Saint Martin’s hosts forum on traditional Chinese medicine

July 26, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine will co-host the “Annual Community Forum on Traditional Chinese Medicine” at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Conference Center on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 6-8 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public. Health service providers and health care professionals are especially encouraged to attend, as well as community members interested in learning more about non-Western medicine.

The forum, which is part of the three-week summer cultural exchange program between the two universities, will look at the following topics:

  • The Education System of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Western Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chronic Diseases
  • Recent Research Developments in Traditional Medicine—Cellular or Molecular Level

“Saint Martin’s has a long history with the Pacific Rim countries,” says Brenda Burns, group leader for this exchange program and study abroad coordinator at Saint Martin’s. “Each year, Saint Martin’s Office of International Programs and Development (OIPD) organizes exchange programs with universities from China and Japan. In addition to educating visiting faculty and students about the U.S. and U.S. educational system, Saint Martin’s provides members of our local community a variety of international programs that foster an appreciation for cultural diversity.”

For more information about the Annual Community Forum, please contact Brenda Burns, study abroad coordinator, at Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Monday, August 2. For more information about the summer cultural exchange programs between Saint Martin’s and Shanghai University and other Pacific Rim universities, please contact Haley Thompson, director of International Programs and Development, at Or visit Saint Martin’s Office of International Programs and Development (OIPD) website at

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

Genevieve Canceko Chan
VP, communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University