Sept 07: The largest international conference has begun today at the royal institute of management in Thimphu.
An estimated 214 participants from 30 countries are attending the seventh international congress on traditional Asian medicine (ICTAM VII).
According to the organizer of the conference, experts, academicians, private entrepreneurs and practitioners, including 30 Bhutanese, are expected to present their work and discuss Asian and biomedical practices and sciences during the four-day conference.
The conference with the theme “Asian medicines: Cultivating traditions and the challenges of globalization” will also deliberate on anthropology and material culture and law to globalization, feminist and modernization studies concerning traditional Asian medicines.
The first international conference was held in Canberra, Australia in 1979.