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Call for Abstracts

We are very pleased to invite veterinary acupuncture and TCVM clinicians and researchers to submit abstracts for presentation during the 23rd International Conference on TCVM (ICTCVM), held at the Chi University campus in Reddick, Florida, USA, from November 18-21 (Thursday to Sunday), 2021.

The main theme of this conference will be “TCVM for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney/Water Element Disorders in Dogs, Cats and Horses.” Any papers including renal failure, cystitis, urinary tract infection, intervertebral disc disease, prostate problems, infertility, endometritis, and Bi syndrome, Wei syndrome, paralysis, geriatric, and pediatric medicine will be welcomed. In addition, 5 workshops (Integrative Approach to Feline Medicine, Exotic and Zoo Animals, Behavioral Problems, Canine TCVM Pattern Diagnostics and Equine TCVM Scanning and Lameness Diagnostics) will be offered.  

Presentation Categories

Submissions may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting an abstract.

  • Clinical Research, including any study on the efficacy or safety/side effect(s) 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 treatments 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 in dogs, cats, horses, or exotic and zoo animals. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • A Case Study, including any unique or special case in a dog, cat, horse, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation.

Presentation Awards

Each selected 30-minute presentation will be awarded $300 and each selected 10-minute presentation will be awarded $150. The awards will be subtracted from the conference registration dues. A certificate will be awarded to the first-place presenter in each category.

Abstract Format

The abstract must be submitted in a single-spaced Microsoft Word document and must be no more than two pages in length. Abstracts may be sent by email as an attachment 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
  • Abstract
  • Reference
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  •  Short bio

Example “Dr. Huisheng Xie is the president and a professor of Chi University, Florida, USA. He received a BS-Vet Med in 1983 and a master’s degree in veterinary acupuncture in 1988 in China, and a Ph.D. from University of Florida. In 1998, Dr. Xie founded the Chi University in Florida to train veterinarians in acupuncture, herbal medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na.”

Email your Word Document as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Abstracts must be received electronically no later than 11:59 PM (EST) on February 1, 2021. You will receive notification by email that your abstract has been received. Please advise if an acknowledgement is not received within 5 days of submission. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be emailed by February 15, 2021.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2021

Selection notifications sent: March 15, 2021

Final full paper submission deadline: June 15, 2021

Conference registration deadline: October 15, 2021

PowerPoint presentation submission deadline: October 15, 2021

For More Information

For additional information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-800-860-1543, extension 421.