1997 Dr. honoris causa, Medical Faculty, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Member of the IASP
Board member of the International Society for the Study of Itch
1* 1990-1996 Councilor and Chairman of the „Research Committee“ of IASP
2* Member of the German Section of IASP (DGSS) and Chairman of the Research Commission until 1999. Honorary Member since 2009
3* Honorary Member of the German Society of Anesthesiology
1* 1992-2004 Chairman (Sprecher), Special Research Unit (Sonderforschungsbereich der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft) „Pathobiology of Pain” at the Universities of Erlangen and Würzburg
more than 200 full papers in refereed journals. H-index 59 (2014). Book Publications: several books and textbook chapters in German and English.
— Field Editor of “PAIN” until 1999.
— Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Pain since 2004