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Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.scient.med. Gerhard Litscher
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Head of Research Unit
- Forschungseinheit für biomedizinische Technik in Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin
- „Stronach-Forschungseinheit für komplementäre und integrative Lasermedizin“
EMail: gerhard.litscher(at)medunigraz.at
Tel: +43 316 385-13907
http://litscher.info
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Researcher ID: A-5527-2012

Press releases:

- BRG Kepler meets

Statistik Austria, science classification

Scientific Expertise

Curr. Vitae

2014 Director of the Sino-Austrian Research Center for High-Tech Acupuncture and Clinical & Experimental Integrative Medicine, Beijing Hospital of TCM affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing, China and Graz, Austria
2014 Reappointment as Visiting Professor at China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (March 13, 2014)
2013 Visiting Professor at Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China (November 2013)
2013 Visiting Professor at China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (May 1, 2013)
2012 Professor at Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital. Authorized by the Council as visiting professor of the Military Acupuncture Training Center (August 15th, 2012)
2012 Visiting Professor at Capital Medical University, Beijing, China (May 21st, 2012)
2012 Visiting Professor of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China (May 23rd, 2012)
2012 "Professor honoris causa (Prof. h.c.)" at Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University School of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine (May 21st, 2012)
2012 Head of the Stronach Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine , Medical University of Graz, Austria
2011 Visiting Professor of the Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion at China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China (Sept 20th, 2011)
2010 University Professor (Honorary Title) appointed by the President of Austria
2008 Scientific and managing leadership of the inter-university Research Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture - MUG) together with Prof. R. Bauer (Herbal Medicine Research - KFU)
2005 Head of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
2002 -2004 M.D.sc. Doctor of Medical Sciences (A), Medical University of Graz
1997 a.o. Universitätsprofessor
1997 Development of a high-tech helmet construction for noninvasive neuromonitoring
1997 Development and evaluation of methods concerning „Computer-Controlled Acupuncture®“
1996 Organization of three international conferences „Clinical Engineering – New Trends“: Computer-Controlled Acupuncture®; Transcranial Cerebral Oximetry; Laser Doppler Flowmetry
1995 Organization of 14 international workshops in Graz and Munich for postpromotional education in neuromonitoring with specific „Educational Software“ (NEURALIS®)
1993 Habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Medical informatics in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine)
1991 -2002 Head of the Research Group of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Graz, Austria
1991 -2001 Lecturer at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Graz, University of Technology
1987 Ph.D. Doctor of Technical Sciences, Graz University of Technology
1984 -1990 Research Assistant at the Department of Medical Informatics and Neuroinformatics, Graz University of Technology
1984 -1990 Collaborator at the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Medical Informatics, Graz
1976 -1984 Master's degree (M.Sc.) on Biomedical Engineering at the Graz University of Technology

Awards

2013 Laser Therapy Best/Good Paper Award 2012 from Japan Medical Laser Laboratory for "Laser acupuncture - innovative basic research: visual and laser-induced evoked potentials", March 31st, 2013, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Congress Award Graz für 'Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine' 14.-16. Mai 2009 -Stadt Graz
2010 AMS-Award des Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute für die Arbeit 'Transcontinental and translational high-tech acupuncture research using computer-based heart rate and 'Fire of Life' heart rate variability analysis' in Busan, Südkorea
2010 Editor Award - South Korea (for the most citing author) - JAMS; 1. Okt. 2010 Busan, Südkorea
2010 Wissenschaftspreis der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Kontrollierte Akupunktur (OGKA) im Bereich Akupunktur-Grundlagenforschung - Erstautor
2010 Wissenschaftspreis der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Kontrollierte Akupunktur (OGKA) im Bereich der klinischen Forschung - Koautorenschaft
2004 First Place Research Award of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) and the Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation (MARF), Chicago, USA
2004 Forschungspreis des Landes Steiermark (Hauptpreis) für die Arbeit „High-Tech Akupunktur® – Computergestützte Objektivierungstechniken der Akupunktur“; Graz
2004 International Award - Stiftung Akupunktur (Seirin) anlässlich der Eröffnungsfeier der MEDICA 2004; Düsseldorf
2002 Akademiepreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Aurikulomedizin e.V. zum Gedenken an Dr. Paul Nogier; Köln
1998 Internationaler Prof. Dr. A. Pischinger-Preis für Akupunktur; Wien
1995 Hoechst Preis für „Multivariable nicht-invasive Intensivüberwachung“; Graz
1991 Förderungspreis für Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Steiermark; Graz
1987 Theodor Körner Preis für die Thematik „Überwachung der Hirnfunktion“; Wien

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2012 -2015 International Society for Medical Laser Applications (ISLA transcontinental)
President - Science&Research
2012 -2016 World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies - Specialty Committee of Collateral Disease
Council Member
2012 -2015 European Medical Laser Association (EMLA)
President of EMLA-Austria
2012 -2015 International Medical Laser Association (IMedLA)
Vice President responsible for Europe
2011 -2012 GP-TCM (Good Practice in TCM Research in the Post-genomic Era), European Coordination Action, 7th Framework Programme of the EU
Member - WP8 (Functional genomics in studies of acupuncture-moxibustion and meridians); http://www.gp-tcm.org
2010 -2012 EMLA (European Medical Laser Association) - auf deutsch
Member of the Local Committee
2010 -2012 Parliament of the European Medical Laser Association
Member and Representative of Austria
2010 -2012 European Medical Laser Association (EMLA)
Member
2009 -2012 Forum China
Mitglied des Wissenschaftsbeirates
2009 -2012 Consortium for the Globalization of Chinese Medicine
Secondary Institute Representative of the TCM Research Center Graz, University of Graz and Medical University of Graz to the Consortium for the Globalization of Chinese Medicine
2007 -2012 Sino-Austrian Collaborating Centre for Chinese Medical Sciences
Vertreter der Medizinischen Universität Graz im wissenschaftlichen administrativen Board
1998 -2012 New York Academy of Sciences
Member
1995 -2012 International Society for the Study and Prevention of Infant Death
Member
1992 -2012 European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Member
1990 -2012 International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
Member
1990 -2012 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik
Member
1990 -2012 Österreichische Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie, Reanimation und Intensivtherapie
Member
1990 -2012 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung
Member
1985 -2012 Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik
Member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2014 -2016 BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE : Associate Editor
2014 -2016 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL: Associate Editor
2013 -2016 MEDICINES: Associate Editor
2012 -2016 JOURNAL OF CHINESE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: Member of the Editorial Board
2012 -2015 AKUPUNKTUR & AURIKULOMEDIZIN: Herausgeber,Member des Editorial Board
2012 -2015 LASER IN MEDICINE: Co-Editor
2012 -2017 CHINESE ACUPUNCTURE & MOXIBUSTION: 1st European Editorial Board Member
2012 -2017 JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE = CHUNG I TSA CHIH YING WEN PAN: Member of the Editorial board
2012 -2017 JOURNAL OF PHARMACOPUNCTURE: Senior Editor
2012 -2015 LASER THERAPY: Editorial Board Member
2012 -2017 WORLD JOURNAL OF ACUPUNCTURE-MOXIBUSTION: Editorial Board Member
2011 -2015 JOURNAL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MERIDIAN STUDIES: Associate Editor
2011 -2015 MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE: Associate Editor for Europe
2011 -2015 WORLD JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIOLOGY: Editorial Board Member
2011 -2015 WORLD JOURNAL OF METHODOLOGY: Strategy Associate Editor in Chief
2010 -2014 MEDICAL CASE REPORTS: Member of the Editorial Board
2010 -2015 CHINESE MEDICINE: Member of the Editorial Board
2010 -2015 EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE : Editor, Lead Guest Editor, Guest Editor
2010 -2015 JOURNAL OF US-CHINA MEDICAL SCIENCE: Editorial Board Member
2009 -2012 SCHMERZ UND AKUPUNKTUR: Internationaler Wissenschaftl Beirat
2009 -2015 NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (NAJMS): Member of the Editorial Board
2008 -2015 THE INTERNET JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Editor in Chief
2008 -2015 THE OPEN MEDICAL DEVICES JOURNAL : Member of the Editorial Advisory Board
2008 -2015 DEUTSCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AKUPUNKTUR: Mitglied des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats
2007 -2011 CHINESE MEDICINE: Member of the Editorial Board
2007 -2015 INTERNET JOURNAL OF LASERNEEDLE MEDICINE: Editor in Chief
2007 -2012 MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE: Member of the Editorial Board
2005 -2015 NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH : Member of the Editorial Board
2005 -2011 FORSCHENDE KOMPLEMENTARMEDIZIN UND KLASSISCHE NATURHEILKUNDE : Member of the Editorial Board
2004 -2015 SCHWEIZERISCHEN ZEITSCHRIFT FUER GANZHEITSMEDIZIN: Member of the Internat. Advisory Board
2003 -2015 MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR: Member of the Internat. Reviewers Panel
2000 -2015 THE INTERNET JOURNAL OF EMERGENY AND INTENSIVE CARE: Section Editor Bioengineering
2000 -2008 THE INTERNET JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: Member of the Editorial Board
2000 -2015 JOURNAL FÜR ANÄSTHESIE UND INTENSIVBEHANDLUNG: Member of the Editorial Board
2000 -2015 THE INTERNET JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY: Editorial Board Member
2000 -2015 INTERNET JOURNAL NEUROMONITORING: Editor in Chief

Reviewer for scientific journals

2013 -2013 World Journal of Clinical Cases
2013 -2013 AFRICAN JOURNAL OF TRADITIONAL, COMPLEMENTARY, AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
2013 -2013 World Journal of Anesthesiology
2013 -2013 Scientific Research and Essays
2013 -2014 LASER THERAPY
2012 -2012 JOURNAL OF COMPLEMENTARY & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
2011 -2011 BRAIN RESEARCH
2011 -2012 JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
2011 -2012 JOURNAL OF CHINESE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
2011 -2011 BMC RESEARCH NOTES
2011 -2012 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
2010 -2011 FORSCHENDE KOMPLEMENTARMEDIZIN
2010 -2011 Chinese Medicine
2009 -2009 JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY
2009 -2009 BIOMEDIZINISCHE TECHNIK
2009 -2009 DIABETES OBESITY & METABOLISM
2009 -2009 Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine
2009 -2009 ACUPUNCTURE IN MEDICINE
2008 -2012 MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
2008 -2008 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
2008 -2008 EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY
2008 -2011 PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT
2008 -2014 BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
2008 -2008 CHINESE JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY
2008 -2012 JOURNAL OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MERIDIAN STUDIES
2008 -2014 EVIDENCE-BASED COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
2007 -2013 Medical Acupuncture
2007 -2007 EXPERT REVIEW OF MEDICAL DEVICES
2006 -2008 ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
2006 -2011 Chinese medicine
2006 -2006 BMC MEDICAL IMAGING
2006 -2007 Integrative Medicine Insights
2006 -2007 MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING
2006 -2006 Future Medicine
2005 -2012 NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
2005 -2006 JOURNAL OF PAIN
2000 -2011 LASERS IN MEDICAL SCIENCE
2000 -2006 ANN BEHAV MED
2000 -2006 BRAZ J BIOL RES
2000 -2006 Internet Journal of Neurology
2000 -2006 WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
2000 -2011 The Internet Journal of Anaesthesiology
2000 -2012 Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine
2000 -2006 ANESTHESIOLOGY
2000 -2008 NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS
2000 -2006 HUMAN REPRODUCTION
2000 -2012 The Internet Journal of Neuromonitroing

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2013 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA Professor of Neurosurgery

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2013 -2014 NFB - NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsgese.m.b.H; life science calls - Austria
2014 -2014 Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund for 2014/2015 - China
2013 -2014 The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Health and Medical Research Fund - China
2012 -2013 Hong Kong Research Grants Council - Early Career Scheme for 2012/13 - China
2012 -2012 Hong Kong Research Grants Council - General Research Fund for 2012/13 - China
2011 -2011 Hong Kong University Grants Committee - China
2010 -2010 Innovation and Technology Commission Hong Kong - China
2000 -2008 FWF-Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Austria
2007 -2008 Medical Research Council - United Kingdom
2000 -2008 Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank (ÖNB) - Austria
2004 -2008 Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland

Reviewer/Expert organization

2012 Gutachten für Steiermärkische Landesregierung im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wissenschaft und Forschung (Verleihung für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich)
2012 Ethikkommission der Medizinischen Universität Wien
2011 European IFMBE MBEC 2011

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2013 2nd Annual Meeting of The Good Practice in TCM (GP-TCM) Research Association
Organisator
2013 12th Meeting of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)
Organisator
2013 8th International ISLA Congress for Medical Laser Applications
Chair
2012 Symposium "Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine" at the Laser International Medical Congress with celebration of the EMLA 30th anniversary
Organisator
2012 Laser Helsinki 2012 International Congress, First Plenary Session: Lasers in Surgery
Chair
2012 Präkongress zum 31. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Neuraltherapie, Spezialseminar; Vortragsveranstaltung zur Laserneedle-Therapie
Chair
2012 2nd Sino-Austrian High-Tech Acupuncture Research Forum
Organisator
2012 6th DCFG Workshop on Scientific Approaches to Chinese Medicine
Chair
2012 International Conference of Physiological Sciences. Symposium 12
Chair
2012 The Second Beijing International Symposium on Integrative Medicine
Chair
2011 Transcontinental Symposium "Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture and Moxibustion" in Beijing, China
Chair
2011 The HanseMerkur Symposium & 5th DCFG Workshop on Scientific Approaches to Chinese Medicine
Chair
2011 Wissenschaftliches ISLA-Seminar an der Medizinischen Universität Graz
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
2011 2011 International Symposium on Acupuncture in Beijing/China, Session 1; Capital Medical University, Beijing Hospital of TCM, Beijing TCM International Exchange and Cooperation Center, Beijing Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
Chair
2011 Transcontinental Symposium "Basic Research Meets High-Tech Acupuncture and Moxibustion" in Beijing, China
Organisator
2010 Laserakupunktur-Seminar
Chair
2009 International Symposium Modernization of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Research.
Organisator
2009 II. Internationales Seminar "Transkranielle cerebrale Oxymetrie in Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin", Session 2
Chair
2008 Lasertherapie - die Therapie der Zukunft
Chair
2008 Workshop "High-Tech und TCM - ein erfolgreicher integrativer Ansatz" im Rahmen des 39. Internationalen TCM-Kongresses
Chair
2008 52. Österreichischer HNO-Kongress, Podiumsdiskussion "Medikamentöse Therapie und komplementäre Medizin"
Chair
2007 Sino-Austrian Expert Forum for Chinese Medicine, Session 1
Chair
2007 Laser Prague - The 12th International Congress of the European Medical Laser Association (EMLA) in conjunction with the World Association of Laser Therapy (WALT)
Chair
2005 14. Internationaler Workshop "Neuromonitoring in Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin" (seit 1995 abwechselnd in Graz und München)
Organisator
1999 Clinical Engineering – New Trends: Computer-Controlled Acupuncture®
Mitglied Organisationskomitee
1997 Clinical Engineering – New Trends: Transcranial Cerebral Oximetry
Organisator
1996 Clinical Engineering – New Trends: Laser Doppler Flowmetry
Organisator
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