A gathering of all pioneers in the practise of Acupuncture dating back to the 60s and 70s in the UK and Europe was organised by Pat Roseneil at Northampton to celebrate the development of Acupuncture in the UK.
Sydney Roseneil, a founder of the British Acupuncture Association was remembered in vivid accounts with other pioneers such as J. R. Worsley, Dick Vanburen, Lenard Silver and others. Prof. Mei recalled how all these pioneers were meeting regularly at AcuMedic in debating the direction and academic issues concerning Acupuncture over a cup of tea. Roger Newman Turner and others were also giving tributes to the early days of Acupuncture in the UK and Europe that inspired many young practitioners in persuing Acupuncture as a profession. Prof. Mei also advocated unity amounst practitioners of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Ayurvedic Medicine, projecting the future in integration with main stream medicine.