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Prof. Aiping Lu
  • Dr. Aiping Lu
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  • - Dean and Chair Professor, Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Title
    Bian Zheng (pattern differentiation) and its role in research
  • Related Session
    Integrative Medicine
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  • Prof Aiping LU is Dean and Chair Professor of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University. He obtained his Master and PhD degrees from the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now called the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, CACMS). In 1987 he joined the CACMS. He was the Academy’s Director of Institute of Basic Theory and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine of CACMS. He has been invited to serve as Visiting Scholar in a number of institutions including Lund University in Sweden, Ohio State University in the United States, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    An outstanding researcher, Professor Lu’s research interests focus on the clinical evaluation with RCT focusing on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with TCM pattern diagnosis, standardization of Chinese medicine diagnosis, the association of Chinese medicine with the outcome of disease treatment, and research and development of new drugs. He has carried out several major research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC and so on. Prof Lu has published more than 270 articles and obtained more than 40 patents
    Prof Lu is regarded as a leading figure in the standardization of Chinese medicine diagnosis. Not only has he earned international reputation for his work, his distinguished achievements are also widely recognized through numerous awards and prizes received over years.
Professor Charlie Xue
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  • - Head, School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Australia
  • - Director, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Program, Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University, Australia
  • - Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine
  • Title
    Ginseng and COPD
  • Related Session
    Herbal Medicine Research
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  • Professor Charlie Xue is Head, School of Health Sciences at RMIT University. In July 2011, he was appointed Inaugural Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council. At RMIT, Professor Xue is also Director, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Program at the Health Innovations Research Institute; Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine; and Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel for Traditional Medicine, Geneva. Between 1995 and 2010, Professor Xue was Discipline Head of Chinese Medicine at RMIT University. He graduated from Guangzhou University/College of Chinese Medicine (1987), China with a Bachelor of Medicine degree and subsequently completed his PhD at RMIT University. Professor Xue’s research has been supported by over AU$9 million research grants including six project grants from the Australian Government’s National Health & Medical Research Council. He has contributed over 140 publications and has been frequently invited as keynote speakers for numerous national and international conferences. Professor Xue has contributed to approximately 200 media interviews on issues related to complementary medicine education, research, regulation and practice.
Professor Charlie Xue
  • Dr. Elizabeth Sommers
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  • - Director, Research and Education at Pathways to Wellness, USA
  • - Faculty, School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston University, USA
  • Title
    Exploring Acupuncture across the Spectrum of Public Health Research
  • Related Session
    Acupuncture & Public Health Research
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  • Dr. Elizabeth Sommers, PhD, MPH, Licensed Acupuncturist, is Director of Research and Education at Pathways to Wellness. She is on the faculty at Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Dr. Sommers is co-chair of the American Public Health Association’s specialty group on Complementary and Alternative Health Practices. Graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1979, she studied under Dr. James Tin Yau So and has been practicing since that time. Her special areas of interest include treatment for HIV/AIDS and chemical dependency, and she has conducted clinical trials and other types of observational assessments in these areas. Dr. Sommers has published papers on cost-effectiveness and price elasticity of integrative services, as well as numerous papers on public health aspects of acupuncture. She is the guest co-editor for the public health issue of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.
Professor Charlie Xue
  • Dr. Jaung-Geng Lin
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  • - Professor, China Medical University, Taiwan
  • - Acting Professor, Traditional Medical Research Institute, National Yang Ming University, China
  • - Senior Academic Consultant, Chinese Medicine for the Chinese Medicine Unit, RMIT University, Australia
  • Title
    Acupuncture and Pain - What Is the Evidence
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    Acupuncture & Pain Research
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  • Professor Jaung-Geng Lin is a Professor at Chang Gung University (Taiwan) and specializes in the research and practice of acupuncture. He has received many awards in the field of Chinese medicine and has published extensively. Research interests include the effects of different frequencies of electro acupuncture stimulation on muscle tissue, mechanisms underlying electro analgesia, the effects of acupuncture on physiological responses to exercise and safe needling depth. He is on the editorial boards of several Acupuncture journals and has been Chairman of the Chinese Medical Association of Acupuncture in Taiwan.
Professor Charlie Xue
  • Dr. John Longhurst
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  • - Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • - Director, Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Title
    A Decade and a Half of Acupuncture Research, Mechanistic Insights from Bench to Bedside
  • Related Session
    Acupuncture Mechanisms
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  • Dr. John Longhurst is a professor in the Department of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He holds two endowed chairs. In 1999 he worked with the Samueli Family to endow a center for integrative medicine at the university. In 2003 he became the director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. The mission of the center is to conduct rigorous fundamental research, teach students and residents, faculty, staff and practitioners and provide clinical care in integrative medicine. Dr. Longhurst was the first student to receive his MD and his PhD at the University of California at Davis in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He then completed his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and subsequently his cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern, Medical School in Dallas. He has been on the faculty at the University of California since 1982, including time spent at UC San Diego, UC Davis and most recently at UC Irvine. His research interest is in integrative physiology, particularly focusing on peripheral and autonomic regulation of the cardiovascular system. His early career was in the areas of exercise physiology and mechanisms of activation of sensory nerve systems important in cardiovascular reflex regulation, for example during myocardial ischemia. For the last decade he has studied the central autonomic regulation by electroacupuncture. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1978 and currently has three R01 grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, two of which are focused on acupuncture regulation of cardiovascular function. His third grant is on mechanisms of activation of cardiac sensory nerves and central neural processing during myocardial ischemia. He holds an additional grant from the Adolph Coors Foundation to study the role of electroacupuncture in treatment of patients with hypertension. He has published over 180 original communications and 50 review articles and chapters.
Professor Charlie Xue
  • Dr. Kjell Fuxe
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  • - Professor Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Title
    The Receptor Heterodimers and Receptor Mosaics in the CNS and Their Role in Pain Modulation
  • Related Session
    Acupuncture & Neuroscience
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  • Professor Kjell Fuxe is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor of Medicine from the Karolinska Institutet he went on to have an illustrious career in neuroscience research and was recently appointed the Ambassador for the 28th CINP World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology held in June 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. He has published 1498 papers in the area of neuroscience focusing in the area of neuropsychopharmacology. In addition he has over 620 abstracts and edited 21 books and four special issues in Journal of Neural Transmission in 2005, 2009 and in Brain. Research Review in 2007, 2008 as well as one special issue in Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction in 2010. He has received several honorary doctorates and been awarded several prestigious prizes and appointments. Finally Professor Fuxe belongs to the original ISI Web of Science highly cited researchers (61342 citations) with a h index of 121 (April 2012).
Professor Charlie Xue
  • Dr. Kwang-Sup Soh
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  • - Director, Nano Primo Research Center, Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Title
    Primo Vessel Research: A New Understanding
  • Related Session
    Acupuncture & Neuroscience
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  • Kwang-Sup Soh is currently a Dircetor of the Nano Primo Research Center, Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology, Seoul National University since March of 2011. He was a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Seoul National University from 1979 to 2011, where he led the Biomedical Physics Laboratory. Currently he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Acupuncture Meridian Studies (JAMS). Professor Soh has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal papers on primo vascular system (PVS) and made numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally. Professor Soh began his research on the PVS which was first discovered by Dr Bong-Han Kim who reported to have discovered the anatomical structures corresponding to acupuncture meridians. Dr. Soh’s initiative in the rediscovery of the PVS led to many following researches in Korea and the first international conference named “The International Symposium on the Primo Vascular System” held in 2010 in Korea. He was the editor of the conference book “The Primo Vascular System, its role in Cancer and Regeneration” published by Springer in 2011. His current research is focused on making the atlas of the PVS in brain which will eventually lead to a revolution in brain science and paradigm shift in diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
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