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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE WORKSHOP: Mental Disorders and Dementia

This first Integrative Medicine conference to be organised by the Cultural Association of the Dzogchen Community in Spain [Asociacin Cultural de la Comunidad Dzogchen de Espaa] and the School of Tibetan Medicine of the Shang Shung Institute is aimed at raising awareness and sharing the results of work undertaken by numerous Integrative Medicine professionals - both in Spain and overseas. This field of medicine adopts a holistic approach to the treatment of patients and combines techniques from traditional medicine with allopathic and complementary techniques.

The workshop (which will take place on 10, 11 and 12 January at the Casal del Mdico) will be focused on the contributions made to the treatment of mental disorders and dementia by allopathic, Chinese, homoeopathic and Tibetan approaches to medicine. Professionals from all areas of medicine - psychiatry, homoeopathy, neurology, Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, etc. - will take part in the event.

MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE Integrative Medicine adopts an inclusive approach that combines the therapies of conventional medical treatments with alternative treatments and those from traditional medicine in a way that considers not only the physical symptoms but also the psychological and social symptoms, as well as all other possible factors affecting the patient.

In short, it is a method that places the emphasis on treating the person as a whole; an inclusive approach that facilitates management of the illness at all levels.

This workshop aims to encourage dialogue and discussion between professionals working in various fields of medicine in different parts of the world, and to connect professionals from Catalonia with others working on similar initiatives.

The event is open to the general public but mainly intended for professionals, patients and their families. Tickets cost 125 euros. A 50% discount is applicable for those on low incomes (students, pensioners, the unemployed, etc.).

THE ORGANISERS The School of Tibetan M edicine of the Shang Shung Institute is the first school of Tibetan medicine in the west where Tibetan medicine can be studied in English according to the four-year curriculum of traditional schools of Tibetan medicine in Tibet and India. Besides the official course of study, the school offers specialised complementary courses taught by guest professors on a number of related subjects.

The school forms part of the International Shang Shung Institute - a non-profit organisation founded in 1989 by Professor Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and inaugurated in 1990 by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - and is dedicated to the preservation and study of Tibetan culture at centres in Italy, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Austria and the Netherlands.

The Cultural Association of the Dzogchen Community in Spain is an NGO that was set up by Professor Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and is dedicated to the study of the Dzogchen, as well as the preservation of Tibetan culture and all Tibetan traditions, in collaboration with the International Shang Shung Institute.

Integrative Medicine Workshop

Mental Disorders and Dementia

Organized by:

School of Tibetan Medicine of the International Shang Shung Institut and the Dzogchen Community of Spain Casal del Mdico (Via Laietana, 31, Barcelona, Spain) 10, 11 and 12 January 2014 125 ! (discounts for students, people on low incomes and members of the IDC)

Venue: Dates: Ticket price:

Languages: Webcast:

English / Spanish (simultaneous interpreting)

Friday, 10 January
16.00h-16.30h 16.30h-17.30h

Introduction to Integrative Medicine

Moderator Ms. Eloisa lvarez Centeno Prof. Cho!gyal Namkhai Norbu Dr. Phuntsog Wagmo

Total Integration: Beyond the Relative Health Condition Bridging between Eastern and Western Medicine



Coffee break


Dr. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina Ms. Pepa Ninou and Dr. Imma Nogues Round table

Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicine: a Multi-Contextual Approach The Approach to Healthcare within the National Values Plan of Catalonia



Prof. Cho!gyal Namkhai Norbu, Dr. Phuntsog Wagmo, Dr. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina, Ms. Pepa Ninou and Dr. Imma Nogues. Moderator: Ms. Eloisa lvarez Centeno

Saturday, 11 January
10h-10.15h 10.15h-10.45h

Mental disorders
Moderator Psychiatry (AM) Dr. Eva Juan Linares Pending confirmation

Mental Disorders from a Psychiatry Perspective Homeopathic Therapy Medicine: Levels of

10.45h-11.15h 11.15-11.45h

Homeopathy (CM) coffee break Tibetan Medicine (TM) Chinese Medicine (TM)

Dr. Teresa Herreras

11.45h-12.45h 12.45-13.15h

Introduction to Mental Disorders according to Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

Dr. Thubten Phuntsok Dr. Li Quilin

The influence of Emotions on the Energy of Organs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Round Table

Dr. Teresa Herreras, Dr. Thubten Phuntsok, Dr. Li Quilin. Moderator: Dr. Eva Juan Linares

16h-16.15h Moderator Dr. Toms Alvaro Naranjo Dr. Ishar Dalmau



Integrative Medicine: An Experience of Research and Education in Barcelona Homeopathy and Mental Disorders: Personal Clinical Experience

16.45h-17.15h 17.15h-17.45h

CM coffee break

Dr. Teresa Herreras



Dr. Phuntsog Wagmo

The Treatment of Mental Disorders according to Tibetan Medicine



Dr. Sergio Abanades

Personal Experience of Integrative Medicine in Neuropsychiatric Disorders


Round table

Dr. Ishar Dalmau, Dr. Teresa Herreras, Dr. Phuntsog Wagmo, Dr. Sergio Abanades. Moderator: Dr. Toms Alvaro Naranjo

Sunday, 12 January

Moderator Dr. Carmen Martnez


The experience of Alzheimer

Ms. Neus Rodrguez

Psychosocial Intervention in Dementia on the Uszheimer Programme Documentary on Alzheimers Disease that won the 2013 Sol Tura Awards

11.00h-11.30h 11.30h-12.00h

Neuropsychologist (AM) coffee break Tibetan Medicine (TM)

Dr. Guillem Mart

Dementia spectrum: Dealing with the iIl Person


Dr. Lobsang Tenzin

The Traditional Tibetan Medicine Approach to the Western Concept of Dementia


Neurophysiologist (IM)

Differential Diagnosis in Dementia or Schizophrenia by applying an Dr. Francisco Barnossell Integrative Medicine approach. A personal view.
Ms. Neus Rodrguez, Dr. Guillem Mart, Dr. Lobsang Tenzin, Dr. Francisco Barnossell. Moderator: Dr. Carmen Martnez


Round table


Close AM: conventional or allopathic medicine CM: complementary or alternative medicine TM: traditional medicine IM: integrative medicine

THE MODERATORS Elosa lvarez Centeno She holds a Degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona. She also holds a Masters Degree in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy from the Erich Fromm Institute and is a Member of the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy Association [Asociacin de Piscoterapia Integradora Humanista (APIH)] and the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapist Associations [Federacin Espaola de Asociaciones de Piscoterapeutas (FEAP)]. She has also graduated from the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (IIBA) as a Bioenergetic Analyst (TPC) and studied Integrative Psychotherapy on the SAT Programme with Dr. Claudio Naranjo. She currently offers individual and couple psychotherapy, although she also has experience in child psychotherapy, adolescent psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Eva Juan Linares She holds a Degree in Clinical Psychology, is a Psycho-oncology Specialist and a Doctor in Health and Learning Psychology. She is currently Head of the Psycho-oncology Unit at the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona and an associate professor of psychology and nursing at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

Tom s lvaro Naranjo He has a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, and a Degree in Clinical Psychology. He is an Expert in Psychoneuroimmunology and in Energy Psychology Techniques. He has studied extensively in the field of bioenergetic and vibrational medicine. He is currently the Director of the Arjuna Tortosa Integrative Medicine Centre.

M ara Carm en M artnez Tom s She holds a Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. She is a Homoeopathic Health Practitioner (Homoeopath). She holds a Degree in Homoeopathy from LEcole dtude dHomopathie. Association pour lenseignement post-universitarie de

lHomopathie. Genve. She is a professor on the Masters Degree Course in Traditional Medicine and Nursing at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is a professor on the Masters Degree Course in Oncology Nursing at the Sant Pau Hospital and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She teaches ongoing training courses as part of the Training Plan of the Official School of Nursing in Barcelona (COIB), where she gives classes on Emotional Self-Management, Hooponopono and Metamorphic Technique. She is a professor of the International School of Forgiveness based in Italy. She is author of the books entitled HOOPONOPONO, lo siento, perdname, te amo [HOOPONOPONO, Im sorry, forgive me, I love you] and El Espritu de Aloha. El poder de Ser feliz ahora [The Aloha Spirit. The Power of being Happy Now], both published by OceanoAmbar. She set up the Crculos de Sanacin con Hooponopono [Hooponopono Healing Circles] in Spain - supported worldwide via the Hooponopono Network of Agartam, a non-profit group of persons.


Chgyal Nam khai Norbu Professor Emeritus Chgyal Namkhai Norbu is a master Buddhist, recognised researcher and historian of Tibetan culture. He travelled to the West in 1960 under invitation from the professor of eastern studies Giuseppe Tucci. He has since worked as a researcher and professor of Tibetan and Mongol languages and culture at the University of Eastern Studies in Naples (Italy) and has founded a number of centres for the promotion of culture and knowledge forming part of the Tibetan cultural and historical legacy. These centres include the International Shang Shung Institute, the International Dzogchen Community and ASIA Onlus. Chgyal Namkhai Norbu teaches courses and gives lectures all over the world, and has written numerous books - many of which have been translated into various languages. His book entitled Birth, Life and Death (translated into Spanish as Nacimiento, Vida y Muerte and published by Kairs in 2012) and his keynote lecture in 2010 at the Istituto di Anatomia Umana Normale of the School of Medicine at the University of Bologna on Tibetan medicine as world heritage should be highlighted as particularly significant contributions to the field of medicine.

Phuntsog W angm o Dr. Phuntshog graduated from the School of Traditional Medicine of the University of Lhasa in 1988, where she also completed a two-year residency after completing the five-year training programme (1983-1990). During that time, she studied with Khenpo Troru Tsenam and Khenpo Gyaltsen - two of the most well-known physicians in Tibet and associated with the re-birth of Tibetan medicine in Chinese Tibet. She was given the opportunity to expand her clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for a period of four years. She then spent many years working as a doctor in eastern Tibet, where she collaborated on and led the implementation of ASIA - the non-governmental organisation founded by Chgyal Namkhai Norbu. She has since worked on behalf of ASIA and founded hospitals and training centres in remote regions of Sichuan Province and Qamdo Prefecture. From 1996 to date, she has been working as the ASIA Project Coordinator in Tibet for the development of the Gamthog Hospital in collaboration with ex-pat personnel, and is also the coordinator and doctor of Tibetan medicine that oversees health-related activities throughout the region surrounding Qamdo Prefecture. Prior to 1996, she worked as a teacher on the faculty of the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, where she gave numerous seminars and lectures on Tibetan medicine.


Paolo Roberti di Sarsina He holds a Degree in Medicine and Surgery and is a Specialist in Psychiatry. He advises the Italian Committee on Ongoing Education in the Field of Medicine of the Italian Health Ministry regarding issues related to psychiatry and non-conventional medicines. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina is a researcher and prolific author of medical articles, teaches at various Italian universities and a prestigious lecturer. He has run the mental illness units of various healthcare centres in Italy for many years and currently plays a fundamental role in Italian non-conventional medicine. It should be noted that he is the only Italian researcher who advises the World Health Organisation under the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023. He is an Expert in Non-Conventional Medicine for the National Health Council of the Italian Health Ministry; Coordinator of the Masters Degree in Health, Traditional and NonConventional Medicine Systems at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy); and founder and president of the Associazione per la Medicina Centrata sulla Persona ONLUS, Bologna (Italy).

Pepa Ninou i Pere She holds a Degree in Catalan Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is also a qualified pianist from the Vila-seca Professional School of Music. She studied up to the fifth year of a Degree in Art specialising in Musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has a Post-Graduate Degree in Executive Development from the ESADE Business School. She has studied numerous courses, seminars and workshops on selfknowledge and personal growth. She is currently studying the fourth year of Philosophy and Applied Psychotherapy at the European School of Philosophy & Applied Psychotherapy (EEPA). She entered the world of culture as Head of Studies at the Granollers School of Music and Director of the Montblanc School of Music - specifically in the field of classical music management. She then joined the world of managing values in society after spending time at the Directorate-General of Civic Action of the Regional Government of Catalonia. As Head of the Centre for the Promotion of Traditional Culture of the Regional Government of Catalonia, she began to work in the field of Catalan Culture of Traditional Roots and its repercussion on strengthening the Catalan identity. From this position, she designed and coordinated projects leading to the Manresa Fair, the Traditional Music and Dance Centres, Festcat and the Ethnological Heritage programme. All this cultural activity aroused a special interest in her for the values of human beings as people and for the values of Catalonia as a nation.


She is currently the Director of the Citizenship and Values Programme of the DirectorateGeneral of Civic Action of the Social and Family Welfare Department of the Regional Government of Catalonia, and is responsible for the National Values Plan of Catalonia [Plan Nacional de Valors].

Inm a Nogus Orp She holds a Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona, specialising in family medicine. She also holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Medicine from the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation of the University of Barcelona and a Diploma in Homoeopathy. She is author of the book entitled De lo fsico a lo sutil [From the Physical to the Subtle] published by Elsiguentepaso and co-author of the book entitled Medicina Natural basada en la evidencia [Natural Medicine based on Evidence]. She has been involved as a teacher on introduction courses to traditional medicine in the field of primary healthcare. She is a professor on the Masters Degree in Traditional Medicine and the Masters Degree in Neural Therapy at the Official School of Doctors of Barcelona (COMB) and the San Juan de Dios University School. She currently practices family medicine at a Social Security Clinic in Espulgues (Barcelona). She is President of the non-profit association Merry Human Life Society (Merrylife) - a platform for the development and expansion of conscience and integrative Medicine centre - and Coordinator of the Health Group of the National Values Plan of Catalonia [Plan Nacional de Valores] being implemented by the Regional Government of Catalonia through the Regional Social Welfare Council.

M ara Teresa Herreras She graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1985 with a Degree in Medicine and Surgery. While studying traditional Chinese medicine at the Setai School in Barcelona (1983-1993), she completed her first specialised studies in homoeopathy in 1989 on a course organised by the Federation of Pharmacists of Barcelona. A few years later, she studied a three-year post-graduate course in Les Heures (1993-1996) and continued studying over the following years at various schools in various countries around the world. She currently works as a homoeopathic health practitioner (homoeopath) and is co-creator of the Sensaci Vital de Barcelona study group, as well as a member of WISH (World Institute for Sensation Homoeopathy).


Thubten Phuntsok Trained as a doctor in Tibetan traditions, he first practised medicine in his home city of Dergue. He currently works as a professor and researcher at the Tibetan Studies Department of the Beijing Central University for Nationalities in China and is an outstanding scholar of Tibetan medicine and history. Thubthen Phuntsok has written a number of books on a variety of topics. His publications include: Grammar of Tibetan Language (1987) Chendug; two volumes on The History of Tibet (1994), Chendug; Elements for the Study of the Physical Condition (1999), Beijing; Therapeutic principles in Tibetan medicine (2000) Beijing; The relation between mind and body (2003), Lhasa; and Elements for the Study of Tibetan Medicine (2009) Beijing. He is also Director of the Tibetan Medical Institute and President of the Tibetan Association for the Prevention of AIDS (TAPA), which he founded. This is the first non-governmental organisation on the Tibetan plateau dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS and offering medical treatment. He has received numerous national awards for his publications on language, history, religion and medicine, and is a member of the non-profit organisation Machik.

Rakdo Lobsang Tenzin Rinponche

A Tibetan doctor and researcher, he trained under several important academics in Tibetan medicine, including Toru Tsenam Rinpoche and Lobsang Wangchuck. Between 1983 and 1985, his work focused on the research and publication of rare Tibetan texts on medicine, history and Buddhism. For one year, he worked as Editor of the publication entitled Tibetan People in the autonomous region of Tibet. A year later, he exiled to India and worked as a professor at the Tibetan Astro Medical College in Dharamsala. This was a period of intense activity for him, during which he dedicated himself to the teaching of Tibetan medicine, as well as linguistics, astrology and Buddhist philosophy. Between 1993 and 1996, he taught at the Tibetan Medicine Department of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) in Sarnath. He currently teaches, practises medicine and researches at the CIHTS medical clinic. His extensive research work has led to the creation of over 100 different medicines and he coaches students on the research of designer drugs.


Li Qilin She graduated from the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Shanghai with a Degree in Medicine in 1987. That same year, she began working as a professor of acupuncture at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Yunnan. She subsequently completed two years of post-graduate training in acupuncture and currently works as a doctor in the Acupuncture Department of the Associated Hospital of the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Yunnan. Between 1996 and 2000, she was a professor at the European Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). During that same period, she was also head of the post-graduate acupuncture course; a two-year course aimed at doctors and organised by the Tarragona School of Doctors. She also worked for seven years as a professor at the Higher Institute for Traditional Medicine of Barcelona (ISMET). For the last two years, she has been teaching courses on TCM within the framework of Els Juliols (University of Barcelona). She has 26 years of practical and teaching experience in the field of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. From 2000 to date, she has been working as an acupuncture doctor at the Barcelona Centre for Complementary Medicine.

Ishar Dalm au i Santam aria A Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and an Acupuncture Doctor accredited by the Official School of Doctors of Barcelona, Ishar Dalmau i Santamaria is currently an associate professor of the Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology Department of the UAB School of Medicine.

Sergio Abanades Len He holds a Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid. He specialised in Clinical Pharmacology at the Institut Municipal dInvestigaci Mdica IMIM Hospital del Mar as a Doctor in Pharmacology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (First Class cum laude and European Doctor Mention Diploma), Masters Degree in Toxicology from the University of Seville and in Homoeopathy from the University of Barcelona. The first years of his professional career were focused on hospital medicine, teaching and scientific research. For a period of two years, he was Clinical Director of the Centre for the Development of Medicines and Neuroimaging of GlaxoSmithKline in London (the Clinical Imaging Centre). He is also an honorary Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Experimental Toxicology Department at Imperial College in London.


He is currently Medical Director of the OmegaZeta Clinic in Barcelona, which specialises in integrative medicine, where he combines therapies from conventional medicine with alternative or complementary medicines validated through scientific procedures and methods.

Neus Rodrguez President of the Uszheimer Foundation. The primary goal of this foundation is to help people affected by neurodegenerative diseases. To delay the degenerative process of the disease through psycho-social stimulation: improving cognitive, functional and social performance, as well as offering support and guidance to the families of those affected. Given the biopsychosocial impact caused by neurodegenerative diseases in our society, the Uszheimer Foundation focuses its efforts on three areas: social work; education; and social and medical research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

Guillem M art Since 2004, he has been Coordinator of the Psychology Department of the Uszheimer Foundation. He holds a Degree in Psychology from the University of Barcelona (2003), an Education Skills in Psychology Certificate (May 2004) and a Masters Degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology from the IAEU attached to the University of Barcelona (2007). He has also participated in: Catalan Neuropsychology Society Conference (2005, Barcelona); National Alzheimers Disease Congress (2005, Murcia); and Recent Developments in the Multidisciplinary Approach to Psychogeriatric Behaviour Disorders (2006, Barcelona).

Francisco Barnosell Pi He earned a Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1976 and became a Doctor from the School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona in 1981. He specialised in Rehabilitation, Neurology and Electromyography. He has been Head of Service at the medical unit specialising in Neurological Diagnosis Tests at various clinics and hospitals in Catalonia. He is currently Research Teams Director of the Integrative Medicine Association and author of the book entitled Entre dos aguas: Experiencias de un mdico sobre las terapias alternativas [Sitting on the Fence: experiences of a doctor with alternative therapies] published by Editorial Lucirnaga (Planeta, 2012). He is also a member of various NGOs and associations, where he researches the results from ancestral medicines.



FRIDAY, 10 JANUARY. INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE M oderator: Eloisa lvarez Centeno Speaker: Chgyal Nam khai Norbu Title: Total Integration: Beyond the Relative Health Condition Speaker: Phuntsog W angm o Title: Bridging between Eastern and Western Medicine Speaker: Paolo Roberti di Sarsina Title: Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicine: a multi-contextual approach Speakers: Pepa Ninou and Inm a Nogus Title: The Approach to Health within the National Values Plan of Catalonia [the Plan Nacional de Valores] Lecture: Today we face a situation of global and systematic crisis with structural, significant and procedural implications; a crisis that demands growth and progress in human quality. The National Values Plan of Catalonia [the Plan Nacional de Valors] is a proposal for development towards a new model of reality that places the focus squarely on people. It reflects the ideology that any real transformation of our current societal model must first involve changes in the way we perceive people - the person must be afforded total acknowledgement. That change of mentality will then enable the development of new values, new attitudes and new ways of life. In this regard, and learning from past moments in the history of humanity and with a view to maintaining the progress of Catalonia and its people, the National Values Plan of Catalonia identifies those trends of a constructive nature that are already taking place within our society and proposes a number of transition processes in every area that upholds that society (education, healthcare, the economy, the environment, justice, culture, security, politics, etc.). The goal is to lay a new path - a path towards synthesis, an integrated vision - aimed at encouraging a process of transformation for the personal and collective fulfilment of Catalonia.


SATURDAY, 11 JANUARY. MENTAL DISORDERS M oderator: Eva Juan Linares Speaker: M ara Teresa Herreras Title: Homoeopathic Medicine: levels of therapy. An explanation of Unicist Homoeopathy Lecture: Homoeopathic health practitioners must perceive that which is peculiar, characteristic and extraordinary in the signs and symptoms of each patient and have knowledge on the curative properties of substances in such a way that, by applying the Law of Similars, he or she may find the substance most similar to the altered state of each patient. Only then will it be possible to devise a basis on which to empower the vis medicatrix naturae of the patient to regain their health and consequently see how those signs and symptoms disappear. Speaker: Thubten Phuntsok Title: Introduction to Mental Disorders according to Traditional Tibetan Medicine Speaker: Li Qilin Title: The influence of Emotions on the Energy of Organs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Lecture: Traditional Chinese Medicine establishes direct relationships between our emotions and the obstruction of energy from certain organs in the human body. In the long term, such obstructions of energy can influence degenerative diseases.

SATURDAY, 11 JANUARY (PM). APPLICATIONS M oderator: Tom s lvaro Naranjo Speaker: Ishar Dalm au i Santam aria Title: Integrative Medicine: An Experience of Research and Education in Barcelona Explanation: The integration of non-conventional medicine - more commonly known as alternative medicine or complementary medicine - into the conventional biomedical system in the West requires non-conventional medicine to have greater knowledge of the ways in which its various therapies and techniques act, as well as the effectiveness and safety of its treatments. Such knowledge would facilitate the acceptance and incorporation of nonconventional medicine into the public healthcare system, as well as its inclusion in the curricula followed by health and life science degree programmes as part of the training


given to future healthcare and research professionals. Furthermore, scientific analysis of the integration achieved by non-conventional medicine and biomedicine in the West would enable the drawing up of specific protocols capable of forming the required basis for an optimum combined therapeutic strategy so that treatments may become more effective and safe, as well as more economically sustainable. Research must always lead to improvements in clinical treatment. The development of a scientific theory on integrative medicine would also be of great interest to enabling the formulation of new methods for basic research and clinical research in this field. Nonetheless, integrative medicine researchers must consider the existence of clear conceptual differences between non-conventional medicine and biomedicine when designing research studies. This reality therefore requires us to acknowledge the existence of different types of research playing complementary roles in the development of balanced and mature results on the scientific basis of integrative medicine. Speaker: M ara Teresa Herreras Title: Homoeopathy and Mental Disorders: personal clinical experience Explanation of a case of Alzheimers Disease Speaker: Phuntsog W angm o Title: The Treatment of Mental Disorders according to Tibetan Medicine

Speaker: Sergio Abanades Len Title: Personal experience of integrative medicine in neuropsychiatric disorders

Explanation: The Director of the OmegaZeta Clinic will explain a new integrative medicine model and its application to neuropsychiatric illness. The OmegaZeta Clinic is a pioneering integrative medicine centre in the city of Barcelona. This lecture will present the development and results of its integrative medical care model; a model that combines therapies from conventional medicine with scientifically-validated complementary medicines in a totally holistic manner, in a multidisciplinary environment and by applying the latest advancements in biomedical technology. Particular focus will be placed on the assessment and treatment of neuropsychiatric illness.


SUNDAY, 12 JANUARY. DEMENTIA M oderator: M Carm en M artnez Speaker: Neus Rodrguez Title: Psychosocial intervention in Dementia on the Uszheimer Programme Screening of the documentary on Alzheimers Disease that received a 2013 Sol Tura Award. Speaker: Guillem M art Title: Dementia spectrum: dealing with the ill person Explanation: The symptoms will be defined and described, and an explanation will be offered as to how and when they manifest in such dementias as Alzheimers Disease. A second section will suggest strategies and possible steps that could help carers manage all these symptoms and improve the emotional state of both patient and carer. Speaker: Lobsang Tenzin Title: The Traditional Tibetan Medicine Approach to the Western Concept of Dementia Speaker: Francisco Barnosell Pi Title: Differential Diagnosis in Dementia or Schizophrenia, applying an Integrative Medicine approach. A persona view

Explanation: Orthodox medicine should not be at odds with research into new paradigms given their results - for the discovery of sufficient empirical reasoning to scientifically confirm them. To that end, an open and scrupulous mentality must be adopted that is capable of considering other diagnostic possibilities. Cases will be presented involving patients diagnosed with dementia or schizophrenia in which, under different investigation guidelines, the existence of other less severe possibilities have been shown to exist, with a direct and significant affect on the course of treatment.


CONTACT PERSONS For further inform ation or details on the Integrative M edicine W orkshop, please use the following em ail addresses:

Event Coordinators: Adela M oragas and Ester Escudero

Com m unication: Daniel Zaragoza and Ruth Lpez