Press Release


January 28:

Dr Gerard Sabbah, DDS, International Director (France and Italy) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, has participated to a Colloquium on Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imagery at the University of Bologna, Italy. The colloquium was organized by Professor Giuseppe Monetti, MD, International co-Director (France, Italy) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science and Professor of radiology at the University of Bologna.

Dr. Sabbah and his team gave three lectures entitled :

-       "History of Imaging from 1896 to 2012",
-       "Technical Management of the Three-Dimensional Images - Research of Pathologies", and
-       "Applications in implantology".

February 1:

Dr Giuseppe Monetti, MD, International co-Director (France, Italy) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science and Professor of Radiology at the University of Bologna, Italy was interviewed on national television in Bologna (Channel al RAI 1) in a celebrated medical program in Italy.

Dr. Monetti discussed the concept of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and the interest of its complementarity with magnetic resonance imaging and echography. To view, please log onto:

February 17:

Dr Alain L. Fymat, MA, MS, PhD, PhD was appointed Chairman of the Medical Scientific Committee for the 2012 World Summit: The Advancement of Science in Africa, University of Limpopo, South Africa, December 6-8, 2012.

The Summit will focus on the organization of African scientists and their colleagues in and outside Africa for the purpose of advancing science on the continent for social and economic development and improvement. The Conference will also identify where African scientists are, how much they are contributing their scientific knowledge in different fields to help Africa cope with today's challenges and opportunities provided by modern technology such as the internet and other related information communication and technologies.

The Conference will also attempt to organize and group African scientists and their colleagues according to their scientific expertise for the purpose of bringing them under one continental/global umbrella to facilitate easier communication amongst them. It will further bring them together with the goal of giving them one common voice, Such a voice would give the much needed voice in African science, discovery and development of scientific products from across the scientific board. Still further, it would provide the much needed African voice for attracting funds/investments in the scientific expertise needed to put the African continent on a par with the rest of the world in science and scientific education. In the end, Africa will have begun focusing on generating long-term economic benefits by strengthening its science and technology sectors and adjacent sectors such as drug delivery structure.

February 27:

As an international institution, and as an integral part of its activities, this Institute is particularly interested in opening and sponsoring satellite centers (Chapter) across the world. The first such center has been opened (official inauguration at a later date) in the Mediterranean Euro-Region. It is located in San Remo, Italy because of this city's geographical location at the region's epicenter. It is hoped that this is only a beginning and that other centers may likewise be inaugurated in other strategic locations throughout Europe and even in other world countries.

The center, named ForVm Mediterraneo - Espace Miramare, is this Institute's First European Platform for physicians and other medical professionals and scientists. At ForVm Mediterraneo - Espace Miramare, these individuals or groups would be able to hone their skills, exchange their views, expertise and experience. They would be able to conduct non-laboratory research and contribute to post-graduate medical education. They may be either visitors or academicians-in-residence for variable periods of time so they could for a time concentrate on their subject of highest interest. Such residencies usually result in scholarly publications and public lectures.

This Institute is also very keen on its service activities. Thus, ForVm Mediterraneo - Espace Miramare will also disseminate its activities and welcome the general public who may be interested in acquiring information about health issues or conditions of concern to them. They may also be permitted to have access to the center's specialists for a better understanding of their illnesses and information on alternative options available for diagnosis and therapy. It is also believed that ForVm Mediterraneo - Espace Miramare would be of great social and economic benefit to San Remo while adding to the prestige of this beautiful historic city.

Institute's International Director (for France and Italy) Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS, has been appointed the Founding President/CEO of ForVm Mediterraneo - Espace Miramare. To the launching of this project, Dr. Sabbah has dedicated a major selfless effort.   

March 1:
Dr Christian V. Siodmak, MD, PhD has been appointed International Director for ASEAN, the Association of the (Ten) South East Asia  Nations (Brunei, Cambodge, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California.

Dr. Siodmak was educated in France and received his medical degree at the University of Paris VII, Faculty School of Medicine with a thesis on toxicology and the environment. His specialties included heart and cardiovascular diseases, sports medicine, and behavioral psychoanalysis. He was also educated in Architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Paris.

As the youngest Department Head, he dedicated his career between medical practice and education and became interested in the evolution of modern hospital operations and administration. Aware of the prevalence of wellness, since 1984 he collaborated in the establishment of seawater therapy centers and sports centers, thus leveraging his medical experience with his business marketing and management experience. Several centers were installed including in high-standard hotels in France, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia

Dr. Siodmak has also specific experience in non-industrialized countries in Africa (including ex-Zaire, Congo:  public health and healthcare of a whole province near Kinshasa; Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mali and neighboring  countries: public healthcare), India, Central America and, since 2005, Vietnam.

From 1977 to 1995, Dr. Siodmak practiced at the Franco-American Foundation in Berck-sur-Mer, France as a Department Head with responsibility for one intensive care unit and two internal medicine units. He also contributed to the education and training of fellow physicians and paramedics. From 1990 to 1998, he was in private practice at Le Touquet, France with specialties in angiology, phlebology, aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery with offices in Paris, London and Rotterdam. From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Siodmak was the Department Head  of the Seawater Therapy Center at Relais Thalasso, Ile de Re, Sainte Marie de Re, France with activities in medical practice and general management. In this position, he achieved european leadership in the field of thalassotherapy. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Siodmak served as Medical Director of the Hanoi French Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam that treated in 26 medical disciplines. His contituency included 20 doctors on the permanent staff and 256 rotating French doctors and surgeons, staff nurses, and paramedics.

In 2008, Dr. Siodmak became the Medical Director and General Director of Keystone Investment-Vietnam (Keystone World Company) at the Hanoi American International Hospital (a 550-bed hospital and Health and Sciences Center) and a Member of Pole Universitaire Francais (PUF).  He was also the Director-CEO of the International MedTech Academy of Hanoi, a post-graduate training center of Keystone World Co. 

Since 2009, Dr. Siodmak is the owner of ACHEVA (Advanced Communication Health Education Venture Assistance), a consultancy group for health and educational systems, healthcare and wellness centers development. Since 2010, he is also a Pofessor of Management at the National University of Hanoi. Subsequently, he got interested in medical air transport (helicopter service including an Emergency and Disaster Rescue Service), and was the Managing Director and Member of the Business Development at Uni-Bros, Coordinator of BWLaws, Consulting Company, a division of the Uni-Bros Group, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

Currently, Dr. Siodmak is the CEO and Executive Director of the Saigon Business Corporation Pte, Ltd (incorporated in Singapore) dealing with strategy, investment, development, and outsourcing of healthcare management in the whole ASEAN area.

Dr. Siodmak is a medical expert at Mondial Assistance (with leadership in travel and medical travel insurance), at Reuters, and a member of several French, European and International Medical Associations. He is also the exclusive representative of the French Company Green4Care for Southeast Asia. He has published numerous medical studies, publications and communications at professional conferences. His publications are in the fields of healthcare, sociology, general management and multimedia. He is also a novel writer.

In his added role as International Director, Dr. Siodmak will advise the Board on future developments of the Institute in South-East Asia, particularly in the ASEAN countries, postgraduate medical education, health information systems, and healthcare and hospital management.        

March 5:

As part of his lecture tour in Southern California, Institute Director Geoff Bond, MSc gave a lecture at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, California. The lecture is titled "Fear Not Cancer: Lessons from Evolutionary Anthropology Give Revolutionary Insights for Avoidance and Remission".

At the lecture, Mr. Bond elaborated on the scientigfic blend of evolutionary lifestyle anthropology with traditional medicine to reveal significant and revolutionary insights about how the human body and society respond to cancer. He discussed the link between this vital dimension of chronic illness and how to implement it into medical practice to transform the health of patients, regardless of socio-economic, ethnic or genetic factors.  

Mr. Bond has been an active part of this leading-edge science of evolutionary lifestyle anthropology for more than 20 years. He is a recognized authority on what it means to be human in lifestyle terms. He regularly contributes to the United Kingdom Health Policy Panel called "Reform". He regularly presents to professional and public audiences about our human origins, our ancient nutritional heritage and what we can do today to live healthier and happpier lives.  

April 23:

Dr. Giuseppe Monetti, MD and Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS, International co-Directors (France, Italy) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science have initiated a collaborative research project with Planmeca. Planmeca's cone beam computed tomography  (CBCT) unit Verity was installed at the Department of Radiology of the University of Bologna, Italy.

The unit will remain there till December 2012. Clinical tests will be conducted with that unit and concurrently with a weight-bearing MRI unit and an echography unit. Dr. Claude Schiff, DDS, associate of Dr. Sabbah and Director of Imaging will share his time between Dr. Sabbah's home facilities and the University of Bologna.   

September 13-15:

Institute Director, Dr. Robert Sabbah, MD, President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec (AOGQ) will organize the Third International Symposium of that association in Palma de Majorca, Spain, 13-15 September 2012. The Symposium will be held jointly with the New European Surgical Academy (NESA), Dr. Michael Stark, MD, President.

The program will include the following sessions:

-       Interdisciplinary 
-       Laser
-       Medical education
-       Antibiotics and chemotherapy in surgery
-       Ethics and surgery
-       Prophylactic salpingectomy
-       Telesurgery
-       Novelties in endoscopy
-       Serial monitoring of chromosomic malformations
-       Novelties in VPH vaccination and new directions in Quebec
-       Information technologies and their application in gynecology           
-       Robotics in gyneco-oncology
-       Infertility
-       Novelties in surgical hysteroscopy
-       Fetal therapy: Intra- and extra-uterine surgery
-       Handling of gemellar pregnancies
-       Modern tratement of endometriosis - Medical treatment versus surgery
-       Caesarean section in the 21st century
-       Innovations in obstetrics and gynecology
-       Preventive medicine
-       Natural orifice surgery

The program will also include a number of moderated panel discussions as well as a session for unscheduled  communications. For further details and for the URL address of the Symposium, consult this site at page "Conferences and Symposia".

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