Christine Hauer


Almuthe Christine Hauer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Paediatrics (Certified Paediatric Gastroenterologist)

Medical University of Graz

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescence Medicine

Auenbruggerplatz 34

A-8036 Graz, Austria


Until 1991       Medical Doctorate (University of Vienna, Austria) and Paediatric Internship

                        (University of Graz, Austria)

1991                Senior Registrar at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Graz

1993-96           „Erwin Schrödinger“ Research Grant (Depts. of Paediatric Gastroenterology

and Mucosal Immunology, The Medical School at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London, UK; with Prof. J. Walker-Smith, Prof. TT. MacDonald)

1994                Diploma in Paediatric Gastroenterology (= UK subspecialisation)

1997                Foundation of the Laboratory of “Gut Immunology in Childhood“

                        (Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Graz, Austria)

1998                Ph.D. Thesis (“Th1- and Th2-type cytokine secretion in the intestinal mucosa

                        of children with and without gastrointestinal disease”)

1998                Associate Professor of Paediatrics

1998                Membership of the „European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepato-logy and Nutrition” (ESPGHAN)

1996-98; 1999-2001: Maternity leave

2002                Implementation of Paediatric Gastroscopy and Ileocolonoscopy at the Dept. of Paediatrics, University of Graz, Austria

2003                “Certified Paediatric Gastroenterologist”, by the GPGE (= Society of Paed. Gastroenterology and Nutrition of German speaking countries) in accordance with the EU criteria as of 2003

2003                Certification as an “Accredited Educational Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology”, by the GPGE in accordance with the EU criteria as of 2003

2004                Member of the Committee on Nutrition of the Austrian Society of Paediatrics and Adolescence Medicine

2006                Member of the National GI Presidents Committee of ESPGHAN (Austrian representa-tive)

2007                Member of the GPGE Council (Austrian representative)

2007                Austrian Co-Director of the American Austrian Foundation’s (AAF) Educational Program in Paed. Gastroenterology (with the Children’s Hospital Philadelphia, US)

2009                Head of the GPGE Educational Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Graz (recertified in 2012and 2014)

2011                Reelection as the Austrian representative (GPGE Council + ESPGHAN)

2012                Elected Member of ESPGHAN’s “Porto” Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group

a) Clinical work: Appr. 2300 out- and 800 inpatients / year (GI/nutritional problems only)

b) Teaching: Responsible for “Paediatric Gastroenterology” within the mandatory training in Paediatrics at the Graz Medical School

c) Postgraduate education: Lecturer and organiser/co-organiser of numerous national and international conferences and seminars (appr. 30 invited lectures/year); regular invitations as an AAF visiting professor to Eastern European Countries and Russia

d) Scientific cooperations: Continuous collaboration with the Dept. of Immunology at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (TT MacDonald); participant of multicentre studies (ESPGHAN and GPGE)

e) Publications: First/co-author of ~ 1110 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters etc.

f) Grants: Personal Grant by the Chaudoire Foundation Germany/Austria/Switzerland

Since 1990:      Numerous paediatric projects in developing countries (Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Colombia, Nigeria)