Record numbers attend British Acupuncture Council conference

More than 500 acupuncture practitioners, students and healthcare professionals will be descending on the Royal Holloway, University of London on 12 and 13 September for one of Europe's largest professional acupuncture conventions.


Hosted by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and now in its 14th year, the conference has established a reputation for bringing together the world's authorities on acupuncture and facilitating a programme of workshops, discussion forums and interactive sessions.


This year, BAcC will be welcoming guest speakers such as Debra Betts from New Zealand who will be talking about supportive care in early pregnancy and the potential for integration within clinical practice; Thomas Lundeberg from Sweden who will share his understanding of the application of acupuncture to deal with stress in clinical practice; and Professor George Lewith from the University of Southampton who will discuss what makes acupuncturists good clinical practitioners.


Nigel Kay, British Acupuncture Council conference manager said: 'Each year the conference seems to get larger, attracting some of the most respected experts in the field of acupuncture, as well as many overseas visitors - in 2008 alone, more than 15 countries were represented!


'The demand for places meant that we relocated the event to the Royal Holloway last year and we are delighted to be returning again this year with an exciting and stimulating itinerary of speakers and workshops.'


The programme for the two day event will include sessions which share the latest findings and ideas on pregnancy, IVF, stress, treating teenagers, knee pain, adrenal fatigue as well as student forums, exhibitors and panel discussions.


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