In what area are the traditional/alternative medicines useful?



Thursday afternoon 25 OCTOBER
1. Bertrand GRAZ(the Universities of Lausanne, Switzerland)[abstract]

Traditional medicine effectiveness: Translating clinical evidence into health policy and practice

2. Merlin L .WILLCOX(Antenna Technologies, Geneva , Switzerland )[abstract]
Herbal medicine or artemisinin combination therapy for the home-based management of malaria: A randomized controlled trial
3. Tomohito HAMAZAKI(Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama)[abstract] Revisiting an “old-fashioned” conventional diet therapy - reduction in egg consumption -
4. Max H. PITTLER(Peninsula Medical School of the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth . U.K.)[abstract]
Evidence-based complementary/alternative medicine for supportive cancer care
5. Takashi OZAKI(Kansai Medical University Takii Hospital)[abstract]
Effect of active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) and tabebuia ipe (IPE) on the production of nitric oxide in hepatocytes
6. Hiramitsu SUZUKI(Kagawa Nutrition University)[abstract]
The maintenance and improvement of cognitive function by the supplementation with fish oil and green tea extracts in Japanese elderly

Friday Morning 26 OCTOBER
7. Harumi OKUYAMA(Kinjo Gakuin University, College of Pharmacy)[abstract]
Broad aspects of beneficial effects of fish oil on healthy ageing - an overview -
8. Manohar GARG(School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia)[abstract]
Synergistic effects of tomato extract and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function
9. Shinkan TOKUDOME(Graduate School of Medical Science, Nagoya City University)[abstract]
Randomized dietary intervention of n-3 poly-/highly-unsaturated fatty acids in patients polypectomized for tumors of the colorectum
10. Joseph R. HIBBELN (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism/National Institute of Health, U.S.A.)[abstract]
Polyunsaturated fatty Acids in psychiatric disorders

Friday Afternoon 26 OCTOBER
11. Katsutoshi TERASAWA(Graduate School of Medicine and School of Medicine, Chiba University)[abstract]
Kampo and its EBM
12. Yosinosuke FUKUCHI(School of Medicine, Juntendo University)[abstract]
Effects of hochu-ekki-to on the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
13. Kenji KAWAKITA(Department of Physiology, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine)[abstract]
Recent progress of action mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion
14. Michael HEINRICH(Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy,[abstract]
University of London, U.K.) Local European medicinal and food Plants - how can they contribute to improved health?
15. Takashi SEKI (Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Tohoku University School of Medicine)[abstract]
New strategy for revitalizing the traditional medicine through the evidence based medicine
16. Andrew J. SINCLAIR(Deakin University , Victoria , Australia)[abstract]
Sugarcane-derived polyphenols decrease diet-induced obesity

President: Tomohito Hamazaki, Professor
University of Toyama, Institute of Natural Medicine

Conference Planning Committee:
Prof Sadanobu Kgamimori
Prof Yasumaru Hatanaka
Prof Ikuo Saeki
Prof Yutaka Shimada
Prof Masao Hattori
Prof Shigetoshi Kadota
Prof Kinzo Matsumoto
Prof Makoto Kadowaki
Prof Katsuko Komatsu
Prof Naotoshi Shibahara
Prof Yoshihiro Kano (University of Toyama)

Date: October 25-26, 2007
Place: Toyama Kenmin Kaikan (Toyama Prefecture Hall), Room 304
(4-18 Shinsogawa, Toyama; Tel 076-432-3111) Entrance free