2nd Conference for Wildlife Protection in TCM Announcement - 2024

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2024
Location: New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mineola, New York

(Event will be simultaneously live-streamed on Zoom)

For those whose time zone is prohibitive, a Zoom recording will be sent out to all registrants after the event

Co-Chairs: Yemeng Chen, Ph.D., L.Ac & Lixing Lao, Ph.D., L.Ac
CEUs: 7 (NCCAOM and CAB) available

For those not seeking CEUs, the event is FREE

$70 registration (for CEU eligibility)

Call for Abstracts: Submit to wildlifeprotectionintcm@gmail.com. Deadline April 1st

At this year's conference, worldwide experts will share experiences in the Chinese Medical Practice that are successful without use of endangered wildlife products. The diverse group of international speakers includes educators, researchers, practitioners, and herbal manufacturers from around the world. Topics covered include cancer treatment, herbal applications in hospital settings, cardiovascular treatments, herbal substitutes for endangered species and Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage).

Black-bellied pangolin
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), wildlife products have been prescribed in China for a long history and consumed by the public as medicinal ingredients. Certain wildlife species are now on the edge of extinction due to such demand. The positive image of TCM has been seriously distorted by illegal use of endangered wildlife in Chinese herbal products. A famous ancient TCM practitioner, known as “King of Chinese Medicine,” Sun Si Miao (581-682, Tang Dynasty) stated in his well-known classic “Da Yi Jing Cheng” 《大医精诚》: “Physicians sometimes treat diseases with animal products. However, both human and animals cherish their lives. To treat human using animals is against the principle of saving live. Therefore, I don’t use animal production in my prescriptions.” TCM professionals are an important intermediate actor in the wildlife consumption chain as they can directly communicate with consumers and guide consumption behaviors. We encourage all the TCM practitioners to join us to protect wildlife from use in TCM practice and publicly voice our concerns stating that we are against any illegal use of endangered wildlife in TCM.
Supporting Organizations
  • Co-Sponsor: New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM)

  • Co-Sponsor: Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM)

  • Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY)

  • American TCM Association

  • Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture (ACAHM) & Herbal Medicine

  • American Academy of Health & Wellness

  • American Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

  • American CM Association

  • American CM Society

  • American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)

  • American TCM Society

  • Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)

  • California Acupuncturists United Association

  • California University Silicon Valley

  • Chinese Herb Trade Association of America

  • Chinese Medicine Luobing Society of America

  • Chinese Pharmaceuticals (HK) Co., Ltd

  • Chongqing Kinbear Biological Technology Co., Ltd

  • Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)

  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (CCAHM)

  • E-Fong Herbs

  • Five Branches University

  • Florida Acupuncture Association

  • Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM RA)

  • Mayway Corporation

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

  • National Federation of Chinese CM Organizations (NFCTCMO)

  • NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University

  • PuraPharm International Company

  • Research Centre for Chinese Medicine Innovation (RCMI), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)

  • Su Wen Herbs

  • Sun Ten

  • TCMzone, LLC

  • Tianjiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Treasure of the East)

  • United Alliance of New York State Licensed Acupuncturists

  • University of Hong Kong, School of Chinese Medicine

  • World Traditional Medicine Forum (WTMF)

  • Young Acupuncturists Association of America