ISJKM organizes own international symposia and workshops, and organizes the Society's participation at relevant international research conferences.
Upcoming: the 6th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine
Christ Church College, Oxford University, Oxford in the UK
Friday 22nd – Saturday 23rd September 2023
After postponements due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce the 6th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine in Oxford!
The Symposium will be held on Friday, the 22nd and Saturday, the 23rd of September 2023.
Call for Abstracts
Abstract submission is now open! We welcome abstracts on different fields of Japanese Kampo Medicine. Please follow the abstract submission guidelines below. The main abstract text should not have more than 300 words. All contents should fit on one A4 page. Examples are also given below. You can use the examples as templates:
Please submit your abstract via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly indicate in your email if you prefer oral presentation or poster presentation, however, due to time limitation oral presentation cannot be guaranteed.
The abstract deadline is May 15, 2023!
Registration and Accommodation Booking now open!
Symposium registration and the booking procedure for accommodation directly at the venue Christchurch College is now open! Please click at the link
The regular symposium fee includes full catering on Friday Sept. 22 and Saturday Sept 23.
The dinner on Friday will be held at the historic Great Hall of Christ Church College which inspired the creators of the Harry Potter films and became the model for Hogwarts!
The dinner event on Saturday evening will take place outside at Cherwell Boathouse, an idyllic countryside location by the river with music. Bus transfer to and
from the restaurant is included in the fee.
When you click the link for registration and accommodation booking you are requested to fill in personal information on each ticket. This is a necessary procedure, because some participants may purchase the ticket through their institution and the invoice info may differ from the personal info of the symposium fee and the room.
Looking forward to meeting you all in September in Oxford!
The 5th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine
took place on September 6 – 7, 2019 in the Welfenschoss Castle in Hann. Münden near Göttingen,
– also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of ISJKM –
Connecting Tradition, Scientific Evaluation and Individual Patient Care
With 80 participants from 10 countries this one and a half day symposium highlighted recent advances on all major aspects of Japanese Kampo Medicine including historical and education topics, basic and clinical research results, and international developments.
New were workshop sessions on Friday afternoon including a clinical teaching session "Meet the expert" followed on Saturday by plenary oral presentations.
Please see attached the Symposium Brochure with Program and Abstracts:
Cooperation Partners of the 5th ISJKM Symposium
The 4th International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine
took place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Hotel Maritim pro Arte in
The Title was:
Highlights of Japanese Kampo Medicine:
Tradition, Modern Evaluation and Comprehensive Patient Care
The one day symposium with 80 participants from 12 countries highlighted recent advances in all major aspects of Japanese Kampo Medicine including historical, preclinical, and clinical features. Japanese acupuncture and combined therapy of herbal medicine and acupuncture was also covered in presentations.
Leading experts from Japan and the West in this field discussed and shared their clinical
Cooperation Partners of the 4th ISJKM Symposium:
3rd International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine
The third international symposium on Kampo Medicine was held on Friday, June 19, 2015
in Vienna, Austria at Hotel de France.
The title of the symposium was:
Highlights of Japanese Kampo Medicine: Traditional Knowledge, Modern Research and Clinical Practice
Cooperation Partners of the 3rd International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine:
2nd International Symposium for Japanese Kampo Medicine
The second international symposium on Kampo Medicine was held on Wednesday,
April 10, 2013 in London at Asia House, New Cavendish Street.
The title of the symposium was:
Japanese Herbal Medicine (Kampo Medicine): Bridging Tradition and Modern Health Care
Program and Abstracts:
Our symposium was a cooperating event for celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Japan-British relations: www.japan400.com
ISJKM acted as participating organization at the
8th Annual Congress of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR)
at the Institute of Education, London from April 11-13, 2013.
This first international symposium on Kampo Medicine was held on Friday, November 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany and was organized by the International Society for Japanese Kampo Medicine (ISJKM). There were 80 participants from all over the world. The title of the symposium was:
The Value of Japanese Kampo Medicine from an International Perspective: Evidence from Research and Clinical Practice.
Dr. H. Reissenweber, President of ISJKM
Private Clinic for Japanese Medicine, Graefelfing, Munich and
Competence Center for Complementary and Natural Medicine, Technical University of Munich
Technical University of Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar
Ismaninger Strasse 22, 81675 Munich, Germany
In 2010, ISJKM organized a Preconference Workshop on Kampo Medicine in cooperation with the
5th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR) at Tromsoe, Norway
on May 18, 2010.
Main topic: Japanese Kampo Medicine from an International Perspective: Challenges of Research and Clinical Practice.