Program
Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Program
John
  • Prof. John Longhurst
  • University of California, Irvine, USA
Title Cardiovascular Mechanisms Underlying Acupuncture Focus on Hypertension
Related Session Acupuncture Clinical Research
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. 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.
Kjell
  • Prof. Kjell Fuxe
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Title Heteroreceptor complexes in the CNS. Focus on their role in pain modulation
Related Session Acupuncture Research
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 an h index of 121 (April 2012).
Kwang-Sup
  • Prof. Kwang-Sup Soh
  • Seoul National University, Korea
Title Immune cells, embryonic-like stem cells and primo microcells in primo vascular system
Related Session Pharmacopuncture
Prof. 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).

Prof. Soh has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal papers on primo vascular system (PVS) and made numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally.
Prof. 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.
Robert F.
  • Prof. Robert F. Schmidt
  • University of Würzburg, Germany
Title From nociception to chronic pain
Related Session Acupuncture and Pain manegement
Robert F. Schmidt studied Medicine at Heidelberg University (Germany). He graduated in 1959 and was promoted Dr. med. in the same year. After an internship in clinical disciplines he went to the John Curtin School of Medical Research of the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, where he worked under the Head of the Department of Neurophysiology, Sir John C. Eccles. He received his PhD in 1963, the same year Sir John was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.
Returning to Heidelberg Medical School, he continued his academic career. He competed his Habilitation in 1964, becoming a tenured Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Rat) in 1966 and an Associate Professor in 1970. After an 8 month sabbatical with Sir John at the State University of New York, he became Professor and Director of the Department of Physiology at the University of Kiel, Germany. In 1982 he moved to the University of Würzburg to take the same position in the Department of Physiology. In 2000 he became Professor emeritus at this department.
The research work of Dr. Schmidt and his associates in both Kiel and Würzburg focused on the neurophysiology of fine sensory afferents and their connections and functions in the spinal cord. In Würzburg, he concentrated on the processes leading to the changes in response characteristics of nociceptive afferents (i.e., peripheral sensitization) during inflammation of joints, discovering in the process silent nociceptors, which have subsequently been described in all vertebrates studied, including man. In addition, Dr. Schmidt has edited, co-edited, authored and co-authored numerous textbooks and monographs, most of them having several editions and translations.
Ever since 1969, and particularly in the 80s and 90s, he had a close collaboration with Dr. Akio Sato and his associates of the TOKYO METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE OF GERONTOLOGY exploring the relations between the somatosensory and the autonomic nervous system. This collaboration was honored and supported by the award of a Max-Planck-Forschungspreis in 1991.
In recognition of his research contributions, Dr. Schmidt received many prizes, awards and honors including a D. Sc. honoris causa from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and an Honorary Professorship from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He was elected to membership in the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany, and is an Honorary Member of the Colombian Association for the Study of Pain, the Japan Physiological Society, the German Society for the Study of Pain, the German Pain Association, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and the German Physiological Society (in which he served as President, 1979). In 2000 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1st Class (Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic).
Tadashi
  • Prof. Tadashi Hisamitsu
  • Showa University, Japan
Title Effects of acupuncture and herbal medicine on the blood fluidity
Related Session Acupuncture Research
Director, Dean and Professor, Showa University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Director of the Oriental Medicine Center in Showa University Hospital
Director of the National Examination Board of Japanese Acupuncture & Moxibustion License
Director of Japan Association for the Study of Pain
Director of Japan Society of Oriental Medicine
Vice President of Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Dr. Tadashi Hisamitsu and his colleague have researched focusing on the mechanism how acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine modulate pain, immune system and blood fluidity.
Thomas
  • Prof. Thomas Lundeberg
  • Karolinska Institute University Hospital, Sweden
Title Electroacupuncture induces a release of IL-6 in the muscle and circulation – possible physiological implications
Related Session Acupuncture Research
Dr. Thomas Lundeberg obtained his MD at Karolinska Institutet and went on to complete his PhD in Physiology 1983. Lundeberg did his Post Doctorate in Institute of Neurobiology, Rome, under Prof Rita Levi-Montalcini. He started teaching in Karolinska Institutet and moved on as a Professor in Integrative sensory physiology. Thereafter he started to work at Karolinska Hospital as a senior consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is presently working as a senior consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine in Stockholm. He is director of FAAB and the Editor in chief of ARTHE.
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