Speakers

Burgoon Thomas, MD (USA)

Thomas Burgoon, MD is the past president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) the largest organization of physicians practicing acupuncture in the United States. He is a member of the Board of Directors of ICMART, Associate Editor-in Chief of the World Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, member of editorial board of Medical Acupuncture, chairperson of the Institutional Review Board of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and advisor on acupuncture for Unite for Her. He graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University in 1985 and competed residency training in internal medicine. He began studying acupuncture theory and practice in 1992 and studied with Anita Cignolini of Milan, Italy for 11 years and four years with the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM). He is interested in traditional Chinese medical theory and practice and also in the fostering of meaningful dialog with our colleagues in regular medicine about acupuncture’s value in modern medical practice.

Cabioğlu Mehmet Tuğrul, MD Prof. Dr. (Turkey)

Starting in the year 2000 Mehmet Tuğrul Cabıoğlu has been repeatedly elected as a member of the “Acupuncture Scientific Institution for the Ministry of Health”. Most recently he became part of the supreme council of “Contemporary and Complementary Medical Science and Technology for the Ministry of Health” where his duties still continue. He is vice president of the Acupuncture and Complementary Medical Association of Ankara and a board member of the World Federation of Acupuncture – Moxibustion Societies.

Professor University Baskent
President, Acupuncture Unit of Başkent University Medical Faculty

Chaibún Guillermo, MD (Uruguay)

Guillermo Chaibún is founder and director of the Outpatient Acupuncture Clinic at the University Hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay (Hospital de Clínicas-Universidad). He has been serving as a head professor of the postgraduate courses for medical acupuncture of the Uruguayan Acupuncture Association since 2005 and as a president of the Uruguayan Acupuncture Association since 2016. He is also coordinator of the southern region of FILASMA (Federación Ibero Lationoamericana de Sociedasdes Médicas de Acupuntura).

Chow Roberta, MD PhD (Australia)

Dr Chow is a medical practitioner who since 1988 has practiced acupuncture and used therapeutic lasers in clinical practice.  In the last 25 years her practice has largely focused on primary care-based pain management.   In 2006 she completed a PhD in the treatment of neck pain using laser therapy from the Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University.  She was subsequently awarded an NHMRC grant to study the effects of laser on nerves as a mechanism for the pain-relieving effects of laser at the Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney University.  

Dr Chow was Federal President of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College from 1995 to 1998 and has been President of the Australian Medical Laser Association since 2005.  She has publications in Pain, the Lancet and other international journals.  Dr Chow has been the author of several book chapters and has co-edited a textbook of pain medicine, Pain: the person, the science and the clinical interface.  She currently works in private general practice, has a hospital appointment at Sydney Adventist Hospital using light therapy for inpatients and is an Honorary Research Affiliate at the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney.

Dorsher Peter, MD (USA)

Peter T Dorsher MD is consultant and former chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Florida. Educational background includes MSc in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, MD from Rush Medical College, and residency at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Acupuncture training from UCLA completed in 1998. Primary practice has been in musculoskeletal medicine and chronic pain, and integration of acupuncture into pain treatment. Primary research interest has been in understanding acupuncture mechanisms in modern anatomic and physiologic terms. American Academy of Medical Acupuncture gave research awards 2007-2010, and has presented at over 35 international meetings and numerous national meetings. Total publications exceed 70, including over 30 peer reviewed articles and a reference DVD on acupuncture anatomy.

Irnich Dominik, MD PD Dr. med. (Germany)

Dominik Irnich is head of the Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital, LMU Munich, City Center and serves as president of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA). As medical acupuncturist he tries to understand the essentials of acupuncture.
As researcher, with a high scientific and multiple awarded output, he focuses on the effects of acupuncture and CAM on nociception, sensory perception and clinical outcomes.

He is board member of different organizations (ICMART, ZAEN, Hufelandgesellschaft) and member of the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration (ATC). The Munich Outpatient Program in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Chronic Pain (MOCAM), which was implemented in 2001, serves as a model for Integrative Medicine in Pain Medicine.

Liertzer Helmut, MD Dr. med. (Austria)

Head of the Department for Orthopaedic Pain Therapy (Herz Jesu Hospital, Vienna) from 1994 – 2007. He had multiple functions in acupuncture and neuraltherapy (1992 – 1994 President of ICMART, 2010 – 2012 Vice President of ICMART, since 2011 President of the ÖNR, Austrian Society for Neural Therapy). He is laureate of the Alfred Pischinger Scientific Award and he organized three ICMART world congresses.

Lozano Francisco, MD Prof Dr (Mexico)

Board member of ICMART Francisco Lozano is a Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Moxibustion at the National Polytechnic
Institute’s School of Medicine and Homeopathy in Mexico City. He has more than 35 years of experience in the study, research and education of acupuncture in TCM and acupuncture. He studied Chinese medicine in China at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and in Japan at Osaka Medical College’s Pain Clinic & Oriental Medicine department, from 1981 to 1987.

He is the current president of the Mexican College of Acupuncture (COMAH) and also of the Iberic-Latin American Federation of Medical Acupuncture Societies (FILASMA). He was the Co-Chair of the First ICMART-FILASMA World Medical Acupuncture Congress, that took place in Mexico City, in 2017.

Luxenburger Hedi, MD (Germany)

President of ICMART
Anaesthesiologist, specialized in pain therapy
Board member of the German Medical Acupuncture Association
Representative for acupuncture within CAMDOC and EUROCAM at EU level, Brussels

Moiraghi Carlo, MD (Italy)

President of A.L.M.A. – Lombard Assosation of Acupuncture Medical

Doctors.

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Director of A.L.M.A. School of acupuncture, Qigong and Taijiquan, adhering to F.I.S.A. Italian Federation os Acupuncture Society and to F.I.S.T.Q. Italian Federation of Tuina and Qigong and accreditated by ICMART International Council of Acupuncture and Related Techniques
Vice President AGOM – Acupuncture in the World.
Vice President FISTQ.
Member of the Commission for Non Conventional Medicines of the Order of Physicians and Dentists of Milan

Member of the Technical Committee of the Lombardy for the study of Unconventional Medicine, from its founding in 2000 to its dissolution.

Oei-Tan Chun-Lee, MD PhD Dr. (The Netherlands)

Chun-Lee Oei-Tan is Director of the Acupuncture Center Clinic in Bunnik/NL since 1977. She has been serving as President of the Dutch Acupuncture Society for Medical Doctors, NAAV since 2005. For continuous efforts in promoting the application of acupuncture in health care in the Netherlands and abroad, as an outstanding acupuncture TCM-specialist and as a recognized medical doctor in the scientific community and in patient care, she knighted „Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau“ at the Opening of the international World Congress of Chinese Medicine WCCM amidst 850 participants in the Hague in October 2010. She is ICMART Vice president.

Piehler Petja, MD Dr. med. (Austria)

Medical director of the Community Hospital Wasserburg am Inn and chief consultant of the Department for Internal Medicine; specialist for internal medicine, gastroenterology, diabetology, geriatrics, integrative pain therapy, neural therapy and acupuncture; lecturer for the Austrian Neural Therapy Society since 2006; ICMART and IFMANT board member and treasurer.

Poli Paola, MD (Italy)

ICMART board member
President of AGOM President – Acupuncture in the World. AGOM is member of ICMART and member of FISA Italian Federation of Acupuncture Society.
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Responsible for the courses of ALMA -Lombard Association of Medical Doctors Acupuncturists- school. ALMA is accreditated by ICMART and Member of FISA Italian Federation of Acupuncture Society.

Treasurer of FISTQ – Italian Federation of Tuina and Qigong
Member of ICMART Board
Coordinator of FISA Research Commission – Italian Federation of Companies of Acupuncture
Member of the Commission for Non-Conventional Medicines of the Order of Physicians of Milan.
Teacher of Αcupuncture, Taijiquan and Qigong at ALMA school
Teacher of Αcupuncture, Taijiquan and Qigong FISTQ of Italian Federation of Tuina and Qigong
Member of the Italian Civil Protection

Sautreuil Patrick, MD (France)

Patrick is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Department, Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP, Paris, France. He is a board member of ICMART and of the „Association Scientifique des Médecins Acupuncteurs de France“ (ASMAF). He represents the Fédération des Acupuncteurs pour leur Formation Médicale Continue“ and serves as Chief Editor of the French revue „Acupuncture & Moxibustion“.

Simma Irmgard, Dr. med. (Austria)

President: CAM in dentistry and oral health in OEGZMK
Lecturer: University of Vienna – School of Dentistry, Medical University Graz
Qualified member: Various medical societies
Organiser – Interdisciplinary courses and congresses: “Functional therapies in dentistry”, “Oral acupuncture”, “Festspielgespräche – Interdisciplinary aspects”
Clinical oral acupuncture studies relevant to general health and orthodontics
Awards: Slavicek Award, ICMART and Bischko Award

Stockert Karin, MD Dr. (Austria)

Karin Stockert serves as President of the Austrian Society of Acupuncture (ÖGA). She has been serving as board member of ÖGA since 1995. She was taught in TCM in Tianjin, Beijing und Chengdu. She is lecturer at the medical university at Graz and Vienna. She has performed different research projects and has published scientific articles.

Theodoratou Konstantina, MD MSc (Greece)

Konstantina is the immediate Past President of ICMART (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) and current President of SAMAG (Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece). She is the scientific coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium, Athens, related in research matters to the Academy of Athens Biomedica and related to teaching to the Greek Institutes of Medical Acupuncture.

She has also specialized in medical psychology, addiction counselling, health coaching, clinical diet, neuroscience and psychological diseases. Now she works in a private clinic in Athens. She frequently participates in research, mostly concerning behaviour patterns in relation to acupuncture.

Wander Christiane, Dr. med. vet. (Germany)

1978 Veterinary Medicine at the University of Leipzig,
Afterwards occupation in a veterinary clinic for large and small animals
1990 Doctorate.
1994 Specialist in Veterinary Medicine
1999 obtainment of the additional title “Biological Veterinary Medicine”
2000 Authorization for Advanced Trainings in Biological Veterinary Medicine
2003 obtainment of the additional title “Acupuncture”

Since 1990 member of the delegate assembly of the “Saxon State Veterinary Medical Association”.

Since 1994 Director of the Division Veterinary Medicine and course instructor for veterinarian seminars in the “German Association of Acupuncture and Neural Therapy” (DGfAN – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Neuraltherapie e.V.).

Since 1996 member of the Committee for Naturopathic Treatment in the Federal Veterinary Medical Association. Responsible for the education in neural therapy of the veterinarians in Germany.

Since 1998 in the Committee for Public Relations and in the Committee for Advanced Trainings of the Saxon State Veterinary Medical Association.

Numerous national and international publications.

Wander Rainer, MD Dr. med. (Germany)

Rainer is practicing in general medicine since 1965. He is specialized naturopathy, pain therapy, neural therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy and complex homeopathy. He is co-founder of the German Association of Acupuncture and Neuraltherapy (DGfAN – „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Neuraltherapie e.V.” www.dgfan.de) and has been serving as President from 1999 to 2017 and honorary president since 2017. He is one of the most prominent neural therapists of East Germany. Since 1970 he has been course instructor for neural therapy and a popular lecturer nationwide and abroad for a multitude of naturopathic therapy methods.

He is author of numerous publications nationwide and abroad and co-author of the following manuals: „Akupunktur“ (Richter/Becke), „Neuraltherapie, Lehrbuch und Atlas“ (Badke/Mudra), „Naturheilkundliche Untersuchungstechniken“ (Becke/Wagner/Wander).

Yamamura Marcia, MD Dr. (Brazil)

Vice President of the Brazilian College of Medical Acupuncture (Colegio Medico Brasileiro de Acupuntura – CMBA), Co-Chief at the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Department of the Federal University of São Paulo (Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP) ,Supervisor of the Residency Program of the Federal University of São Paulo (Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP), Master Degree in Emotions (Mental Chi) and Acupuncture by Preventive Medicine Department of the Federal University of São Paulo (Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP)

Doctoral Degree in course, Scientific Director of São Paulo
Medical College of Acupuncture (Colegio Medico de Acupuntura de São Paulo – CMAESP)