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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 239-242
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Meeting Report

Thirtieth Annual Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture: IVAS Report

1Department of Animal Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
3China Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

Copyright © 2005 Krishna Kaphle et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

More than 155 participants from 25 countries attended the 30th Annual IVAS Congress, September 8–11, 2004 in Oostende, Belgium. The focus was on veterinary acupuncture (AP) and immunology, and the event was sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). IVAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary AP as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary AP through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary AP and the practice of Western veterinary science, while also noting that the science of veterinary AP does not overlook allied health systems, such as homeopathy, herbology, nutrition, chiropractic, kinesiology, etc. (www.ivas.org).