23rd Annual Conference on TCVM

Attend clinical research talks, participate in workshops, and network with other TCVM professionals


Conference Overview

The International Conference on TCVM (Annual Conference) has been conducted every year since 1999. It provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts and meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world. The Annual Conference will span over the course of four days, with two days of lectures and two days of rotating workshops held at Chi's Main Campus in Reddick, Florida, USA, from November 18-21 (Thursday to Sunday), 2021.

This year's Annual Conference will offer the following 4-hour workshops:

  • Canine TCVM Pattern Diagnostics
  • Integrative Approach to Feline Medicine
  • Integrative Approach to Behavioral Problems
  • Integrative Approach to Exotic and Zoo Animals
  • Equine TCVM Scanning and Lameness Diagnostics

Main Theme

The main theme for this year's conference lectures is TCVM for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney and Water Element Disorders in dogs, cats, and horses.

The Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM (WATCVM).

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Call for Abstracts

We invite veterinary acupuncture and TCVM clinicians and researchers to submit abstracts related to the main theme - Kidney and Water Element Disorders.

The following topics will be welcomed:

  • Renal failure
  • Cystitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Prostate problems
  • Infertility
  • Endometritis
  • Bi syndrome
  • Wei syndrome
  • Paralysis
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Pediatric medicine
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Presentation Categories and Awards

Submissions may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting an abstract:

  • Clinical Research - any clinically-randomized or retrospective study on the efficacy of TCVM. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • Clinical Application - any new acupuncture techniques, herbal formulas, food therapy recipes. and Tui-na treatments in dogs, cats, or horses. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • How To - clinical tips of how to diagnose and treat a medical condition in dogs, cats, horses, exotic, or zoo animals. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • Case Study - any unique case in a dog, cat, horse, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation.

Each selected 30-minute presentation will be awarded $300 and each selected 10-minute presentation will be awarded $150. The awards will be subtracted from the conference registration dues. A certificate will be awarded to the first-place presenter in each category.

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Abstract Submission

The abstract must include the following items:

  • Title of Topic
  • Name of Author(s)
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Abstract
  • Reference
  • Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Short bio

Please ensure the abstract is:

  • a single-spaced Microsoft Word document
  • no more than 2 pages

To submit your abstract:

  • attach the abstract to an email to chang@chiu.edu
  • use "Abstract TCVM Conference" in the email subject line
  • send no later than 11:59 PM (EST) on February 1, 2021
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Dates and Contact

Important dates to take note of for abstract and presentation submission:

  • March 1, 2021 - Abstract submission deadline
  • March 15, 2021 - Selection notifications sent
  • June 15, 2021 - Final full paper submission deadline
  • October 15, 2021 - Conference registration and PowerPoint presentation submission deadline

For more information, you can contact:

  • Dr. Chang Yu by email at chang@chiu.edu
  • Dr. Lisa Trevisanello by phone 1 (800) 860-1543 extension 421

23rd Annual Conference on TCVM

Presented in English

For veterinarians, veterinary students & their guests


Small Animal Conference Lectures


Equine Conference Lectures



Dr. Xie has 38 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience in veterinary acupuncture and TCVM. He has trained over 10,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM worldwide. Dr. Xie’s education includes advanced training in veterinary medicine, veterinary acupuncture, and human acupuncture. Dr. Xie has authored 20 books and over 100 peer-reviewed papers. His textbooks, including Xie’s Veterinary Herbology, Xie’s Veterinary Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine-Fundamental Principles, have been used for TCVM training programs around the world. Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses and programs at Chi University, serves as a full clinical professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and is an honorary professor at China Agricultural University, South China Agricultural University, and China Southwest University.

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Enrollment Options

Lecture Tracks

Number of Workshops

Schedule & Tuition


Location of class
Chi Main Campus

9650 W Hwy 318

Reddick, FL 32686

Hotel & accommodation recommendations

Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Conference Lectures

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Lectures

Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Conference Lectures

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Lectures

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 90 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 90 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons & Accommodations

Printed Binders


Each Additional Banquet Ticket



Register for the Small Animal track before 04/19/2021


Register for the Equine track before 04/19/2021


WATCVM Member Discount


Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees may register for both tracks and receive a $200 discount. On-site attendees registering for both tracks will attend one track on-site and access the other track online for 3 months after the on-site conference.

You will get 3 months of access to this online course. The course can be accessed through our learning portal.