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2019 Annual Conference

21st Annual International Conference on TCVM Overview

The 2019 Annual International Conference on TCVM will take place in the beautiful and historic city of Shanghai, China on August 30 to September 2, 2019. The conference theme will center around TCVM for dermatological and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, cats and horses. Past conferences have been hosted in China, Spain, Canada and the USA. This International TCVM Conference is hosted by the Chi Institute and co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM. 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 in TCVM. Additionally, TCVM practitioners and research scientists from around the world are invited to speak about their clinical experiences and research findings.

Main Theme of 2019 Conference: TCVM for Dermatological and Immune-mediated Diseases in Dogs, Cats and Horses

Conference Dates and Location:

August 31 - September 2, 2019 
August 30, 2019: Optional Local afternoon tour and welcome banquet dinner

Shanghai, China

August 31 - September 2, 2019: Shanghai, China (during the TCVM Conference) for guests of attendees
September 3-6, 2019: Hangzhou, China (post conference tour) for attendees and guests
September 6-11, 2019: Yichang, China (post conference tour) for attendees and guests


August 29-30, 2019
Airport Pickup at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

August 30, 2019
Optional afternoon local tour and welcome banquet dinner

August 31, 2019


Opening Ceremony and Greetings from Leaders (Ministry of Agriculture, CAU, WATCVM and Ruipeng)

TCVM for the Treatment of Pruritic Canines

Dr. Huisheng Xie

TCVM for the Treatment of Erythma

Dr. Hsiang-Tan Lin (Taiwan)

Clinical Application of the TCVM Balances Among the Patient, Caregiver and Environment for the Treatment of Skin Conditions in Dogs

Dr. Hsiang-Tan Lin (Taiwan)

TCVM for the Treatment of Mange and Demodex

Dr Han-wen Cheng (Taiwan)

New TCVM Concept on How to Treat Skin Conditions in Dogs and Cats 

Dr. Wen-Hsien Kuo (Taiwan)

 PM TCVM Dermatology-Avoid Common Mistakes and Improve Clinical Outcome Dr. Ron Koh (USA)
Top Herbal Formulas for Dermatological Conditions  Dr. Mitsie Vargas (USA) 
How to Use the Balance Method Distal Acupoints to Treat Skin Conditions Dr. Antonio Alfaro (Costa Rica) 

TCVM Dermatology: Balance Homemade Food Therapy Made Easy

Dr. Ron Koh (USA)

TCVM Food Choice for Canine Dermatitis

Dr. Shu Dai (China)

A Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Approach to Treating Skin Masses in Horses: 2 Cases

Dr. Judith Saik (USA)

TCVM Rounds

Dr. Aituan Ma (China)

September 1, 2019


TCVM Approach to Immune-Mediated Disease

Dr. Huisheng Xie

Case Study for Canine Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Dr. Huisheng Xie

TCVM for Treating Autoimmune Diseases of Skin

Dr. Ron Koh (USA)

TCVM for Treating Immune-mediated Polyarthritis 

Dr. Ron Koh (USA)

TCVM Longterm Management of Immune-Mediated Cytopenias (IMHA & IMTP)

Dr. Ron Koh (USA)


Case study: IMHA

Dr. Mushtaq Memon (USA)

The Use of Yi Guan Jian In Management of Canine Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Chronic Nonregenerative Anemia: Case Report

Dr. Richard E. Palmquist (USA)

Use of TCVM for the Treatment of Erythema Multiforme Complex in a Dog

Dr. Jenny Liu (USA)

The Integration of TCVM and Rehabilitation for the Treatment in Severe IVDD & Immune-mediated Polyarthritis Cases 

Dr. Ching-Ming Liu (Taiwan)

Herbal Solutions for the Treatment of Stomatitis and Gingivitis in Small Animals 

Dr. Tatang Cahyono (Indonesia)

 Sinonasal Aspergillosis in Golden Retriever

Dr. Kaori Kanemitsu (Australia)

TCVM Treatments on a Golden Retriever Infected by Canine Distemper Virus 

Dr. Zhibin Guan (China)

Four Equine Skin Case Studies

Dr. Carole Holland (USA)

TCVM and Rehabilitation for Facial Paralysis in Horses

Dr. Jose Zilberschtein Juffe (Spain)

Study In The Measurement Of Acute Stress In Normal Beagle Dogs Through The Use Of Wireless Sensor Technologies In Acupuncture Sessions

Dr. Jose Zilberschtein Juffe (Spain)

Prophylaxis and Treatment of Chinese Herbs on Bovine Reproductive and Obstetrical Diseases

Dr. Mu Li (China)

Acupuncture Treatment of Infertility in a Mare: a Case Report

Dr. Yuan Zhou (China)

Updated Regulations on Equine Sports

Dr.Silvia do Valle (USA)

Calcinosis Cutis: Canine Case Study 

Dr. Lorena Lloret (Spain)

TCVM Rounds

Dr. Aituan Ma (USA)

September 2, 2019


Enhancing the Effects of Acupuncture Needling by the Active Release of Emotional Blockages in Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Charlotte MacFarlane (Canada)

Top 5 Tips of my 50-year TCVM Clinical Experience

Dr. Jingrong He (China)

How I Approach TCVM with a New Patient

Dr. Irwin Ruderman (USA)

Golden Needle Wang Le Ting- Exploring the Usage of Acupuncture Points at the Back

Dr. Chan Kok-Kiong (Malaysia)

Effect of Acupuncture on GI motility

Dr. Aituan Ma (China)

A Randomised and Controlled Study of the Efficacy of Yin Qiao San Combined with Antibiotics compared to Antibiotics alone for the treatment of Feline Upper Respiratory Disease

Dr. David Hirsch (USA)

Retrospective evaluation of implant acupuncture (gold bead implantation) in dogs and cats with spondylosis deformans

Dr. Erol Güçlü Gülanber (Tukey)

Coxofemoral Pain Relief and Joint Mobility Efficacy Comparison Between Electro-acupuncture and Laser acupuncture in Canine Degenerative Joint Disease Dr. Pitchayanin Chomsiriwat (Thailand)
Combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Iontophoresis for Treatment of Chronic Progressive Cervical Intervertebral Disk Disease in a Dog  Drs. Jiahao Lin (China)

Acupuncture treatment of hind limb paralysis in rabbit: a case report

Dr. Yihan Li (China)

TCVM Approach to Neurological Disorders caused by Seawater Intoxication in a Dog

Dr. Kai Fan (China)

Acupuncture treatment for Kidney Yin and Qi Deficiency DJD in a senior German shepherd

Dr. Ying Quan (China)

Integrative TCVM Approach to Feline Excessive Grooming

Dr. Lorena Lloret (Spain)

Analgesic Effect of Electroacupuncture in Dogs Undergoing Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery 

Dr. Lorena Lloret (Spain)

Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Complementary Treatment with TCVM and Nutrition Therapy 

Dr. Michelle Tilghman (USA)

Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Controlled by Classical Formulas 

Dr. Chien-Min Lien (Taiwan)

The Effect of Electro-Acupuncture and Acupuncture at ST-1, ST-2, ST-36, and SP-6 on Intraocular Pressure of Normal Male Beagle Dogs 

Dr. Sakyeng Shin (South Korea)

Review of the Pharmacological Nature of Glucocorticoids  from the Perspective of  Traditional Veterinary Herbology and Reasonable Clinical Application 

Dr. Moosook  Kang (South Korea)

The Integration of Essential Oils in my TCVM Practice 

Larry McCaskill (USA)

TCVM Treatment of a Severe Bacterial Infectious Pneumonia Case caused by Canine Parvovirus – An Isolated Clinical Case 

Dr. Yadong Sun (China)

Treatment of Retained Placenta in Dairy Cows: Comparison of a Systematic Antibiotic with an Orally Administered Herbal Powder based on TCVM 

Dr. Dongan Cui (China)

Clinical Trial on Targeted Delivery of Doxorubicin-loaded Cockle Shell-derived CaCO3 Nanoparticles on Dog Bearing Solid Tumor 

Dr. Abubakar Danmaigoro (Nigeria)

TCVM Rounds

Dr. Huisheng Xie (USA)

Conference, Tours and Accommodations

Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2019*
Conference for Attendees
Conference with Double Occupancy Room $1550 $1,150 (early bird rate)*
Conference with Single Occupancy Room $1790 $1,390 (early bird rate)*
$70 Discount for Active WATCVM Members
Conference fee includes:
  • Airport pickup at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) on Aug 29th and 30th, 2019, complimentary local tour on the afternoon of Aug 30th, 2019 for conference attendees and tour A attendees
  • Lodging at a 4- or 5-star hotel and three meals a day
  • Conference proceedings book and notes
  • Learn TCVM updates and clinical pearls from renowned TCVM experts from around the world

*Save $400 when registering by Feb 18th, 2019
*Save $300 when registering by Mar 18th, 2019
*Save $200 when registering by May 31, 2019

 Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2019
Tour A in Shanghai for guests
   Tour A and Accommodations for guests with Double Occupancy Room $1,250
   Tour A and Accommodations for guests with Single Occupancy Room $1,490
Sept 3-6, 2019
Tour B in Hangzhou, China
​Tour B and Double Occupancy Room $1,350
Tour B and Single Occupancy Room $1,590
Sept 6-11, 2019
Tour C in Yichang and Shennongjia, China
Tour C and Double Occupancy Room $1,950
Tour C and Single Occupancy Room $2,310
*must register for Tour B if registering for Tour C

    Aug. 29-30, 2019: Airport pickup
    Aug. 30, 2019: Registration and local tour

Important Dates and Discounts

Feb 18, 2019: $950 deposit per person due for early registration rate: $1,150.
Feb 18, 2019: Last day for early registration rate of $1,150 ($400 discount).
Mar 18, 2019: Last day for advanced registration rate $1,250 ($300 discount).
Mar 18, 2019: Full payment due 
May 30, 2019: Last day for discounted registration rate $1,350 ($200 discount)
June 1 - Aug 29, 2019: Regular registration rate $1550.
$70 discount for active WATCVM members
After Aug 16, 2019 NO REFUND. 


You may enroll in the Annual Conference through our convenient online registration system below:

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You may also download and fill out a hard copy registration form that you can mail or fax to us for processing.  Select the registration form you wish to download below: