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2008:


 September 23 (released october 4):  
        
        Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD is inducted as a Lifetime Member into the "Cambridge Who's Who Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurship Registry". He has been recognized for showing "dedication, leadership and excellence in medical science and technology". To view the complete text , please go to Google.com and Search for : "Cambridge Who's Who Dr Alain L Fymat"

November 18:

     

        The International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. is incorporated in the State of California. 

2009:                                                                                                    

January 2:    
          
        Cambridge Who's Who
publishes an update of its October 4, 2008 press release in which it announces the creation of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. To view the complete text, please go to Google.com and Search for:
" http://www.24-7%20pressrelease.com/press-release/alain-l-fymat-inducted-into-cambridge-executive-professional-and-entrepreneurial-registry-68011.php "
   
January 11:
    
        Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS is elected Trustee and co-International Director for France and Italy of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc.
        Dr. Sabbah completed his dental studies at the University of Nice with added specialization in implantology. For the past twenty years, he dedicated his efforts to accessible and affordable high-quality dental care in France and Italy with a view to impact other European and African countries. He is the Founder and Health Director of "EuroMedicoDentale (EMD), SRL", an international center for facial esthetics, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, and vision correction and rehabilitation.
        Dr. Sabbah is the Founder and  Vice President  of the Association "Drive in Afrika", a French organization headed by Mr. Olivier Stirn (Former Minister and Extraordinary Ambassador in the French Government; Executive Counselor of the Union for a Popular Movement, UPM) that is dedicated to facilitate humanitarian actions initially by French and Italian medico-dental associations in the extension of medicine and dentistry to African nations. He is also Vice President of the Association Italy-Cote d'Azur (France), a trans-border hospital-based organization for French and Italian residents.
        As a Board member, Dr. Sabbah will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to the clinical and technological developments in Europe and Africa in dental and oral & maxillo-facial surgery, ophthalmology, and esthetic surgery of the whole face, including new and developing computer-assisted robotic surgery.

January 28:

         Geoff Bond, MS, CEng, MICE, MISE, MIL, MITI, Founding President/CEO of  "The Natural Eating Co Ltd", is elected Director/Trustee and International Correspondent in Paphos (Cyprus) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California. 
        Mr. Bond, a graduate of London University, spent his early career living and working in remote African villages. Using both research and first-hand observation of tribal societies, he developed the spell-binding story about what it means to be human in nutritional and lifestyle terms. This new science of nutritional anthropology provides an extraordinary understanding of how, by living in harmony with the way our evolutionary history designed us humans, we can rejoice in the best possible health and relish the prospect of a long life lived in good shape. 
        Today, we can fix just about everything that Nature can throw at us. So what is left are the self-inflicted diseases, the diseases of lifestyle: cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis, dementia, and many more. Contrary to what many people believe, they are caused by the mismatch between the lifestyle designed by our evolutionary origins and the lifestyle we live today. They are diseases of modern industrial societies: they were virtually unknown in Prehistoric times. 
        Mr. Bond is the author of "Natural Eating In a Nutshell", "Natural Eating: Nutritional Anthropology, Eating in Harmony with Our Genetic Programming", and "Deadly Harvests: The Intimate Relationship Between Our Health and Our Food". In these works, he describes the science behind this knowledge, explains why these problems have arisen, shows that the disorders that plague our society are not inevitable, and offers a blueprint for improving our health, longevity and quality of life. Mr. Bond passionately believes in the insights contained in the science of nutritional anthropolgy and has a driving motivation to stimulate everyone to improve his/her life.
Together with his wife and most passionate disciple, Nicole, he is also the co-author of "Healthy Harvests: Healthy Eating with the Bond Girl", a companion volume that embodies the Bond principles. 
Mr. Bond lectures extensively in America and Europe, including Continuing Medical Education (CME) training of medical doctors and medically-sponsored outreach seminars. He is a frequent guest on television and radio shows.
        As a Board member, Mr. Bond will advise the Board at large on all matters pertaining to nutritional science and its effects on health and disease. 

February 15:

        Raymond Sabbah, MSc is elected Director/Trustee and International  Correspondent in Madrid (Spain) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California. 
        Mr. Sabbah is a graduate of the French Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris (France). After an early career with ONEX, Inc., a commodity trader in both Tel Aviv and Madrid, he became Director of Research for INVERFINANZAS, S.A., a medium-sized brokerage company. He then  joined TELERATE, Inc., a global vendor of international financial data and  became Managing Director of EFECOM, Inc., a vendor of financial data, news and systems, and a competitor of Reuters (Spain). Subsequently, he became Global Business Development Director for EXCEM, S.A., a diversified international group with markets in developed and emerging economies, including China, Egypt, Spain, France, and Morocco. Mr. Sabbah is currently the CEO of  SENAF, S.A., an international electronic trading platform.
        As a Board Member, Mr. Sabbah will advise the Board at large in all financial and investment matters.

February 23:
    
        
Sanford  Wheeler, CFM, CRPC , CRPS is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California. 
        After a very successful professional Australian Football career with the Sydney Swans, Mr. Wheeler held executive positions in both the private and public sectors.  He is currently a Senior Financial Advisor, Wealth Management Advisor, and Assistant Vice President of the Merrill Lynch organization, Indian Wells (California) office.
        As a Board member, Mr. Wheeler will advise the Board at large on community matters and issues.

March 2: 
    
        Dr. Robert Sabbah, MD, FRCSC is elected Director/Trustee and International Correspondent in Montreal (Canada) of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, CA.
        Dr. Sabbah completed his medical studies and specialization in obstetrics and gynecology at the Universite de Montreal, and post-doctoral studies in fertility and reproductive endocrinology at McGill University, Montreal. He has continually practiced at Hopital du Sacre-Coeur, Montreal, where he became the Scientific Director and Chief of  the OB-GYN Department. He is currently the Chief of Gynecology, Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universite de Montreal, and further assumes responsibility for continuous medical education at Sacre Coeur, including clinical and surgical education in OB-GYN and laparoscopic surgery, where specialists of international reputation are often invited to participate. 
        Dr. Sabbah is also in charge of the annual congress of gynecological and perinatal medicine that he organizes at Sacre-Coeur. He is an Associate Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, was an Examiner for the Royal College in OB-GYN, a Member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and a Member and Guest Speaker for the American Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery. He participated in the clinical development of new surgical techniques in endometrial ablation and tubal ligation by hysteroscopy.
        Dr. Sabbah is a member of the Executive Committee  and Vice President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of the Quebec Province, and  a representative for the Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec.
        As a Board member, Dr. Sabbah will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to the clinical and technological developments in obstetrics and gynecology, including new and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
    
March 10:
    
        Dr. Paul A. DeRidder, MD, EMBA, FACS, FICS, DABU, DACPE is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. DeRidder is a board-certified Urologist, having received his medical training at the University of Michigan Medical School. He began his medical and clinical career at the University of California at Irvine, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology. At the St Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, he was Chief of Urology and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Medical Director of the Lithotripsy Service, and Member-at-Large of the Hospital Executive Committee. During that time period, he was Scientific Advisor to the California Medical Association, President of the California Orange County Urological Society, Member of the Medical Review and Advisory Council of the California Orange County Medical Association, Delegate to the Orange County Health Planning Council, and Program Director of the Clinical Urodynamics Seminar. 
        Dr. DeRidder has extensive experience in managed care as President/CEO of the Urology Specialists Medical Group of Orange County, California, Inc., and President/CEO of the Orange County Specialty Care Medical Group, Inc., Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Urotherapies, Inc, and Co-Founder and Medical Advisor of the Vandalay Corporation.
        Additionally, Dr. DeRidder has considerable experience in the business sector. At the Paul Merage School of Business of the University of California at Irvine, he was a Member of the Executive Committee of the Corporate Partners Program and a Member of the Executive Committee and Charter Member of the Dean's Leadership Council. He is a Founding Shareholder and Advisor of Pan Pacifica, Inc., Board Advisor to Nextphase, Inc., Board Advisor to Women Executives and Entrepreneurs, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of SABPA, Director of Numitra Biosciences, and Chairman and Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Orange County Medical Ventures Incubators (OCBN, Venture Farm, PCPGI, Inc., 4Medica, Tagnos, and Alpine Biomed, Inc.). He is also a Member of the Executive and Education Committees and Head of the Health Care Task Force of Tech Coast Angels, an early-stage investment group, and a Venture Partner of Crystal Cove Capital , a merchant bank in the healthcare and technology sectors. Dr. DeRidder is also an active participant in numerous investment forums extending from California to China. He is also a Life Science Partner and a  Member of Ampleluck International Capital Group of Beijing.
        As a Board Member, Dr. DeRidder will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to the clinical and technological developments in urology, including the spinning off of new technologies to be developed at the Institute. 
(For more information, go to:
www.paulderiddermd.com)

March 10:
    
        Dr. Denise Barbut, MD, MRCP,  is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Barbut completed her medical studies at the University College Hospital, London (England). After completing a first residency in Internal Medicine, she practiced at several London hospitals (Hammersmith Hospital; Royal Postgraduate Medical School in renal medicine; National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in neurology;, Brompton Hospital in thoracic medicine; Northwick Park Hospital in endocrinology, dermatology, and general medicine; Atkinson Morley in neurosurgery). She completed a second residence in Neurology at the Medical College of Cornell University, New York and the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and received Fellowship training at Cornell in Cognitive Neuroscience and Stroke Medicine.
        Dr. Barbut subsequently joined the academic ranks of Cornell University Medical College and The New York Hospital to become Associate Professor of Neurology, Associate Attending Neurologist, Director of the Stroke Research Program , and Director of the Vascular Laboratory. She was also Guest Faculty or Visiting Professor at several medical institutions across the U.S., including John Hopkins University and Harvard University. 
        Dr. Barbut has extensively published (in excess of 150 articles) and is the author or lead author of over 200 issued or pending U.S. patents relating mostly to methods and devices for neuroprotection.  
        Dr. Barbut has considerable expertise in medical entrepreneurship, being the Founding Chairman and Head of the Scientific Advisory Boards of five medical, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, which are currently in later stages of venture capital funding.
        In her added role at this Institute, Dr. Barbut will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to clinical and technological developments in neurology and neurological protection,  novel neuroprotective medical methodologies and technologies, and the spinning off of new technologies to be developed at the Institute.    

March 14:
    
        The Franco-Italian Association "Drive in Afrika" holds its inaugural meeting at the City Hall of Nice (France). Our Director, Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS is its initiator and Co-Founder (see above press release of January 11, 2009). The Association groups mostly physicians and dental surgeons from the French Riviera and Italy. It has two main objectives: (1) Train physicians, nurses and other medical professionals in Nice so as to enable them to effectively treat their patients (children, particularly) in their home countries; and (2) Provide them the required medical equipment. The Association strives to fill the medical needs in orthopedics, dental implantology, cardiology, and ophthalmology (particularly, treatments of glaucoma and cataracts that wreak havoc in African populations and lead to blindness).  

April 12:
    
        The Franco-Italian Association "Drive in Afrika" holds a Colloquium on Ethics at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France with more than 30 attendees. Its program featured the following presenters and topics: 
        Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS, initiator and Co-Founder of the Association, and Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc., Rancho Mirage, California: Ethics and Humanitarian Service;
        Mr. Alain Dorison, Inspector General, French Ministry of Finances: Ethics and Economy;
        The Honorable Olivier Stirn, Former French Minister, First Counselor to the President of France: Ethics and Politics; and
        Dr. Gilles Bernheim, Grand Rabbi of France : Ethics and Judaism.
The Colloquium was attended  by 250 personalities representing the world of ethics in France.

June 18:
    
        Dr. Peter M. Scheer, MS, DDS, is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        
Dr. Scheer received his oral and maxillofacial surgery training at the Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a well established expert in orthognatic surgery. Nearly 25 years ago, he founded the Mirage Center for Aesthetic Concepts in Rancho Mirage, California, a multi-specialty clinic with fully accredited operating suites including capability for general anesthesia.
        Dr. Scheer continues to practice at his world renown Center. He is also on staff at the Eisenhower General Hospital and Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, and is a member of the Trauma Team at Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, California. He lectures regularly at the Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, and internationally including in Japan for  implant dentistry and bone healing. He also trains medical and dental professionals at their home institutions and in his Center.  

        Dr. Scheer grew up in Switzerland and spent eight years in Hamburg, Germany. For the past two decades, he has been a Faculty Member of the Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt (AKS, Wien), Vienna General Hospital and University Clinic, which is the largest hospital in Austria. He teaches its students and residents, and has offered a number of them six-month internships in his Rancho Mirage clinic and offices to learn his specialized cosmetic facial techniques. As a member of the Flying Samaritans, Dr. Scheer undertakes regular annual mission trips to Central America and other parts of the world, including Kazakhstan, to treat children with cleft lips, palates, and patients with other deformities.  
        As a Board member, Dr. Scheer will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to clinical developments in oral & maxillo-facial surgery and orthognatic surgery, including developments of novel methodologies and techniques.                 
(For more information, please consult:
www.miragesurgery.com)   

June 30: 
        
        Institute Director Dr. Peter M. Scheer, MS, DDS completed his annual humanitarian mission in Costa Rica and Kazakhstan to repair and correct cleft lips and palates and other facial deformities of the indigeneous population.  

July - September:
        
        On behalf of the Institute, Dr. Alain L. Fymat, MA, MS, PhD, PhD visited several Universities, University hospitals, medical centers, and medical and dental offices in Canada (Montreal and environs), France (Nice and environs), and Italy (San Remo, Arma Di Taggia). The purpose of these visits was to co-opt the affiliation with the Institute of prominent international scientists, physicians, and dental surgeons. The Canada visit was organized by Institute Director, Dr. Robert Sabbah, MD, FRCSC . It included the University du Quebec A Montreal (UQAM) with a session with Dr. Richard Beliveau, PhD  (see Press Release below). The France-Italy visits were organized by Institute Director, Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS. The visits included: institutions "EuroMedicalDentale" and "Drive in Afrika", and medical and dental centers including sessions with Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDSDr. Gianfranco Trapani, MDDr. Mauricio Del Torto, PharmDDr. Jean-Louis Roche, DDS(of Cabinet Dentaire Atoll Beach), and Dr. Denis Boucq, MD(of Clinique Mozart and Institut Mozart) (see Press Releases below). In addition, Dr. Samuel Berdugo, MD, MD, organized other visits in Nice, France, particularly of the University de Nice and its Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU), Pediatrics Department, Units of Hematology, Immunology and Cancerology, including sessions with Dr. Herve Haas, MD, Dr. Anne Deville, MD, and Dr. Christine Soler, MD (see Press releases below). 

August 21:
        
        Dr. Richard Beliveau, PhD  is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Beliveau received his PhD degree from Universite Laval, Laval, Quebec, Canada and pursued post-doctoral training at Cornell University, NY. He currently holds the Chair for Cancer Treatment at Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) and has been a Professor in its Biochemistry Department since 1984. He is the author of over 380 communications and 240 scientific articles in several learned journals including Lancet, Blood, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Cancer Research. Todate, he has mentored close to 30 PhD and 70 Master students. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of  Surgery at Universite de Montreal.
        Dr. Beliveau is a member of the Neurosurgery-Oncology Division at Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM), and holder of the Chair of Neurosurgery Claude-Bertrand. He is also a member of the MCETC at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.
        Dr. Beliveau has been the recipient of approximately 40 grants so far throughout his career. He is currently funded by NSERC, CHIR, the Cancer Research Society, the Charles-Bruneau Foundation, and the UQAM Foundation.
        The fight against cancer is at the heart of Dr. Beliveau's scientific and humanitarian concerns. His team, comprised of 30 people, works on 3 main projects: brain tumors and the blood-brain barrier, tumor vascularization (angiogenesis), and prevention of cancer through nutrition (nutraceuticals). He is the author of the best-sellers "Food to Fight Cancer", "Cooking with Food that Fight Cancer", and "Eating Well, Living Well: Everyday Preventive Medicine".
        As a Board member, Dr. Beliveau will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to biochemistry, cancer, neurosurgery-oncology, and related novel methodologies and technologies.

September 11-13:
        
        Institute Director Geoff Bond, MS, CEng, MICE, MISE, MIL, MITI, was a keynote speaker at the "2009 London Anti-Ageing Conference" held September 11-13, 2009 at the Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, Stewarts Grove, South Kensington, London, England. The Conference was organized by Maria Somers and promoted by Ms. Heather Bird, Founder and President of the HB Health Clinics of Knightsbridge, London.  It was aimed at health professionals and was accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The Conference was attended by some 27 specialists from around the world.
        
The title of Mr. Bond's lecture was: "Latest Insights on Ageing from our Evolutionary History". In this presentation, he advanced the thesis that our current lifestyle is in sharp discordance with our ancestrally hard-wired lifestyle, and this mismatch disturbs many physiological and psychological processes. Realigning our lifestyle today as closely as possible to our Pleistocene-bred natures will support the reversal of degenerative diseases. In addition, Mr. Bond held a two-hour workshop on the subject. 


October 15:

        
        Dr. Herve Haas, MD, is elected Director/Trustee and International Correspondent of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Haas received his medical degree in 1992 together with a Diplome d'Enseignement Superieur (specialty) in Pediatrics, including clinics in the Service of Pediatric Emergencies of the Hopital Cimiez in Nice, France. He also received from the Universite de Nice Sofia-Antipolis a Diplome Universitaire d'Antibiologie in 1995, a Diplome Inter-Universitaire de Pathologie Infectieuse Pediatrique (Universites de Tours, Poitiers, Angers) in 1996, and a Diplome Universitaire de Biologie et Medecine du Sport in 1997. His hospital responsibilities at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Nice, Hopital de l'Archet, include: Chief of the Pediatric Emergencies Service , where he has created and coordinates a specialized center for children who are victims of mistreatment, a pediatric unit for physiology and sports medicine, and participation in pediatric reanimation. 
        Dr Haas also holds from the Universite de Nice, School of Medicine, a Diplome Universitaire d'Algologie, a Diplome Universitaire de Biologie et Medecine du Sport, a Diplome Universitaire de Physiologie et Physiopathologie du Sport, a Diplome Universitaire de Medecine d'Urgence, a Diplome Universitaire d'Infirmiers d'Urgence, a Diplome Inter-Universitaire d'Urgences Pediatriques (Faculties of Clermont-Ferrand, Marseille, Montpelier, and Nice), and a Diplome Inter-Universitaire de Pathologie Infectieuse Pediatrique (Faculties of Nice and Paris). At the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Nice, Dr. Haas is also a Membre de la Commission Medicale d'Etablissement since 2006, a Membre du Conseil d'Administration since 2006 and, from 2004-2006, Secretaire Adjoint du Syndicat National des Pediatres des Etablissements Hospitaliers .
        Dr. Haas is also a member of several professional societies, including Membre du Bureau du Groupe de Pathologie Infectieuse Pediatrique since 2006,  Membre de la Societe Francaise de Pediatrie, Secretaire-Adjoint (1999-2002) and Membre du Conseil d'Administration et de la Commission Scientifique (2000-2005) of the Groupe Francais de Reanimation et d'Urgences Pediatriques. He has published extensively in such prestigious journals as Pediatrie, Archives de Pediatrie, Medecine des Maladies Infectieuses, Revue des Maladies Respiratoires, European Respiration Journal, Revue de Pneumonologie Clinique, Revue Internationale de Pediatrie, Archives de Dermatologie, and many others. He is the author of  more than 50 refereed scientific articles and 56 scientific presentations at specialized meetings and symposia. He is a co-Principal Investigator of 7 therapeutic clinical trials and 13 public health studies. 
        As a Board member, Dr. Haas will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to pediatrics, including infectious pathology, emergency and reanimation, and related advances in clinical practice, methods and technologies.


October 22:

        
        Dr. Gianfranco Trapani, MD
is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr. Trapani graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery in 1980, followed by specialization in Pediatrics with honors in 1984, both at the University of Turin, Italy. He has been registered with the Medical Association of Turin from 1980 to 1985, and the Medical Association of Imperia from 1985 to date. Prior to his medical studies, Dr. Trapani graduated in homeopathy, herbal medicine, and oligotherapy in Nice, France. In the care of his patients and their families, he practices integrative medicine.
        Dr. Trapani is the Director of the School of Homeopathy, Phytotherapy and Biotherapy for physicians and pharmacists, SMB Italy (
www.smbitalia.org). As part of the advanced training in Pediatric Ophthalmology of the Italian Inter-University Consortium (Universities of Turin, Udine, Sassari, Cassino, Macerata, and Molise), Dr. Trapani was Professor of Pediatric Diagnostics (2003-2005). He was Professor at the School of  Homeopathy and Phytotherapy of the Society of Biotherapy Medicine (SBM) of Lugano, Switzerland and Turin in 1990-1991 and 1996-1997. He was also Professor of Pediatrics and Child Care at the Nursing School and the School of Midwifery of the University Clinic of Turin. In the years 1989-1991, he directed the School of Homeopathy in Terano and Turin. He was Lecturer in the courses of Phytotherapy, Homeopathy, and Natural Food and Diet Therapy of the Econatura Association of Turin. He taught courses of Homeopahy, Phytotherapy and Biotherapeutics at the School of Homeopathy of the Society of Biotherapy Medicine, Milan from 1989 to 2000.
        Dr. Trapani is a teaching consultant to the Chair of Medical Therapy and Thermal Medicine, Center for Research in Bioclimatology and Biotechnology of Natural Medicine. This Center, established by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan, is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, specialization course in unconventional medicine and non-complementary techniques (a three-year module) since 2000.
        Dr. Trapani is an expert of the Italian Ministry of Health for the Program of Continuing Medical Education.
        Dr. Trapani has published extensively in national and international journals on childhood and infant diseases. He has contributed to several magazines, including the Journal Nature, Unifarma News, Living Healthy and Beautiful, Kitchen and Health, Natural Medicine, Woman and Mother, Modern Woman, and Beneinsieme.
Dr. Trapani has authored 30 books, some of which have been translated in Russian, Czech, Spanih, Arabic, and Hindi.
        As a Board member, Dr. Trapani will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to pediatrics and integrative medicine, and related clinical and technological advances.

October 25:

        Dr. Christine Soler, MD
is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.

October 30:
        
         Dr. Anne deville, MD is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.

November 3:
        
        Dr. Denis Boucq, MD is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.

November 10:
        
        Dr. Jean-Louis Roche, DDS is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.


November 17:

        
        Dr. Papa, MD is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.

November 25:
        
        Dr. Mauricio Del Torto, PharmD is elected Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California.
 
December 5:
        
        Dr. Gianfranco Trapani, MD, Director/Trustee of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. of Rancho Mirage, California is elected Academic President of the first Italian School of Classical Osteopathy in Vallecrosia, Italy. The School  celebrated its founding the same time the Don Bosco Institute of Italy held its Grand Opening at its facilities. The celebrations were held on December 5, 2009 during an open-day of the Conference entitled "Children's Health and Osteopathy". 
(For more information, please visit: www.eico-italia.com)

2010:

January 5:   

        
As an adjunct to this website, Dr. Alain L. Fymat BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD has created the "socio-professional" network: www.iMedScience.ning.com. This is an interactive network where the Institute's membership (and others) can post blogs, announce events of interest, make comments, suggest ideas or/and topics for further consideration and discussion, etc. iMedScience is different from known social networks (such as LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) in that it is focused in its scope, aim, and interests. It will allow us to interact with each other in near real-time on subjects of mutual professional interest.  


February 10 - March 10: 


        As in previous years, Institute Director George Bond, MS, CEng. MICE, MISE, MIL, MITI, will be touring Southern California to present a set of lectures on nutrition. His appearances include the following: "Talk of the Desert" with Melinda Read, Time Warner Desert Cities (cable):  
        The complete schedule includes:
        February 26, 10:00 am: Channel 111
        February 27, 7:00 pm: Channel 111
        February 28, 9:30 am: Channel 111
        February 26-March 2: Channel 110 (on demand)
        On March 6, he will be the keynote speaker at the Walter T. Stec Memorial Education Foundation Conference titled "Invest now for a lifetime of vibrant health" in Palm Desert, California. 
(
For more information, see: info@mailva.evite.com; ritajstecmd@dc.rr.com.)


March 10:


        Institute Director Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD is appointed to the Editorial Board of the international "Journal of Nanobiotechnology" (www.jnanobiotechnology.com). The Journal, launched in 2003, accepts manuscripts on all aspects of scientific and technological advances in the fields of medical, biological and nanoscale science. It is an "open access" journal, meaning that published articles are immediately and permanently available on-line. Unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium is permitted provided the article is properly cited. It is also an "open data" journal, meaning data in the published articles are available on the public internet permitting any user to download, copy, analyze, pass them to software or use them for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers.
        The Journal is tracked/indexed by PubMed, PubMed central, Thomson Reuters, Biosis, CABI, CAS, EMBASE, Scopus, and Google Scholar.
        Dr. Fymat will review appropriate manuscripts submitted to him and will forward them for publication to the Journal. 
 
April 4: 

        As in previous years, Institute Director Dr. Gerard Sabbah, DDS is organizing a conference on the complementary theme "Economic Responsibility and Social Ethics". The venue will be the Hotel Carlton in Cannes, France. In addition to Dr. Sabbah, main speakers are:         
        Mr. Alain Dorrison
, General Finance Inspector;     
        Mr. Christian Ciganer-Albeniz
, Administrator, Economist and Financial Consultant; and
        Mr. Leo Guez
, Educator in Human Resources.  

May 5:

        On behalf of the Institute, Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD attended the all-day Workshop "Strategies for Success in a Weak Economy", which was hosted by the Business Technology Center of the Los Angeles County (BTC-LAC) in Altadena, California. The Panel of entrepreneurs and experts included:     
        Mark Manguera
and Caroline Shin-Manguera, Co-Founders, Kogi Corporation;
        Phillip Chang
, Founder, President and CEO, Yogurtland;
        Mark Burson
, Managing Director, Burson-Marsteller,  a leading public relations and communcations firm;
        Dr. Mark Lieberman
, Manager, Economic/Redevelopment Division, BTC-LAC;
        Christopher J. Husa
, Attorney, Locke Lord Bissell, Liddell LLP, a full-service national law firm; and
        Cameron Wood
, Principal, Kline Hawkes & Co, one of Los Angeles' most established venture firms. 
        The panel discussed the effects of the current economic climate on new and emerging businesses and suggestions to achieve success. Topics included:

  • Strategies for managing the costs of growth;
  • Using social networking and public relations campaigns as cost-effective marketing tools;
  • Challenges and opportunities in raising capital;
  • Benefits and pitfalls in working with independent contractors;
  • Advantages and disadvantages of equity-based compensation; and
  • The benefits of locating in a well-known business incubator.

June 9 - 17:

        
Following a competitive blind review process among ~ 200 applicants, Dr. Alain L. Fymat, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD, PhD  was selected a member of a U.S. Delegation of 15 academicians constituting the Second Summer Faculty Fellowship Institute in Israel, June 9-17, 2010. The Institute was sponsored by  "Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME)", "Jewish National Fund (JNF)", "Legacy Heritage Fund (LHF)", and "MediaWatch International (MWI)". Co-hosting Israeli academic institutions were: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Haifa University, Bar Ilan University, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Inter-Disciplinary Center Herzliya, and Sapir College.  The tour was led by Professor Samuel Edelman (Executive Director, SPME), Rene Reinhard (Executive Director, JNF), and Sharon Tzur (President/CEO, MWI).
        The goal of the Summer Institute was "to link scholars from diverse disciplines with their israeli counterparts at major institutions for the purpose of initiating exchanges and collaborations as well as curricular development". 
        The delegation visited several historical and other sites: Ohel Yitzchak Synaguogue, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum; Jerusalem Old City and the Western Wall Tunnel; Massada; Dead Sea; Habonim Gardens, Mamilla Mall; 9/11 Memorial; Nazareth; Dalia El-Carmel; Sderot; Old Jaffa (Neve Tzedek); Gaza Border; Bahai Temple/German Colony/Mt Carmel; Ben Gurion House; Palmach House; Tel Aviv Museum and Independence Hall; Atlit; Israel Museum.  
        The Summer Institute was extremely well organized. It fulfilled its stated objectives of focusing on the following areas: academic exchange, networking and collaboration, history, society, economy, politics, diplomacy and the media, culture, and science and technology. Its selection of Institute Fellows represented an interesting cross-section of U.S. academia. Each of us had the opportunity to connect with israeli professors, experts and professionals involved in government , industry, education, media and other sectors.
        Dr. Fymat made personal visits with the following academics: 

        Prof. A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Head of Geriatrics, Soroka Hospital, Director of the Medical School for International Health, and Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev;
        Dr. Michael Elkin, PhD, Hadassah Hospital Ein-Kerem, Sharet Institute, Tumor Biology Research Unit and Hebrew University; 
        Prof. Abraham Korol, PhD, Director of the Institute of Evolution, Professor of Genetics, Faculty of Science, Haifa University;
        Prof. Guy Deutscher, PhD, Specialist in Nanotechnology, School of Physicvs and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University;
        
Prof. Lev Vaidman, PhD, Specialist in Quantum Theory,  School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University; 
        Prof. Yair Aharonowitz, PhD, Former Vice President of Research and Development,  Specialist in Microbiology and Biotechnology, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University;
        Prof. Benjamin Sredni, PhD, Head, The Sadie AIDS & Immunology Research Program, Head of the Cancer Institute, Founding Dean of the forthcoming new School of Medicine, and Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Health and the Israel National Institute of Health; Specialist in AIDS, Cancer and Immunology, Bar Ilan University;

        Dr. Roni Grosz, PhD, Curator of the Albert Einstein Archives, The Hebrew University.      

        Dr. Fymat made selectively the following presentations with aims to co-opt Israeli academics and to foster joint research & development programs: 
        o The International Institute of Medicine and Science: Introduction to the Institute, its governance, membership and programs;
        
o Evolutionary Lifestyle and Health: Project of a first international conference on the subject; 
        
o Medicine - Evolutionary Perspective: Presentation of evolutionary medicine as a complementary approach to diagnosis and therapy;
        o Cancer - Evolutionary Legacy: Description and implications of an evolutionary understanding of cancer;
        o Quantum Theory - Implications on Consciousness and Quantitative Psychiatry: Relationship of quantum theory physics and consciousness with implications on the quantitation of Psychiatry approach to patient care;
        o Combating Human Aging and Senescence: Comprehensive biomedical approach to combating aging;
        o Launching New Biomedical Ventures: Approach to the identification of "glamorous" technologies and their utilization in systematically launching new biomedical ventures.


July 1:


        Dr. Michel Elkin, PhD
is elected a member of the International Institute of Medicine and Science, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, California.
        Dr Elkin graduated from The Hebrew University, Faculty of Medicine in 2000 with field of expertise on tumor biology. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, U.S. National Institutes of Health, 2000-2002, with field of expertise on extracellular matrix and sex steroids, he joined the faculty of The Hebrew University as a Senior Investigator in the Tumor Biology Unit of the Sharett Oncology Institute and the Hadassa Hospital. He was subsequently promoted to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Experimental Oncology. 
        Dr. Elkin is a member of several prominent professional associations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, and the European Association for Cancer Research. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Scientific World Journal for Neoplasia, Immunology and Cell Biology, and Cancer Research. He is also a reviewer of grants for several foundations: the Wellcome Trust, UK, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research, the Israel Cancer Foundation, and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev.
        Dr. Elkin was the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, and 15 research grants mostly in the areas of cancer and diabetes. He has also published extensively (36 refereed articles). 
        As a Member of the Institute, Dr. Elkin will advise the Board at large on all matters relating to cancer and diabetes including new protocols, drug developments, and associated biotechnologies.

 July 27:

        Director
Raymond Sabbah, MSc was selected a Senior Consultant for the London-based Bourse Consult (www.bourse-consult.com) and a member of its team of leading industry experts. Bourse Consult is the leading international capital markets consultancy. All consultants have been either CEOs or senior directors of exchanges or clearing houses. 
        Since its foundation in 2002, Bourse Consult has been involved in a number of infrastructure projects, including the building of the Dubai International Financial Exchange (now NASDAQ Dubai) and the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, and has also published several highly regarded research papers on capital markets issues.


August 15:

    
        Director Robert Sabbah, MD, FRCSC has been elected Presdient of the prestigious Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of the Province of Quebec, Canada. This appointment is for a period of two years. It is an important position in that it will govern the transformation and evolution of that profession in Quebec. It will also be the focal point of interaction with like societies in other provinces of Canada and Canada itself.
         




 
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