WELCOME MESSAGE BY
THE CONGRESS CHAIR
Welcome to the 34th ICMART World Medical Acupuncture Congress in Greece, the country of Hippocrates, father of medicine!
Our sincerest wishes that 2021 will prove to be a better year. We can only hope that science advancements and experience will prevail and we will win the present situation, like we did with so many others before.
The present tendency towards a healthier, disease free way of living, infectious or noninfectious in nature, is much stronger than ever – as pointed out by the World Health Organization.
The ancient Greeks first embraced the concept of “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, expressing their perception of medicine combining both physical and mental wellbeing. And what better and most accurate example from the Covid-19 pandemic that “infected” both our body and spirit!
From ancient Greek medicine to “Dreaming of green medicine”, this year’s Congress topic, we aim for prevention and treatments that minimize the negative side effects that affect man and environment.
Congress’s workshops and expert keynote lectures will ensure both clinical and scientific updates of the highest level. Let us all enjoy this journey of scientific stimulation and sharing of ideas and try to recuperate and lay even more stable foundations for the future health threats of any kind.
Looking forward to seeing you all in beautiful Athens, either in person or virtually since we will be hosting the first hybrid ICMART World Congress.
Let’s all take advantage of the great opportunity and despite the obstacles let’s join this amazing gathering in all possible ways offered.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
Chair of Congress
WELCOME MESSAGE BY
THE CONGRESS CO-CHAIR
Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,
These are unprecedented times as our World was in a few weeks turned upside down by an invisible intruder, but we must adapt and continue to be positive and optimistic.
Fortunately, we remained strong during this period, and our members and officers have organized many educational events that have attracted many hundreds of delegates.
We are dedicated in working hard to prepare for the upcoming ICMART 2021 Congress unchallenged by the obstacles and difficulties we currently face, looking forward to the time when the ICMART network can again be together to listen, discuss, argue and exchange ideas.
We are confident it will again be a unique meeting bringing together friends and colleagues within the WORLD MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE community after a long period of absence.
Greece is one of the safest countries in the world and her Capital Athens is the city of life and Culture, quoted by John Milton as “Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence.”
Whether you are a newbie or an old-timer in the city of ATHENS, there are always riveting things for you to experience on a never ending task! From the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill to a quick visit to one of the many famous Museums Temples and revitalizing Sea shores and Beaches, ending through local flavors for a bite in Monastiraki and Plaka.
The Scientific and Organizing Committee is preparing a wide range of topics to appeal to clinicians and researchers. As before, part of the program is specifically designed for young acupuncturists with masterclasses in Clinical Trials aimed particularly at young investigators.
Shortly the first confirmed sessions will be announced, in order to convince you to attend the ICMART 2021 – in person or online from home.
We are very much looking forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you all in person in ATHENS GREECE.
With sincere regards and best wishes,
Co-Chair of the Congress