Participants from 16 Countries (4 Continents)!

T h a n k   y o u  !

China, United States of America, The Netherlands, Sudan, Italy, Sierra Leone,
Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Hungary,
Guinea, Saudi Arabia and Austria

 Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine –  
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Research

Thursday May 14, 2009 - - - University of Graz, Aula, Universitätsplatz 3







14:00 – 14:45     Welcome & Opening



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer,                             Univ.-Prof. DI DDr. Gerhard Litscher,
Karl Franzens University Graz                       
Medical University Graz


                                                 Chairmen of the Symposium



Univ.-Prof. Dr. Irmgard Theresia Lippe, Vice Rector for Research,
Medical University Graz  


Dean Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Crailsheim,
Karl Franzens University Graz

Mag. Ursula Lackner, member of the Styrian parliament




14:45 – 16:15     Opening Lectures


14:45 – 15:15     J. Van der Greef, Leiden (The Netherlands)
Systems science, the bridge between Chinese and Western medicine




15:15 – 15:45     R. Bauer, Graz (Austria)
Strategies for Modernization of Chinese herbal medicine at the TCM Research Center Graz


15:45 – 16:15     G. Litscher, Graz (Austria)
Modernization of acupuncture using high-tech methods at the TCM Research Center Graz



16:15                  Welcome Buffet (Stadt Graz)


17:00                  Scientific Advisory Board Meeting Graz







Friday May 15, 2009 - - - Hotel Paradies, Straßganger Straße 380b


Session 1:         9:00 – 10:30 Chair: R. Bauer (Austria), G. Litscher (Austria)


9:00 – 9:30         K. Chan, Wolverhampton (UK)
A personal view on the progress of modernisation in research and development (R & D) of
Traditional Chinese Medicines

9:30 – 10:00       W. Schwarz, Frankfurt (Germany)
Cellular aspects in acupuncture research

10:00 – 10:30     Y.C. Cheng, New Haven (USA)
The mechanism of PHY906, a Chinese medicine formula, reducing intestinal toxicity caused by
irinotecan, a potent anticancer drug



10:30 – 11:00     Coffee Break



Session 2:         11:00 – 12:30 Chair: Y.C. Cheng (USA), W. Schwarz (Germany)




11:00 – 11:30     D.A. Guo, Shanghai (China)
Application of proteomics in Traditional Chinese Medicine research

11:30 – 12:00     A.P. Lu, Beijing (China)
Immunomodulation of Coptidis Rhizoma and Fructus Evodiae combinations at different ratios
in the mice with dextran sulphate sodium induced ulcerative colitis

12:00 – 12:30     T. Huang, Beijing (China)
Research on acupuncture and moxibustion within a Sino-Austrian cooperation


12:30 – 13:00     Lunch


13:00 – 14:00     Poster Session




Session 3:         14:00 – 15:40 Chair: D.A. Guo (China), D. Rindge (USA)



14:00 – 14:20     F. Bahr, Munich (Germany)
Avoidable errors doing placebo- or sham-acupuncture

14:20 – 14:50     C.W. Huck, Innsbruck (Austria)
Novel analytical tools for quality control in Traditional Chinese Medicine

14:50 – 15:20     F. Wallner, Vienna (Austria)
(How to research Chinese Medicine by methods of Western science)

15:20 – 15:40     N.S. Yang, Taipei (Taiwan)
Functional genomics of immuno-modulatory activities of medicinal plant extracts /
phytocompounds in human immune cells


15:40 – 16:00     Coffee Break




Session 4:         16:00 – 17:50 Chair: H. Stuppner (Austria), A.P. Lu (China)



16:00 – 16:30     G. Franz, Regensburg (Germany)
TCM-Herbal drugs: Quality monographs for the European Pharmacopoeia (EP)

16:30 – 17:00     H. Wagner, Munich (Germany)
Recommendations for the development and modernization of Traditional Medicine based
on a decade’s new research results

17:00 – 17:30     Y. Ma, Vienna (Austria)
Effects of a Traditional Chinese herbal medicine formula on postinfarct remodeling and
development of heart failure in a rat model


17:30 – 17:50     A. Dungl-Zauner, Gars am Kamp (Austria)
TCM-phytotherapy in osteoarthrosis of hip and knee




19:30                  Social evening event in the staterooms of Graz Burg (Bus transfer from Hotel Paradies zu Graz Burg at 18:45)







Saturday May 16, 2009 - - - Hotel Paradies, Straßganger Straße 380b


Session 5:         9:00 – 10:30 Chair: K. Chan (UK), L. Wang (Austria)  



9:00 – 9:30         T. Efferth, Heidelberg (Germany)
Inhibition of P-glycoprotein at the blood brain barrier by phytochemicals derived from
Traditional Chinese Medicine

9:30 – 10:00       D. Rindge, Melbourne (USA)
Laser therapy and cost-effective cardiovascular care

10:00 – 10:30     W. Rausch, Vienna (Austria)
Neuroprotective studies on Chinese herbs and their active compounds


10:30 – 11:00     Coffee Break


Session 6:         11:00 – 12:50 Chair: H. Wagner (Germany), T. Huang (China)


11:00 – 11:30     H. Stuppner, Innsbruck (Austria)
Pharmacophore-based screening for the successful identification of novel lead
compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine

11:30 – 11:50     G. Ulrich-Merzenich, Bonn (Germany)
Development of new phytopharmaceuticals from traditional recipes with the

11:50 – 12:10     K.H. Park, Pusan (South Korea)
Cerebral circulation and Korean hand acupuncture therapy

12:10 – 12:30     L. Kabelitz, Vestenbergsgreuth (Germany)
Market opportunities for TCM products in Europe


12:30 – 12:50     A.H. Gilani, Karachi (Pakistan)
Synergistic and/or side-effects neutralizing combinations in herbal medicine



12:50                  Closing Remarks R. Bauer (Austria), G. Litscher (Austria)





                           End of the Symposium  




Further Impressions

















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All correspondence concerning organization and Chinese herbal medicine research should be addressed to:


All correspondence concerning acupuncture research should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Bauer
TCM Symposium

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department of Pharmacognosy

Karl-Franzens-University Graz

Universitätsplatz 4

8010 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43-(0)316-380-8700
Fax: +43-(0)316-380-9860


Prof. DDr. Gerhard Litscher
TCM Research Center
Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering
in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Medical University Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 29

8036 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43-(0)316-385-3907
Fax: +43-(0)316-385-3908