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The AACMA Annual Report 2012 has now been released. You can access this file via the Publications page of our website or click here for the PDF version.
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Now with the advent of national registration and the recent establishment of an independent Accreditation Committee under the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA), it is time for AACMA to adapt its course approval process to take into account the new regulated environment.
As from 18 March 2013, AACMA ceased its independent/parallel course accreditation processes. Instead AACMA adopted, as AACMA recognised courses, the list of programs of study formally approved by the CMBA for general registration. The updated AACMA Recognised Course List also includes a list of previously approved courses at bachelor degree level that are either discontinued or are in teach-out mode.
The purpose of the AACMA Recognised Course list is to advise prospective students of suitable programs in which they may enrol. For this reason, only those courses at bachelor degree or higher that are currently taking enrolments are included on the AACMA Recognised Course List.
In response to ABC’s Radio Australia’s story Gecko overhunted for Chinese medicine, warn activists (12 April 2013), AACMA wishes to inform the public that to the best of our knowledge and belief, gecko use in Chinese medicine is not a practice in Australia.
Rather, it appears to be a recent practice indigenous to South East Asia and China and the demand appears to be based on hoax claims to efficacy.
Hoax claims are not only a danger to sustainability of indigenous wildlife, but also may result in serious conditions being inadequately treated or not being treated at all.
Reputable Chinese medicine practitioners in Australia adhere to strict guidelines of practice and do not support the illegal use of endangered wildlife, or illegally acquired wildlife product, nor do they support hoax claims about efficacy. Read more...
The Autumn edition of AACMA Member Newsletter, the Jing-Luo, is now available online.
In this issue we feature our reviewed CPD Policy, the updated AACMA-Recognised Course List, details on our AGM in May, plus feature Member-to-Member articles and interviews with familiar faces in the Chinese medicine profession.
Members will receive their hardcopy in the mail very soon. In the meantime, you can download an online version.
It is with great pleasure we invite and welcome you to attend WFAS Sydney 2013, the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) 8th World Conference on Acupuncture.
WFAS Sydney 2013 will be held on 2 – 4 November 2013 at Australia’s Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, located at Sydney’s beautiful, pristine Darling Harbour.
Download the WFAS Sydney 2013 First Announcement, featuring official invitations, preliminary program and plenty more!
Did you know Chinese medicine students can join AACMA as a Student Member for free? Find out more about joining AACMA.