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The Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Network was founded in 2005 and has been growing ever since. The network comprises many partners from China and is highly involved in research and education activities. This report introduces the network’s activities in the year 2015.
Within 2015, the Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Network has grown very quickly. The network was founded in 2005 by Prof. DDr. Gerhard Litscher from Medical University of Graz and comprises many partners from China. In the following, some milestones and publications [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34] from the year 2015 are listed chronologically:
9 January 2015: Meeting and discussion with the Dean of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) Prof. Dr. Zhao Baixiao about further cooperation on moxibustion projects (Figure 1).
9 January 2015: Scientific Cooperation with the Military Acupuncture Training Center at Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing (Figure 2).
9 January 2015: Meeting of Sino-Austrian auricular acupuncture project leaders in Beijing, China, 9 and 15 January 2015 (Figure 3). Topic: future project discussion.
12 January 2015: Lecture at Hubei University of Chinese Medicine Wuhan, China (Figure 4).
12 January 2015: Hubei University of Chinese Medicine VIP reception room, Wuhan, China (Figure 5).
13 January 2015: Editor’s meet in Wuhan, Medicines Wuhan, China (Figure 6).
14 and 15 January 2015: Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU), Beijing, China (Figure 7).
15 January 2015: Peking University Health Science Center, Department Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, Beijing, China. Project discussion about microcirculation research (Figure 8).
16 January 2015: Project meeting: Beijing University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Joint transcontinental basic research, biosignal analysis (Figure 9).
16 January 2015: Editor’s meet in Beijing, Medicines Beijing, China (Figure 10).
25 and 26 February 2015: Meeting, German-Chinese Research Foundation for TCM. DCFG (Deutsch-Chinesische Forschungsgemeinschaft)-TCM, Heidelberg Institute for Chinese Medicine (Figure 11).
18 May 2015: Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina (Figure 12).
18 May 2015: Editor’s Meet in Beijing, Medicines Beijing, China, 18 May 2015. Gerhard Litscher: Editor-in-chief of Medicines (Figure 13).
20 May 2015: Hubei Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center of Preventive Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Figure 14).
22 and 24 May 2015: 2nd Annual World Congress, 2015 High-Tech Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine and 9th International Workshop of the German-Chinese Research Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine (DCFG (Deutsch-Chinesische Forschungsgemeinschaft)-TCM), Hangzhou, China, 22–24 May 2015 (Figure 15 and Figure 16).
Lecturers from many different countries and regions from all over the world, like Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, have presented their research results. Altogether, 170 speakers have presented their lectures, and during the three days, we had 310 participants. Fifty poster presentations completed the scientific program.
25 May 2015: Baoshan Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai, China (Figure 17).
25 May 2015: Shuguang Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai, China, 26 May 2015. 1st Sino-Austrian TCM-Meeting, Shanghai. Gerhard Litscher, Daniela Litscher, Ingrid Gaischek and representatives of Shuguang Hospital affiliated with Shanghai University of TCM (Figure 18).
1 July 2015: Meeting in Vienna with Vice-President of BIT (BIT Congress Inc.) Dr. Haobo Mei (Figure 19).
BIT Congress, Inc., a BIT Group Global company, is the largest professional conference organizing and business operating company in China. BIT has over 500 employees, 60% among which have masters and Ph.D. degrees. Founded in 2003, BIT has organized more than 300 conferences at home and abroad and has expanded its operations to include such areas as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, environmental protection, new energy, advanced materials, IT, marine technology, economy, etc. BIT Congress Inc. has invited over 45 Nobel Prize Laureates and more than 100,000 experts and entrepreneurs to participate in the programs.
5 and 6 September 2015: International Conference on Health, Healthcare and Eco-civilisation, London, UK (Figure 20).
15 October 2015: Editor’s meet in Beijing, Medicines, Beijing, China (Figure 21).
16 October 2015: Interview for China Net of TCM, ‘Acupuncture in Austria’. Beijing, China (Figure 22).
16 and 17 October 2015: 10 Years successful cooperation with China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS). Final meeting of Sino-Austrian TCM joint research project (second phase) prevention and early intervention of chronic diseases with TCM, Beijing, China (Figure 23).
19 October 2015: Board meeting at Xiyuan Hospital. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine (CJIM), Beijing, China. Gerhard. Litscher: Member of the Editorial Board of CJIM (Figure 24).
20 October 2015: Project meeting: Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China (Figure 25).
21 October 2015: Post-meeting of Sino-Austrian acupuncture project leaders: Prevention and Early Intervention of Chronic Diseases with TCM (Figure 26).
16 and 21 October 2015: Tu Youyou, Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2015 and relationships with the research at the TCM Research Center at the Medical University of Graz, Beijing, China.
For the first time in history, the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2015 is awarded to a researcher who is specialized in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese Tu Youyou received this highest award in medicine for her excellent work in malaria research. Tu Youyou and her team found out that artemisinin, the active ingredient of the medicinal herb “sweet wormwood”, represents an effective malaria therapy. Photos of the research on moxibustion using Artemisia are also presented here; these studies were carried out at the TCM Research Center Graz, partly in close cooperation with the “China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences”, the institution of the Nobel Prize winner (Figure 27).
7 November 2015: International Academic Development Congress for the 60th Anniversary of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Lecture Hall of Conference Building, Beijing Conference Center, 7 November 2015. Nine hundred participants. Representatives for Europe from Austria: Vicerector Prof. Irmgard Lippe and Prof. Gerhard Litscher (Figure 28).
18 November 2015: World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell, 2015, Shanghai, China, 17–19 November 2015 (Figure 29).
19 November 2015: Shanghai University of TCM (Figure 30).
20 November 2015: Beijing Dance Academy. Eurasia Pacific Uninet, Beijing, China (Figure 31).
20 November 2015: Peking University, Health Science Center. Eurasia Pacific Uninet (EPU), PhD interviews (Figure 32).
21 and 22 November 2015: PhD Workshop China 2015. Swissotel, Eurasia Pacific Uninet, Beijing, China (Figure 33).
18 December 2015: MDPI academic editors 2015 annual banquet in Beijing, China (Figure 34).
20 December 2015: People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China (Figure 35).
22 December 2015: World Health Organization, CACMS (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences) (Figure 36).
22 December 2015: 60th Anniversary of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2015, Prof. Tu Youyou, Beijing, China (Figure 37).
22 December 2015: 60th Anniversary of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (Figure 38).
The scientific work within the cooperation with China was supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and by Eurasia Pacific Uninet (EPU). The contribution will also be published in the annual EPU report.
The author declares no conflict of interest.