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Chin J Integr Med. 2016 Dec;22(12):947-955. Epub 2014 Jun 18.

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

Author information

1
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305-811, Republic of Korea. drmslee@gmail.com.
2
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 305-811, Republic of Korea.
3
National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, UiT The Artic University of Norway, Troms, 9037, Norway.
4
University College of Health Sciences, Institute of Acupuncture, Oslo, 0855, Norway.
5
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China.
6
Department of Kampo Medicine, Hokusei Hospital, Toyama, 930-0814, Japan.
7
College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan, China.
8
Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Disease, Hospital of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, 130-872, Republic of Korea.
9
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Republic of Korea.
10
College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of Technology, Sydney, Post Box 123, Australia.

Abstract

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

PMID:
24938445
DOI:
10.1007/s11655-014-1833-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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