Conferences & Symposia


 Challenges to Asian Medicines: Drawing a New Big Picture (2024)

Join us in Taibei on Jun. 20-24, 2024!

Official conference website & program

The Joint Conference of IASTAM and ASHM at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, presents an opportunity to take stock of the current state of Asian medicines from a different vantage point, to examine the global flows of medical knowledge, practice and materials, and to provide space for inter- und transdisciplinary research-exchange, to discussing intersections and problems, develop networks of collaboration, exchange and consider how to move forward. It is the encounter of Asian medicines with the wide range of (so called) traditional or alternative medicines in the Western hemisphere, and also the encounter between practitioners of biomedicine and of Asian medicines.

The Joint Conference will gather studies from clinical trial specialists, anthropologists, historians and clinicians, economists and political scientists, conservationists, botanists, translators and more. Panels and Keynote speeches will cover the following fields:

  1. Cultural Heritage of Asian Medicines
  2. Tradition and Modernity of Asian Medicines
  3. Asian Medicines in the Digital Age
  4. The Traditional Medicines of Central and West Asia
  5. Asian Medicines across Borders
  6. Asian Medicine and Global Health Challenges
  7. Environmental Changes, Diseases, and Medicines
  8. Medical Ethics, Health Policies and Education
  9. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  10. Asian Medicines for Anti-Ageing and in Care of the Elderly
  11. Role of Asian Medicines in Treating Severe, Complicated, and Critical Diseases
  12. Integrating Asian Medicines and Modern Medicine
  13. Challenges of Globalization, Standardization and Pharmaceuticalization
  14. Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical studies: Multi-disciplinary approaches
  15. Other Related Topics

Workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Acupuncture – Orthopedics & Traumatology Therapy
  • Body constitution evaluation & Health promotion
  • How to Prescribe for Common Diseases