This tour takes you on a journey through China’s history, culture and medicine. From imperial Beijing journey onto the Silk Road city of Xi’an. Travel by high-speed train into Sichuan and the city of Chengdu, known for its arts, cuisine, teahouses and pandas. Take a train to Chongqing and embark on a three-night cruise along the great Yangtze River, past some of China’s most stunning scenery. The tour ends in the dynamic city of Shanghai.
The tour will also examine health care in China and the challenges posed due to its rapid economic development and the legacy of the One Child Policy. The visits include a city teaching hospital, a private clinic and, by way of contrast, a community paediatric clinic. Learn how the NGO sector works on a visit to the La-La-Shou Children’s Centre and see how Chinese Medicine is used on a visit to a traditional hospital. The tour will also examine how Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine are integrated in practice in China.
Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM is a general practitioner with many years of clinical experience with an emphasis on lifestyle, preventative and integrative medicine. Vicki was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to integrative medicine, to health practitioner standards and regulations, to medical education, and to the environment.' Vicki holds three adjunct Associate Professorial positions at La Trobe University, the University of Western Sydney, NICM and with Monash University. In 1992 Vicki founded the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), and served as the founding president until 1998, then serving on the board until 2012. Vicki continues to play an active role within the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has published numerous articles in a wide range of medical journals and public magazines. Vicki is co-author of the textbook A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine(Publishers Elsevier). Vicki also lectures regularly and has spoken at numerous medical and public conferences on the doctor-patient relationship, holistic medicine and evidence based Integrative Medicine, lifestyle and non-drug approaches to treating diseases and prevention. Vicki has served on various government committees, including the Australian Drug Reaction Advisory Committee, the Complementary Medicines Evaluation Committee, Department of Health and Ageing and Therapeutics Goods Administration.
Ground only cost is USD $3,990 pp sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)