The 37th ICMART World Congress on Medical Acupuncture - 27-29 September 2024 - will take place in South Korea. Organized by the SKOM (Society of Korean Medicine), the themes chosen by our colleagues are: Future of Integrative Healthcare, Convergence of Acupuncture, Medical Science and Technology.
The ICMART World Congress is ‘the place to be’ to exchange knowledge, enhance our professional field and take part in the evolution of medical acupuncture.
During a previous stay –Medical Center, Kyung Hee University - I appreciated the way how Korean doctors integrated in every medical specialty their traditional medicine with the contemporary scientific knowledge.
The trip to the 2024 congress is the opportunity to discover South Korea, a dynamic and high-tech country. Seoul, the capital is a megalopolis constrasting with the countryside: cherry trees, camelias, ginkgos and Buddhist temples…
The island of Jeju-do, where our World Congress will take place, is a « tourist flagship », combining traditional and modern culture, sea and mountains. Autumn is the ideal season to discover South Korea adorned with its most beautiful colors. At the end of September-beginning of October, the Festival of Masked Dances takes place.
Discovering the Korean language and writing (King Sejong the Great, 1443), is part of the journey. Hanja, Chinese characters, are still taught to Korean at school and sometimes useful to distinguish homophones or to add a nuance.
Korean cuisine, different from those of neighboring countries, is rich and offers specific dishes. Among them, Bibimbap (비빔밥), a mixture of vegetables, rice and meat. You should try Kimchi (김치), made of fermented vegetables (especially cabbage). It is very spicy. Consider this dish as a kind of collective, national and daily « herbal » medicine !
The flag of South Korea, also known as Taegeukgi (태극기), has a red and blue Taegeuk in its center (the cosmic forces) and four of the eight trigrams (ba gua, 八卦) set around.
Created in 1882, it highlights Korea's Taoist philosophical foundations.
Welcome to South Korea in September 2024 for the 37th ICMART World Congress.
President of ICMART
Dear Esteemed Colleagues,
On behalf of the Society of Korean Medicine (SKOM), I’m honored to invite you to the 37th ICMART World Medical Acupuncture Congress (ICMART 2024). This event will be held at Shinhwa World in Jeju, Korea, from September 27th to 29th, 2024.
Making its first appearance in East Asia, ICMART 2024 aims to bring together top experts, researchers, and practitioners from across the world for insightful discussions on acupuncture and related techniques. The congress agenda includes keynote addresses from distinguished scholars and presentations on recent research milestones in our field.
Beyond the academic sessions, this congress offers attendees the chance to engage in meaningful dialogue, share knowledge, and establish professional connections. With exhibits from industry-relevant enterprises, attendees will also be exposed to the latest advancements and have the opportunity for extensive networking.
While in Jeju, I encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the island's unique natural beauty and cultural heritage. I believe this atmosphere will serve as the perfect stage for this significant gathering.
We sincerely hope you consider attending, as your participation would greatly enhance the event. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you in Jeju.
Do Young Choi
Chair of The Society of Korean Medicine
Please fill out the following form to contact the ICMART 2024 secretariat.