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Kuching to host 9th World Congress of Chinese Medicine

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MoU: Ting (second right) exchanges documents with Tan Chung Siong. — Photo by Grace Kong.

KUCHING: The 9th World Congress of Chinese Medicine will be held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here from Nov 9 to 11.

It is jointly organised by World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, the Federation of Chinese Physicians and Medical Dealers Associations of Malaysia, Malaysian Chinese Medical Association and the Federation of Chinese Physicians and Acupuncturists Associations of Malaysia. The objective of the congress is to allow participants to discuss the contributing factors of traditional Chinese medicine to the harmony of human and nature.

The Federation of Chinese Physicians and Medical Dealers Associations of Malaysia president Ting Ka Hua yesterday said they expected the congress to attract thousands of participants across the globe.

He pointed out that the congress would be a good venue for Chinese medicine practitioners to discuss the latest news in research and development apart from enhancing networking.

“It is indeed an honour for Kuching to be selected as the organising city for the international event,” he said, adding that the event is also recognised by Ministry of Health and other related agencies.

The organisers yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BCCK and UCSI Communications Sdn Bhd on the event at UCSI University Kuching campus here.

Entrance fee is RM1,200 per participant for those who pay before May 30, RM1,500 per participant (before Aug 31) and RM1,800 per participant (after Aug 31).

For exhibition booths, the fee is set at RM5,000 per unit (if paid before Aug 31) and RM6,000 per unit (after Aug 31).

For more information, call Annie Wong at 016-8071143 or 082-577911. Alternatively, email to [email protected] or [email protected]