The International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (iSAMS) was established to provide a platform exchanging information and having discussion between scholars to enhance the quality of Oriental medicine research and to form an international research network. The iSAMS is intended to be a dynamic meeting that focuses on bringing together the most up-to-date information and the experiences of researchers, practitioners in the field of integrative medicine, and the public. The iSAMS has been held yearly on a different continent and is recognized as the premier international conference in the rapidly growing field of pharmacopuncture. Scholars from more than 20 nations have participated in the annual conferences, and over 200 lectures have been given.
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) is a state-run research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT in the Republic of Korea and a national hub of research and development for traditional Korean Medicine (KM). The institute has also been designated as a WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine since 2011.
Korean Website https://www.kiom.re.kr/
English Website https://www.kiom.re.kr/eng/
Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine Society (KAMMS) is a research group of the theory and technology of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, with the aim of contributing to the development of the Korean traditional medicine community.
Projects on the publication and collection of Acupuncture & Moxibustion related journals and books, holding national academic competitions and seminars, and tasks delegated by the academic committee. Other projects concerning the achievement of the purpose of the plenary session shall be designated as the main projects.
Korean Website http://www.kamms.org/
Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute is an authorized academic society composed of Korean Oriental Medical Doctors, to prove scientifically and to systematize academically the excellence and safety of the pharmacopuncture from natural substances.
Korean Website http://mapi.or.kr/
English Website http://www.mapi.or.kr/newHome/main/index_en.html
The KPI was charted in 1990 to govern the safety of Pharmacopuncture and to modernize its clinical applications. Furthermore, a research center with a clean room, 1A Zone, was established for safe production of herbal extracts and for the development of a wide variety of herbal medications. Many researchers are now actively involved in obtaining state-of-the-art data on the safety and the efficacy of pharmacopuncture.
Korean Website http://www.pharmacopuncture.co.kr/