54th TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2023
54th TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2023
54th TCM Kongress Rothenburg 2023
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FAQs

Do you have additional questions about the TCM Kongress Rothenburg?

Here we have compiled the most frequently asked questions for you and provide you with answers.

If there are still any questions left, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will find all the contact details of our congress organisation under this link.

You are also welcome to ask a question on our Facebook page, which we will answer there if possible.

General questions (programme, certification, wishlist, etc.)

Do I get continuous professional education credits? Are there already confirmed certifications for any associations?

Participants in the TCM Kongress Rothenburg will receive a general confirmation of participation automatically by e-mail approx. 1 week after the congress.

If you are a member of the AGTCM, your AGTCM continuous professional education points will be credited automatically.

For credits for alternative practitioners of the BDH (Bund Deutscher Heilpraktiker), please request your certificate after the congress by e-mail (teilnehmer(at)tcm-kongress.de) from event lab. GmbH.

Get an overview of the certifications for continuous professional education credits:

Confirmed certifications:

  • ABORM - American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine
  • AGTCM - Fachverband für Chinesische Medizin
  • ASA - Assoziation Schweizer Arbeitsgesellschaften
  • BDH - Bund Deutscher Heilpraktiker
  • FNMTC - Fédération Nationale de Médicine Traditionelle Chinoise
  • NCCAOM - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • NVA/Niederlande - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Acupunctuur
  • NVTCG Zhong - Dutch Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • TCM Fachverband Schweiz - (formerly SBO TCM) (Certification number 23145, group 1)

Certifications applied for:

  • ACI - Acupuncture Council of Ireland (7 points per day)
  • BLÄK - Bayerische Landesärztekammer
  • EMR - ErfahrungsMedizinisches Register
  • EUFOM - Belgische Beroepsfederatie van Acupuncturisten
  • FH - Freie Heilpraktiker e.V. 
  • HSCM - Hellenic Society of Chinese Medicine
  • IRCHM - Irish Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • NNH - The Norwegian Association of Natural Medicine
  • O.T.T.O. - Italian tuina-qigong and oriental techniques practitioners
  • PA - Association of Acupuncture Practitioners
  • PTTMC - Polish Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is my "wishlist" and why is it helpful?

In your personal wishlist you can compile a list of the courses that are most interesting to keep a better overview.

To do so, click on "Add to wishlist" or click the heart symbol. You will find these buttons in every yellow course box in the programme.

If you create a user account for the wishlist, the courses will be saved permanently. On your next visit, you can call up your saved list again and continue editing, adding or removing courses -from your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Of course, it is free of charge for you and saving the courses is completely non-binding.
Without a user account, the courses will only be saved locally on your computer, provided you allow cookies.

Please note: Lectures in the congress planner are your personal wishlist. A reservation for courses will only happen through the booking process in the next step.

Very convenient - the courses are listed according to days. This makes it easy for you to pick out the most interesting courses from the large selection.

You do not have any login data yet? Please click on this link to create a new account.

Have fun browsing!

 

How do I know what kind of treatment the course covers?

Generally, we endeavour to obtain information on the types of treatment from the speakers as early as possible.

You will find the most detailed information about your course in our programme. Each speaker should have provided the following information there:

  • Types of treatment (acupuncture, drug therapy, Tuina, etc.)
  • Practical experience (all levels of experience, beginner or advanced)

In which language will the course be held?

Both on the web programme and in the printed programme book, you will find a note for each course stating in which language it will be held and into which target language it will be translated.

Example:
Congress opening EN [DE]
This means that the opening will be held in English [EN] and translated into German [DE].

How do I know if a course is already fully booked?

All changes to the programme can be found on our website.

It is best to check our web programme regularly to see if there are any changes or fully booked courses.

What about the recordings of the courses?

We will record some of the courses on-site which will be on sale via our media library later after the congress.

You can see which courses will be recorded by the camera symbol in the programme.

 

 

Will there be an exhibition?

Yes, there will be an exhibition with many great discounts for participants on-site again.

For the exhibition in the Theatersaal at Wildbad, we are working on a safe hygiene concept so that a lively exchange and strolling can take place.
You can check out here, which exhibitors will be on-site.

Will there be an online exhibition?

No, as we are planning an on-site congress there will be no online exhibition.

Questions about registration

I read the ticket price for AGTCM members is the cheapest. What is the AGTCM, what are the other benefits of a membership and what are the costs?

The AGTCM is the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin" (Association for Classical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Click here to go to the AGTCM website, where you will find interesting information for therapists and patients.

Membership in the AGTCM costs 200 Euros per year. If you are not yet a member, you can save up to 300 euros by booking a 5-day ticket, which is considerably more than the annual fee.

But even if you are already a member of another association, AGTCM membership is worthwhile.

If you only do one further training at one of the AGTCM cooperation schools, for which you pay reduced fees as an AGTCM member, you would have already saved more than the annual membership fee.
Click here to go to the information page about the cooperation schools with contact details and an overview of where the schools are located. The schools are located in all directions of Germany, often close to the border and therefore also interesting for therapists from our neighbouring countries.
The AGTCM cooperation schools offer the highest quality standards in TCM training, many of the international lecturers who also hold courses at the TCM Kongress Rothenburg teach at these schools.

Further advantages:

The AGTCM offers its members:

  • Representation of their professional interests in public, professional world and politics.
  • The opportunity to actively participate in shaping the politics of the association and the profession.
  • Legal advice on TCM-related questions in the respective profession.
  • Billing advice on questions about fees for non-medical practitioners.
  • Reduced fees for participation in the annual TCM Kongress Rothenburg.
  • Connection to international professional organisations such as the ETCMA and the WFAS in the TCM network through the membership of the AGTCM e. V.
  • Discounted participation in training and further education events of AGTCM cooperation schools.
  • Discounted participation in study trips to the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • Free participation in regional quality circles.
  • The purchase of information material on TCM and practice management at cost price.
  • Free subscription to the professional journal "Qi" published by "VSM Verlag".
  • Professional and political information through newsletters.
  • Communication platforms via quality circles and forums on our website.
  • The cost-effective creation and management of a website in our therapist web project.
  • Naming of all AGTCM members on a therapist recommendation list on the internet.
  • Maintenance of an internal credit system to document the continuing education of our members.
  • Discount on the AGTCM annual subscription to the video media library of naturmed-tv. For more information, please click here.

Have a look at the AGTCM website and read about the many advantages. You will also find all the registration documents there.

 

I am a member of a European Chinese Medicine Society - do I get a discount?

We have several cooperations with the societies that are members of ETCMA. As a member of one of these societies you will receive a special discount on the registration fee.

To find out if your society is a member of the umbrella organisation ETCMA, click here:
www.etcma.org/find-a-member

By the way, an additional membership in the AGTCM is also worthwhile for you. If you only take one further training course at one of our AGTCM cooperation schools, for which you pay reduced prices as an AGTCM member, then you have already saved more than the annual membership fee in most cases.
For more information, see the FAQ item "I read the ticket price for AGTCM members is the cheapest. What is the AGTCM, what are the other benefits of a membership and what are the costs?".

You can find an overview of the prices and conditions on our homepage.

I don't have that much money, but I would like to attend the congress. Can I work as a course tutor or camerawomen/cameramen?

The TCM Kongress team is looking for your active support as course tutors and camerawomen/cameramen to ensure that the largest TCM congress in Europe runs smoothly.

We are looking for course tutors for:

  • the admission control at the beginning of the courses and after the breaks
  • supervising the speakers
  • checking the course equipment 
  • counting the participants

We are also looking for camerawomen/cameramen to film the courses.

We offer you a compensation for your work as a course tutor or camerawomen/cameramen. For organisational reasons, these compensations cannot be offset with the registration fee. Therefore, please book and pay for the congress ticket and your desired course. Payouts for course tutors will be made separately on-site at the end of the congress.

As a course tutor, you will supervise your booked course. The earlier you register for a course, the safer you can be that there is no other course tutor already.

If you are interested, please contact Alexander Kaymer (Course Tutor Management) kursbetreuer(at)tcm-kongress.de.
Please note that Mr Kaymer is only responsible for course tutors.
For further questions, please contact support(at)tcm-kongress.de.

Click here to see the page with the contact persons.

Can I directly book courses from my wishlist?

No, in your personal wishlist you can compile a list of the courses that are most interesting to you to keep a better overview. These courses are not yet booked!

To add them, click on "Add to wishlist" or on the heart symbol. You will find these buttons in every yellow course box in the programme.

In your user account you can now find an overview of your favourite courses. The courses can only be booked and paid via the registration form.

Have you forgotten your access data? Then please click on this link and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Have fun browsing!

How to understand the bookings of the individual courses?

All on-site courses of the TCM Kongress Rothenburg must be booked in advance! Due to the planning security, you must choose a binding booking for your desired course when registering.
A rebooking of the courses is possible for an administration fee of 15.00 Euros.

Despite your booking, please be present 10-15 minutes before the course start. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that admission is no longer possible after the start of the course and your reservation will be forfeited. It is possible to change courses on-site, as long as there are frr places in the couses.

All on-site courses have a limited number of participants. Please be quick and save your spot. The courses will be fully booked within a short time.

There is no claim for participation in a specific course or no reduction of participation fees if a course has to be cancelled. The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme.

Unfortunately I cannot particpate. How do I cancel?

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to event lab. GmbH.
Cancellations are free of charge until 8 March of the current congress year.

Please note that cancellations received betwenn 8 March and 8 April of the current congress year will be subject to a processing fee of 50% of the participation and social programme fees. Full participation fees will be charged for cancellations after 8 April.

However, for a processing fee of 15.00 Euros, the registration can be transferred to another person at any time. 

Questions on the on-site congress

How do I get to Rothenburg and where can I find accommodation?

All information about our venues and their addresses, as well as all information about travel and contacts to accommodation can be found here.

For all information about Rothenburg and accommodation please contact the Rothenburg Tourismus Service:

Rothenburg Tourism Service
Marktplatz 2, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Telephone: +49 (0)9861/404-800
Fax: +49 (0)9861/404-529
E-mail: info(at)rothenburg.de
Internet: www.rothenburg-tourismus.de

For opening hours see their homepage.

Is there a bus shuttle to the city?

During the TCM Kongress Rothenburg, a free shuttle service, made possible by the support of the town of Rothenburg, will be provided for participants between the conference venues.

The shuttle bus will run between the various conference venues in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening. Please consider walking between the Wildbad and Mehrzweckhalle takes about 20 minutes.

The departure times will be published here shortly before the start of the congress and timetables will be posted at the bus stops.

How and when do I get my congress documents? Where do I register first on-site in Rothenburg?

Approx. 1 week before the congress, you will receive an e-mail with your individual badge code. Please bring this code on your smartphone or printed with you to Rothenburg. You can scan the code on one of our self print terminals in the Wildbad, Reichsstadthalle oder Mehzweckhalle to receive your name badge.
Please note, that your congress documents will not be sent by post anymore.

With your name badge you can go directly to your course.
At a central point in the Wildbad, there will be a bag counter, where you can collect your congress bag with the congress planner (with all important information on event rooms and times) and further information.

Please visit the registration counter in the Congress Centre Wildbad only in case of urgent cases and rebookings.

Where will my course take place and when should I be there?

The respective course venue will be shown in our programme from around mid-April. We update this programme daily, so check again at short notice before or during the congress before the start of the course to see if there have been any changes.
On-site you will receive our congress planner with your congress bag, where all venues and rooms as well as the course times are listed.

With your course documents you will receive your name badge and an overview of your booked course. You can go directly to the course with these documents.

Please be there 10-15 minutes before the course starts so that we can ensure a smooth entry with security and spacing arrangements. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that once the course has started, it is no longer possible to enter and your reservation will be forfeited.

We would like to point out that there is a limit to the number of participants for all courses and that we expect most of them to be fully booked on-site.

Will there be practical courses?

Yes, we are planning practical acupuncture and tuina courses as well as practical demonstrations by the speakers.

How do I get the handouts for my course?

No printed handouts will be distributed during the entire congress!

If a handout is provided by the speaker, please print it out on your own for your booked cours and bring it with you to the congress.
There won't be handouts available for all courses, so please check regularly before the congress to see if a handout is available for your courses.

It is best to bring the handouts on your tablet or e-reader if you have one of these devices. This saves paper and protects the environment.

1 to 2 weeks before the congress we will add the handout section on our website. Once the day arrives, you will receive an e-mail with the access data to download the handouts independently.
For a printout on-site there will be a processing fee per handout!

Is there a hygiene and safety concept for the congress?

Yes, we take care about your health and safety!

As the organiser, the AGTCM creates a concept that complies to the current regulations.
So that you can enjoy a carefree and safe stay at the TCM Kongress Rothenburg, we recommend that you find out about the current regulations and recommendations before your visit. For everyone's health, we recommend wearing a face mask, that you test yourself regularly and ask you to stay away from the event if you feel ill.

What is it about working as a course tutor or camerawomen/cameramen?

The TCM Kongress team is looking for your active support as course tutors and camerawomen/cameramen to ensure that the largest TCM congress in Europe runs smoothly.

We are looking for course tutors for:

  • the admission control at the beginning of the courses and after the breaks
  • supervising the speakers
  • checking the course equipment 
  • counting the participants

We are also looking for camerawomen/cameramen to film the courses.

We offer you an compensation for your work as a course tutor or camerawomen/cameramen. For organisational reasons, these compensations cannot be offset with the registration fee. Therefore, please book and pay for the congress ticket and your desired course. Payouts for course tutors will be made separately on-site at the end of the congress.

As a course tutor, you will supervise your booked course. The earlier you register for a course, the safer you can be that there is no other course tutor already.

If you are interested, please contact Alexander Kaymer (Course Tutor Management) kursbetreuer(at)tcm-kongress.de.
Please note that Mr Kaymer is only responsible for course tutors.

Click here to see the page with the contact persons.

After the congress

How do I get my certificate of attendance?

Participants in the TCM Kongress Rothenburg will receive a general confirmation of participation automatically by e-mail approx. 1 week after the congress.

If you are a member of the AGTCM, your AGTCM  continuous professional education points will be credited automatically.

For credits for alternative practitioners of the BDH (Bund Deutscher Heilpraktiker), please request your certificate after the congress by e-mail (teilnehmer(at)tcm-kongress.de) from event lab. GmbH.

Get an overview of the certifications for continuous professional education credits here.

Can I buy recordings/course videos?

Yes, some of the speakers will also offer their courses for sale this year after the congress.

You can buy them via the naturmed-AGTCM media library or Net of Knowledge and its sales partners.

See our media library here.

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