CHINA - Nanjing - May 16th-18th, 2014

 




Dear participants!
Ladies and gentleman, dear colleagues, dear friends!


A new World Congress is born! As initiator and congress chairman I have the great honour and pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the organizers to BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Nanjing, China.

The congress is organized by the International Society for Medical Laser Applications (ISLA transcontinental) in close collaboration with BIT and other international societies.

This annual world congress shall serve as an opportunity to present and discuss the state of the art of multidisciplinary approaches to Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine in general and high-tech acupuncture and integrative medicine in particular. It will also be an excellent opportunity to establish research networks on this interesting traditional and innovative topic.

The organizers have invited experts and scientists from all over the world. They will present their most recent research and describe current scientific trends. The lectures will cover research on evidence based complementary medicine, modernization of traditional acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, laser acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, teleacupuncture, integrative laser medicine, etc. Posters presentations will complement the lectures.

This is a cordial invitation to all of you to participate and be part of this outstanding event.
We will do our best to create a perfect meeting atmosphere in the wonderful Chinese city of Nanjing.


亲爱的与会者,女士们,先生们;亲爱的同事们,朋友们!


一个新的世界级科学大会即将举办。作为发起人和大会主席,我在这里向您致以诚挚的问候,并热情的欢迎您来到中国南京,莅临2014首届国际高科技针灸和中西医结合大会。

本次大会是由国际医学激光应用学会(ISLA)主办,百奥泰国际会议有限公司承办,并由其他国际性科学团体进行协办。

各位与会者将以这个一年一度的世界大会为契机,呈现和讨论与时俱进的多学科方法在中医现代化研究中的应用与发展,特别是高科技针灸及综合应用医学领域中的科研。同时,此次大会也将为大家提供一个极好的机会,在这些传统和创新的主题中创建多元化的科研合作网络,共同推动相关研究的发展。

主办单位邀请了来自世界各地的专家和科学研究工作者。他们将展示他们最新的科学研究成果并描述当前的科学发展趋势。讲演内容将涵盖循证替代医学,传统中医现代化科研,电针,激光针灸,药物针灸,远程针灸科研,综合激光医学等等,还有墙报展示作为讲演的补充。

我们真诚地邀请各相关领域的专家学者参加本次大会,我们将尽最大的努力在中国南京为您创造一个完美的的会议气氛。

 

Contact China:

 

Mr. Andrew Tang
Program Coordinator
East Area, F11, Building 1,
Dalian Ascendas IT Park,
1 Hui Xian Yuan,
Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone,
LN 116025, China
Tel: 0086-411-84575669-855
Fax: 0086-411-84799629
Email:
andrew@bit-neurotalk.com

 

tangkefeng@bitlifesciences.com

Contact Austria:

Gerhard LITSCHER, Univ.-Prof. Prof.h.c. MSc PhD MDsc
Head of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering
in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
and of the TCM Research Center Graz
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ
Auenbruggerplatz 29
8036 Graz / Austria
Tel: +43 316 385-13907, -83907
Chinese Mobile: +86 18210254845
Fax: +43 316 385-13908
Email: gerhard.litscher@medunigraz.at
Websites:
New World Congress 2014 http://www.bitlifesciences.com/HTA&IM2014
http://litscher.info
http://litscher.at
http://tcm-graz.at
http://litscher.biz

 

 

AUSTRIA - Graz - August 27th-29th, 2013

http://www.cgcm2013.org

Organizers:

Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

TCM Research Center Graz

Karl Franzens University of Graz

Medical University of Graz

 

Local Organizing Committee:


Rudolf Bauer (Chairman)                                       Gerhard Litscher (Co-chairman)

Karin Ardjomand-Wölkart                                       Eva Pferschy-Wenzig
Marlene Monschein                                                 Xin Liu
Claudia Thenius                                                      Helmut Tschiatschek

 

All correspondence concerning registration and abstract submission should be addressed to: 

CGCM Central Office
Tel:  +852 2816 0847
Fax: +852 2819 3950
www.tcmedicine.org
E-mail centraloffice@tcmedicine.org

All correspondence concerning accommodation and hotel booking should be addressed to:

 

Graz Tourismus / Graz Convention Bureau

Barbara Maria Kollmann
Messeplatz 1/ Messeturm
8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: km@graztourismus.at
Fax: +43/316/8075-55.

km@graztourismus.at
www.graztourismus.at

MEETING VENUE

University of Graz
015C Resowi-Zentrum
Universitätsstrasse 15
8010 Graz, Austria

 

Local Organizing Secretariat


Mag. Claudia Thenius
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitätsplatz 4
8010 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43 316 380 5525
Fax: +43 316 380 9860
E-mail cgcm2013@uni-graz.at
 

DEADLINES 

Abstract submission: May 31, 2013 (Friday)
Early registration: June 15, 2013 (Saturday)
Hotel reservation: July 26, 2013 (Saturday)

INVITATION

The 12th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM) will be held in Graz, Austria on August 27-29, 2013 (Tuesday - Thursday). The Meeting is organized by University of Graz. It provides a platform for regulatory-industrial-academic exchanges and potential research collaborations on various frontiers of Traditional Chinese Medicine among our worldwide CGCM members and guests.

The organizers and the local organizing committee cordially invite you to participate in this international event. We will ensure a perfect meeting atmosphere and a nice stay in the charming city of Graz.

 

The following themes will be addressed at the Meeting:

1.  Acupuncture

2.  Bioinformatics and Database

3.  Bioinformatics: Application of "Omics" in TCM Research

4.  Clinical Investigation

5.  Education

6.  Herbal Resources

7.  Interregional Collaborations in Industry and Academia

8.  Natural Products

9.  Polychemical Activities and Mechanism Study

 

LANGUAGE 

The official language of the Meeting will be English. There will be no provision for simultaneous translation into other languages.

 

PROGRAMME-AT-A-GLANCE

 

 

August 26, 2013 (Monday)

 

08:00 – 20:00

Registration

09:30 – 17:00

Excursion “Chocolate and castle” (optional)

18:00 –20:00

Get Together Party

 

August 27, 2013 (Tuesday)

 

09:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 11:00

Opening Ceremony

11:00 – 12:30

Regional Reports

12:30 – 14:00

Delegate Lunch and

Working Lunch for Joint Meeting of Executive Council Members and Advisory Board Members

14:00 – 16:00

 

Education

 

Interregional Collaborations in

Industry and Academia

16:00 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 18:45

Natural Products I

( Biological Activity)

Polychemical Activities and

Mechanism Study I (Cancer and Immunomodulation Inflammation)

 

Bioinformatics and Database

 

19:00 – 21:00

Reception

 

August 28, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

09:30 – 12:00

Natural Products II

(Cancer, Virus and Inflammation)

Polychemical Activities and Mechanism Study II (Metabolic, Neural Diseases, Aging Process and Others)

Herbal Resources I

(Cultivation and Herbal Quality)

12:00 – 13:30

Delegate Lunch and

Working Lunch for Joint Meeting of Executive Council Members and Advisory Board Members

13:30 – 16:00

Natural Products III

(Identification, Bio-transformation and Metabolism)

Herbal Resources II (Identification, Formulation

and Manufacturing)

Clinical Investigation I

(Cancer, Liver Disease and Inflammation)

16:00 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 18:45

Polychemical Activities and Mechanism Study III

 (Metabolism, Drug Interaction and Toxicity)

Clinical Investigation II

(Other Diseases and Safety)

19:30 – 22:00

Gala Dinner (Styrian Evening)

 

August 29, 2013 (Thursday)

 

09:30 – 12:00

Acupuncture

Bioinformatics: Application of

"Omics" in TCM Research

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 15:00

Summary Reports of Discussion Sessions

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 16:15

Close-door Meeting

 16:15 – 18:00

City Tours (optional)

           

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Abstract Submission for Poster Presentations of the Meeting is now open for all CGCM members and invited guests. Please submit your abstracts together with the attached Abstract Submission Form to centraloffice@tcmedicine.org on or before May 31, 2013 (Friday).

 

Highlights of the posters will be discussed during the relevant discussion sessions. Conclusions, action plans and milestones are expected to be drawn in the discussion sessions.

 

 

SOCIAL PROGRAMMES

 

Get Together Party

 

A get together party will be organized on August 26, 2013, from 18:00 – 20:00 at the meeting venue (Universitätsstrasse 15). Free drinks and snacks will be served.

 

Pre-meeting Excursion

 

Excursion to Eastern Styria: Chocolate and Castle on Monday, August 26, 2013

 

This excursion leads to the chocolate factory “Zotter” and the famous Riegersburg castle. It is situated on a volcano rock, proudly overlooking the soft hills of Eastern Styria. Lunch will be served at Riegersburg Castle.

- Buses to the excursions depart at 8:30 am sharp.

- Meeting point for buses: in front of the University main building

- Expected time return to Graz: 17:00

The fee includes English speaking guides, bus transfer, entrance tickets and lunch.

 

In case of insufficient enrolment, the organizers are free to cancel the excursion (full refund at the registration desk) or to offer an alternative tour.

 

City Tours

All tours include English speaking guide. The price per person is calculated on a minimum of 20 participants. The tours will be departing from the front of the University main building.

1.    Guided City Walk “Discover Graz”, August 29, 2013, 16:15 – 18:00

World Heritage and Cultural Capital. Graz has many faces: Renaissance residence and student city. Romantic arcaded courtyards, bustling squared, medieval alleys, southern charm. A panorama of old and new. From the clock tower with its unusual hands to the island made of glass and steel. From the emperor’s mausoleum to the “Kunsthaus”-the “friendly alien”. Have a sensuous experience of a captivating city.

 

2.    Guided City Walk “Over the rooftops of Graz”, August 29, 2013, 16:15 – 18:00

What other city can boast a tree-clad mountain right in its centre – wonderful to wander? The “Schlossberg”, a castle standing on a rock ledge of this hill more than 1,000 years ago gave the city its name. From the Slavic word gradec, meaning “little castle”, the name Graz derived. And the little castle was made a huge fortress. In 1809, it was blown up by Napoleon. The Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, the friendly landmark of the city, remain.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Meeting is now open. Please submit your registration form to centraloffice@tcmedicine.org.

Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. Free registration must also be marked on the form in order to obtain a ticket.  

Registration Fees 

Registration fee (Euro) for the 12th CGCM Meeting

 

On or before June 15, 2013

After June 15, 2013

Member institutes

 

3 free participant quotas

300 per head for the

4th participant and onwards

3 free participant quotas

350 per head for the

4th participant and onwards

Students and post-doctoral fellows

175

225

Non-member

350

400

If you are registering for the 12th CGCM Meeting, you can register for attending the 2nd Annual Meeting of GP-TCM Research Association on August 30, 2013 at a reduced fee.

Registration fee (Euro) for the 2nd Annual Meeting of GP-TCM Research Association

 

On or before June 15, 2013

After June 15, 2013

Regular participants of

the 12th CGCM Meeting

75

100

Students and post-doctoral fellows of the 12th CGCM Meeting

25

50

 

Fees for Social Programme

Get together party, August  26, 2013

Free

Reception, August 27, 2013

Fee

Gala Dinner, August 28, 2013

Free

(€ 60 for accompanying person)

Guided City Walk “Discover Graz”, August 29, 2013

€ 10

Guided City Walk “Over the rooftops of Graz” , August 29, 2013

€ 10

 

Fee for Excursion

Excursion to Eastern Styria: “Chocolate and Castle”, August 26, 2013

€ 60

The registration fee includes all scientific and educational activities, meeting material, coffee break (coffee, tea, soft drinks & snacks), lunch, get-together party, reception, gala dinner according to the programme. There is no refund for unused gala dinner tickets.

In order to claim the student and post-doctoral fellows discount, applicants must present a proof of full time enrollment at a degree-granting University or College. A photocopy of a current student ID or a letter from your departmental administration must be faxed to the Meeting Secretariat.
 
 

Gala dinner tickets for accompanying persons can be purchased separately at registration and information desk.

 

Travel Grant

 To support postgraduates to attend the 12th CGCM Meeting, up to 40 Travel Grants are now open for application. Awardees will receive travel grant, free accommodation (shared room) and waiver of registration fee. You may wish to encourage your postgraduates to submit abstracts and apply for the Travel Grant.

 

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK

Registration and information desk will be at the meeting venue

(015C Resowi-Zentrum, University of Graz, Universitätsstrasse 15)

Opening hours:

August 26, 2013 (Monday)

8:00 - 20:00

August 27, 2013 (Tuesday)

8:00 - 18:00

August 28, 2013 (Wednesday)

8:00 - 18:00

August 29, 2013 (Thursday)

8:00 - 17:00

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be made by one of the following methods:

Wired Transfer:

Beneficiary:                University of Graz

Bank Name:               UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Bank Address:            Harrachgasse 23, 8010 Graz,Austria

IBAN:                          AT32 1200 0500 9550 0605

BIC / Swift Code:       BKAUATWW

Please indicate the payment reference “CGCM2013”.

Please note that all payments should be made net of charges by the payees. If any bank charges are deducted, organisers are allowed to charge the payees after arrival.

Credit Card:

Visa or Eurocard / Mastercard can be used for all charges. (Please fill in P.2 of the registration form for credit card payment or pay per credit card via http://www.cgcm2013.org)

Admission to the meetings will be granted only if the organizers have received the registration fee. Delegates who have made late payments should bring a copy of the receipt to the Meeting. Failure to show this receipt on request gives the organizers the right to charge the full amount prior to admission.

 

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be given to all registered participants during the Meeting.

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation, a written notification must be sent to the CGCM Central Office or the Meeting Secretariat. The amount of the refunded portion of the registration fees depends on the time we receive the written notification:

Before July 15, 2013

full refund minus bank charges

July 15 - August 9, 2013

50% of fees paid

After August 9, 2013

no refund

ACCOMMODATION

 

Single room

Double room

Schlossberghotel – Das Kunsthotel

€ 117,00

€ 169,00

Romantik Parkhotel ****Superior

€ 110,00

€ 190,00

Hotel Mercure Graz City ****

€ 104,00

€ 119,00

Palais-Hotel Erzherzog Johann ****

€ 94,00

€ 129,00

Das Weitzer ****

€ 83,00

€ 97,00

Best Western Hotel Drei Raben ***

€ 78,00

€ 108,00

Hotel Ibis Graz ***

€ 70,00

€ 89,00

Hotel Ibis Budget City **

€ 49,00

€ 64,00

Hotel Academia **

€ 39,00

€ 62,00

Hotel accommodation can be booked via the website http://cgcm2013.uni-graz.at or by returning a separate hotel reservation form to Graz Tourismus / Graz Convention Bureau, c/o Ms Barbara Kollmann: email: km@graztourismus.at, fax: +43 316 8075-55.

Graz Tourismus will not charge you any deposit for making this booking. You will simply pay for your stay at the hotel when you arrive. Your booking is legally binding. Cancellations will only be accepted in writing to Graz Tourismus: Email: km@graztourismus.at or fax: +43/316/8075-55.

Cancellation or no show policy: In case of cancellation notice given in less than 3 working days prior to the arrival day or in case of no show on the arrival day, one-night room charge penalty will be levied on the given credit card of the delegate concerned.

For hotel reservation after deadline (July 26, 2013), the organizers cannot guarantee a hotel room or the preferential category.

 

GETTING TO GRAZ

Arrival by car

Graz is located at the hub of central Europe’s road network. Venice, Munich and Budapest are all about four hours’ drive away.

Arrival by train

Excellent express train connections within Europe. From Salzburg, it is about 4 hours, from Vienna
2.5 hours by train. The main railway station is situated about 15 min from the meeting venue by bus.

Train: www.oebb.at   

Public transport in Graz: www.verbundlinie.at

Arrival by air

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Tyrolean Airways and other international carriers are serving Graz on a daily basis. The city centre can be reached from the airport by bus no. 630 and 631 (one-way ticket € 2.10), train, or taxi (approx. 20 €).

Graz airport website: www.flughafen-graz.at

Bus schedule: http://www.flughafen-graz.at/home/an_abreise_uebersicht/bus101206.pdf

VISA

Participants are advised to make their own arrangements and to contact the Austrian Embassy in their residence country with respect to entering Austria. For information see:
http://www.austria.org/

Please contact the meeting secretariat if you need an invitation letter.

 

CLIMATE


The weather in Graz at this time of the year is usually pleasant with an average daily maximum of 20 degrees centigrade. However, the nights could be already a little bit chilly.
 

IMPORTANT LINKS

 

·         City of Graz (including interactive city map): www.graz.at

·         University of Graz: www.uni-graz.at

·         Tourist office of Graz: www.graztourismus.at

 

APPLICATION FOR CGCM MEMBERSHIP

 To become a member of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM), please feel free to contact centraloffice@tcmedicine.org .

APPLICATION FOR GP-TCM RA MEMBERSHIP

 To become a member of GP-TCM RA, please fill in the application form to be found at www.gp-tcm.org/association and mail, fax or e-mail it to the secretary.

 

PLEASE NOTE

The meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss, theft, damage or injury to any person or property during the Meeting, whatever the cause may be. The liability of persons and enterprises providing means of transportation or other services, however, remains unaffected. Participant takes part in all tours and trips at his own risk.

 

 

 

AUSTRIA - Graz - August 30th, 2013

http://www.cgcm2013.org

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Rudolf Bauer, Graz                   De-an Guo, Shanghai
Qi-he Xu, London                     Peter Hylands, London
Tai-ping Fan, Cambridge         Yang-Chang Wu, Taiwan


ORGANIZERS

TCM Research Center Graz
Karl Franzens University of Graz
Medical University of Graz

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
   
Rudolf Bauer (Chairman)                    Gerhard Litscher (Co-chairman)
Karin Ardjomand-Wölkart                    Nadine Kretschmer
Xin Liu                                                 Marlene Monschein
Claudia Thenius                                 Helmut Tschiatschek

 

All correspondence concerning registration and abstract submission should be addressed to:

Local Organizing Committee GP-TCM RA
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitätsplatz 4
8010 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43 316 380 8700
Fax: +43 316 380 9860
E-mail: gptcmra2013@uni-graz.at

 

All correspondence concerning accommodation and hotel booking should be addressed to:

Graz Tourismus / Graz Convention Bureau
Barbara Maria Kollmann
Messeplatz 1/ Messeturm
8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: km@graztourismus.at 
Fax: +43/316/8075-55.
km@graztourismus.at
www.graztourismus.at


CONGRESS VENUE

University of Graz
015C Resowi-Zentrum
Universitätsstrasse 15
8010 Graz, Austria


DEADLINES

Abstract submission: June 30, 2013
Early registration: June 30, 2013
Hotel reservation: July 26, 2013 
 

INVITATION

The 2nd Annual meeting of The Good Practice in TCM Research Association will be held in Graz, Austria, as a satellite meeting of the 12th Meeting of Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine on August 30, 2013 (Friday). The Meeting is organized by the TCM Research Center, at University of Graz.

Major topic will be TCM Research in Europe – opportunities and challenges. In addition to invited lecture, short lectures and poster presentations are welcome.

The Scientific and the Local Organizing Committees cordially invite you to participate in this international event. We will take care of a perfect meeting atmosphere and a nice stay in the charming city of Graz.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the congress will be English. There will be no provision for simultaneous translation into other languages.


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

30.08.2013


09:00 Opening


09:30 Invited Lecture 1

10:00 Invited Lecture 2

10:30 Coffee break (and poster session)

11:00 Invited Lecture 3

11:30 Invited Lecture 4

12:00 Lunch Break
12:30 Annual members meeting

13:30 6 Short lectures (SL 1-6)

15:30 Lecture 5

16:00 Closing


Confirmed Plenary Speakers
- Prof. Tommy Yung-Chi Cheng, New Haven
- Prof. Geoffrey Burnstock, London
- Prof. Jan van der Greef, Leiden

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract Submission for poster presentations and short lectures of the Meeting is now open

Research contributions (short lectures, posters) related to TCM research are warmly welcomed.

All abstracts must be submitted in pdf-format and doc-format to gptcmra2013@uni-graz.at not later than June 30, 2013. Please note that abstracts sent by fax will not be accepted.

Please prepare your abstract according to the instructions which can be found below.

The submitting author must register for the 2nd Annual meeting of The Good Practice in TCM Research Association before or at the same time submitting the abstract. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The submitting author will be notified about the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the presentation until July 15, 2013.



Instructions for the preparation of abstracts


All abstracts must be prepared according to the following instructions. Abstracts which do not comply with the guidelines listed below will be returned directly to the authors for correction before they can enter the reviewing process.
1. The abstract must be written in English and should be brief and concise. Concerning style please refer to the template.
2. The abstract should have a size of 17.0 cm (width) x 12.0 cm (height), including figures, tables and references. The maximum length of the body text must not exceed 250 words (or 2000 characters including spaces). Longer abstracts will be rejected.
3. Please use Arial Narrow as font and single line spacing for the entire abstract.
4. The title should be short and informative, with a maximum length of two lines. It should be written in bold letters, with a font size of 12 pt. Leave a blank line with font size 11 pt. between the author(s) and the name(s) of the institution(s).
5. The name(s) of the author(s) should be written in italic letters, with a font size of 11 pt.; please underline the name of the presenting author. Do not leave any blank line between the author(s) and the name(s) of the institution(s).
6. Type the name(s) of the institution(s), including the address for correspondence, city and country, in normal letters with a font size of 9 pt. Leave a blank line with font size of 11 pt. between the address(es) and the body text.
7. The body text should be written with a font size of 11 pt.
8. The abstract should be as substantial and concise as possible: the aim of work, the applied methods, the main results and a conclusion should be presented. Statistical evaluation is obligatory for pharmacological and clinical data. Do not use phrases like “… results will be presented…” Abstracts will undergo a strict peer review process. Abstracts without definite results will not be accepted.
9. Diagrams or tables have to be of good quality and large enough: the lettering should still be clearly legible after a reduction of 1:0.8. For drawing structural formulas Chem Draw® or comparable programs should be used.
10. The internationally accepted system of units (SI-units) should be used.
11. The chemical nomenclature must be in accordance with the systematic rules adopted by IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Trivial names should be avoided unless they have a definite advantage over the corresponding systematic names.
12. Acknowledgements (italic): list of institutions and/or persons in normal letters with a font size of 9 pt.
13. The References have to be numbered in the order of their appearance in the text [1,2,3..] [in normal letters]; arrange the list of references in this order at the end of the abstract. Please, keep the number of references to a minimum. Include a maximum of two authors, followed by the year, journal abbreviation (in accordance with Chemical Abstracts), volume and pagination. The font size for the references should be 9 pt.

Abstract Form
Abstract title (Arial Narrow/12 pt/bold/single line spacing/maximum 2 lines)
Title continued (if necessary)
[One empty line: 11 pt]
Author A1, Author B2, Author C1 (Arial Narrow/11 pt/italic/presenting author underlined)
1 Institution corresponding to author(s) 1, address, postal code, country; 2 Institution corresponding to
author(s) 2, address, postal code, country (Arial Narrow/9 pt/italic/single line spacing)
[One empty line: 11 pt]
Text of the abstract including figures, tables and references [1,2,3,...]. (Arial narrow/11 pt/normal/single line spacing/left and right justification). Text of the abstract including figures, tables and references [1,2,3,...]. (Arial narrow/11 pt/normal/single line spacing/left and right justification). Text of the abstract including figures, tables and references [1,2,3,...]. (Arial narrow/11 pt/normal/single line spacing/left and right justification).

Abstracts should have a size of 17.0 cm (width) x 12.0 cm (height), including figures, tables and references. The maximum length of the body text must not exceed 250 words (or 2000 characters including spaces).

Acknowledgements (italic): Institution 1, Institution 2, Person 1. (Arial Narrow/9 pt/normal/single line spacing).
References: 1. Author, A. et al. (year) Journal abbreviation Volume:pagination. 2. Author B., Author C (year) Title of the Book. Publisher. Place of publication. 3. Author, D., Author, E. (year) Journal abbreviation Volume:pagination. (Arial Narrow/9 pt/normal/single line spacing)

It should be indicated whether poster or oral presentation is preferred.



INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORAL CONTRIBUTIONS

The duration of plenary lectures will be 30 min and of short lectures 10 min plus 5 min for discussion.

For oral presentations the following equipment is available: PC, beamer (single projection). Please contact the Organizing Secretariat if you need overhead projection.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER CONTRIBUTIONS

Participants are responsible for mounting their posters and removing them. The organizers will provide the equipment needed. The size of the posters should be 84 cm x 119 cm (DIN A0) or 33 inch x 47 inch, respectively (width x height).

Posters will be on display the whole day. Posters should be mounted on 30th of August before 9:00 am.





TRAVEL GRANTS

Four travel grants á 500 € will be awarded to students. The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony. Student members of GP-TCM RA and those who have submitted the application form to be found at www.gp-tcm.org/association have priority.

Applications including abstract, photocopy of a current student ID, and a recommendation letter from the supervisor must be sent before June 15th 2013 to the Meeting Secretariat gptcmra2013@uni-graz.at .


REGISTRATION

Registration for the Meeting is now open. Please register on-line via the web page of the meeting.

Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment.

Registration and information desk opening hours:

Thursday, August 29, 2013 8:00 - 17:00 at University of Graz, Universitätsstrasse 15
Friday, August 30, 2013 8:00 - 17:00 at University of Graz, Universitätsstrasse 15

Registration fees (Euro)
On or before June 30, 2013 After June 30, 2013
GP-TCM RA Members 100 125
Non-members 125 150
Students 50 75
Participants of CGCM2013 75 100
Students and post-doctoral fellows participating CGCM2013 25 50

The registration fee includes conference material, coffee break (coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks), and lunch, according to the programme.

In order to claim the student and post-doctoral fellows discount, applicants must present a proof of full time enrolment at a degree-granting University or College. A photocopy of a current student ID or a letter from your departmental administration must be sent to the Meeting Secretariat.


SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Guided City Walk “Discover Graz”, August 29, 2013 10 €
Guided City Walk “Over the rooftops of Graz” , August 29, 2013 10 €

All tours include English speaking guide. The price per person is calculated on a minimum of 20 participants. The tours will be departing from the front of the University main building.
1. Guided City Walk “Discover Graz”, August 29, 2013, 16:15 – 18:00
World Heritage and Cultural Capital - Graz has many faces: Renaissance residence and student city. Romantic arcaded courtyards, bustling squared, medieval alleys, southern charm. A panorama of old and new. From the clock tower with its unusual hands to the island made of glass and steel. From the emperor’s mausoleum to the “Kunsthaus”-the “friendly alien”. Have a sensuous experience of a captivating city.
2. Guided City Walk “Over the rooftops of Graz”, August 29, 2013, 16:15 – 18:00
What other city can boast a tree-clad mountain right in its centre – wonderful to wander? The “Schlossberg”. A castle standing on a rock ledge of this hill more than 1.000 years ago gave the city its name. From the Slavic word gradec, meaning “little castle”, the name Graz derived. And the little castle was made a huge fortress. In 1809 it was blown up by Napoleon. The Bell Tower and the Clock Tower, the friendly landmark of the city, remain.



PAYMENT

You can pay your orders either with credit card or by bank transfer. Instructions for payment are available at http://www.cgcm2013.org as well as on the registration form.

Wired Transfer:
Beneficiary: University of Graz
Bank Name: UniCredit Bank Austria AG
Bank Address: Harrachgasse 23, 8010 Graz,Austria
IBAN: AT32 1200 0500 9550 0605
BIC / Swift Code: BKAUATWW
Please indicate the payment reference “A28165202052”.

Credit Card: Visa or Eurocard / Mastercard may be used for all charges (please pay on-line or use registration form).

Please take care that all payments except with Credit Card, are made net of charges for the payee. If any bank fees are deducted, organisers are allowed to charge the delegate after arrival.

Admission to the meetings will be granted only if the organizers have received the registration fee. Delegates who have made late payments should bring a copy of their receipt to the congress. Failure to show this receipt on request gives the organizers the right to charge the full amount prior to admission.


CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A certificate of attendance will be given to all registered participants during the congress.
CANCELLATION POLICY
In case of cancellation, a written notification must be sent to the Meeting Secretariat. The amount of the refunded portion depends on the time of written notification:

Until July 15, 2013 full refund minus bank charges
July 15, - August 9, 2013 50% of fees paid
After August 9, 2013 no refund


ACCOMMODATION

Single roome Double room
Schlossberghotel – Das Kunsthotel € 117,00 € 169,00
Romantik Parkhotel ****Superior € 110,00 € 190,00
Hotel Mercure Graz City **** € 104,00 € 119,00
Palais-Hotel Erzherzog Johann **** € 94,00 € 129,00
Das Weitzer **** € 83,00 € 97,00
Best Western Hotel Drei Raben *** € 78,00 € 108,00
Hotel Ibis Graz *** € 70,00 € 89,00
Hotel Ibis Budget City ** € 49,00 € 64,00
Hotel Academia ** € 39,00 € 62,00

Hotel accommodation can be booked via the website http://cgcm2013.uni-graz.at or by returning the hotel reservation form to Graz Tourismus / Graz Convention Bureau, c/o Ms Barbara Kollmann: email: km@graztourismus.at, fax: +43 316 8075-55, www.graztourismus.at.

Graz Tourismus will not charge you any reservation fees for making this booking, nor charge your credit card. You will simply pay for your stay at the hotel. Your booking is legally binding. Cancellations will only be accepted in writing to Graz Tourismus: Email: km@graztourismus.at or fax: +43/316/8075-55. If cancelled up to 3 working days before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

After the deadline for hotel reservation, July 26, 2013, the Organizers cannot guarantee a hotel room or the preferential category.

GETTING TO GRAZ

Arrival by car
Graz is located at the hub of central Europe’s road network. Venice, Munich and Budapest are all about four hours’ drive away.

Arrival by train
Excellent express train connections within Europe. From Salzburg, it is about 4 h, from Vienna
2,5 h by train. The main railway station is situated about 15 min from the congress centre by bus.
www.oebb.at
From the train station take bus line 58 or 63 to the university. Bus line 63 will take you directly to the main building. Get off at the stop "Universität" and you will find yourself right in front of the main building. If you take bus line 58, get off at the stop "Mozartgasse".

Arrival by air
Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Tyrolean Airways and other international carriers are serving Graz on a daily basis. The city centre can be reached from the airport by bus no. 630 and 631 (one-way ticket € 1.90), train, or taxi (approx. 20 €).
www.flughafen-graz.at
Bus schedule:
http://www.flughafen-graz.at/home/an_abreise_uebersicht/bus101206.pdf
Public transport in Graz
www.verbundlinie.at

How to reach university of Graz:
http://international.uni-graz.at/en/services/services-im-detail/welcome-guide-fuer-gaeste/travel-arrangements/


VISA
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements and to contact the Austrian Embassy in their residence country with respect to entering Austria. For information see: http://www.austria.org/
Please contact the meeting secretariat gptcmra2013@uni-graz.at, if you need an invitation letter.


CLIMATE

The weather in Graz at this time of the year is usually pleasant with an average daily maximum of 20 degrees centigrade. However, the nights could be already a little bit chilly.


IMPORTANT LINKS

• City of Graz (including interactive city map): www.graz.at
• University of Graz: www.uni-graz.at
• Tourist office of Graz: www.graztourismus.at


APPLICATION FOR GP-TCM RA MEMBERSHIP

To become a member of GP-TCM RA, use the application form to be found at www.gp-tcm.org/association and mail, fax or e-mail it to the secretary.


PLEASE NOTE

The meeting organisers cannot be held responsible for any loss, theft, damage or injury to any person or property during the congress, whatever the cause may be. The liability of persons and enterprises providing means of transportation or other services, however, remains unaffected. The customer takes part in all tours and trips at his own risk.
 

 

 

 

CHINA - Beijing - May 31st, 2011

Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend a Transcontinental Symposium focusing on Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research, at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, May 31st, 2011.

The Sino-Austrian Collaboration Centre for Chinese Medical Sciences was opened at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) in fall of 2007 with efforts of both sides, and it is a very good platform for the scientists of China and Austria to conduct the joint research in the field of Chinese medicine.

A joint research project of ‘TCM and Age Related Diseases’ has been defined together, which covers 9 sub-projects on quality, safety and efficacy of herbal medicines as well as the effects of acupuncture. For this reason it is necessary that the ‘High-tech Acupuncture Research Team’ from Beijing and Graz meets personally in China and Austria regularly.

The present meeting will surely provide a good opportunity for the ‘High-Tech Acupuncture Research Team’, consisting of scientists from China and Austria, to present the research progress in cooperation, discuss in more detail the joint Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research and how to promote the scientific evaluation of the basic research on high-tech acupuncture.

We look forward to welcoming you in Beijing.

Professor ZHU Bing
(Director of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China) and

Professor Gerhard LITSCHER
(Head of the TCM Research Center Graz at the Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria)

Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Team

 

 

 

Transcontinental Symposium
Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Beijing/China – Graz/Austria

Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion

 

 

Scientific Program

 

13:30 - 14:00          Registration – China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences

 

14:00 - 14:30          Welcome & Opening (Moderation: G. Litscher and XY. Gao)

·        Bing Zhu, Director of the Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China

·        Robert Schloegel, Vice-Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Austria

·        Brigitte Winklehner, President, Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, Austria

·        Longxiang Huang, Vice Director of the Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China

·        Irmgard Th. Lippe, Vice-Rector of Research, Medical University of Graz, Austria

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Chair:                        B. Zhu (China), I. Lippe (Austria), G. Litscher (Austria)

 

14:30 – 15:00         B. Zhu (Beijing, China) - Keynote Lecture

Basic Research on Acupuncture Equipment – From Lab to Clinic

 

15:00 – 15:30        G. Litscher (Graz, Austria) - Keynote Lecture

Research Highlights – Milestones in Laser and High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion

 

15:30 – 15:50        Tea / Coffee Break

 

Transcontinental Symposium
Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Beijing/China – Graz/Austria

Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion

 

15:50 – 16:10        JS. Yang (Beijing, China) – Main Lecture

Acupuncture in World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage – Inheritance and Development

 

16:10 – 16:30        ZC. Wu (Beijing, China) - Main Lecture

Clinical Acupuncture Studies – New Trends in the Last 5 Years

 

16:30 – 16:50        WB. Zhang (Beijing, China) - Main Lecture

High-tech Acupuncture & Meridian Research – New Results

 

16:50 – 17:00         L. Wang, T. Huang, WB. Zhang, G. Litscher (Graz, Austria and Beijing, China)

Violet Laser Acupuncture: Effects on Peripheral Microcirculation

 

17:00 – 17:10        XY. Gao, B. Zhu, G. Litscher (Beijing, China and Graz, Austria)

Regulation of Cardiovascular Function: Investigations of Acupuncture-like Stimulation in Anesthetized Rats and Humans

 

17:10 – 17:20         T. Huang, WB. Zhang, X. Huang, YY. Tian, GJ. Wang, YQ. Zhang, L. Wang, G. Litscher (Beijing, China and Graz, Austria)

Comparing the Efficacy of Traditional Fire-Cupping and
High-tech Vacuum-Cupping Using Laser Doppler Imaging at an Acupuncture Clinic in Beijing

 

 

17:20 – 17:30       G. Litscher, WB. Zhang, T. Huang, L. Wang, XY. Gao, ZM. Sheng, J. Valentini, BX. Zhao, Z. Xie, Ch. Neuper, G. Müller-Putz, G. Bauernfeind, I. Gaischek, W. Anderle, D. Litscher (Graz, Austria and Beijing, China)

Recent Results and Perspectives of Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion Research

 

17:30                   Closing Remarks (China, Austria) and

 

                            End of the Transcontinental Symposium

                            Reception at the Austrian Embassy by the Austrian Ambassador, Mr Martin Sajdik (for Invited Guests)

 

Transcontinental Symposium
Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Beijing/China – Graz/Austria

Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion

 

Organization

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
(Prof. Bing Zhu and Assoc.Prof. Xinyan Gao)

and

TCM Research Center Graz,
Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine,
Medical University of Graz, Austria
(Prof. Gerhard Litscher and Visit.Prof. Lu Wang)

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Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Team

All correspondence concerning organization should be addressed to:

gaoxy@mail.cintcm.ac.cn
lu.wang@medunigraz.at
gerhard.litscher@medunigraz.at


The official languages of the Symposium will be English and Chinese.

The participation is free of charge,
however preregistration via e-mail is absolutely necessary

 

Transcontinental Symposium
Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Beijing/China – Graz/Austria

Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture & Moxibustion

 

Chairs and Speakers
(in program order)

 

·         Bing ZHU, Prof PhD, Director of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China), http://www.acuworld.net

·         Robert SCHLOEGEL, Hon Prof MD, Vice-Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Austria

·         Brigitte WINKLEHNER, Prof PhD, President, Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, Austria

·         Longxiang HUANG, Prof, Vice Director of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Irmgard Theresia LIPPE, Prof PhD PhDhc, Vice-Rector of Research (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria)

·         Gerhard LITSCHER, Prof MSc PhD MDsc, Head of the TCM Research Center Graz and of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria); http://tcm-graz.at, http://litscher.info, http://litscher.at

·         Jinsheng YANG, Prof MD PhD, Vice Director of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Zhongchao WU, Prof MD PhD, Expert Consultant of China Health Care Committee, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Weibo ZHANG, Prof PhD, Vice Director & General SEC of the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China); http://www.catcm.ac.cn

·         Lu WANG, MD LAc (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria)

·         Tao HUANG, MD PhD (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Xinyan GAO, Assoc Prof PhD MD (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

 

The Speakers thank the following co-authors for their contributions

 

·         Xin HUANG, MD PhD (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Yuying TIAN (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Guangjun WANG, PhD (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Yuqin ZHANG (China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)

·         Zemin SHENG, MD (Medical University of Graz and Privatclinic Lassnitzhoehe, Graz and Lassnitzhoehe, Austria)

·         Jan VALENTINI, MD (Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria)

·         Baixiao ZHAO, Prof PhD MD, Dean (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China)

·         Zheng XIE, MD (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China)

·         Christa NEUPER, Prof PhD, Head of the Department of Psychology (Neuropsychology, Karl-Franzens University of Graz) and Head of the Institute of Knowledge Discovery (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria), http://bci.tugraz.at

·         Gernot MUELLER-PUTZ, Assoc Prof MSc PhD (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria)

·         Guenther BAUERNFEIND, MSc (Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria)

·         Ingrid GAISCHEK, MSc (Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria)

·         Waltraud ANDERLE, MD student (Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria)

·         Daniela LITSCHER, MSc Student (Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Graz, Austria)

 May 31st, 2011 – 14:00 - 17:30 – Beijing, China

 

 

Congress Awards Graz, 14. Juni 2010

                                           

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