Largest British acupuncture conference for healthcare professionals

Registration is now open for the British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2010 held at the Royal Holloway, University of London on 11 and 12 September.


This popular annual event will host top international speakers who have travelled from as far as the US, Israel and Europe. The conference is one of Europe's largest professional acupuncture conventions and expected to attract more than 500 acupuncture practitioners, students and healthcare professionals from various healthcare sectors.

Hosted by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and now in its 15thyear, the conference has established a reputation for bringing together the world's leading authorities on acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and facilitating a programme of workshops, discussion forums and interactive sessions.


This year, BAcC will be welcoming 26 guest speakers including Colonel Heather Pickett and Dr Terri Ruitcel from the United States Air Force who will be talking about their experience of using auricular acupuncture for pain relief on the battlefield in Iraq.


Daverick Leggett will be sharing his top tips for healthy eating and discussing the role of an acupuncturist in giving dietary and lifestyle advice. Finally Barbara Kirschbaum will discuss the range of diagnostic tools used by acupuncturists such as tongue diagnosis.


Nigel Kay, British Acupuncture Council conference manager said: 'Each year the conference gets more impressive, attracting many overseas visitors and some of the most respected experts in the field of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, who lead the way with diverse and cutting edge content and debate'


'With an exciting and stimulating itinerary of speakers and workshops, the event will be an opportunity for health professionals to learn more about acupuncture, share skills as well as network with fellow practitioners.'


The programme for the two day event will include a variety of lectures and  exciting seminars sharing the latest evidence-based research as well as student forums, exhibitors displaying the latest products and panel discussions.


A special discounted price of £79 per day is available to all BAcC members. Special discounts are available to other associations. Otherwise it costs £129 a day for non BAcC members.


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