JOHOR BARU: The Johor Chinese Medicines, Acupuncture and Orthopaedic Association will organise a three-day First World Federation TCM Minor Invasive Treatment Convention at the Good Hope Hotel in Johor Baru from Aug 10.
The programmes to be held at the convention include a presentation of medical research, a demonstration of medical equipment and a free medical camp.
Association adviser Prof Dr Soo Sheng Ren, who is also also the organising committee chairman, said the Chinese minor invasive treatment has been developed into a new medical field after years of research and experimentation. He said the association was tasked to organise the convention at the invitation of the Heilongjiang Institute of Minor Invasive Medical Science in China.
"Initially, we were quite hesitant to organise such a mammoth event as the field is still rather new. After several discussions among our association members, we find it proper to shoulder the task to organise this international event for the benefits of the medical science development in the country and overseas," he said.
The minor invasive treatment is a method which involves smaller wounds, lesser bleeding and faster recovery.
"This is what both Oriental and Western medical sciences are looking forward to achieve," he said.
Dr Soo urged those Chinese medicine practitioners in the country to participate in the convention and gain the latest knowledge, information and technique through the presentations.
This will be the second time the association is hosting an international event. In 2007, it organised the Sixth World Symposium on Traditional Chinese Orthopaedics and the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Orthopedics meeting.