23rd July 17

According to the Guidelines for Safe Chinese Herbal Medicine Practice published by APHRA, Chinese Medicine practitioners are required to write in English on prescriptions and labels, which will take formal effect on 12 November 2017. To help our members to familiar with this guideline, Yanyi will review the key points of these guidelines, and share her experience of preparing the prescriptions and labels in English. Meanwhile, Dr. Sherman Gu will summary the aspects that a Chinese medicine practitioner should pay particular attention in the practice by analysing a real case.
Dr. Sherman Gu graduated from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. He has been practising Chinese medicine since. He completed his postgraduate study in RMIT University where he currently engages with teaching and research in Chinese Mmedicine. Dr Gu has been appointed by the Attorney-General of Victorian Government as a sessional member of Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) for discipline hearings since 2007. He has attended a few hearings and his appointment has been renewed by the Victorian Government in 2012 when Chinese medicine profession has been legislatively regulated in Australia. Dr Gu is also a Queensland Chinese Medicine Panel of Assessor in Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) appointed by the Acting Governor of Queensland. Dr Gu has rich experience in dealing with professional issue.
Dr. Yanyi Wang graduated from Liaoning University of Chinese Medicine, and obtained her PhD from RMIT in 2008. She has been working as a research fellow, Chinese medicine practitioner and clinician in RMIT teaching clinic.