Carlo Maria Giovanardi, MD

President of A.M.A.B. (Association of Medical Acupuncturists of Bologna)
President of the Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies (FISA)

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1986 - Founding member of AMAB and President ever since; founding member of the Italian - Chinese School of Acupuncture in Bologna and Director ever since
Since 1999 - President of the Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies (FISA)
Since 2001 - Vice President of PEFOTS
Since 2003 - Expert on the CME Programme, Italian Ministry of Health
2003 - WHO member collaborating on Guidelines for Acupuncture Research
Since 2004 - Member of the Observatory for Non Conventional Medicine of the Emilia Romagna Region
Since 2005 - Member of the Joint Steering Committee (mutual commitment of the Italian Ministry of Health and the Government of People's Republic of China for Promotion of High Quality Teaching and Practice of TCM in Italy)
Since 2007 - Vice President of the WFCMS
2010 to 2014 - Expert for the National Health Council on Non Conventional Medicine

Education and training
1980 – Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna, Italy

1982 – Diploma of Acupuncture (Acupuncture Expert) from the Accademia Marchigiana di Agopuntura (Acupuncture Academy, Marche Region), Ancona, (I)

1990 – Certificate of Professional Qualification in Acupuncture from the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People's Republic of China
1996 – Acupuncture Course at the China Shanghai International Acupuncture Training Centre and Course of Clinical Practice on Acupuncture at the China Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Centre

Teaching experience (masters and courses delivered)
1991 – Visiting Professor at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (China)
1986 –"Improvement in Neurophysiological Basis and Clinical Applications of Reflexology and Traditional Chinese Acupuncture", Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Ancona (I)
2006 – Second Level Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine, "La Sapienza" University of Rome
Since 2004 - Specialization Course in Acupuncture, University of Bologna, (I)
Since 2005 - Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine, University of Florence, (I)
Since 2008 - Master in Acupuncture and TCM, University of Bologna, (I)
2014 to 2017 – Steering Committee member of CHETCH – China and Europe Taking Care of Healthcare Solutions
Since 2015 – Visiting Professor at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, (China)

Further information
- Invited speaker at many national and international scientific conferences
- Publication Committee Member and Editor of the Italian translation of several books on Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine