News (2013).

FCMA Annual General Meeting and Symposium 2013 was successfully held on 6 October 2013

27th October 13

FCMA Annual General Meeting and Symposium 2013 was successfully held on 6 October 2013 in Melbourne with FCMA Board Directors and other 175 participants from states, territories and overseas. FCMA official journal, Australian Journal of Chinese Medicine and Science was launched during the event.

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Seminar 4 2013 Victoria Branch

2nd August 13

Connecting with your patients: Getting your language right

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FCMA Annual General Meeting and Symposium 2013

20th July 13

“FCMA Annual General Meeting and Symposium 2013" will be held on Sunday 6 October 2013 in Melbourne. The purpose of this annual general meeting is to summarise the past year of the Federation. More importantly, our members have been practicing Chinese medicine for many years in Australia and have accumulated rich experience in practice through academic exchanges and other counterparts. We will create a platform of exchange for everyone in their clinical experience and operational skills. During the Symposium section, members can learn from each other thereby enhancing our members' overall academic and professional quality and to serve the public better. Meanwhile, the members also have an opportunity to communicate with the Board Directors of FCMA. Members who participate in the annual meeting can encounter eight hours of formal continuing professional development (CPD).

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FCMA submission on the Health Ombudsman Bill 2013

27th June 13

FCMA is aware that the Queensland Bill is to be presented to the Queensland parliament to broaden the powers of the Health Ombudsman. FCMA is one of the leading Chinese medicine professional associations and represents Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and acupuncturists across all states in Australia and is also a representative body for all Chinese medicine associations in Professions Reference Group established by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). We have reviewed the Queensland Bill and the changes to the powers of the Ombudsman raise serious concerns.

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Seminar in South Australia

13th June 13

Speaker 1: Dr Yifan Yang (NSW)(Part 1 9:30-1:30) 1. Advantages of Chinese medicine treatment of cancer 2. Clinic management Speaker 2: Dr Gloria Chen(Part 2 1:30-3:30) Clinical Prof and Director of Diagnosis Div ( Medical College of Inner Mongolia, China ) Preliminary analysis on the herbal and chemical medicines: inter-reaction and clinical applications

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SEMINAR 3, 2013

27th May 13

The new understanding of using acupuncture for the treatment of depression

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Seminar 2 2013

16th April 13

Topics: Herb-drug interactions and their clinical implications Speakers: Prof Liping Yang (Director, Clinical Pharmacology Division, Beijing Hospital of Ministry of Health, China)

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SEMINAR 1, 2013

22nd March 13

1. How to write a comprehensive Chinese medicine patient record pursuant to the Guidelines for Patient Records 2. How to write up a patient case report for publication

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FCMA was invited to be the first round representing association in the Chinese Medicine profession in Professions Refrence Group (PRG) membership in the Year 2013.

11th March 13

Professions Reference Group (PRG) meeting was organised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and held on the 26th February 2013 at 11.00am in AHPRA's head office in Bourke Street Melbourne. PRG is established by AHPRA to provide a forum for engagement between AHPRA and associations representing the professions in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) about operational issues. Each professional representative had an opportunity to express their concerns and suggestions. FCMA was invited to be the first round representing association in the Chinese Medicine profession in PRG membership in the Year 2013.

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