Melbourne Forum of the 13th World Congress of Chinese Medicine “One Belt and One Road” Chinese Medicine Culture Week held at Confucius Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [Time]    2016-12-28 13:52:19 
 

On Nov. 15th, local time, the Melbourne Forum of the 13th World Congress of Chinese Medicine “One Belt and One Road” Chinese Medicine Culture Week was held at the Confucius Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) of Australia.

With the theme of “the spread and influence of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) culture in Australia”, the forum was attended by more than 40 experts from China Academy of Chinese Medical Science, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine,partner institution of the Confucius Institute and other institutions.


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During the event, Dr. Suzy from the TCM Department at the RMIT delivered a report on the TCM education in Australia based on the department. Zhang Yanping, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology gave a lecture on the influence of the TCM culture in Australia. Zhang also briefed on the joint establishment and development of the Confucius Institute by Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine and the RMIT as well as TCM cultural activities between the two universities. Chinese experts discussed with local experts on TCM legislation in Australia, TCM professions, medical insurance and other topics amidst a heated atmosphere.


Doctor Suzy making a report


Director Zhang Yanping making a report

After the forum, the experts visited the acupuncture and TCM teaching classroom and teaching clinic of the TCM Department at the RMIT. George Leonard, the person in charge of the teaching clinic, introduced the operation and patient admission of the clinic as well as the application standard of TCM in Australia to the experts. He also led them to visit the TCM consulting room and the TCM pharmacy, as well as answered their questions.


Doctor George Leonard introducing clinic operation and the patient admission


Attending experts taking a group photo

Experts said that they have learnt a lot and gained an understanding of the TCM development in Australia from this trip. They acknowledged the contribution of the Confucius Institute at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to the promotion of TCM in Australia, hoping that the cultural exchanges on TCM between China and Australia could be further strengthen in a bid to promote the transmission of TCM in Australia.

 
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