On behalf of the Bulgarian Acupuncture Society I would like to invite you to the XVIII ICMART World Acupuncture Congress to be held in Sofia 2016. It was in May 1983 when the World Congress last took place in Sofia with more than 1200 participants from all over the world. Twelve years later, in 1995, an ICMART Symposium was organized in the Bulgarian capital. Our Acupuncture School has a history of more than 50 years and has achieved popularity worldwide.
Bringing the East and the West together, Sofia plays an important role in the transfer and exchange of culture, scientific and medical knowledge. Medical acupuncture is now playing a significant role in the development of integrative medicine.
Our goal in 2016 will be to bring forth and discuss the most recent developments in acupuncture, revealing its significance to the world through scientific discourse.
The word “sophia” means wisdom and I am convinced there is no better place to meet traditional and modern medicine. The Congress will be a place for like-minded people and friends to exchange experience and ideas giving us a chance to reinforce commitment to our common international goals of Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Emil Iliev
Chairman of ICMART Congress