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You snooze, you lose: AACMAC Sydney 2018 Early Bird Registration expires soon! 针灸中医行业年度盛会!早鸟优惠注册不容错过!

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The countdown is on. You can save up to 20% on the full conference fee to attend this year’s AACMAC if you make your Early Bird booking before 16 February 2018!

The Australasian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference (AACMAC) will take place from 18-20 May 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

AACMAC is a premium event presented by AACMA for practitioners, researchers and the profession. It offers an engaging and clinically relevant academic program with practical workshops, industry seminars, and social and networking activities.

AACMAC is featuring renowned international speakers Andrew Nugent-Head (USA) and JulieAnn Nugent-Head (USA), as well as well-received domestic speakers such as Stephen Janz, John McDonald, David Hartmann, Jeff Shearer, and heads of the relevant regulating bodies such as Mark McDonald, branch head of Complementary and Over-the-counter Medicines from Therapeutic Goods Administration; Sue Dawson, Health Care Complaints Commissioner (New South Wales), and Charlie Xue, Chair of Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

Speakers representing TCM universities and training institutes will also be joining the event, including Christopher Zaslawski from the University of Technology Sydney and NSW Chinese Medicine Council; Caroline Smith from the Western Sydney University, Tieguang Richard Gu from the Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tony Zhang from the RMIT University and Emma Iwinska from the Endeavour College of Natural Health.

View the speaker list here, and click here for a list of the final presentation topics. Secure your ticket at early bird rates here.

A bigger community is joining us

AACMA is pleased to announce that the President of the Federation of Chinese Medicine and Moxibustion Association of Australia (FCMA), Professor Tzichiang Lin; the President of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), Peter Berryman; and the director of ATMS, Daniel Zhang have all confirmed their attendance of the official opening of AACMAC Sydney 2018 on Saturday 19 May 2018.

Two optional pre-conference workshops to go the extra mile.

Our esteemed guest speakers Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head will co-coach pre-conference workshops on Thursday 17 May and Friday 18 May 2018.

By attending both the pre-conference workshops and the whole three-day AACMAC, you can easily tick off the annual CPD requirement of 20 points, including the 4 points under the professional issues category.

Click here for more information about the pre-conference workshops, and to make your booking.

Exclusive discounts:

  • Students Members: for discounted rates for AACMA student members, click here.
  • AACMA Fellow Members: 10% off registration fee and the Barbecue Night ticket.
  • AACMA State Committee Members: 10% off registration fee and the Barbecue Night ticket.
  • Delegates who attend both AACMAC 2018 and the pre-conference workshops: 20% off the fee for the pre-conference workshops.

The AACMA Phil Macqueen Memorial Scholarship

Do you know that AACMA student members and first-year practitioners are eligible to apply for the AACMA Phil Macqueen Memorial Scholarship and stand a chance to attend AACMAC 2018? The scholarship will assist the recipient with registration, travel and accommodation to attend the event.

Applications for the AACMA Phil Macqueen Memorial Scholarship close on 15 March 2018. Click here to find out more.

Celebrate with us in the vibrant Sydney!

Party the night away with great food and lots of entertainment in a lovely courtyard at the Barbecue Night, which will take place on the night of Saturday 19 May 2018 during the conference. Unwind with the soulful sounds of a live band, or challenge your mates for a few rounds of table tennis. Tickets for the Barbecue Night are only $65 each for AACMA members at Early Bird rates! Book your party ticket here. (This is a family-friendly social event, and children aged 5 and under get free entry.)

The lights, music and ideas festival Vivid Sydney will take place just a few days after AACMAC 2018, so extend your stay and make the most of your visit to the capital.

For more information about AACMAC 2018, click please visit here or contact the AACMA Events Officer Mia Zhang at