AUSTRIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY for
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
Welcome to ÖAGTCM !
In the last few decades, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
has taken a tremendous upward trend in Europe, and in particular
also in Austria.
The demand for physicians who practise according to TCM methods
is on the steady increase amongst Austrians.
The ÖAGTCM was founded by a team of physicians in December
2004, in order to offer an optimal TCM training programme
to their medical colleagues in Upper Austria.
If it was initially acupuncture which successfully established
itself in the West, today it is much more phytotherapy with Chinese
medicinal herbs, as well as the Chinese dietetics which occupy a
position of central interest.
The following aims, amongst others, are laid down in the statutes
of the ÖAGTCM:
The promotion of knowledge and understanding of the characteristics
of the Chinese diagnostics and Materia Medica through a 3-year
TCM educational programme: The first cycle "Chinese Diagnostics
and Medicinal Therapy" started in September 2005 and consists
of 512 lessons.
Further education and training of physicians in TCM through organizing
events on theory and practice of international standards.
Invitations of internationally renowned speakers to talk about
the following specific areas of expertise, e.g: Western herbs
in TCM, Haematology, Oncology, Special tongue-and pulse-based
diagnostic methods, Classic works of TCM, such as Shang Han Lun,
Wen Bing and much more
International cooperation and collaboration
Representation of professional interests politically
Marketing and public relations
The development of quality assurances measures and guidelines
There is a close cooperation between the ÖAGTCM, the BACOPA
Medical Society and the BACOPA Educational Centre in Upper Austria.
In autumn 2004, the Austrian Medical Chamber (ÖÄK) decided
to establish the ÖÄK Special Diploma "Chinese Diagnostics
and Medicinal Theory". Our educational programme - in
cooperation with the BACOPA EDUCATIONAL CENTRE-BACOPA MEDICAL SOCIETY
- has also been certified for the Diploma. The successful conclusion
of our 3-year Educational Programme provides the basis for the awarding
of the new ÖÄK Diploma.
You may still register for the current further educational programme,
which began in September 2005, or also study only certain further
educational training blocks, which count towards the DFB Further
Educational Diploma of the Austrian Medical Chamber.
We take great care to ensure that our collaboration with the various
Austrian TCM Training Institutes is of the best. As a result of
this accredited hours of study on your part at other certified societies
will count with us towards the final sum of your study hours.
It would give us great pleasure, should our programme be of interest
to you, or should you want to become a member of our society.
May I, in conclusion, wish you great pleasure in your association
with TCM !