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Dr. Zang Hee Cho,
Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Korea

Title: Neural Basis of Acupuncture-Where we are and what will be the future.

World-renowned brain scientist Zang-Hee Cho, Ph.D. is a University Professor and Director at the Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Cho introduced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for the first time in the world in 1975. His name is known with his research and development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as well. 2004, UC Irvine in California has awarded "Distinguished Faculty Award for Research", university's most prestigious award, for his pioneering achievements in the field of PET and MRI. Among the numerous honors and awards, he was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences- Institute of Medicine in 1997.

Dr. Kwangsup Soh,
Seoul National University, Korea

Title: Primo-vascualr system in brain, spine and sciatic nerves of rat

Dr. Soh is currently a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University and a leader of the biomedical physics laboratory.
His research subjects have a broad spectrum in biomedical physics such as bioelectromagnetism,
biophotons, anatomical structures for acupunctures and meridians.
He is current Editor-in-Chief of the journal of acupuncture and meridian studies.

Dr. John C Longhurst,
Susan Samueli Center for Intergratire Medicine, University of California, Irvine, USA

Title: Neurotransmitter Systems Responsible for the Actions of Electroacupuncture on Blood Pressure

Dr. John Longhurst is a professor as well as associate dean in school of medicine, University of California Irvine. His laboratory is investigating the neurophysiological basis of acupuncture. Studies involve both humans and animal models and are funded by two NIH grants. He has been awarded a number of prizes and gave lectures worldwide.

Dr. Christopher Zaslawski,
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Title: Deqi-what is it, how do we measure it and is it important for the acupuncture effect?

Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski is currently the Director of the college of traditional Chinese medicine , within the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia. He has been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for nearly 30 years and is an active acupuncture researcher. Most recently, he was the head of a delegation from Standard Australia to Beijing to establish a technical committee for the standards relating to Asian medicine. His research has focused on experimental pain and acupuncture, reliability of Chinese medicine diagnosis including tongue diagnosis, and the impact of research ethics on the design of acupuncture and herbal medicine studies.