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Univ.-Prof. Prof. hc mult. DI DDr. Gerhard Litscher

Gerhard Litscher is President of the International Society for Medical Laser Applications (ISLA transcontinental, since 2012), German Vice President of the German-Chinese Research Foundation (DCFG, since 2014), and Chairman of Consensus Guidelines for Laser Acupuncture of the World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy (WALT). He is Honorary Chairman of the European Federation of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Societies (since 2022). He is a member of the expert panels of the World Health Organization (WHO) for acupuncture and related fields, and is honorary or guest professor at 12 top universities and institutions in China.

Gerhard Litscher was Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine (2012-2023), of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (2005-2023) and Founding Director and Chairman of the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Research Center (2007-2023) at the Medical University of Graz. He is a Doctor of Technical Sciences and Doctor of Medical Sciences and has published approximately 700 scientific contributions (~300 SCI/PubMed-listed). He is the author and/or editor of more than 20 books and editor and/or editorial board member of more than 30 international journals.