Friday March 23rd – AUDITORIUM

7.30 – 9.00 Registration of participants

9.00 – 9.10 Conference Opening

Franco Cracolici, Massimo Bonucci, Sonia Baccetti

9.10 – 9.30 Welcome address by local authorities

Stefania Saccardi, Counsellor for the Right to Health, Welfare and Social and Health Integration

Paolo Morello Marchese, General Director Local Health Unit Tuscany Centre

Dario Nardella, Mayor of the Municipality of Florence

Gianni Amunni, Director of Tuscan Tumor Institute


Moderators: Massimo Bonucci, Franco Cracolici, Sonia Baccetti

Discussants: Gianni Amunni, Fabio Firenzuoli

9.30 – 10.00 Jun J. Mao, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-MSKCC New York

Building networks for the research in integrative oncology between Italy and the MSKCC

10.00 – 10.30 Anil D. Kulkarni, Medical School University of Texas, USA

The nutritional health immune-engineering

10.30 – 11.00 Ernesto Burgio, European Cancer and Environment Research Institute, Bruxelles

Cancer, from Genetics to Epigenetics

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

Moderators: Bruno Mazzocchi, Elio Rossi

11.30 – 12.00 Filippo de Braud, Dep. Medical Oncology National Cancer Institute, Milan

Preliminary evidences of Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) in patients with solid tumours treated according to the standard of care

12.00 – 12.30 Gary Deng, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-MSKCC New York

Experience of integration in breast, lung and neck cancer

12.30 – 13.00 Michele Maio, Dep. of Oncology, University Hospital Siena

Cancer immunotherapy: an update

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Visits to Poster Area

Moderators: Alberto Laffranchi, Enrico Tucci

Discussants: Luisa Fioretto, Simonetta Bernardini

14.30 – 15.00 Philip A. Salem, ST. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA

The combination of immunotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy. A new paradigm in cancer treatment

15.00 – 15.30 Eran Ben Arye, Haifa Oncology Service, Lin Medical Center Israel

Effect of Integrative Medicine on increasing adherence to chemotherapy dosing protocol

15.30 – 16.00 Carlo Maria Giovanardi, Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies

Acupuncture in Oncology: Clinical Evidence

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.00 Bharat B. Aggarwal, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

Identifying from saliva exam inflammation leading to cancer

17.00 – 17.30 Katia Belvedere, Directorate Citizenship Rights and Social Cohesion, Region of Tuscany

Complementary medicines in the Tuscan Regional Health System: oncology among priorities

17.30 – 18.00 Francesca Martella, Breast Unit S.M. Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Sonia Baccetti, Tuscan Regional Centre for Integrative Medicine

Integrated healthcare pathway for breast cancer in Local Health Unit Tuscany Centre

18.00 18.30 Manuela Roncella, Luigi De Simone, Breast Unit, University Hospital of Pisa

The experience of integrative medicine in the Breast Unit

18.30 19.00 Franco Cracolici, Florence School of Traditional Acupuncture, Elio Rossi, Homeopathic Centre of Lucca, Local Health Unit Tuscany north-west

Acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal medicine in cancer treatment: state of the art in Italy and Europe

19.00 – 20.00 Interactive Round Table

Integration of therapeutic practices in public health: where and how

Introduced and moderated by: Monica Piovi, Massimo Bonucci, Franco Desiderio

Open questions & answers session between speakers of the afternoon and participants in the Conference

20.00 Closing remarks

Saturday March 24th – SALA VERDE

9.00 – 9.15 Introduced by: Maria Teresa Mechi, Simona Dei

Discussants: Corrado Ruozi, Riccardo Poli

9.15 – 9.45 Stephen Sagar, McMaster University, Ontario Canada

Opportunities of Integrative Oncology

9.45 – 10.15 Robert M. Hackman, UC Davis Department of Nutrition

The nutrition practices for cancer patients particularly during chemotherapy

10.15 – 10.45 Gao Wen-cang, Dep. of Oncology Zhejiang TCM University Hospital Integrative medicine in big killer cancers

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30 Maria Pia Fuggetta, Italian National Research Council, Dep. Translational Pharmacology

Telomerase and Cancer –The role of polyphenols

Introduced by: Lorenzo Roti, Giuseppe Di Fede

11.30 – 13.30 Workshop: Nutrition in Oncology: prevention and treatment. International debate America, Asia, Europe: similarities and differences

Moderators: Raffaele Palumbo, Giampietro Ravagnan

Speakers: Anil D. Kulkarni, Bharat B. Aggarwal, Eran Ben Arye, Robert M. Hackman, Franco Berrino, Massimo Bonucci, Pierluigi Rossi, Gao Wen-cang

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break

Visits to Poster Area

15.00 – 19.00 Oral Sessions: Update from research on natural substances and integrative methods

Coordinated by: Carmelo Guido, Federico Mayer

Introduced by: Lorenzo Emmi, Marina Risi



9.00 – 12.30 Jean Marc Kespi, A.F.A. Honorary Chairman

Introduced by: Franco Cracolici

12.30 – 13.00 Questions from the floor

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

Visits to Poster Area

14.00 – 17.30 Jeffrey Yuen, Taoist Master and Monk

Strategies of Chinese Medicine for Cancer Care

Introduced by Rosa Brotzu

17.30 – 18.00 Questions from the floor

18.00 – 19.00 Gerard Guillaume, Chronimed

Latent perverted energy in Chinese medicine and the role of cold infections in chronic disorders (cancer, Parkinson disease, autism)

Introduced by Luca Frangipane

19.00 – 19.30 Questions from the floor

19.30 Closing remarks

Sunday March 25th



9.00 – 9.10 Introduced by Carmelo Bengala, Dep. of Oncology Local Health Unit Tuscany south-east

President of the Medical Association of Florence

Moderators: Ivano Ferri, Leonello Guidi

Discussants: Raoul Saggini, Emanuela Portalupi,

9.10 – 9.40 Carla Fiorentini, Superior Health Institute of Italy

Microbiota and cancer: role of bacterial toxins

9.40 – 10.10 Virgilio Sacchini, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York

The vision of Integrative Oncology

10.10 – 10.40 Massimo Bonucci, ARTOI

Integrated cancer care: cases and clinical protocols

10.40 – 11.10 Ping Chung Leung, Institute of Chinese Medicine University Hong Kong

The use of traditional herbal medicine during chemotherapy

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee break

Moderators: Giorgio Giorda, Carlo Mugelli

Discussants: Giuseppe Di Fede, Catia Angiolini

11.30 – 12.00 Giuseppe Lupi, SIRAA

Acupuncture for the treatment of psychological distress in cancer patients

12.00 – 12.30 Rosaria Ferreri, Centre of Integrative Medicine, Pitigliano Hospital

Role of Phytonutrition in Oncology

12.30 – 13.00 Chiara Bocci, ICS Maugeri Pavia

Integrative Oncology in Radiotherapy: scientific evidence and clinical management of side effects

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

Visits to Poster Area



Moderators: Roberto Pulcri, Giuseppe Lupi

Discussants: Rosa Brotzu, Mauro Bologna

14.15 – 15.15 Francesco Bottaccioli, SIPNEI

Master Lecture: Psyche, Brain and Immunity. Suggestions from Ancient Medicine to contemporary science

15.15 – 15.45 Massimo Rinaldi, Florence Traditional Acupuncture School

Acupuncture of the Void

15.45 – 16.15 Massimo Fioranelli, University G. Marconi, Rome

The brain as a dancing star

16.15 – 16.45 Rosa Brotzu, Xin Shu

Energy vacuum and creative space: the art of forgetting in the process of evolution

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee break

Moderators: Maurizio Episodio, Maria Bernadette Ligabue

Discussants: Lucio Sotte, Franco Menichelli

17.00 – 17.30 Alberto Lomuscio, SIA

My Brain is the Universe, the Universe is my Brain

17.30 – 18.00 Franco Cracolici, Florence Traditional Acupuncture School

The Brain between Past and Future

18.00 – 18.30 Dante De Berardinis, SIDA

The Kidney Jing, Brain and Memory

18.30 – 19.00 Massimo Selmi, Florence Traditional Acupuncture School

The conditions for Conception

19.00 – 19.30 Duccio Petri, Florence Traditional Acupuncture School

Medicinal mushrooms and Brains

19.30 – 20.00 Vittorio Mascherini, Florence Traditional Acupuncture School

The Intestine-Brain-Microbiota Axis: principles and evidence

20.00 Closing remarks

Laboratories of companies and oral sessions in Sala Verde on Saturday

Poster Awards

Best Poster Award in Research

Best Poster Award in Clinics


Massimo Bonucci, Franco Cracolici, Sonia Baccetti


Franco Cracolici, Massimo Bonucci, Sonia Baccetti, Elio Rossi, Giuseppe Lupi, Carla Fiorentini, Vezia Mei, Eran Ben Arye, Raoul Saggini, Anil D. Kulkarni, Elisabetta Cortesi, Maria Valeria Monechi, Fabio Firenzuoli, Emanuela Portalupi, Franco Desiderio, Giuseppe Di Fede, Giampietro Ravagnan, Diana Giannarelli


Lucilla Cracolici, Sandra Focardi, Barbara Centaro, Massimo Bonucci, Franco Cracolici, Sonia Baccetti, Paolo Fedi, Mariella Di Stefano, Agnese Torricelli, Barbara Cucca, Aurelia Guzzo, Luisa Guastella, Giulia Braccesi, Alessandra Franco, Cristina Villivà, Federica Mosti, Pamela Fabiani, Manila Peccantini


LEELOO/Mariella Di Stefano


Valentina Guani, Alessandra Lodoli, Maria Pia Fabi


Early bird (within January 31st 2018): € 250,00

Regular fee (after February 1st 2018): € 300,00

Fee reserved to: students of Florence Traditional Acupunture School, ARTOI members, staff of the Tuscan Regional Centre for Integrative Medicine, of the Oncological Network of Tuscan Tumor Institute (ITT), health staff of the Tuscan Regional Healthcare System € 200,00.

Attending a single day at your choice: € 200,00

Online Registration

Draft programme subject to change

CME accreditation in progress (only for 3 days participants)


Florence Traditional Acupuncture School: Lucilla Cracolici

Phone: +39 055 704172

Accomodation: info on the website

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