Paolo Roberti di Sarsina, MD

President, Charity Association for Person-Centred Medicine-Moral Entity, Bologna
Observatory and Methods for Health, University of Milano-Bicocca
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Professional experience:

From 1980 to 2012 Medical Director of Psychiatry role in the National Health Service at the AUSL of Bologna, Department of Mental Health, in carrying out clinical psychiatry and activities for the integration of MNC in the NHS.
He promoted, organized and chaired, as part of the 43rd National Congress of the Italian Society of Psychiatry, the first Consensus Conference on Non Conventional Medicines in Italy in the National Health Service, which produced the first Consensus Statement on Non Conventional Medicine in Italy, signed by the most authoritative and representative associations, schools of MNC in the medical and NHS services to MNC and patient organizations October 20, 2003.
He founded the no profit Permanent Committee of Consensus and Coordination for Non Conventional Medicine in Italy, made in Bologna December 5, 2003 between the signatories of the Consensus Document which coordinated until 20 March 2009; is responsible for the international relations of the Committee.

Institutional activities

European Union
European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
2010 - 2012 CAMbrella - A pan-European research network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). European Consortium for Action Coordination (3rd call for theme 1 “Health” of the specific FP7 work programme ‘Cooperation’ includes under section 3.1 a research topic on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, topic 3)
2014 - 2017 CHETCH Project, China and Europe Taking Care of Healthcare Solutions. European Consortium (FP7 - People Marie Curie Actions - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme), through convention between AMAB, consortium CHETCH member and Charity Association for Person-Centred Medicine.

World Health Organization
Referee for documents about TCAM.

Ministry of Defence
2010 - 2014 Representative of Italy in the "NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) Integrative Medicine Interventions for Military Personnel" (HFM-195 RTG).

2004 - present day Observatory for Non Conventional Medicine (OMNCER)

University of Study Milano - Bicocca
•    2011-now Matter Expert of Sociology of Health, appointed Faculty of Sociology.
•    2011-now Observatory and Methods for Health (OsMeSa), Department of Sociology and Social Research.
•    2013-2014; 2012-2013; 2011-2012 Coordinator of the Master's Degree in "Health Systems, Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicine", Department of Sociology and Social Research.

Orders of Doctors and Dentists

National Federation of Physicians and Dentists (FNOMCeO)
2003-2005 National Commission for Non Conventional Medicine.
Federation of Associations of Physicians-Surgeons of Emilia-Romagna (FRER)
2012 - now Member of the Commission FRER for Non Conventional Medicine.

International Associations and Networks

•    European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine, EPMA
•    Director responsible for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Contacts to Patient Organisations, EPMA National Board Italy
•    European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products, ECHAMP

Corresponding Partner

•    Children’s Complementary Therapy Network, CCTN
•    Research Council for Complementary Medicine, RCCM
•    International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, ISCMR
•    European Chapter of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research, ISCMR
•    Society of Participatory Medicine


Italian Foundations and Charities
Charity Association for Person - Centred Medicine – Moral Entity, Bologna
2007 - now Founder and President
National Campaign Permanent Pharmacovigilance for the Pediatric Age "Giù le mani dai bambini" Charity, Torino
Co-founder, Scientific Committee
Charity Association Menière’s disease together, Bologna, Italy (AMMI ONLUS)
2011 Co-founder

Italian not-for-profit networks

Permanent Committee of Consensus and Coordination for Non Conventional Medicines in Italy
Founder, Coordinator 2003-2009; 2009-now Head of international relations

Network Sustainability and Health
2014 - Co-founder

International indexed peer-review journals – Editorial Board

•    2014 - Abhinava Dhanvantari Journal of Ayurveda, (International Panel)
•    2014 - Pharmacology and Alternative Medicine Therapeutics
•    2014 - Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy
•    2014 - Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (Advisory Board)
•    2014 - Current Traditional Medicine
•    2014 - Journal of Public Health Aspects
•    2013 - European Journal of Integrative Medicine
•    2013 - International Journal of Social Science Research
•    2013 - Issues in Social Science
•    2013 - Journal of Integrative Medicine
•    2013 - Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy
•    2012 - Global Advances in Health and Medicine
•    2012 - OA Alternative Medicine ISSN 2052-7845 (Associate Editor)
•    2012 - Journal of Alternative & Integrative Medicine
•    2012 - OA Evidence-Based Medicine
•    2011 - TANG ISSN 2233-8985
•    2011 - The EPMA Journal, The Official Journal of the European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine
•    2011 - Forschende Komplementärmedizin und Klassische Naturheilkunde
•    2010 - Journal of Ayurveda Integrative Medicine
•    2005 - Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal


Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bologna (July 24, 1979) with a final mark of 110/110 cum laude Experimental dissertation: “Indagine poligrafica su un esperto di yoga” ("Polygraphic Investigation on a Yoga Expert") with recommedation of publication.
Qualification to practice as a Medical Doctor, received in 1979, University of Bologna.
Specialization degree in Psychiatry completed at the University of Bologna in 1983 with a final mark of 70/70; dissertation in Transcultural Psychiatry entitled “Il pensiero di Jung tra Oriente e Occidente” ("The Philosophy of Jung between East and West").

and also numerous publications …