New Association For Good Practice In TCM Research
April 18, 2012
Scientists from Europe and China have officially launched a new association to research traditional Chinese medicines.
AsianScientist (Apr. 18, 2012) – Scientists from Europe and China have officially launched a new association to research traditional Chinese medicines (TCM).
The new association, called the Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM), will help researchers to explore age-old remedies in the search for tomorrow’s new drugs. It also hopes to further understand links between western and Chinese medicines.
King’s College London scientists Dr. Qihe Xu and Professor Peter Hylands were among twelve scientists from seven countries and regions who were elected as Directors of the new Association.
“So far, the 7th Framework Program consortium has engaged more than 200 scientists and clinicians from 112 institutions in 24 countries in discussions about good practice in various aspects of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture research, culminating in recent best-practice guidelines published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology,” said Xu.
Xu explained that the GP-TCM Research Association was founded to promote high-quality evidence-based TCM research, and to promote the sustainable development of TCM research worldwide.
“We believe that the challenges of TCM research can only be solved in an interdisciplinary network, using the most advanced methodologies of the post-genomic era,” said the association’s founding president, Professor Rudolf Bauer of the University of Graz.
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