Thank you

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The last guests have left Munich this morning after enjoying a last beer yesterday evening in one of Munich’s beer gardens. After experiencing an exciting ICMART-iSAMS 2018 World Congress on Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques it is time to express our heartiest thanks to you:

  • Many thanks to over 500 active participants on site for joining this extraordinary event which was a big step forward in promoting acupuncture and related techniques worldwide, scientifically, practically as well as politically.
  • Thank you for appreciating and supporting the social and ethical values expressed in the choreography of this congress namely plurality, equality, brotherhood and social engagement.
  • Thank you for celebrating the 40 members of the team on site constituted by DÄGfA tutors, LMU students and KPI staff.
  • Thank you for intensively and silently listening to plenaries and symposia presentations (only one city guide tour was sold during the congress J) expressing respect for the presenters and interest in the topics.
  • Thank you for celebrating our musicians from TrioNeuklang, Honest Talks and Susanne Karl Trio as well as for appreciating Bavarian Goasslschnalzer (whip cracking) and traditional dancers from Nussdorf, Bavaria.
  • Thank you for jumping on the dance floor as soon as the music got started at the Gala Dinner and the Get Together.
  • Thank you for acknowledgments, hearty hugs and all the presents, institutional and personal from you!
  • Thank you for recognizing the support of 12 associated partners namely DGfAN, SMS, DAA, DAG, EUROCAM, ESIM, IFMANT, Med. Ges. für Qigong Yangsheng, ISJKM, NADA, FILASMA and CAMDOC Alliance.
  • Thank you for appreciating exhibition and sponsors.
  • Thank you for enjoying and praising food and drinks supplied by Hilton Munich Park.
  • Many thanks to the print media, television and social networks for paying particular attention to the congress.
  • Thank you for not complaining that finger food ran out during the reception at the Munich Residenz due to an unexpected high number of almost 200 guests.
  • Many thanks to the German National Soccer Team, which was also on site to get ready for the match against France, for showing consideration for congress procedures.
  • Thank you for all your expertise, your emotions and your appreciation!

We hope that you have arrived home safe and sound.


Program ICMART-iSAMS 2018! Download here as pdf: 

Welcome and Invitation

Congress video

The world of acupuncture meets in Munich in September 2018, and you are welcome to join!

The ICMART-iSAMS 2018 will be an extraordinary and unique event, which will bring together the most renowned researchers, health professionals, educators as well as medical students, stakeholders and clinical providers of Acupuncture, TCM and related techniques from all over the world.

Excellent key note lectures, high quality scientific symposia, interactive sessions, video demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions, free oral and poster presentations from sunrise to dawn will ensure your clinical and scientific update on the highest level.

Over and above, it is time to show the power of acupuncture to the world!

Acupuncture, TCM and related techniques need worldwide recognition in health systems, acceptance by policy makers and integration into best clinical practice in order to advance patient care all around the globe. This congress aims to assemble and disseminate the scientific rationale and the mindset necessary to reach this goal.

We invite you to be part of this exciting process, to support and to shape the future of the integration and implementation of Acupuncture and TCM in the medical society.

The wonderful town of Munich will be the perfect place to cultivate and enjoy friendship, to exchange clinical experience, to facilitate the scientific debate and to form networks in a particularly friendly and warm atmosphere.

See you in Munich, the metropolis with heart

Sincerely, your hosts and co-chairs

Dominik Irnich
Munich, Germany
Co-chair LMU
Pan Dong Ryu
Seoul, Korea
Co-chair iSAMS
Hedi Luxenburger
Aachen, Germany
Co-chair DÄGfA
Konstantina Theodoratou
Athens, Greece
Co-chair Icmart