base of modern medical-healer approach, about what more than 32 countries’ three hundred scientists, researchers and practical specialist exchanged their experiences in Budapest ECIM conference in mid-September. The European Association for Integrative Medicine had its first Central and Eastern European event in Budapest. Hungary won the right of organizer among numerous other candidates, this choice is in recognition of the high-quality medical-healing work going on in the country and represent the trust in the future scientific implementation of integrative medicine. The Hungarian president and organizer of the conference, Dr. Gabriella Hegyi, professor of Dietetics and Complementary Medicine Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Pécs, founder and Professional and Strategy leader of Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pécs, president of the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association emphasized: the meeting confirmed those evidences, which are essential to be extensively known and disseminated for the daily healing work. Not the disease, but the patient should be treated in individually tailored way and by a multi-disciplinary approach, which means it is our duty to research these new ways, get to know their mechanism of action by the instrument systems of integrative medicine. Several international professional authorities attended to the conference, including Mr. Alojz Peterle, Co-Chair of European Parliament’s Health Workgroup, WHO Representative, Professor George Lewith from England, Professor Dominik Irnich from Munich, excellent lecturers from University of Iran, professors in the field of Ayurveda from India and others. Message of the Chinese Nobel Prize winner Professor Youyou Tu was about that she was examining recipe from year 200 AD and found those active agents, which can be used against malaria. Others have also confirmed that it is worth to examine centuries-old remedies, analyzing them by today modern technology may give such knowledge, for what previously we could not build. The participants were able to study many excellent practical examples. At the Anesthesiology Department of Munich University is running a complex pain management clinic, where in addition to the western medical tools they are also apply personalized herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and manual therapies treatments. The integrative medicine is successfully used in other countries as well. “It became certain, that the developed health care systems are also in need of the hidden potentials and resources of integrative medicine, which can be applied in legally regulated and medically-grounded frameworks” – said Professor Dr. József Betlehem, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs. “More and more obvious that a multilateral approach and treatment of diseases can become the XXI. century’s new healing strategic direction, with the following important elements: personalized treatment and shaping of a positive lifestyle to improve life quality” – emphasized Professor Hegyi, who has outstanding merits in Hungary on the professional foundation of TCM, wide range familiarization of western and complementary medicine, organization and practical implementation of high-quality medical training. The Yamamoto Institute established by her is an exemplary medical institute in Central Eastern Europe for 30 years. As recognition of all her work she got elected the member of international leadership of the European Association for Integrative Medicine. The congress was organized by Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pécs and the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association. (ECIM 2016, Budapest, 11.09.2016 press release)    

More details, program and pictures here: www.ecim2016budapest.com

2016/09/22

IV. International Acupuncture Congress of CMAESP - São Paulo Acupuncture Medical College 29th-30th October, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2016/08/19

Austrian Acupuncture Society (OEGA) now in the Spotlight

Take a look how Austrian Acupuncture Society (OEGA) is presenting itself here

2016/08/15

President of the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association is hosting the European Congress of Integrative medicine - ECIM 2016

more details see: www.ecim2016budapest.com

Dear ICMART members,
We are delighted to announce the next scientific conference which will be placed in Budapest, where the ICMART 1992 and 2008 was organized.
Do you remember?
We are waiting all of you, who is interested in different topics, workshops and exiting programs. 
The ECIM 2016 Congress involves more interesting topics like Bi-Digital O-Ring Test lectures and SYmposium, Hungarian Medical Acupuncture and Association Annual Symposium (XXXI).  
We are looking to seeing you in Budapest!
Warmest regards
Gabriella Hegyi 
President
Prof. Dr. habil. Hegyi Gabriella MD.PhD.
Pécs UNiversity- PTE ETK Dietetikai Komplementer Medicina Tanszék
2016/08/10

9th ECIM - European Congress for Integrative Medicine takes place 9-11th September 2016 in Budapest

more details see: www.ecim2016budapest.com

Dear ICMART members,
We are delighted to announce the next scientific conference which will be placed in Budapest, where the ICMART 1992 and 2008 was organized.
Do you remember?
We are waiting all of you, who is interested in different topics, workshops and exiting programs. 
The ECIM 2016 Congress involves more interesting topics like Bi-Digital O-Ring Test lectures and SYmposium, Hungarian Medical Acupuncture and Association Annual Symposium (XXXI).  
We are looking to seeing you in Budapest!
Warmest regards
Gabriella Hegyi 
President
Prof. Dr. habil. Hegyi Gabriella MD.PhD.
Pécs UNiversity- PTE ETK Dietetikai Komplementer Medicina Tanszék

 

2016/06/20

Presenting the Young Scientist's Travel Award Winners - ICMART Congress 2016, Sofia

Peter Krüger, Germany
ACUPUNCTURE RANDOMIZED TRIAL FOR PREVENTING TEST ANXIETY

Victoria Sandoval-Eslava, Mexiko
HYPOGLYCEMIC EFFECT OF ZUSANLI (E36) IN A MOUSE MODEL OF STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETES TYPE 1

Milagros Garcia-Ormaechea, Spain
EVALUATION OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT FOR XEROSTOMIA

Young Scientist Award 2016

2016/06/15

German Medical Acupuncture Association (DAEGfA) has a new board

Daegfa Board 2016

Priv-Doz Dr Dominik Irnich, MD, President
Gabriela Huemer, MD, Vice-President
Sabine Schirl, MD, Head of the Education Unit
Dr Klaus Trinczek, MD, Head of Education Unit
Hedi Luxenburger, MD, Treasurer
Stephan Allmendinger, MD


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