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The Academic Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine for International Postgraduates



Forum venue: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China


Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies have played a larger role in China’s healthcare system, alongside Western medicine. Academic studies and evidence-based research are essential to its inheritance and innovative development.  

The organizing committee invites international postgraduates (Master and PhD) to submit Full papers to AFTCM 2022. The AFTCM 2022 is the first forum for presenting of original papers on TCM. This forum brings together postgraduates from local and foreign universities. Topics of interest for submission include, but not limited to:

Discover The Topics:

Research progress of academic hot topics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Literature Review) | A comparative study on theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other traditional medicines | Research on development status and localized features of Traditional Chinese Medicine in different countries or territories | Literature research on historical documents regarding overseas dissemination of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Research on the trade of Chinese herbal medicine and cultural exchange along the Silk Road | Clinical research on Chinese Medicine, Chinese materia medica and acupuncture | The latest research progress of acupuncture or non-drug therapy for common conditions | Research progress on pharmacological actions, biological activities and clinical use of common and precious Chinese herbs | Advances in clinical and basic research on classical compound TCM formulas for major, common and frequently occurring conditions |


Language: the paper should be written and presented in English or Chinese.

Presentation & Publication (Full paper): Full paper is requested, at least 6,000 words.

Academic Ethics: Articles submitted to the conference should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the most essential virtue of any academic activity. Hence any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be accepted.

Fill in the attachment format and send it back to by April 10, 2022

Send your full papers by May 20, 2022 to Please name the electronic version of the paper (one copy each in Word and PDF format) as: 'school + name + telephone + thesis title'.

Best Paper Award

The AFTCM will invite an Expert Committee to score candidate papers. The selected papers will be published at the Chinese Medicine and Culture.


First Prize (2 in total), 10,000 CNY each

Second Prize (4 in total), 7,000 CNY each

Third Prize (6 in total), 5,000 CNY each

Other Prizes (11 in total) 2,000 CNY each

Contact Us

Ms Meng Meng

Tel: +86 (021) 51322268


Room No 216, International Cooperation Center

Address: 1200 Cailun Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

Post code: 201203