First major international conference announced for The Concourse

2011 International Forum and Exhibition in Integrative Healthcare

21 – 23 October 2011
The Civic Pavilion on The Concourse

Willoughby City Council is excited to announce that The Concourse will host the 2011 International Forum and Exhibition in Integrative Healthcare.  The forum will be the first international conference to be held in the council’s newly completed conference, entertainment and events complex.

Located in Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore, The Concourse is Sydney’s newest entertainment and events venue providing modern and vibrant conference facilities.  Set in the heart of the Chatswood retail district, The Concourse will boast a Theatre, Concert Hall, Civic Pavilion, NSW’s busiest library and a host of unique dining and shopping choices.

The forum will draw industry leaders from both Australia and China and distinguished academics and scholars from around the world. It marks the beginning of a new era for Integrative Healthcare, creating a platform for exchanging new ideas and sharing cutting-edge concepts and facilitating the development of integrative medicine.

As part of the three day event, Willoughby City Council is pleased to be facilitating a health fair within the Chatswood Mall, where stalls will provide various health and medical tests and advice.  Council will also facilitate some other open air events including Tai Chi classes and martial arts on the steps and outdoor area of The Concourse.

“We are delighted to be hosting this impressive conference that is set to change the way medicine is practised in Australia by encouraging the integration of Western and Chinese medical practices,” said Willoughby Mayor, Pat Reilly.  “In 2012 Chatswood will be home to the Healthpac Centre of Excellence, the first comprehensive medical facility combining Western and traditional Chinese medicine to be built in Sydney.

“The Healthpac Centre of Excellence is a collaborative initiative of the NSW Government and the Government of the People’s Republic of China and is aimed at holistic patient care, wellness, health prevention and early intervention of chronic diseases.  The centre will provide unparalleled economic, health and lifestyle benefits and is one of the most important developments in our local area in recent years.  “Willoughby City Council is proud to be a supporter of the forum,” he said.

The Concourse

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