In recognition for the extraordinary Editorial work that Dr. Theodore VanItallie has done for the six CIRS Annals over the past 10 years, I am pleased to announce that I have named him “Chairman Emeritus”.
Dr. VanItallie is being recognized for his excellent knowledge of both preclinical and clinical medicine, which has been invaluable to CIRS.
Our Annals have contributed significantly to the scientific efforts of Servier and have enhanced the quality of our Research.
At the same time, I am pleased to announce that I have named Dr. Madhu Kalia as Chairman of the CIRS Scientific Committee.
Dr. Kalia will continue her work in the tradition of maintaining the high Standards of our Annals.
As you know, in the past Dr. Kalia has assumed so well most of the workload and responsibility in the organization of the Editorial duties.
I am sure you will be in complete agreement with these new and important promotions at CIRS.
Madeleine Tremblay-Servier, Ph.D.
The summer of 2010 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Collège International de Recherche Servier (CIRS). During this past decade, CIRS has held 6 symposia covering major medical topics such as: stress, aging, depression, sleep, early-life development, and pain.
Up to now, CIRS has published 5 “state-of-the-art” scientific reviews as supplements of the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental (impact factor: 2.920). CIRS Annals have consistently ranked in the top 25 downloaded articles of this journal.
The scientific reviews in the CIRS Annals get a great deal of world exposure. As of April 6, 2010, articles published in the CIRS Annals had received 855 citations. This averages 171 citations for each issue of the Annals.
Knowledge of CIRS is also reinforced by its online presence. Most visitors come from 6 countries: France, United States, Canada, UK, India, and Brazil.
Publication of the proceedings of the latest symposium on “pain” is planned for October 2010.
on the occasion of the presentation
of the Grand Cross of the French Legion of Honor
to Dr Jacques Servier
Founding President of Servier
Élysée Palace – Tuesday 7 July 2009
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Dr M. Tremblay-Servier is proud to announce that Mirek Hamet received the first prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, for his film “S’oublier”.
The Toronto International Film Festival Group is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image.
Mirek is the son of Drs Johanne Tremblay-Hamet and Pavel Hamet.
We warmly congratulate Mirek, and we wish him the greatest success for his future.
Click here to watch the trailer.
During this year 2008, we have the great privilege to announce « great honors » that five members of CIRS received:
- Dr Pavel Hamet has been named Officer of the Order of Quebec, a very rare and prestigious honor. He also received in June 2008 the International Okamoto Prize from the Japanese Cardiovascular Society.
- Dr Jorge Costa e Silva has been named Senator Member of the High Chamber at the International Parliament for Safety and Peace.
- Dr JoAnn E. Manson, the Elizabeth Fay Brigham Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was the recipient of the International Menopause Society’s Henry Burger Prize for the most significant contributions to the field of menopause medicine and women’s health in the preceding two years. J. E. Manson was honored for her research on cardiovascular disease in women and clarifying the benefits and risks of estrogen therapy. She received the award at the World Congress on Menopause in Madrid, Spain in May 2008.
- Dr Gérard Plante:
- Prix du Grand Mentor Scientifique was offered by « Le Club de Recherche Clinique du Québec » (CRCQ) which celebrates half a century of clinical research support in Canada, founded by Jacques Genest in 1958.
- United Arab Emirates Health Care Consultant in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Universities. This recent nomination will be followed by the first introduction of Arterial hypertension guidelines in the Arab countries.
- Other nominations were given to Gérard Plante by Canadian Universities, Departments of Medical Research and The Canadian Society of Nephrology.
- And Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Dr Stylianos Nicolaïdis’s daughter.
A reflection group in charge of anticipating long-term challenges to the European Union was recently created. The former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzales has been chosen by the EU Commission to chair the group of twelve « wise men » of which two women have been selected wisely as part of it: Nicole Notat, the French former leader of the CFDT Trade Union, and Kalypso Nicolaïdis, the daughter of one of our Committee Members, Stylianos Nicolaïdis. Kalypso is a very well known and talented Professor, first at Harvard in the JF Kennedy School of Government and subsequently at the University of Oxford. Her CV is available on Wikipedia (click here). Another important name has been mentioned: Lech Walesa, former Polish President and anti-communist movement Solidarnosc.
Early Life Development & Health: Impact on Later Life was published in the October 2008 supplement of Metabolism (Vol 57, No 10, Suppl 2, October 2008).
This supplement appears in the fifth annals of its sponsor, the Collège International de Recherche Servier.
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Private meeting restricted to the members of the scientific committee of CIRS only.
Next year, 2009, will once again be the occasion to meet each other in a pleasant environment and exchange our scientific and medical experiences on an important element of life, for which we could, each one of us, influence medically the improvement.
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« Le Médicament et la Vie »
This fascinating book on Dr Jacques Servier’s achievements recounts the life of an extraordinary entrepreneur and visionary man of our time.
It is in the form of a frank exchange between Jacques Servier and Jacques Marseille, a historian and lead writer at Le Point, a popular French news magazine.
Dr Jacques Servier has already published several other books:
- Le Médicament : Inventer ou Mourir
- Le Médicament : une Industrie de pointe en voie de liquidation ?
- La Passion d’Entreprendre
The English version will be available in a few weeks.
From the Office of the President
Dear Members of CIRS Scientific Committee,
These seminars, as you will see in this article by Prof Nicolaidis, were brought about through his tremendous efforts, to bring together North American and European specialists in physiology for an exchange of views on current and future work.
I have myself been honored for many years to contribute actively to the organization of these seminars representing Les Laboratoires Servier.
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Sleep: Biological and Medical Perspectives was published in the October 2006 supplement of Metabolism (Vol 55, No 10, Suppl 2, October 2006).
This supplement appears in the fourth annals of its sponsor, the Collège International de Recherche Servier.
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