Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

School of Chinese Medicine

Title

Current research and future directions in pattern identification: Results of an international symposium

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014, Chinese Association of the Integration of Traditional and Western Medicine and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. A symposium on pattern identification (PI) was held at the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) on October 2, 2013, in Daejeon, South Korea. This symposium was convened to provide information on the current research in PI as well as suggest future research directions. The participants discussed the nature of PI, possible research questions, strategies and future international collaborations in pattern research. With eight presentations and an extensive panel discussion, the symposium allowed participants to discuss research methods in traditional medicine for PI. One speaker presented the topic, ‘Clinical pattern differentiation and contemporary research in PI.’ Two speakers presented current trends in research on blood stasis while the remaining five other delegates discussed the research methods and future directions of PI research. The participants engaged in in-depth discussions regarding the nature of PI, potential research questions, strategies and future international collaborations in pattern research.

Keywords

Chinese medicine, international symposium, pattern identification, traditional Korean medicine

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Volume

20

Issue

6

Publisher

Springer Verlag

DOI

10.1007/s11655-014-1833-3

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11655-014-1833-3

ISSN (print)

16720415

ISSN (electronic)

19930402

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