Friday November 5th

International Research Group on High Dilution and Very Low Dose Effects
Oral communication / workshop 09h00-18h00. AUDITORIUM RAINIER III, Boulevard LOUIS II

Saturday November 6th

  • 9h00 : Opening speech of HSH Princess Antoinette de Monaco
  • 9h15 : Docteur René-Philippe Halm, General Secretary
    “Far from pseudo and para science, alternative, complementary and traditional medicines are now able to built a link, a dialogue with the whole medical and scientific community.”
  • 9h45 : Professor Luc Montagnier, President of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention
    “Elements of a new medicine. From prevention to aging”
  • 10h45 : Coffee break
  • 11h15 : Doctor Richard Blostin, Scientific Commitee of the Monaco Talks
    “Conceptual differences between conventional and unconventional medicines. Their importance to know them to communicate.”
  • 12H00 : Doctor Srini V Kaveri, Director INSERM-U2872
    "Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the immunomodulatory effects of plant-derived therapeutics: Viscum album, an example"
  • 12H45 : Lunch break
    • Doctor Jean-Lionel Bagot, Robertsau Radiothérapy Center, Strasbourg
      “Practical aspects of the use of homeopathic medicines as supportive care in oncology”
      Abstract :
      Based on clinical experience in private practices and hospitals, we use clinical vignettes to present the main indications for using homeopathy in cancer treatment.We will first discuss the benefits of homeopathy when treating the side effects of chemotherapy, hormonotherapy, radiotherapy and targeted treatments, and then look at global patient care for cancer patients.
    • Doctor Marie-France Bordet, Research Director, Boiron Laboratories
      “Benefit of homeopathic medicines for patients with hepatitis C”
      Abstract :
      The Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Lyon is a leading treatment centre for hepatitis C patients.
      Pending the results of clinical trials involving new drugs (antiproteases and antitransferases ), patients receive a combination of Interferon and Ribavirin. This generally causes many adverse effects, at a frequency and intensity that varies according to the individual sensitivity of each patient. For the past 11 years, homeopathic physicians have been prescribing homeopathic adjuvants to patients receiving the combination therapy. Their objective is to reduce the adverse effects of the combination therapy, improve patient quality of life, facilitate compliance and thus help create the best conditions for eradicating the virus and curing the patient. At the same time, homeopathy is also used to treat related or concomitant pathologies with no risk of hepatotoxicity.

    • Madame Karine Danno, Boiron Laboratories
      “Pharmacological-epidemiological study of the impact of homeopathy on public health” Abstract :
      The first major national study involving 825 general practitioners, with 8559 patients enrolled in a cross-sectional study and 3 cohort studies, with 1-year follow-up. The study covered :
      • upper respiratory tract infections,
      • sleeping disorders / anxiety / depression,
      • musculoskeletal pain
      This study involved three groups of physicians: strict homeopaths, physicians practicing both homeopathy and allopathy, and strictly allopathic physicians
      These initial results provide a precise description of the characteristics of homeopathic physicians, an analysis of patient characteristics and their attitudes towards disease, treatment, physicians and their quality of life.
      Physicians’ prescriptions are also analysed for each of the three disease groups selected, looking in particular at the breakdown between allopathic and homeopathic medicines, and those most often prescribed in the latter category.

    • Docteur Anne-Laure Fayard, Pharmacist in charge of Research, Boiron Laboratories
      “Observational study on baby teething management in France. Interest of a homeopathic medicine”
    • Doctor Frédéric Rérolle, Homéopathe Sans Frontière France, Doctor Stephane Vincent, Pharmacists in charge of Research, Boiron Laboratories
      “Study on the limitation of the adverse effects of quinine by complementary contribution of homeopathic medicine China rubra 7 cH in the management of malaria for pregnant women in Cotonou - Benin”
  • 16h30 : Coffee break
  • 17h00 : Doctor Martin Schnelle, Weleda group
    “About the use of Viscum album in oncology., Use, different types and componants. Main results on clinical research on man and animal.
  • 17h45 : Doctor Claude Faivre, Scientific Responsable of Phytotherapy Laboratory
    “Notion of Totum synergique : in order to be properly used in phytotherapy, all the components of a plant are necessary not to modify or loose the therapeutical action.”
  • 20H00 : Cocktail offered by the Monegasque Prince’s Government

Sunday November 7th

  • 9h00 : Doctor Pascale Imbert, pharmacist
    “Traditional Chinese Medicine ( TCM ) : an ancestral medicine; actual concepts
    Abstract :
    The Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest medicines in the world. It’s preventive and curative medicine. When you discover it, its principles, coming from another time, another civilization - as for example the Yin-Yang theory, the Five Elements one or the Qi existence – stimulate our inquisitiveness. Its approach of the human body, health, the relation between the Man and his Environnement has nothing in common with any other process and is radically different from the conventional medicine. The Chinese doctors consider the body through a holistic way, in which any simple imbalance between opposite forces creates disorders. Sometimes, it’s difficult for the occidental people to forget their own medical knowledges, to pay attention to that practice where the body perception is far from ours. However, the most curious and the most open-minded persons, decided to go further, are rapidly granted as they discover a curing art, incredibly rich and modern. Many countries all over the world have understood the interest of integrating the Traditional Chinese Medicine in their medical field, and numerous praticians, doctors, teachers or else are intenting to promote this medicine through ratified scientific studies.

  • 9h30 : Professor Weiguo Hu, Organisator of this TCM part of the congress, WFAS ( World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies )
    “The multiplex Chinese medicine system evaluative during the globalisation process
    Abstract :
    In last thousands years, with these rich multi-cultural resources, China built a pluralistic medical system during the modernization process. In the recent 60 years, the Chinese traditional medicine not only enjoyed the equal status in the constitution with the modern West medicine, China have introduced the modern medical education system and doctor register the system, simultaneously also pick a mixture of all these traditional medicines in China (including Chinese medicine and other ethnic medicine), even in clinical works there are also widely carried out a integrative medicine. In the modern globalized process, the Chinese traditional medicine widely disseminates the world, also starts to study, to apply in the Western medical system. With some western medicine doctors, Chinese traditional medicine begins confirm and widespread application in the clinical research aspect, and also has conducted some research about the scientific foundation and unique system of Chinese traditional medicine.

  • 10h00 : Professor Yuexian Zheng, Director of accreditation Center of TCM physician, State of Administration of TCM, PR Chine
    “Double formation and continuous controls of traditional Chinese medical doctors. Organisation of health system in China»
    Abstract :
    In China, the Chinese medicine and the West modern medicine have the same level legal status. In the past 60 years, the Chinese government has established the modern education system for Chinese medicine which the doctors practicing both Chinese medicine and western medicine. He has set up Chinese medicine hospitals in all cities, and Chinese Medicine Departments in most of the western medicine hospitals in china. After the national medical registration system became effective from May 1, 1999, Chinese medicine doctors (including Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, Mongolian medicine, Uygur medicine, etc.) also need to pass through the qualification inspection test, and to get the registration certificate, is engaged in the medical service activity.
    We will introduce the details about organization of the health system in China, and the way of double training and monitoring of traditional Chinese medicine doctors.

  • 10h30 : Dr. Sven Schröder, Zentrum für Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin GmbH "Acupuncture induces neuronal regeneration in Peripheral Neuropathy"
    “Traditional Chinese medicine and malignant tumor”
    Abstract :
    Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) is a common feature of many systemic diseases including genetic, toxic, metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, ischemic and paraneoplastic. Often the aetiology of PN is not detected, so the actual cause of the disease cannot be targeted. But even with diabetes mellitus as the known cause, disease will progress in spite of optimal anti-diabetic treatment. PN can be also induced by chemotherapy, with some substance in more than 90% of the cases, but most patients in cancer therapy have to accept these side effects, because they have no other choice for cure or improvement.
    We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on PN as measured by changes in nerve conduction.
    192 patients with PN as diagnosed by nerve conduction studies (NCS) were evaluated over a period of one year.
    Of 47 patients, who met the criteria for PN of undefined etiology in spite of a large diagnostic programm, 21 patients received acupuncture therapy according to classical Chinese Medicine 10 times, once a week, while 26 patients received the best medical care but no specific treatment for PN. Sixteen patients (76%) in the acupuncture group improved symptomatically and objectively as measured by NCS, while only four patients in the control group (15%) did so. Three patients in the acupuncture group (14%) showed no change and two patients an aggravation (10%), whereas in the control group seven showed no change (27%) and 15 an aggravation (58%). In 17 patients a Diabetic Neuropathy was found. Three of these patients received acupuncture therapy and improved in NCS (100%). Of the 14 non specifically treated patients, 3 improved and 11 aggravated in NCS. In 11 Patients PN developed after cancer treatment with chemotherapy. 6 patients with PN after Chemotherapy got acupuncture treatment, 5 patients without any specific treatment after chemotherapy were used as controls. 5 of 6 acupuncture treated patients improved in NCS after treatment, while in the control group 3 patient did not show any difference in NCS, while one patient improved and one showed aggravated NCS results.
    The data suggest that there is a positive effect of acupuncture on PN of different aetiologies, as measured by objective parameters (NCS). Improvement of NCS represent an acupuncture induced regeneration.

  • 11H : Coffee break
  • 11H30 : Jenni, Médecin-Chef à RehaClinic, Spécialiste en neurologie et Médecine Physique et Rééducation
    “Occidental medicine-Chinese medicine : the experience of a favourable collaboration.”
  • 12H00 : Professor Johannes Greten, Heidelberg Germny ; Porto University, Portugal
    “Role of The Chinese medical theory in contemporaneous scientific research.”
    Abstract :
    The outcome of TCM studies largely depends on a correct classical Chinese diagnosis such as defined by the Heidelberg model of TCM. , Criteria of crucial importance for the quality of TCM studies in the future will be to conduct more and more double blinded studies on the basis of a classical Chinese diagnosis as an inclusion criteria and to use objective measurements as primary parameters of outcome. This requires a common understanding of the Chinese diagnosis as a reflection of the vegetative functional state, of the functional terminology of TCM and of TCM as a rationally accessible theory. This paper emphasises how important it is to integrate classical Chinese medical theory into modern scientific research, to define it precisely and to use it properly in studies. vegetative functional state
    Fig: The figurines symbolize the functional direction of the phases thus illustrating the importance of the overall functional pattern for the selection of acupoints.

  • 12H30 / 14H30 : Lunch break
  • 14H30 : Dr Geneviève Ziegel, psychiatre homéopathe, présidente du GHEPP ( Groupe homéopathique d.études psycho-pathologiques )
    «Homeopathy, a specific approach in research : the exemple of Roaccutane©»
  • 14h50 : Doctor Jean Pierre Guillaume, College European Ostheopathic Director
    «Suffering bodies have an history. Genesis of health alteration in clinical osteopathy. Possibilities and limits of Osteopathy»
  • 15H30
    Round table with all the speakers, the Scientific Committee of the Monaco Talks, professor Henri Atlan , Doctor Elio Rossi, Director of the Homeopathic Clinic, Provincial Hospital of Lucca, Italy others…. .
    Elaboration of a dialogue with the scientific and medical communities.
    Elaboration of a communications strategy.

    Cette table ronde est capitale. Après toutes les informations recueillies pendant cette présentation des Entretiens, nul ne devrait plus ignorer l’importance de nos médecines et le rôle qui devrait être le leur dans une société moderne et décomplexée. Oui de nombreux travaux scientifiques et médicaux rigoureux concernant nos médecines existent, oui d’éminents chercheurs et universitaires partagent notre sensibilité. Il y a une évolution sensible vers l'acceptation de l'« Evidence-Based Medicine », médecine fondée sur les faits. De nombreuses précisions sont nécessaires...


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GIRI, due to its nternational structure, organizes workshops yearly throughout the world. The aim of the GIRI is to bring together pharmacologists, biologists, physicians, chemists, physicists and other professionals to communicate, exchange experiences and develop joint research projects; the distinctive feature of the research activities of the group is the study of ultra low dose substances or high dilutions, homeopathy included. Although the mechanism of action of the very diluted solutions of active principles on biological systems is an important concern of the GIRI, the major interest of the Group is directed towards the advancement and understanding of high dilution effects. More than one hundred persons are GIRI members, coming from 20 different countries.

The GIRI was created in Monaco in 1985, sharing the same values as the Monaco Talks, by HSH Princess Antoinette de Monaco, Prof. Madeleine Bastide and Dr René-Philippe Halm.