Apimedica 2018 – Detailed program


Apimedica 2018
12-14 October


Friday, 12 October

14:30 – 15:00 h.

Official Opening

15:00 – 16:30 h.

Bio-pharmacological properties of beehive products (I)
Moderator: Prof. Univ. Dr. Farm. Viorica Istudor

  • The antimicrobial effect of propolis against a range of commonly encountered human pathogens – Catherine WEIR (United Kingdom)
  • Bee Bread “Perga” – Source of Health, Vitality and Longevity – Verica Milojkovic (Serbia)
  • Bee Collected Pollen with Enhanced health benefits, produced by Fermentation with a  Kombucha consortium –  Elena Uțoiu, Florentina Matei, Agnes Toma, Camelia Filofteia Diguță, Laura Mihaela Stefan, Sorin Mănoiu, Virgil Valeriu Vrăjmașu1, Ionuț Moraru, Anca Oancea, Florentina Israel- Roming, Călina Petruța Cornea, Diana Constantinescu-Aruxandei, Angela Moraru, Florin Oancea (Romania)

16:30-17:00 h.  Coffee break + 


  • Calluna vulgaris (Common heather) – a melliferous plant with multiple uses in apitherapy, phytotherapy and gemotherapy – Tiberiu Balcescu (Romania)
  • Lophanthus anisatus a promising perennial plant for apiculture, apitherapy, aromatherapy, phytotherapy, and food industry, acclimated in Romania – Lazurca Dumitru, Lazurca Mădălina (Romania)

17:00-18:30 h.
Bio-pharmacological properties of beehive products (II)
: Dr. Cristina Mateescu (Romania)

  • Bee Products – Frontier between Food and Medicines – Tatiana Onisei, Cristina Mateescu, Manuela Răscol (Romania)
  • Clinical trials in Apitherapy. The State-of-the-Art – Cristina Mateescu (Romania). Invited speaker
  • Effect of Royal Jelly intake on improving menopausal symptoms such as a backache, low back pain and anxiety in postmenopausal Japanese women – Takashi Asama, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Shinobu Fukushima, Tomoki Tatefuji, Ken Hashimoto, Takashi Takeda (Japan)
  • Royal jelly: Origin, Properties and new Application Pathways in Apitherapy – Jozef SimuthYoshi Yamaguchi, Katarína Bíliková (Slovakia) (abstract in the book of abstracts)

19:00-22:00 h.

Festive Dinner at Restaurant Dobrun in Sibiu

Saturday 13 October

09:30-11.00 h.

Bio-pharmacological properties of beehive products (III)

Moderator: Esther Bastos (Brazil)

  • Brazilian green propolis produced in Minas Gerais state and its therapeutic use – Esther Margarida A. F. Bastos (Brazil)
  • Basic research of Brazilian propolis: major constituents and in vitro anti-tumor activities – Taichi MitsuiShigemi Tazawa, Sho Hotta, Kenji Kato, and Kenji Ichihara (Japan)

11:00-11:30 h. Coffee break

11:30-13:00 h. 

Apitherapy in Clinical Medicine (I)
Moderators: Stefan Stangaciu (Romania),  
Mamdouh Abdulrhman (Egypt)

  • A remedy at the intersection point of Apitherapy and Homeopathy: Apis Mel – Ali Timucin Atayoglu (Turkey)
  • Intravenous injection of Honey in humans – Mamdouh Abdulrhman (Egypt). Invited speaker

13:00-14:30 h. Lunch break

14:30-15:15 h.

Apitherapy in Clinical Medicine (II)

  • Use of propolis-herbal ethanol extract and ointment in the treatment of slow healing wounds. Case reports – Plamen Entchev (Bulgaria)

15:15-17:00 h.
Round Table: Problems and solutions related to the Apitherapy development in the World

  • Efficacy of bee venom and Copaiba oil against rheumatological and dermatological diseases – Florescu Camelia- Alina (Craiova, Romania)(abstract in the book of abstracts)
  • Study on the Therapeutic Effects of Honey and Propolis associated with Volatile Oils in ENT Conditions – Daniela VASILE (Brasov, Romania)(abstract in the book of abstracts)
  • Antimicrobial Activity of Medex’ Tooth Paste with Propolis “Apident” in vitro – Bratko Filipič, Klemen Rihar, Adriana Pereyra, Matjaž Deželak, Domen Jaklič, Rok Kopinč, Jana Potokar (Slovenia)

17:00-17:30 h. Coffee break

17:30-18:00 h.

Photo contest. Projection and evaluation by the participants of the best photos on bee flora, bees, beekeeping, and apitherapy

  • Clinical Observation on 430 Cases of Gallstones treated by Chinese Herbal Medicine combined with Bee Venom Therapy – Han Qiaoju, Wang Fengxia, Zheng Zheng, Liu Lan (China) (abstract in the book of abstracts)
  • A Brief Discussion about the Clinical Treatment of Herpes Zoster by TCM Bee Therapy – Yang Xiaoyue (China(abstract in the book of abstracts)
  • TCM Bee Therapy for Type II Diabetes – Yang XiaoyueYang Ruwei, Yang Chao (China) (abstract in the book of abstracts)


 Sunday morning, October 14

09:00-10:00 h. 

Api-Dermatology & Api-Cosmetics
Moderators: Plamen Entchev (Bulgaria), Stefan Stangaciu (Romania) 

  • Experimental study of an innovative ointment made from medicinal plants, vegetable oils, beeswax and other natural ingredients, “Dermaplant” – Andrei ZbucheaRadu Albulescu (Romania)
  • Use of beehive products in the prevention and treatment of skin wounds, a short review – Stefan Stangaciu (Romania)

10:00-11:00 h. 

Apitherapy in Veterinary Medicine and Ayurveda

  • Use of beehive products in Veterinary Medicine, a short reviewStefan Stangaciu (Romania)
  • Uses of Bee Products in Nutrition and Apitherapy, Past and Present – Pushpendra Singh Bhandari (India)
  • Antinociceptive Effects of Bee Venom Injection at Accupoints on Osteoarthritis in Canines: A Pilot Test – Jorge Alberto Corredor Díaz (Colombia) (abstract in the conference memory stick)

11:00-11:30 h. Coffee break

11:30-12:30 h. Api-Miscellanea

  • Honey versus Sugar – János KÖRMENDY-RÁCZ (Hungary)
  • The effect of educational Api kindergarten program on a group of pre-school children – Nina Ilič (Slovenia)

12:30 – 13:00 h.

13:00-13:15 h.
Conclusions + Rewards for speakers, best photos and best beehive products

Sunday afternoon, October 14: Tour 1 to “Apidava”, Blaj (optional)

Monday, October 15: Apitherapy Workshops (optional)

Tuesday, October 16: Tour 2 to Cluj-Napoca (optional)