The World Congress of Traditional Medicine and the Academic Annual Conference of International Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine 2015, held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the Convention Center of Brazilian College of Surgeons was attended by several Brazilian and international authorities on 19, 20 and 21 June. Foreign diplomatic representatives and Brazilian politicians, famous speakers of Chinese Medicine and 620 acupuncture doctors attended the event.
The Congress and the Conference had the support of the President of the Republic of Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, who sent a letter formalizing support for the events and wishing great development votes of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Brazil. The Congress and the Conference was presided by Dr. Sohaku Bastos, President of the Brazilian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (ABACO/CBA), Executive Member and Deputy Director of WFAS to Brazil. During the Opening Ceremony, the Consul General of China in Rio de Janeiro, Ms. Li Yanjun; Professor Liu Wei Wang, representative of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS); Dr. Hui Qing, Vice President of WFAS in Brazil and various medical authorities in Brazil were also present.
The Congress and the Conference received an official message of the Minister of Interior, assistant of the President of Brazil, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, which was read at the Opening Ceremony
During the Congress, there were several academic and scientific discussions, encouraging exchanges, increasing the technological level of Chinese medicine professionals. There were also roundtables on Chinese medicine in basic health care and the promotion of TCM for its popularization and development in Brazil to benefit the Brazilian people.
Several experts and scholars of Acupuncture and TCM discussed specific issues on the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Brazil among them treatment of obesity, chronic diseases and health promotion and disease prevention.
During the events, on 19, 20 and 21 June, the Brazilian College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (ABACO / CBA) and the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AMCT) hosted the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), which promoted in the same events the International Proficiency Exam in Acupuncture in the Brazilian College of Surgeons, to 23 Brazilian acupuncturists. During the examination, the candidates respected the rules and concluded the tests successfully.
The Congress and the Conference served to the disclosure of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Brazil. These events helped in the development and played a positive role in promoting Acupuncture, so that more Brazilians accept and recognize the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine in Brazil.
On the 27th and 28th of June, in the Brazilian College headquarters of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (ABACO / CBA), in São Paulo city, along with the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (AMCT) was held the second International Examination Professional Proficiency in Brazil of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS).