Dr. Ryan Abbott attended a two day conference in Prague to discuss future collaborations between Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine.
On February 22nd to the 24th, Dr. Ryan Abbott, our Adjunct Assistant Professor and researcher at the David Geffen School of Medicine attended a two day conference in Prague to discuss trans - European collaboration in Traditional Chinese Medicine with China. He attended the conference with Monika Rybicka, who is a medical student at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Monika took part in the center's 4th year medical student course in 2015 and also visited our center as a medical rotator in January 2016. She has been acting as a liaison between our Center and her home institution.
This academic round table, organized under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Health was aimed to review possible synergies between western and traditional Chinese medicine. The host was the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, and the committee on healthcare of the chamber of deputies. Speakers of the event included Judr., Ing. Miloslave Ludvik, MBA, Minister of Health and Prof. Rostislav Vyzula, MD, PHD, Chairman of the committee on healthcare, Chamber of Deputies.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focuses on using various forms of herbal medicine, exercise, massage, acupuncture and dietary therapy to improve patients' health care status. The aim of the conference is to show TCM's relevance in the West, and how it may be used as a complementary approach to Western medicine. The collaboration with Czech Republic to further improve current status of knowledge and understanding of TCM, while allowing added research and testing of acupuncture and herbal medicine. On the last day of the conference, Dr. Abbott and Dr. Rybicka visited the TCM center at the University Hospital Hradec Kralove, which was inaugurated by the Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2016.
The power point presentation linked along with some more photos are at the following website.