Academic Program

The main theme of the academic program for the 2019 Symposium is the impact of tai chi chuan on human health.

There will be keynote addresses, small more intimate oral presentations and poster presentations based on original research linking tai chi chuan with health and wellness.  

Call for Abstracts


We invite the submission of abstracts to be considered for poster presentations at the 2019 International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium.  If you are involved in preclinical or clinical research on the effects of tai chi chuan on health and well-being, please consider the possibility of submitting an abstract. 

Abstracts addressing the main academic program theme of the impact of tai chi chuan on human health are particularly encouraged, however submissions from other areas of research involving the practice of tai chi chuan of all styles or other related martial arts are also welcome. 

Posters will be displayed during the entire symposium and submitters whose abstracts have been accepted will be expected to attend the symposium and present their research. A few of the poster presentations will be selected for oral presentation.

Abstracts should include a title of 20 words or less, author information (including e-mail address, institution and country) and a text of 250 words or less written in English with no figures. If the research has already been published partially or fully, please quote the reference of the published paper in the Abstract. Also, please send separately a statement that all authors agree with the publication of the abstract in the Symposium booklet.

Send your abstract to Dr. Dan Shulz at: before January 31, 2019.

Thank you for your contribution to the Academic program of the 2019 International Tai Chi Chuan Symposium.

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The presentations are structured to provide general overviews of the latest research followed by literature review sessions for future proposals and questions from symposium participants.