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Press Releases (2011-2012)

2011:  


February 20 - March 20: 

        
Director
 Geoff Bond, MS, C.Eng, MICE, MIL, MITI
 was again invited for a lecture tour of Southern California. 


March 24:

        
Dr. Eytan Ellenberg, MD, PhD, MBA
 has joined the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California as Vice President for Business Development.
Dr. Ellenberg earned his MD degree in Public Health and Social Medicine in October 2004 from the University of Paris-Sorbonne ("Nouvelle Sorbonne Paris III"). He also holds a PhD in Medical Linguistics from the same institution, an MBA from the Sorbonne Business School, and an Ultimate CRA Development in Pharmaceutics in 2010. Prior to that, he received a specialized Master degree in Hospital Risk Management from the Ecole Centrale de Paris in 2003 and a Master degree in Biostatistics and Modeling from the University of Paris, Faculty of Medicine Paris VII in 2003. 
        After several Internships in Public Health (with the French Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with emphasis in Suicide Prevention and Psychiatry in Prisons, 2000-2001; with the European Hospital Georges Pompidou, with emphasis on Hospital Risk Management and Information Systems, 2001; with the Pediatric Hospital Robert Debre, with emphasis on Accreditation and Hospital Risk Management, 2001-2002; with the Ethical Committee of Hopitaux de Paris with emphasis on research coordination on application of French Law and Ethics and Bioethics in hospitals and Ethics in Europe, 2002-2004, Dr. Ellenberg became research coordinator and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Paris-Sud, Department of Research on Ethics, 2004. He was also Medical Advisor for Arsenal/TBWA WorldHealth, 2004-2006. His charge was in Ethics (neurology, pain, ophthalmology, diabetes, cardiovascular, oncology, dermatology,etc.), Pre-launches and Launches (for Pfizer, Grunenthal, Abott, Schering-Plough, Novartis, and others), and Public Health (healthcare networks, French national insurance). He developed expertise in copyrighting, communication strategy and operational planning, strategic planning, global communication counseling, Key Opinion Leaders' relations and medical education, board organization, public relations, and international communication. 
        Dr. Ellenberg subsequently became Medical Director of Orkyn" (Home Care provider, and a subsidiary of Air Liquide), 2007-2010. He was responsible for quality of  care (protocols, procedures, clinical follow-up of 85,000 patients for sleep apnea, respiratory failure, diabetes, Parkinson, Alzheimer) and supervised 700 home care technicians, nurses and dietitians.  He was also responsible for Key Opinion Leaders' relations (in pneumonology, diabetology, neurology), patient education and disease management programs, especially in COPD), and clinical studies (interaction with sales forces, business development, marketing and innovation). 
After a sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal Do Estado Do Rio de Janeiro-UNIRIO, Brazil, in Medical Linguistics, 2010, he assumed his current position since July 2010 as Medical Director of Air Liquide Sante International ALSI (home care development). He is charged to define and improve the home care positioning of ALSI, develop new indications for oxygen use in neurology and cardiology, define disease management programs, and increase market access.
        Dr. Ellenberg has published extensively on clinical and hospital risk management, and bioethics and public health. He is the author of a book on the dangers posed by hospitalization.
        In his position as Vice President for Business Development, Dr. Ellenberg is charged to develop this Institute's research, education and service programs on an international scale.

March 26:

        
The International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. has entered in an agreement with Words4Health to promote its development in research, specialized medical/science education and service to the communities served and to humanity.


March 28:

        
Kenneth Kei Adams, MD, DABPM&R
 is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.
    
    Dr. Adams received his medical education from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas from which he received his MD degree (specialization: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - PM&R) in May 1997. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 
    
    Dr. Adams held several executive positions including: CEO & Medical Director of Vertical Assurance, LLC (2003-2007); CEO & Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Specialists (since August 2001); Medical Director of PrimeCare Home Health Care (2001-2007); Medical Director of CardioDiagnostic Group (2001-2008); Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Medical Center of Plano (2003-2005) and at RHD Memorial Hospital (2001-2006); Corporate Medical Director (2005-2006), Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs (2005-2008) of RehabCare Group; and CEO of Skilled Rehab Specialists (since 2008). 
    
    Dr. Adams is a Member of several professional associations: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), Health Policy and Legislative Committee (2008) and the only physician on its Technical Expert Panel to Interpret CMS 75/25 rule (2004); National Medical Advisory Board for RehabCare (member since 2004 and chairman in 2005-2008); American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA), National Clinical Advisory Group (member since 2004, chairman since 2006).
    
    Dr. Adams was Assistant Instructor (2000-2001), Assistant Clinical Professor (2001-2009), Associate Clinical Professor (2010-) of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He was also Chief of Staff at the RHD Memorial Medical Center (2005-2006); Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer (2003-2007) and Director of Board Expansion of Metrocrest Hospital Foundation (2003-2005); and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (2007-2011).
    
    Dr. Adams has received several honors and awards including "Best Doctors in Dallas" from the D-Magazine (2003 and 2004); "National Medical Director of the Year" from RehabCare (2002); and "Young Physician Award" from the American Medical Association (2003). He has lectured extensively across Texas, and published the first on-line Physiatry textbook. He is a sports team physician and a global volunteer medical staff in countries such as Haiti, China, Venezuela, Belgium, and Cuba.
    
    Dr. Adams will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to physical medicine and rehabilitation including strategic planning and growth, legislative involvement in health care, media relations, and regulatory compliance.


March 29:


        Amir H. Karimzadeh, PharmD, N.Ph.
 is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.
    
    Dr. Karimzadeh received his Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, and his degree in Nuclear Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas. He then joined the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacist for infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, cardiology, general medicine and nutritional support teams, 1987-2001. For the period 1999-2000, he also served concurrently as a Clinical Nuclear Pharmacist with Syncor International Corporation. Subsequently, he was appointed Associate Director and Clinical Specialist at Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro, Oregon, 2000-2002, and Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist at Tuality Forest Grove Hospital, Forest Grove, Oregon, 2002-2004. He subsequently joined the Forest Research Institute as a Senior Medical Liaison in the Central Nervous System Division, 2002-2005. Thereafter he was appointed Senior Manager at the Allergan Neurosciences Division of Genitourinary Health, Irvine, California, 2005-2006. He then moved to Elan Pharmaceuticals as a Regional Medical Director for Immunotherapy, South San Francisco, 2006-2009. He is currently, and since 2009, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director at Cory/Paeth Medical Education Group, Chicago, Illinois.
        Dr. Karimzadeh  is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Medical Directors, the American College of  Clinical Pharmacists, and the American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists. He has been active in research and education with several publications and presentations.  
        Dr. Karimzadeh will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to clinical and nuclear pharmacology including novel methodologies in research and education in these fields. 


March 30: 


        Robert D. Solomon, MD, DABR
 joined the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.    
        Dr. Solomon
 completed his medical studies at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts,  in 1988 with honor courses in Pathology, Biology of Disease, Neurology, and Pediatric Radiology. After an Internship at the Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey, in Internal Medicine in 1989, he completed his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, New York, in 1993. He then became Staff Radiologist at the North Shore University Hospital at Glenn Cove, New York, 1993-1994, at the Long Island Diagnostic Imaging, New York, 1994-1995, and at the Parkway MRI, P.C., Brooklyn, New York, 1995-1999. He became Medical Director and Staff Radiologist at Complete Radiology, P.C., Brooklyn, New York, 1998-present and also at the Richmond Radiology, P.C., Brooklyn, New York, since 2001.
    
    Dr. Solomon is a Diplomate of  the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of several professional associations including the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. He specializes in most areas of diagnostic radiology (neurology, CT/US/MRI, angiography/interventional, pediatric, mammography, bone densitometry). His two chief  interests are in transcranial magnetic stimulation and its improvement of functional MRI, and in medical imaging in drug development trials. His other interests include Telemedicine/Teleradiology.                                                                       
        Dr. Solomon will advise the Board on all matters relating to all modalities of diagnostic radiology as well as new technological developments in these areas.


March 31:


        Dr. Chittarvu Venkatesh, DDS joined the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, Caifornia. 

April 2:           

        Dr. Khartik Anantharaman, MBA, MBBS joined the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.

April 4:

        Dr. Anil V. Arundi, DDS joined the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.

April 5:                                                  
            
        Director 
Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD has accepted an invitation from Akademia Kiado (the Hungarian Academy of Medicine and Science, founded in 1828) and Semmelweis University to join the Board of Reviewers of its Interventional Medicine and Applied Sciences Journal. The Journal  is hosted  by four scientific societies: 

  • Association of Hungarian Anatomists, Histologists and Embryologists
  • Hungarian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
  • Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Hungary, and 
  • Hungarian Society of Cardiology.                           

The focus of the Journal is to dynamically improve interventional activities in all fields of medicine, including minimally invasive specialties: cardiology, angiology, laparoscopy surgery, invasive radiology, anesthesia and intensive care medicine, as well as all fields of applied sciences. Dr. Fymat will review original submissions in Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Oncology, Critical Care Medicine, and Physics.


May 10: 

        
Within his institution, Euromedicodentale, SA, Director Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS inaugurated his Center for Facial Surgery and Medicine ("Centro di Chirurgia e Medicina del Viso") including implantology, esthetic medicine, and TAC. Dr. Sabbah is now its Chief Executive Officer. Together with his 
associate, Dr. Claude Schiff, DDS, Dr. Sabbah also inaugurated a Division of Radiology within Euromedicodentale.


May 15:  


        Dr. Jean-Philippe Azulay, MD, PhD
 is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California. 
        Dr. Azulay completed his medical studies and obtained his Physician License from the University of Aix-Marseille II, France, in 1990. That same year, he also obtained his Certification in Neurology by the French Board of Neurology and became a member of the French Board of Physicians. Subsequently, in 1998, he received a PhD in Neurosciences from the same University. Since 1990, Dr. Azulay has been Attending Physician at the University Hospital de la Timone, Marseille, France. In 1999, he became Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine of Marseille and, since 2007, the Head of its Movement Disorders Unit.                 
        Dr. Azulay is also a Research Scientist with the French National Center for Scientific Research and a Member of the team on Movement Disorders and Developmental Aspects. In these activities, he is often called on to review articles submitted for publication in numerous professional journals, including: Brain, Neurology, Journal of Neurology, Neurology and Psychiatry, Experimental Brain Research, Clinical Neurophysiology, Journal of Neurological Sciences , Revue Neurologique, and Neuroscience Letter. He is also an expert and key opinion leader for drug companies, includingAFSSAPS and ANR. Dr. Azulay is a member of several scientific societies, including: French Neurological Society, French Neurophysiological  Society, Movement Disorders Society, and is on the Editorial Board of La Revue Neurologique. He has published over 140 articles and book chapters in the field of neurology and neurological science. 
        Dr. Azulay has extensive experience in clinical trials having participated or conducted more than 50 such trials with main fields in Parkinson's disease, ALS, atypical parkinsonian syndromes. 
          In his role as Director/Trustee, Dr. Azulay will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to neurology and neurological science with particular emphasis on movement disorders.


May 21:

   
     Director, Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA,. MS, PhD, PhD was invited and accepted the added position of Visiting Consultant at the Interventional Cardiac Centers of India and at the Advanced Center for Cardiovascular Disease and Research, Rockford Hospital, New Delhi, India. In this position, Dr. Fymat will advise the executive management of these Centers on most appropriate ways of implementing and expanding a network of interventional cardiovascular centers within established hospitals across India.


May 24:  


        Dr. Narendra Vikramaditya Yadav, MD, MRCP(UK)
 is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.  
        Dr. Vikramaditya completed his medical education in 1999 with an MD degree from the Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta University, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical colleges of India including an 800-bed hospital. He completed Fellowships in Interventional Cardiology (2004), Laser Interventions (2005), Complex Angioplasty (2008) and Remote Magnetic Navigation Systems (2010). He subsequently completed his MRCP (Member, Royal College of Physicians) from St Georges Hospital, London (UK) in 2001. After extensive training in interventional cardiology, he was awarded membership in the British Cardiac Society. In 2002, he joined St. Georges Hospital as an interventional cardiologist. He became Editor and Reviewer of the British Medical Journal. Dr. Vikramaditya also became an International Associate of the American College of Cardiology in 2003. That same year, he joined Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi, became a Fellow in Complex Angioplasty, Laser Angioplasty, and Rotacs Procedure from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago. 
        Dr. Vikramaditya returned to India in 2006 and joined the Wockhardt Heart center, Hyderabad, as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist. He also became reviewer for the International Journal of Cardiology. 
        Dr. Vikramaditya specializes in conventional angiography and angioplasty, complex coronary interventions, peripheral interventions, pacemaker implantation, ICD implantation, laser intervention device, USG PTCA device, rotablation, rotational atherectomy device, directional atherectomy device, rotacs procedures, intravascular ultrasound, and remote magnetic navigation system. In 2006, he joined the Apollo Group of Central India. 
        In 2009, Dr. Vikramaditya became Director for Cardiac Sciences at the Cardiac Centre, Ivy Hospital at Mohali and subsequently joined the Fortis Group as Director of its Cardiovasclar Division. In the last 5 years, Dr. Vikramaditya has performed in excess of 1,000 complex angioplasties including left main, TVDs, bifurcations, CTOs and primary angioplasties. Dr. Vikramaditya is associated with Klinikum Nurenberg Hospital, Nurenberg, Germany as a Senior Interventional Cardiologist. In addition, he is also a Visiting Consultant to University Teaching Hospital, Spain, Glasgow Hospital in Scotland, Al Hilal Hospital in Bahrain, and the National Heart Institute, East of Kailash, New Delhi.  Dr. Vikramaditya received a number of awards including the Young Cardiologist Award by the Government of Spain (2003) and the Outstanding Service to people Award by the U.S. Government (2005). 
        In his new role as Director/Trustee, Dr. Vikramaditya will advise the Board at large on new developments in interventional cardiology and will expand the role of the Institute in this important area. 


June 5:


        Dr. Bogdan Nicolescu-Catargi, MD, PhD is elected Director/trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Catargi received his medical degrees from the University Hospital of Bordeaux, France. He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Endocrinology of  that University and a Vice-President of the EVADIAC study group.        
        Dr. Catargi is involved in clinical research with continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps (external and implantable). He has published numerous articles on this subject in the professional literature (Journal of Control Release, Journal of Colloidal Interface Science, Diabetes Metabolism, and Expert Review of Medical Devices). He also holds the French patent (dated January 13, 2010) on a clinical insulin detector including its process of fabrication.
        Dr. Catargi is also a consultant to the medical device industry for continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps (Medtronic, Menarini, Abbott).  
        In his new role as Director/Trustee, Dr. Catargi will advise the Board at large on new developments in endocrinology and will expand the role of the Institute in this important area. 
           
June 7:

        Dr. Sukesh Trikha (Surg Lt Cdr), MD is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.
    
August 31:

        Institute Director, Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS and his team (Prof.-Dr. Giuseppe Monetti, MD (musculoskeletal radiologist); Dr. Claude Schiff, DDSMrs. Josiane Sabbah, Executive Director) of G3D, a subsidiary of Euro-Medicale, Ltd.) visited PLANMECA in Helsinki, Finland. PLANMECA is the manufacturer of advanced imaging dentistry equipment, including the state-of-the-art Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) system. PLANMECA was represented by its President/CEO and its Vice President for international relations
The G3D team proposed a cooperative project aimed at the utilization and global expansion of cone-beam radiological imaging of the complete face for dental implantology, maxillo-facial surgery, facial esthetic & reconstructive surgery, and musculo-skeletal radiology & corrective surgery. A test pilot for the project consists in the development of a mobile radiological unit including a beta version of the Planmeca Promax 3D Pro-face system, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit, and an ultrasound echo imaging unit.
        According to its manufacturer,"the Planmeca Promax 3D Pro-face system is a unique CBCT imaging unit with integrated three-dimensional patient's face scan system that is acquired in a radiation-free process. This true three-dimensional application is designed to fulfill the most diverse diagnostic needs of today's maxillo-facial and dental professionals. It affords the medical or dental professional the opportunity to plan interventions and document the follow-up images. It also enables safer and faster facial surgeries". By augmenting this system with a magnetic resonance imaging unit and an ultrasound echo Doppler unit, the G3D team will additionally be able to provide the optimal diagnosis for osteo-articular pathologies.  
        Advantages of this project include: (1) Patients are no longer required to visit the diagnostic/treatment centers, the reverse actually takes place; (2) The combined use of the three technologies reinforces diagnostic quality and allows the surgeon to optimize his/her intervention; (3) the radiological  report represents the GPS for the surgery, which would enable optimal surgery and post-surgery follow-ups.
        The project is jointly sponsored by G3D, the University of Bologna (Italy), School of Musculo-Skeletal Radiology (Director: Professor Giuseppe Monetti, a world leader in static and dynamic radiology) and the International Institute of medicine and Science, Inc..      
  
October 3:

        Dr. Boris Herscovici (Herskowitz), PhD has been appointed International Correspondent of the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California. 
Dr. Herscovici completed his education at theUniversity "Dunarea de Jos", Galati, Romania, initially in the Institute of Food Science and Technology (MSc, Food Engineering, 1977) and subsequently in the Department of Biochemistry, Galati (PhD, Industrial Engineering, 2006). His field of scientific expertise is in food technology and medical nutrition. He has lectured extensively across Europe (Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Denmark), Minor Asia (Turkey, Israel), and the U.S. 
        Dr. Herscovici is the co-author of several scientific publications, a book and a patent. He is also a member of several national and international professional societies.
Dr. Herscovici is currently employed by the Technion R&D Foundation Ltd, Liaison Office, National, Bi-Lateral and EUREKA Programs, Haifa, israel.
        As a corresponding member, Dr. Herscovici will update the Institute's Board on issues concernant nutritional medicine, lifestyle modifications and age extension. He will also be a catalyst in the initiation and implementation of joint research, education and service projects between the Institute and the Technion R&D Foundation.    


November 29 - December 2:

    
        Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD, participated in the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) in Chicago, and particularly the Technical Exhibits. The theme of the meeting was "Celebrating the Image". Nonetheless, he set aside extended time to discover the cutting edge technologies that are helping the the specialty fight disease and enabling minimally invasive interventions. It was the world's most spectacular showcase of medical imaging equipment devices, software, services and supplies. Nearly 700 companies were there, from industry leaders to the field's newest innovators. 
        During his time at RSNA, Dr. Fymat had the opportunity to keep abreast of all newest theoretical and clinical advances, and attending public and private demonstrations of the newest technologies.
        Dr. Fymat also held a seminal meeting with: Professor Giuseppe Monetti, MD, Head of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Bologna, Italy and his colleague, Dr. Paolo Minafra, MD, of the same Department; Mr. Wim van Kemenade, International MRI Marketing Manager for eSaote, Florence, Italy, the originator and manufacturer of weight-bearing equipment, and his colleague Mr. William A. Conn Jr., Director of MRI Marketing for the USA of the same Company. Plans were discussed and elaborated as to the development of joint research and education projects between the International Institute of Medicine and Science, the University of Bologna, eSaote and the other company Planmed (a subsidiary of Planmeca), one of the originators and a manufacturer of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) equipment.


December 7:

        Dr. Giuseppe Monetti, MD is elected Trustee, co-International Director for Italy and France, and Professor at the International Institute of Medicine and Science in Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Monetti became a Laureate in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, Italy and, following a multi-generational tradition, also specialized in Diagnostic Radiology at the Radiology Institute of the University. He subsequently obtained the European Diploma of Clinical Echography in 1986.
        Dr. Monetti went on to become Assistant Radiologist in the Sevice of Radiology of the Hospital of Faenza (1981), the Civil Hospital of Suzzara (Mantova) (1981-82), the Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova di Reggio Emilia (1983-92) and co-Director of its Ultrasound Service. He was also Radiological Consultant at the Hospital of Castel Nuovo Monti (RE) (1983-92). Since May 1992, he is the Director of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging of the Hospital Riuniti Nigrisoli of Bologna and, since 1985, a Consultant Radiologist for the Institute of Sports Medicine at the University of Bologna.
        Dr. Monetti was the Medical Official in Echography for the World Championship in Italy (1990). From 1989 to 1993, he was the Founder and Counselor in Diagnostic Imaging for the Italian Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Since 2004, Dr. Monetti became a permanent Counselor for MRI of the Italian Society of Musculo-Skeletal Radiology. He is a Docent and Professor at the School of Motion Sciences of the University of Bologna's Radiology Institute in Udine. He is also Docent at the Institute of Radiology of the University of Genova and the Institute of Sports Medicine of the Universiy of Firenze. Dr. Monetti is a Consultant for the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Bologna for Musculo-Skeletal Echography.  
        Since 1986, Dr. Monetti has been the Director of the International School of Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound. He is a Consultant to the Clinica Domus Nova di Ravenna for Musculo-Skeletal Diagnostic Radiology. He is also a Collaborator with the Institute of Radiology of the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan (U.S.A.) for imaging of the musculo-skeletal apparatus. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Monetti was the chair of the Section of Musculo-Skeletal Radiology of the Italian Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
        In 2006, Dr. Monetti was on the medical radiological team of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torini and the 2006 Para-Olympics in Sestriere. 
        From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Monetti was the Vice President for the Section of Musculo-Skeletal Radiology of the Italian Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He is also a Docent at the University of Hong Kong, Canton, Whuan and Pechino. He is also Responsible for the Service of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Therms of Punta Marina, and the Service of Medical Orthostatic Radiology of the S. Vitale Medical Institute in Massa Lombarda.
        Dr. Monetti is Consultant for osteo-articular MRI for Euromedica (Chapters in Monselice and Modena). He is also a Consultant for Musculo-Skeletal Echography of the Center Shoulder Tec.
        Dr. Monetti is the Director of the School of  Medical Radiology and Ultrasonography of  the italian manufacturer of weight-bearing MRI equipment Esaote. He is also the Founding President of the  International Society of Weight-Bearing Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
        Dr. Monetti is a Scientific Consultant to Accurate; Cabassi & Giuriati; and Planmeca-Planmed. He is also Radiology Consultant for the sports teams Medex-Ferrari, F.C. Barcelona Calcio, and F.C. Udinese (Studio Sanired). He is also the Scientific Director for the International Group Generation 3D.
        Dr. Monetti is a very prolific author having authored 17 textbooks on echography, musculo-skeletal MRI, and integrated imagery, co-authored 14 books on the internal apparatus of the musculo-skeletal system, over 450 national and international publications, and over 500 presentations at national and international symposia on the musculo-skeletal system. 
    
    In his added role as Trustee, International Director and  Professor, Dr. Monetti will advise the Board at large on new developments in musculo-skeletal radiology, weight-bearing medical imaging, sports medicine and legal medicine, and will expand the role of this Institute in these important areas.    
 

2012:  

January 15: 

        Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD was appointed  Chairman, Medical & Technical Advisory Board (M&TAB) of JANUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS PTE, LTD, Singapore. In this capacity, he will advise the Company on several fronts: business side, technical side, marketing side, and management side for the parent organization and its subsidiaries worldwide. He will also provide guidance on business and technology strategy issues. Further, he will guide the company in its international expansion. 

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: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/33516583/unomattino.avi. 
   
February 17:

       Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD was appointed Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the2013 World Summit: The Advancement of Science in Africa, University of Limpopo, South Africa, April 25-28, 2013. 
        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.


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 theScripps 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.   

March 15:

On behalf of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., Institute Director, Dr. Christian Siodmak, MD, PhD has opened its first Asian platform to cover the 10 ASEAN Nations: Brunei, Cambodge, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Vietnam 

April 23:

    Dr. Giuseppe Monetti, MD and Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS, International co-Directors (France, Italy) of theInternational Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. 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.    
         

May 28:

The website ranking of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. is: 9.9/10, and Its Alexa ranking is: 6,137,456, with visits per day: 215.

June 15:


   Effective June 15, 2012, the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., is a "Regular Organization Member" of theWorld Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO). In this capacity, it has the right to designate one voting representative to the WANGO General Assembly and hold elective office in the Association, which will empower the Institute to guide the direction of the Association. 
    As a member, this Institute may also participate in all meetings and international conventions of the Association. A complete description of the Association's mission, activities, member benefits, governance and bylaws, and more can be found in the 
Member's Handbook (see http://www.wango.org/members.aspx). 
    WANGO also publishes the NGO News and Beyond Boundaries.  
    This Institute has adopted the Code of Ethics and Ethical Conduct for NGOs, which has been developed under the auspices of WANGO. This Code is a set of 6 fundamental principles, 9 operational principles, and 132 standards to guide the actions and management of non-governmental organizations. It was formulated over a number of years by an international committee representing the wide spectrum of the non-governmental community, and included input from NGO leaders from all regions of the world. It has now been translated into several languages and is widely used by NGOs around the world.  
 
 


August 5:    
    
        Dr. Silvija Jakstiene, MD has been appointed International Director for Lithuania of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Jakstiene was educated at the Kaunas Medical Academy (now the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences) where she received her medical degree in 1991. She was further Board-certified as a Radiologist and licensed for clinical radiological practice.
        Dr. Jakstiene was a Consultant Radiologist at the Kaunas Medical University Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Division of Radiology from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to the present, she held the same position in the Department of Radiology, Division of Tomographies. of the same institution. From 2003 to 2007, she was concurrently a researcher at the Biomedical Research Laboratory, Laboratory of Neurosciences of the Kaunas Medical University Lithuania. 
        In 2007, Dr. Jakstiene was listed in the Special Register of the General Medical Council (U.K.). She also received qualifications in Pediatric Neuroradiology  (2011), Neurosciences (2011), Spinal radiology (2011), and Diagnostic radiology (2012).   
        Dr. Jakstiene is also a Consultant radiologist at the teleradiology company "Expert Eye, Ltd" in Edinburgh, Scotland (U.K.), 
        In addition to her clinical duties and assignments, Dr. Jakstiene lectures to resients at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas medical Academy, Department of Radiology. She also organized and lectured at the Meeting of the Lithuanian Regional Association of Radiology on Spinal Radiology (2012) and was an Invited lecturer at the Congress of baltic radiology (2012) on Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
        Dr. Kakstiene is a Member and the Scientific Secretary of the Kaunas Association of Radiology, a member of the Lithuanian Association of Radiology, and an Associated Member of the European Association of Radiology. She has published numerous medical/scientific articles.
        In her added role as International Director, Dr. Jakstiene will advise the Board on future developments in Radiology, Neuroradiology and Neuroscience in Lithuania as well as communicate with other Directors, particularly those active in the same medical/scientific fields.          

September 13-15:

      Institute Director, Dr. Robert Sabbah, MD, FRCSC, 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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