2017 International Conference


About the


The 19th Annual International TCVM Conference will be held in down town Toronto, Canada from August 18 to 20, 2017. This will be the first ever Annual Conference to take place in Canada. The main theme of this conference will be TCVM for geriatric, pediatric, rehabilitation, and terminal life care. This International TCVM Conference is co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM and Chi Institute. 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 with Chinese medicine. Additionally, TCVM practitioners and research scientists from around the world are invited to speak about their clinical experiences and research findings. You won't want to miss out on this educational experience.

Main Theme of 2017 Conference:

  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric 
  • Rehabilitation
  • Terminal Life Care

Conference Dates and Location:
August 18-20, 2017 Hosted in Toronto, Canada 
Conference will take place at the Westin Prince Toronto
Address: 900 York Mills Road Toronto, ON  M3B 3H2 Canada
Web: westin.com/prince
Phone: 1 416.444.2511

For phone-in reservations, please note that reservations must be made by July 17, 2017.  Reservations may be made by calling 416-444-2511 or through 1-888-627-8550.  Guests should refer to the “Chi Institute” to receive the group rate.

Conference Cost:
  • Super Early Bird Special (register by Dec. 15, 2016 for $170 discount): $725.00*
  • Early Bird Special (register by June 1, 2017 for $100 discount: $795.00
  • Advanced Registration: $895 (register by July 18, 2017 to save $80).
  • Regular Registration: $975 (registering after July 18,2017)

Registration fee is due upon registration and includes: Breakfast and lunch during conference, free parking and WiFi.

Conference registration cancellation policy:

Date of cancellation request                                          Applicable fees:

June 1, 2017 or earlier                                                      No charge/Full Refund (4% credit card refund fee applies)

June 1 – July 18, 2017                                                     $250 cancellation fee charged

July 19 - August 3, 2017                                                 $500 cancellation fee charged

August 4-18, 2017                                                           $700 cancellation fee charged

Call for Papers


We are very pleased to invite TCVM practitioners and clinical researchers to submit abstracts of a presentation for the 19th International Annual TCVM Conference held in downtown Toronto, Canada from August 18 to 20, 2017. The main theme of this conference will be TCVM for geriatric, pediatric, rehabilitation, and terminal life care. This International TCVM Conference will be co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM and Chi Institute.

Presentation Categories

You may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting your abstract.

  • Clinical Research including any study on efficacy or safety/side effect 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 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 of dogs, cats or horses. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • A Case Study including any unique or special case study of dogs, cats, horses, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation.


Presentation Awards

Each selected presentation will be awarded $300 for 30-minute, and $150 for 10-minute presentations. The awards will be subtracted from the conference registration dues. The detailed information on this conference can be found at www.tcvm.com. A certificate will be awarded to the first place recipient in each category.


Abstract Format

The abstract must be submitted in a Microsoft Word document, single-spaced, and no more than two pages in length.  Abstracts may be sent by e-mail as an attached document 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



Your curriculum vitae (Resume)

E-mail your Word Document as an attachment to lisa@tcvm.com.  Abstracts must be received electronically no later than 11:59 PM (CDT) on December 1st, 2016.  You will receive notification by e-mail that your abstract has been received.  Please advise if the acknowledgement is not received within 5 days of submission.  Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed by January 1st, 2017.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2016
Selection notifications sent: January 1, 2017

Whole paper submission deadline: March 1, 2017

Conference Registration deadline:  May 1, 2017
PowerPoint presentation submission deadline: June 1, 2017

For More Information

For additional information please contact lisa@tcvm.com or call 1-800-891-1986 extension 421