Speakers 2014

Gerhard LitscherGerhard Litscher. MSc, PhD, MDsc , Professor Beijing/Taiwan/Harbin/Graz/ Universities (AUSTRIA/CHINA/TAIWAN)
Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the TCM Research Center Graz at the Medical University of Graz, Doctor of technical and Doctor of medical sciences, several research stays and international lectures, about 600 scientific publications (180 SCI/pubmed listed), partly on basic acupuncture research, author and/or editor of eleven books, currently editor-in-chief and/or member of the editorial board of more than 30 international scientific journals (e.g. Editor-in-chief of the Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine (IJAM), Associate Editor for Medical Acupuncture, Associate Editor of the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (JAMS), one of the editors, lead guest editor and guest editor of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM), Associate Editor of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Associate Editor of Integrative Medicine International). Prof. Litscher’s special interests are computer-based High-Tech Acupuncture Research, evidence-based Complementary Medicine and Neuromonitoring. He is University Professor at the Medical University of Graz, and Visiting Professor at nine renowned institutions and universities in Asia. In addition, he is Initiator and Chairman of the Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine which will take place in Nanjing, China in May 2014.

  1. University Professor at Medical University of Graz, Austria
  2. Visiting Professor at the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
  3. Visiting Professor at Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
  4. Visiting Professor at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China
  5. Professor honoris causa (Prof.h.c.) at Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University School of Clinical Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
  6. Visiting Professor at Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, China
  7. Visiting Professor at China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  8. Visiting Professor at the Beijing University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
  9. President of EMLA-Austria (European Medical Laser Association, 2012 – 2013)
  10. President for Science and Research of ISLA-transcontinental (International Society for Medical Laser Applications) since August 2012
  11. Vice-President of IMedLA (International Medical Laser Association), responsible for Europe, since August 2012
  12. Initiator and Chairman of the Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (Nanjing, China May 2014)

Remy R. CoeytauxRemy R. Coeytaux, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Duke University School of Medicine, Co-Founder, Chapel Hill Doctors Healthcare Center (USA)
Remy Coeytaux is a family physician, epidemiologist, and medical acupuncturist. He received his MD from Stanford Medical School and his PhD in Epidemiology from University of North Carolina School of Public Health. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and Bravewell Collaborative Fellow in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Coeytaux is Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Medicine and the Evidence Synthesis Group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He Co-Founded Chapel Hill Doctors Integrative Health Center and is President of Chapel Hill Primary Care, PC, a private medical practice with an integrative medicine focus. He currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator (PI) of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes sponsored the the U.S. National Institutes of Health and as PI of a K18 career enhancement award sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that focuses on personalized health approaches to the treatment of migraine. He has served as the PI of 2 RCTs of acupuncture for hot flashes, 2 RCTs of acupuncture of the induction of labor, and 1 RCT of acupuncture for chronic daily headache. Dr. Coeytaux is on the Board of Directors of the Society for Acupuncture Research.

Dr. Efthymios PapatzikisDr. Efthymios Papatzikis, Dip.Mus, BMus, MMus solo, MMus chamber music, Prof.Cert.Ed., PhD , PostDoc Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of London – Research Fellow, Foundation Botin – Academic Associate, Metropolitan College, University of East London (UK / Spain / Greece)
With a special interest in music education and cognitive neuroscience, Efthymios has extensively explored the field of music development in life, working as a professional instrumental teacher and researcher for more than 10 years. Appointments he attended in the past include two professorships in major Conservatories (Music Academies) in Greece, an appointment as a Strings Tutor and Lecturer in Music Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of East Anglia in the UK, a Post Doctoral research appointment at Harvard University, USA (working in the Mind, Brain and Education program; interdisciplinary research in Educational Psychology and Neuroscience), a visiting lectureship at the University of Cape Town, SA, as well as a directorship at the Musics R.E.D. Group Research Centre in Greece. His current research interests extend to the Mind, Brain and Music Education field, working in projects that explicitly combine developmental psychology and neuroscience (i.e. emotions in musical structure – EEG application / infants’ brainstem development through music education – ABR application). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK, and holds the awards of a Qualified Teacher (QTS) both in the UK and Greece. He is a member of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE), as well as the International Society for Music Education (ISME) participating in the Advocacy Standing Committee for the period of 2012-14. Efthymios is also an active member of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) in the UK, and a Patron of the ESTA-Greece branch.

Konstantina TheodoratouKonstantina Theodoratou, MD, Med. Psyc., MSc in Acupuncture, President of Icmart, President of Samag, Athens (Greece)
Konstantina Theodoratou after completing her medical degree in the University of Athens and practising western medicine, went in China to study TCM and acupuncture inTianjin and Beijing Universities. Actively following the evolution of medical acupuncture through her 18 years practise was elected as President of ICMART in 2014. She further deepened her studies in Guangzhou (Canton) medical university acquriing her MSc in Acupuncture. She is also specialised im Medical Psychology and Addiction Counseling at the University of Athens . Recently she participated in research, concerning behavior patterns in relation to acupuncture by the Academy of Athens’ Biomedical Institute. She is also the president of the Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece (SAMAG) In the recent years she lectures in the Greek Educational Institute of Acupuncture, Samag and Greek Veterinarian Society.

Georgios J. BellosGeorgios J. Bellos, MD, PhD, MR CGP, MEPMA, Athens (Greece)
Dr. G. Bellos was born in SACRED (officially) city of Missolonghi , student in high school there and Athens and graduated from National and Kapodistrian University in Athens-Medical School. Then trained 3 years in General Practice/Family Medicine in Athens, and 2 years in Social Medicine-Public Health Medicine Crete-Medical School at Heraklion from which I was awarded my PhD in medical education. My first appointment was in Crete as Medical Director and continued in Athens Koropi Health Centre. Member of Royal College of GP’s London after a scholarship, with special training in Mental Health Promotion and Prevention, Health care management special training, and Molecular-Functional Medicine. My last but not least interest, since I am on medical acupuncture training scheme in Athens, is on the connection of molecular-personalized medicine with TCM and the electromagnetic human bio-fields.


Vagelis ZafeiriouVagelis Zafeiriou, MD, Psychiatrist , President of Hellenic Association of Homeopathic Medical Cooperation (HAHMC)
Vagelis Zafeiriou is Psychiatrist and the President of the Hellenic Association of Homeopathic Medical Cooperation. His is also Member of Athens Medical Association’s Board. He earned his Specialty in Psychiatry at Aiginitio Hospital Participating in the program of short psychoanalytic and cognitive psychotherapy. He has being Practicing Homeopathy Medicine for 30 years in major Homeopathic Medical Centers. In the past he was responsible for educational programs in Hellenic Homeopathic Medical Society (1995-1997) and in the present he is responsible for the educational programs in Hellenic Association of Homeopathic Medical Cooperation (2005-2013). He is a Member of the Education Committee of the European Commission Homeopathy, ECH for 20 years (1993 to 2013), Founding Member of Hellenic Association of Homeopathic Medical Cooperation (2004) and Founding member of the Association of Scientists for Promotion of Homeopathy (2007). He is a Member of the Specialties and expertise of Athens Medical Association and the Committee for Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Michael TarabeDr. Michael Tarabe, MD, PhD, Dipl. BSBRM, FEBOPRAS, Plastic Surgeon, Athens (Greece)
Graduate Medical School University of Athens. Received the specialty of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in England where he practiced plastic surgery for several years . After his return to Greece he worked in the NHS where he offered his services as a Consultant in Latsio Burn Center and Plastic Surgery at Thriassion General Hospital of Elefsis West Attica. Awarded the Fellowship of the European Board of Plastic Surgeons in 1994, ( successful Fellowship examinations) (Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery). FEBOPRAS. Doctorate of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Athens since 2004. ( PhD). Full member of the Greek Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery since 1993. Founding member of the Greek Society of Wound Healing and Ulcers. Member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Published Articles : Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Burns, British Journal of Dermatology. Training in Bioenergetic Medicine (London, England). Diploma (Honors 1st) British Society for Bioregulatory Medicine Diploma in TCM Acupuncture Training in Homotoxicology , TFT Therapy and Reiki

George LazarouGeorge Lazarou, MD, MSc, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Athens (Greece)
Orthopaedic surgeon, Residency in KAT Hospital, Kifissia, graduate of the Athens University Medical School, specialized in Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine and Children’s Orthopaedics. Holds an MSc degree in Bone Metabolic Disorders from the Medical School, University of Athens and a PhD in History of Medicine from the Medical School University of Athens. Main area of interest is osteoporosis and fractures. Use of diagnostic ultrasound for bone strength in primary care and musculoskeletal imaging using non-ionizing radiation. Through the participation in randomized treatment protocols of a long series of osteoporotic patients, he realized the extreme lack of efficient non-pharmacologic pain management which led to his fascination with acupuncture and related techniques. He is applying acupuncture in several pain management cases Runs a private practice in Northern Attica (Drossia and Oropos), focusing in pain management for orthopedic patients, mostly in the field of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.



Evdokia TsalkamaEvdokia Tsalkama, DVM Equine Practitioner, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Graduated from Szent Istvan University department of Veterinary Science, in Budapest Hungary. Working for the past 14 years as a veterinarian, co-owner of a mixed practice veterinary clinic (small animals and equines) in Northern Greece . Volunteered Vet for the equine clinic 2004 Olympics and Paralympics and CSIO **** in Athens October 2004. Studied Veterinary acupuncture and currently is in charge of the Veterinary division of the Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture of Greece. Future vet member of the Local board of horse riding of Northern Greece for the endurance discipline. Member of HVA(Hellenic Veterinary Association) and AFA (American Farriers Association).Other fields of interests include working on orthopedic shoeing cases, adhesive hoof materials used for hoof restoration and hoof deformities. Interested on exercising amateur farriery utilizing both cold or hot shaping and shoeing




Zina ChalkeaZina Chalkea, Dietician-Nutritionist, MSc in Cognitive Science)
Zina Chalkea is a nutritionist with a major interest in interdisciplinary approaches of human body and mind. She studied Dietetics and Nutritional Science in Harokopio University of Athens and specialized in clinical nutrition (cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory diseases and diabetes). Curious about the interplay between brain and gastrointestinal system she investigated the role of nutrition in autistic syndrome and presented a thorough nutritional intervention protocol in autism. She further studied Cognitive Science in the University of Athens and involved in neuroscientific research in the Academy of Athens’ Biomedical Institute – performing behavioral experiments in laboratory animals, and doing histology and immunocytochemistry. She currently explores the involvement of the cholinergic system in the social transmission of fear in rodents, while working as a nutritionist for patients and people who wish to control their body weight. Basic fields of interest involve the implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy in problematic eating attitudes and the study of the neural mechanisms of body consciousness and social interaction

Dr Achilles E. GeorgiadisDr Achilles E. Georgiadis, MD, PhD, Rheumatologist
Dr Achilles E. Georgiadis graduated from theMedical School of the University of Athens in 1971 and he is Specialist of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He obtained the first PhD Degree from the Medical School of the University of Athens and a second PhD Degree from the University Rene Descartes of Paris. He worked for ten years as a Medical Director at the International Pharmaceutical Company Ciba-Geigy. The last 20 years his is Director of the Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Department at LITO Gynecological Hospital in Athens.Dr A. Georgiadis is the writer of more than 150 articles and abstracts published in Greek and international medical journals and of 9 monographs concerning the diseases of musculoskeletal system. He has also made more than 600 presentations, all over Greece, on subjects concerning Rheumatology. He has been appointed as a Medical Consultant at many National and International Pharmaceutical Companies up to present.He is the owner and content manager of the following three scientific websites: a)www.myoskeletiko.com, b) www.osteonews.gr and c) www.xroniosponos.gr

Aggeliki TsirigotiAggeliki Tsirigoti, Dental Surgeon, Athens, Greece.
Dr. Aggeliki Tsirigoti graduated from Dental School of Athens University in 1980 and right after she specialized at maxillofacial surgery. After she visited the Acupuncture Tianjin Hospital in China in 1993 she decided to further investigate the challenge of acupuncture application in dentistry. So she studied and got the Acupuncture Certification from Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture, Greece. Also she deepens her studies by getting the Diploma of Acupuncture Teacher. Since then she is practicing dentistry and acupuncture in Athens. Aggeliki experts in acupuncture preoperatively and postoperatively applications. Recently she became a member of the Board of Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece and elected as the General Secretary of the association. She works as the Head of the Acu-Dental department of ATC, teaches acupuncture in Greece and lecturing in various congresses. Dr. Tsirigoti is one of the first dentists that add acupuncture in the simple dental treatment to provide a better result to her patients. As a very well experienced dentist-acupuncturist she loves to spread her knowledge to more and more colleagues every year.

Antonio Carlos Sant'AnaAntonio Carlos Sant’Ana, MD, Bauru Estadual Hospital, (Brazil)
Dr. Sant’Anais a MD General Practitioner and TCM Practitioner, withexperience in bothsystemic and microsystemicacupuncture. Hisacupuncturepracticecoversprivateofficeaswellasambulatorial and inpatienthospitalassistance. Presentlyworkingasanindependentresearcher in non linearmeasures, whichincludesfractalgeometry, quantumphysics, complexity and chaostheory. Hehas a Masterdegree in Public Health, working on the development of innovativetrends in medicalmeasures and the possiblemedicalapplications of fractals, chaos and complexity, aswellasdirectinghisactivitiestodatabasis and softwaredevelopment for non linearmeasures.

Professor Aldo LiguoriProfessor Aldo Liguori, MD, Professor Sapienza University , (Italy)
Dr Aldo Liguori graduated at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”,as a Medical Doctor . Nowadays he is Professor and coordinator of Postgraduate Acupuncture and TCM Master, School of Medicine, “Sapienza” State University. He also works as a visiting professor, Campus Biomedico. Dr Liguori is the President of AIAM (Italian Association of Acupuncture and TCM), Medical Director at “Paracelso Clinical Centre” and also Director of the Paracelso Institute’s School on TCM and Homeopathy. He is Vice-President of the World Federation of Acupuncture-moxibustion Societies (WFAS). Author of many articles and scientific books on non conventional medicine, is involved in scientific research on acupuncture with the Department of Clinical Science and the Institute of Social Medicine, Department of Anatomic, Histologic, Forensic-medicine and Locomotor-system Sciences, School of Pharmacology and Medicine, “Sapienza” State University of Rome; with the “Catholic University of S. Heart” Rome, and with the “Campus Biomedicus University” of Rome, Italy.

Daniela Litscher. MscDaniela Litscher. Msc, Research Associate Graz/Beijing, Medical University of Graz (Austria/China)
Daniela Litscher studied Pharmacy at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. Her diploma thesis dealt with “Pharmacopuncture”. She received her Master degree in Pharmacy (MSc) on March 20th, 2013. She participated at several scientific conferences like the Laser Helsinki Congress (Helsinki, Finland; August 2008, 2010), Conferences of the Eurasia Pacific Uninet (Beijing/Xian, China; May/June 2009, May 2011, May 2013), or Laser Congresses (Opatija, Croatia; June 2012, Toronto, Canada; November 2013). In September 2012, she visited the Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute in Seoul, Korea. In May 2014 she gave a speech at the 1st Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Nanjing, China. Currently, she works at the Medical University of Graz at the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine and the TCM Research Center Graz and is visiting Scientific Advisor of the Military Acupuncture Training Center at Chinese People’s Liberation Army Institute of Acupuncture in Beijing China (since June 1st, 2013).