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ICTAM – VI, 27-30 April, 2006,University of Texas at Austin,U.S.A.

Total of 65 scholars & practitioners presented their work. Participants came from all over the globe representing India, Japan, China, Bhutan, Mongolia, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Belgium & the United States.

The theme of the congress was Sense & Substance in Traditional Asian Medicine, and many of the papers were devoted to the senses such as vision, hearing and the sense of touch in different medical contexts (such as prognosis & diagnosis) & sensory perception.

The congress featured 19 organised panel sessions & workshops. The presentations were drawn from various disciplines of study including the history of medicine & medical anthropology and from specific areas of practice, including Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Unani & other Asian medical systems. The Indian group had two predesigned symposia.

Prof. Basham medal for the year 2006 was awarded to Prof. Zheng Jinsheng of the Research Institute for the History of medicine & medical literature, China Academy of traditional Chinese medicine, Beijing & Dr. Narendra Bhatt, Ayurvedic Consultant from Mumbai, India for their contributions to the development of Asian medicine.

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