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Enactment of Korean Medicine and
Pharmaceutics Promotion Act
The act designed to develop Korean Medicine by
specializing the characteristics and merits to manage and promote
effectively was formulated in Aug 2003. The first independent law on
KM providers the bodies concerned with the statutory authority to
concentrate on supporting and developing it at a government level.
The 2nd Five-Year Comprehensive Plan for Promotion and
Development of Traditional Korean Medicine
The plan for implementing the Korean Medicine and
Pharmaceutics Promotion Act was announced by the Ministry of
Health & Welfare in Mar. 2011. It aims at scientific
development and globalization of KM through advancing medical
care, strengthening the management of herbal medicine,
industrializing and innovating R&D.
The association signed agreements for enhancing the cooperation
and interchanges in the field of traditional medicine with several
Symposiums and Seminars
● National Symposium of Korean Medicine
The national symposium of Korean Medicine has been
held since 1974. The symposium has greatly contributed to the
development of KM by fostering the environment for research
and presentation and it will play a leading role to make KM
advanced further as the evidence-based medicine.
● International Congress of Oriental Medicine(ICOM)
The International Congress of Oriental Medicine(ICOM) is held
every two year under the auspice of the International Society of
Oriental Medicine(ISOM)(website is www.isom.or.kr) established
Distinguished research findings of the field over the world have
been presented and discussed in the congress.