Welcoming Remarks
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Dear distinguished delegates at home and abroad:

The 10th World Integrative Medicine Congress will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan from December 21 to 25, 2022, with sponsorship from Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, undertaken by Sichuan Association of the Integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu Integrated TCM & Western Medicine Hospital, and Hospital affiliated to Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and supported by Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, Sichuan Cancer Hospital, Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital of Panzhihua, and Sichuan Integrative Medicine Hospital. The Congress is themed on "Interdisciplinary Integration to Promote Innovative Development in Integrative Medicine".

The 20th CPC National Congress was successfully held this year, which coincided with the 5th anniversary of the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Party and the state have placed significant priority on integrative medicine, aiming to advance its development and cultivate related talents based on the law. As one of the highest-caliber academic events that presents the knowledge and wisdom of integrative medicine, the World Integrative Medicine Congress has tremendously encouraged international academic exchanges of integrative medicine and research of integrative medicine in China since its inception in 1997, dedicating to the inheritance and innovation of traditional Chinese medicine, the protection of people's lives and health, and the building of a healthy China.

The Congress will gather academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering, as well as esteemed domestic and international experts in integrative medicine to give keynote reports and themed reports on the development trends, research results, and innovation trends of integrative medicine. It seeks to advance interdisciplinary integration in the era of big data and safeguard global health together in the post-epidemic era. The Congress will set up one main venue, special sessions on clinical medicine, pharmacy, and youth forum, as well as 9 sub-venues. It will also present the latest practices and developments of integrative medicine over the last few years, explore the in-depth integration of frontier interdisciplinary technologies with integrative medicine, discuss the standardization of clinical diagnosis and treatment pathways for diseases where integrative medicine has shown a pronounced advantage, and share opinions on basic research, clinical practice, efficacy evaluation, discipline development, personnel training, policy and theoretical research, as well as the translation and application of integrative medicine.

Chengdu has been hailed as a land of abundance with verdant natural beauty and home to many outstanding people. We are sincerely expecting your visit to Chengdu, a well-known capital of culture along the Silk Road, to participate in our academic feast of integrative medicine!



Chen Xiangmei

President of Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine

December 2022