CFP, ICTAM IX, August 2017 Kiel, Germany: Call for panel proposals

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9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX): 

Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations

August 6-12, 2017

Kiel University, Germany

Call for Panels – deadline August 1 2016

We are inviting submissions of panels for the 9th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicines (ICTAM IX), to take place at Kiel University ( from August 6 to 12, 2017. ICTAM is the leading international conference on the study of Asian medicine, and is organized every three or four years by the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM).

Panel submissions may be submitted by one or more persons, and should take the form of an abstract of 250-350 words outlining the topic of the panel to be submitted by August 1, 2016 to  Panel organizers do not need to provide a list of individual papers or contributors at this stage. Please send also a brief CV for each organizer (half to one page is enough).

Decisions on panels by IASTAM’s Scientific Committee will be announced, and the list of panels made public, by August 15, 2016.  There will then be a call for papers, closing date October 1, 2016. Papers will be invited for panels. Paper proposals not attached to a specific panel may also be submitted. Poster proposals will also be invited. The Scientific Committee will announce decisions on paper and poster proposals by January 15, 2016.

Panel proposals for ICTAM IX are particularly encouraged in the following thematic areas (for further details, see

  1. Encounters, Receptions, Transformations of Asian medicine in Western medical and academic contexts
  2. Ethnobotany, Phytochemistry, Pharmacology and Clinical Studies: Multidisciplinary approaches. Improving the standard of clinical trials.
  3. Politics, Industry, Economics, Global Health, Development
  4. Botany and Conservation
  5. Ageing and Health Care
  6. Translation of Asian medicine into English and other European languages
  7. Practitioners and Academics/Scholarship and Practice
  8. Breath, Spirits, Meditation, Movement Practices
  9. The Traditional Medicines of Central and West Asia
  10. Health Promotion through Asian Medicine

Panel proposals outside these areas are also invited and will be grouped under Miscellaneous and free Topics.

Other features of the conference:

  • Plenary sessions with high-profile international speakers
  • Round Table: Policy Issues: Asian Medicines in Europe
  • Clinical sessions with credit available for medical practitioners
  • Exhibit hall: suppliers of Asian medicines and medical equipment, books on Asian medicine, etc.
  • Excursion to local attractions

Early-career scholars presenting at the conference will be invited to submit written versions of their papers at or after the conference and an award will be made for the paper judged by the Scientific Committee to be of the highest originality and scientific value. The paper will also be published in IASTAM’s journal, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity.

We hope to make available a small number of travel and accommodation fellowships are available for selected participants. The procedure for application for these awards will be made available at a later date.

Organizing Committee: Angelika Messner, Martin Krieger, Michael Stanley-Baker, Geoffrey Samuel