RCHM CONFERENCE 2021
26th & 27th June 2021
Restoring Rhythm - Gui Lü 規律After a year of extreme disruption, patients and practitioners alike now find themselves in the position of moving back into the world and re-establishing regularity in their lives. The idea of rhythm or regularity (gui lü 規律) is core to health in Chinese medicine, the restoration of which is seen as synchronising our own rhythms with the rhythms of nature. It seems appropriate therefore that the theme of this year's conference should be 'Restoring Rhythm' and helping us and our patients getting back in the swing of things. The conference begins with Associate Professor Winder Zhang and a presentation on how herbal supply is managed in Taiwan. This will not only give us a vision of what herbal supply monitoring can look like in a country with institutional support for Chinese Medicine, but it will also touch upon the current state of the global herb industry. This will be followed by an afternoon focus on 'Long Covid' with case presentations from RCHM members leading into a group discussion. The long term effects of Covid will be seen for many years to come and understanding its various manifestations will be key to helping our patients restore their normal functionality. Our masterclass lecture this year will be given by Robert Helmer on the subject of insomnia and restoring regularity in our day-night cycle. It has been said in Chinese medicine that restoring regular healthy sleep is a precursor to successful treatment of any condition so we are grateful for this opportunity to hone our skills and get better results in this sometimes tricky area. The conference will end with an interactive session on restoring and re-invigorating our practices after this year's disruption. You will have the opportunity to hear from the experience of your fellow practitioners as well as the opportunity to share your own challenges and connect with other members.
Book now for free Long Covid video and other pre-conference materials
All attendees will be emailed a number of materials and resources a few weeks before the conference. - Covid cases from Jade Screen project members - A link to the Long Covid webinar organised by the RCHM last year featuring Andrew Flower, Frances Turner and Martin John If you have a chance to view this material before the conference, you will get the most out of it. Book early to give yourself time.
Free Pre-Conference Talk
Our main speaker on Sunday, Rob Helmer, has kindly offered to give a free pre-conference talk on the subject of 'Stress, Cortisol, Liver Qi Stagnation and its Effect on Sleep'. This will be held on Thursday 3rd June 7-9pm by zoom and will be free for all RCHM members whether you decide to attend the conference or not. You can sign up through the same conference booking form at no charge. This session will provide some useful background knowledge for the main talk on Sunday 27th June.
Annual General Meeting
Please look out for an announcement about the date and time of the AGM soon.
Stress, Cortisol, Liver Qi Stagnation and its Effect on Sleep
Managing the Herbal Supply Chain in Taiwan
TREATING LONG COVID - CASES FROM THE JADE SCREEN PROJECT
Chinese Herbal Medicine and 'COVID-Somnia'
CULTIVATING A SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE - AN INTERACTIVE SESSION
Hear Tips from Other Practitioners
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Exchange Ideas with Fellow Members
9:30am - 10am
Welcome Reception - Zoom meeting open
10am - 12pm
Keynote - Managing the Herbal Supply Chain in Taiwan - Winder Zhang
Case presentations from the Jade Screen Project
Group Long Covid Discussions
Welcome Reception - Zoom meeting open
Chinese Herbal Medicine and 'COVID'-somnia - Rob Helmer - Part 1
Chinese Herbal Medicine and 'COVID'-somnia - Rob Helmer - Part 2
Cultivating a Successful Practice - Group Session
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VIDEO RECORDINGS & REMOTE ATTENDANCE
|RCHM MEMBERS||RCHM STUDENT MEMBERS & NEW PRACTITIONERS|
|Pre-Conference Talk by Rob Helmer (Thursday 3rd June 7-9pm)||FREE||FREE|
|SATURDAY & SUNDAY||£60||£50|