International Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Research Center

 IMNRC asbl/vzw  

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Founding Executive Director: Professor Vivian R. F. Linssen D.I.

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 Directorate  

 

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We are basically interested in interfaces. An interface is what is between... and since interfaces are not only omnipresent but also the interconnecting principle that integrates the infinitesimally small with the infinitesimally large, understanding interfaces requires a fundamental state of mind (or mindset) revolution. This means unlearning and relearning, optimising the state of mind (or mindset) for complex holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing, something that the existing education does not provide. This Interface Mindset has the potential to set up a universal algorithm using a common language - the interface - that elegantly articulates the multitude of fragmented parts of the “Universe” together.

The Interface Paradigm elegantly illustrates the fundamental natural interconnectedness between all “things” - interfaces - in the Universe and how by creating an artificial yet convincing discontinuity, replacing it by a conceptual interconnectedness thereby confusing the orders of abstraction and losing him/herself in a conceptual maze, the Human Being is leading civilisation - and Planet Earth - to its doom.  

The interface is not only an extraordinarily powerful investigating tool, it is probably the key to understanding the Universe including therefore the Life Sciences and ourselves.  

Applications of Interfaces are multiple, ranging from fundamental research to new governance.

 

 

The International Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Research Centre (IMNRC asbl/vzw) is a legally recognised institution/organisation since 2002 (Belgian Monitor) based in Tervuren, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.  

The IMNRC is atypical and very avant-garde because it functions thanks to a vast international consortium, a worldwide web (or network) of collaborators. The IMNRC administrative and residential HQ located in Tervuren, near Brussels doesn't have any laboratories because it doesn't need them. Indeed, all the laboratory, medical, scientific and technological facilities are provided by the international consortium in their respective countries and locations. Instructions come from the IMNRC that monitors progress from afar. This kind of futuristic organisation would have not been possible without internet. 

The IMNRC does not recognise and in fact rejects the Enic-Naric System (network) because despotic, obsolete and outdated. The Enic-Naric System shall be replaced by the World Competence Audit (WCA). The IMNRC has a completely different vision of science and medicine (in fact of education and the global "World System") that has been for a long time (with a few exceptions) ignored by peers. Now, with the increasing recognition of the importance of a holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary approach to research and everyday life from personal and family concerns to world challenges, there has been a mindset change and a growing recognition of the IMNRC's activities. The belated "discovery" of the microbiome and the catastrophic management of the Covid-19 Pandemic are two vivid examples that highlighted the limits of our educational system and our civilisation's incapacity to deal with global complexity. Time to look elsewhere.   

A. Scope of activities:  

1. The New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) World Citizens' Initiative (WCI). The IMNRC’s Flagship Project.  

The NCBP provides a platform that guarantees
a stable resilient political structure worldwide.

     I have been attending many meetings throughout the years involving nearly all the countries worldwide thereby creating an impressive network. My role in such events is to help – which as some have already found out doesn’t necessarily mean being “nice”: this is what a friend is for – by questioning academic certainties, encouraging holistic cross-disciplinary thinking, offering suggestions and solutions, giving advice and inviting some to look in a mirror: the institutions (EU and non EU), politicians, academics, civil society, ourselves... i.e. the human being him/herself whatever his/her background and socio-economic status.

The World has enormous potential but it has great difficulty harnessing this potential constructively because of (i) the loss of trust that has both led to and enforced fragmentation and individualism, and (ii) the complexity of the political (cultural, constitutional, legal, religious, educational, ...) landscape. Leaders shall never accept to be led by other leaders. On the other hand, there shouldn't be too much difficulty reaching a consensus regarding the Third Millennium's Top Priority which is achieving and sustaining the citizens' well being and quality of life in world society. This requires global trust and solidarity: basically, a mindset issue. 

It is the mindset that artificially but very convincingly fragments a preexisting natural interconnectedness between all "things" (interfaces) in the Universe. The state of mind / mindset determines the way you process - collect, assimilate, understand, articulate - data together, whatever the data. Diversity can lead to either constructive exchanges or destructive confrontations. The "interface" that decides is... the mindset/state of mind. There is therefore the need to optimise the state of mind/mindset for complex avant-garde holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing. This is what we refer to as the Interface Mindset (see The Education of Tomorrow below). Now the "interface" is a multiple-edged sword. It is therefore necessary to add a referential: the citizens' happiness. The above can thus be rephrased in the following way: there is a need to optimise the state of mind/mindset for complex avant-garde holistic multicutural integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing in order to achieve and sustain the citizens' well being and quality of life at interconnected personal, interpersonal, neighbourhood, local, regional, national, continental and world levels.  

This is the New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP). Capacity Building can be understood in many different ways. The meaning we ascribe to New Capacity Building is optimising the human being's capacity
to deal with the holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenges of an ever changing world in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, Canada, the Middle East, Oceania, i.e. Worldwide. 

Now, a leitmotiv in this introduction is this rather abstract notion of "interface". Understanding an "interface" is central to understanding the NCBP. So it may be a good idea to refresh the reader's memory with a little history.
The normal sequence leading to the NCBP should have been: the 2008 International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC) in Beijing during the Olympic Games ---> International Interface Research Centre (IIRC) ---> NCBP ---> World Programme on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life (WBQoL) ---> New Global Governance Infrastructure (NGGI) based on trust ---> Achieve and sustain the citizens’ WBQoL at interconnected personal, neighbourhood, local, regional, national, continental and world levels. The first two and most important steps (IMIRC and consequently IIRC) were blocked by two successive presidencies at the European Commission: the Barroso Team followed by the Juncker Team. Barroso replaced the IIRC by the much beleaguered EIT, a plagiarism (see The IIRC below). This created enormous problems because the IMIRC (a two week congress) was essential to engage in explaining/exploring the notion of interfaces to/with a highly diversified multicultural population from all possible backgrounds worldwide, paving the way to understanding the NCBP. The result being that the whole strategy was turned upside-down, a hell of a mess, delaying everything for at least 12 years. Indeed, the NCBP remains difficult to understand. 

     The only option became to present the NCBP to the international community as if the IMIRC had already taken place and the IIRC already built. An extremely difficult task. Serendipity came my way when I received an invitation to give a lecture in Slovenia last 8 Novembre 2018 (https://info.delo.si/delove-podjetniske-zvezde/) on how to deal with the complexities of an ever changing world. The title of the lecture was “Neuroscience, complexity and developing the human potential” where the practical take away was precisely the New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP). The lecture - a holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary approach to today’s world crisis that is now being referred to as the “Slovenian” lecture - apparently succeeded this "tour de force" because the message that got through was: HOPE! A Solution Is Available! The result being that a world tour to promote the (NCBP) is being considered. As for Slovenia, fees and expenses (travel and accommodation) must however be covered by each State/Institution: the NCBP is the result of 30 years’ work. 

The NCBP with already 140 interested countries, blends together (to simplify) the Education of Tomorrow, the Governance of Tomorrow, the Smart Cities of Tomorrow, the Science of Tomorrow (from the infinitesimally small to the infinitesimally large) and the Medicine of Tomorrow into one: the Interface (cf the Interface Paradigm). The NCBP is busy working on its InfoWeek (260 delegations expected) that shall prepare the first ever World Programme on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life where the deliverable shall be a tool that is so needed by everybody to facilitate coordinated multistakeholder collaboration worldwide, in other words a (NGGI) as mentioned above. The time is ripe to prepare the mindsets of citizens worldwide for a transition to New Global Governance (NGG) inviting coordinated collective citizen/institution collaboration on an equal footing with equal opportunities (happiness, food, water, shelter, education, job, research and innovation). We are faced with a global network of interconnected global challenges that can only be appropriately managed by first setting up a NGGI based on trust. This is becoming increasingly recognised and mainstream as the only way to guarantee a stable resilient political structure worldwide. Hence the NCBP's  enormous added value for both our civilisation and planet. The NCBP is attracting more European countries, the BRICS, Latin America, Canada, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Oceania

The NCBP is a world initiative that requires a Task Force for local, regional, national, continental and world coordination. This NCBP Task Force (that consists of at least one delegate per country plus his/her team) is being progressively set up. Citizens from all backgrounds and socio-economic status are welcome. Interested participants are invited to join the
NCBP Task Force on LinkedIn where both the NCBP, the Task Force details and enrolment procedure (cf Group Rules) are clearly explained. Selected registered participants who have been confirmed as part of the Task Force shall be eligible for funding. Joining the NCBP Task Force on LinkedIn is strongly recommended because it considerably facilitates organising the logistics for this world initiative. 

The first step is to give worldwide publicity/visibility to the NCBP and explain why such an initiative has become so urgent and important today. This is where the World Tour of the lecture I gave in Slovenia last Novembre 2018 comes in. There are two “ways” to give this lecture to the 260 or so countries worldwide: i. One after the other in series. This would take far too much time to complete..., or ii. One single lecture per cluster of countries: for example organisations can make arrangements so that the presentation is made before many countries at the same time, reducing expenses and saving an enormous amount of time and energy. This is under way. 

The NCBP World Consortium must remain vigilant because the NCBP has been and continues to be plagiarised by powerful unscrupulous opportunistic characters in all areas (institutions, academia, civil society, politicians, private/public sector) for their own politico-financial interests. 

     ---> Recommended reading: 

The Third Millennium's Top Priority: Achieving and Sustaining the Citizens' Well Being and Quality of Life (20th July 2020)

The Covid-19 Disaster: It All Fits In! (17nth July 2020)

The Future of Europe: 2019 - ?

The World Deadlock: The World needs a fundamental mindset revolution, a fundamental education revolution, a fundamental governance revolution. In that order.  

The Rule of Law and the Microbiome: The proportion of clever yet unbalanced human beings on Planet Earth is rising dangerously... What the world needs is intelligence. This requires a fundamental Education Revolution.

The Most Sustainable Characteristic Of Our Civilisation: Hypocrisy: Twisted minds.

The Brussels Autocracy and Institutional Propaganda: An unhealthy system. Visit also Who Controls Your Data? Citizens! Wake up!


                                                                       --- > A Note About the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) < ---   


The so-called “UN” SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are in fact a sophisticated transcription of the NCBP, so sophisticated that they have become unimplementable because no one excepting the academic elite
seems to understand them. We suggest returning to the original, much simpler, more accessible and therefore more efficient. Please see:
The Sustainable Development Goals: Reinventing The Wheel!  

Quite clearly, there are now two solutions circulating worldwide to improve the citizens’ welfare and create a sustainable planet. Either the [EU Institutions (as structured) + EIT + “UN” SDGs] solution directly inspired from our work without the slightest recognition in complete violation of IPR and quite ineffective, or the original [NCBP] solution increasingly recognised as the only viable alternative that is progressively overtaking the former
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The very foundations of the
"UN" SDGs and the EU SDG Multi-Stakeholder Platform are unhealthy because stolen; these initiatives have therefore no legitimacy. Consequently, they are not sustainable. 


It is also becoming increasingly clear that the UN et al (i.e. UNESCO, ...), OECD, NATO, EU, WTO, ... and other bureaucratic monsters are not appropriately configured to deal with the Third Millennium’s Top Priority which is achieving and sustaining the citizens’ well being and quality of life in world society. These different organisations/institutions are not sustainable as structured and must undergo a profound institutional architecture revolution to prepare the transition to New Global Governance (NGG). It is now time to explore how they can be constructively articulated together within a New Global Governance Infrastructure (NGGI) inviting coordinated collective citizen/institution collaboration on an equal footing with equal opportunities, as explained previously. This is also taking place now with the NCBP.


---> The NCBP should ideally include all human beings on our planet Earth since everybody is concerned. The NCBP is open to public/private partnerships, venture capitalists, investors, sponsors, philanthropists. The World tour of the “Slovenian” lecture: fees and expenses (travel and accommodation) must be settled by the host country (private/public sector). Each national delegation is funded by its own national public/private sectors. The NCBP Task Force (all the 260 delegations) is therefore funded by a contribution from each participating country. However the global coordination and logistics is monitored from the IMNRC’s HQ in Flanders, Belgium. This requires direct international funding.

 

2.  The Education of Tomorrow (EdoT)

Interface Education
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From Unidisciplinary Excellence to Holistic Multicultural Integrated Interdisciplinary Competence

     Our Planet Earth and civilisation are faced with problems that have reached such a level of complexity as to become unmanageable. The State of Mind (mindset) determines the way you process – collect, assimilate, understand, articulate – data together, whatever the data. There is therefore a need to optimise the State of Mind (mindset) for complex avant-garde holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing for constructive exchanges instead of destructive confrontations.

1. Standard Interface Education.

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Bachelor in Interfaces (B.I.): 1 term course.

     > Master in Interfaces (M.I.): 1 year course.  

Registration is open

> Doctorate in Interfaces (D.I.): 1-3 years (depends on entrance assessment)

The D.I. shall be delivered by the International Interface Research Centre (IIRC) pending the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP), a highly advanced cognitive NNIVEE programme that requires advanced brain imagery.  

> Summer Courses

Summer Courses in June-July-August are organised. These offer an excellent general introduction to the more advanced Master in Interfaces that follows. Please visit
Master in Interfaces.

2. Automated Interface Education: Customised Interactive Software (CIS).

There shall never be enough schools/universities to train soon 10 billion human beings on this Planet. Furthermore, sending your child to a school/university is no guarantee that she/he shall come out competent: good pedagogues are a rare species...  CIS combines the two challenges by adapting the material to be assimilated to the student’s own understanding grid from scratch to professional competence short-circuiting the university entirely. A formidable interactive educational tool that shall replace schools/universities altogether in the medium/long term. Top/standard World Universities shall be replaced by top/standard World CIS. The status of schools and universities shall change. They shall still be useful for practical applications and as brainstorming hubs, but as structured today, they shall disappear.

     There are two types of CIS:

i. Unidisciplinary CIS. Unidisciplinary can be strictly unidisciplinary but not necessarily (eg. cell biology).

ii. Holistic Integrated Interdisciplinary CIS. Research ongoing but still science fiction at the present time.  

Needless to mention the considerable pressure against the worldwide development of such software by the existing educational systems for obvious reasons.

--- > EdoT is looking for software engineers, experts in digital technology and AI, professors/teachers/students interested in all the fields taught in schools/universities today, specialists in brain imaging. We are open to private/public partnerships, venture capitalists, investors, sponsors, philanthropists

 

3. The Governance of Tomorrow (GovoT): Interface Governance.

New Global Governance = Interface Governance = Holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary governance, inviting coordinated collective citizen/institution collaboration on an equal footing with equal opportunities. This is the deliverable of the World Programme on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life monitored by the NCBP.

The GovoT requires a New Global Governance Infrastructure based on trust. This is the NIM (National Interface Ministry) Network which comes at the end of Part III of the World Programme on World Society Well Being and Quality of Life. The NIM Network is therefore the practical tool to achieve and sustain the citizens' well being and quality of life at local, regional, national, continental and world levels.

The kick off in each country is the "Slovenian" lecture. The latter is essential because it explains how to proceed practically by giving the global picture, a clear holistic overview of both the World Programme and the NCBP, and how it works. The details shall be explained during the NCBP InfoWeek. 

The chronology of events that shall make GovoT possible can therefore be presented thus:

i. Presentation of the “Slovenian” lecture in each country in collaboration with the media so that all the citizens in a given country are informed. 

ii. Organising and presenting the NCBP InfoWeek.

iii. Preparing Part I of the World Programme for World Society Well Being and Quality of Life = one national definition of well being and quality of life /country + one national standard methodology for National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile Assessment / country --- > Part I --- > Part I deliverable = world consensus for a highly articulate definition of well being and quality of life applicable to all nations and standard methodology for national society well being and quality of life profile assessment applicable to all nations.

iv. Preparing Part II of the World Programme for World Society Well Being and Quality of Life = Create one National Society Well Being and Quality of Life Profile/country --- > Part II --- > Part II deliverable = platform where the international referential is world society well being and quality of life

v. Preparing Part III of the World Programme for World Society Well Being and Quality of Life = NIM --- > Part III --- > Part III deliverable = NIM Network = NGGI

vi. NGGI provides the infrastructure for Interface Governance --- > Proceed to achieve and sustain the Citizens’ well being and quality of life at local, regional, national, continental and World levels, i.e. in World Society.

The whole endeavour is organised and monitored by the NCBP Task Force. Please visit the
New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) Task Force on LinkedIn.


--- > GovoT: call for global interactive participation of citizens from all backgrounds, culture, religion, socio-economic status, institutions, academia, politicians, civil society, ...
 

4. The Smart Cities of Tomorrow: Pilot Scheme 1 (PS 1) Programme on Happy Localities - CWIN 11

Since the Third Millennium’s top priority is achieving and sustaining the citizens’ well being and quality of life at local (rural area, village, town, city), regional, national, continental and world levels, the finality of a local project should after all be to achieve and sustain the citizens’ happiness in that locality, region, nation, continent and planet since everything is interconnected and affects the other. The first step therefore is to identify the "Unhappy Localities". Once this diagnosis has been established, the next step is understanding why? What is going wrong in that locality? The aetiology of unhappiness is more often than not multifactorial. After realising that a locality is in fact a complex network of interacting networks of tangible and intangible components that together not only makes up its miniature world but also directly affects the ill/well being and quality of life of the inhabitants, you need to identify and disentangle these networks bearing in mind that they are all interconnected. Key to this process for optimal customised treatment is listening and talking to all the locality's inhabitants, listening to their interests, concerns, hopes and solutions, thereby creating an interactive dialogue

In so doing, citizens shall become better informed, less apprehensive regarding the unknown and more open to innovative solutions that shall stand a much better chance of corresponding to their needs, of social acceptance. The quality of the consultation shall determine the quality of the aetiological diagnosis that shall in turn pave the way to the most appropriate treatment, assuming there is one...  To our mind, therefore, the challenge is treating an unhappy locality to turn it into a happy locality, "smart" or not. Some don't want/need technology to be happy. Others have the technology and the latest gadget, but feel miserable. 

Assessing a locality's happiness or well being and quality of life, in other words creating a local society well being and quality of life profile, is a very complex and painstakingly slow process. Indeed, you first need a world consensus on a definition of happiness that can be applied everywhere followed by a world consensus on a standard methodology for society well being and quality of life profile assessment. And this is only the beginning... Considering the multitude of localities worldwide and the desperately slow pace at which everything is going now (small clusters of localities one after the other) we shall need generations to see any concrete impact on the citizens' well being and quality of life, and by that time, our civilisation may have perished. There is therefore a need to set up a highly articulate methodology that can establish an aetiological diagnosis for any locality anywhere in the world in record time. In other words, a Local Diagnostics Unit (LDU) must be created.    

This is our Pilot Scheme 1 Programme on Happy Localities - that is embedded in the New Capacity Building Programme (NCBP) - a holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary approach to interconnected localities, regions, nations, continents and the world that considers the locality, region, nation, continent, world as a patient...  

The IMNRC needs to organise another international High Level Workshop on Localities that shall be devoted to Pilot Scheme 1 on Smart (i.e. Happy) Localities exclusively focussing on Methodology. The previous one took place in 2019.

--- > PS 1 Programme on Happy Localities. We are looking for all stakeholders interested in Smart Cities from different perspectives. This includes researchers, academics, politicians, civil society, public/private partnerships, venture capitalists, investors, sponsors, philanthropists.  


5. The Science of Tomorrow. 

     Science comes from the latin 'scire': know. What is the finality of knowledge? Knowledge is a double-edged sword depending on how it is used. The mindset behind this knowledge can be constructive or destructive. Science/knowledge must bow to the citizens' well being and quality of life; not the other way round. How can the huge amount of data that is increasing exponentially benefit eight billion human beings? 

     This said, what do we 'know' exactly? How do we 'know'? Through what process do we 'know'? How do we understand what we see, hear, read, taste, feel, think? Is what we 'know' understood? How much of what we do 'know' is not understood? These are essential questions and concerns at the heart of science and research. There are still far too many unknowns. 

     Clearly, our understanding of what goes on in and around us depends on the 'understanding' interface, the mindset/state of mind which is in fact the NNIVEEE interface that transduces 'data' into what we consider consciously or unconsciously as 'meaningful information'. The problem is that education has created fragmented human beings, fragmented minds, fragmented mentalities artificially yet convincingly disconnecting the interconnected. Education (as we have created it so far) is therefore in fact toxic for our civilisation and planet. Education has provided - and is still providing unfortunately - unidisciplinary excellence bathing in a sea of holistic integrated interdisciplinary incompetence. THE recurrent problem today is indeed the increasing fragmentation and our helplessness to constructively articulate these fragments together. 

     Our approach to science, the way research is undertaken, is dependent on our education. But a fragmented education does not appropriately configure the mindset for a holistic understanding of everyday life and the universe. To innovate, you first need to innovate education. Yet science alone shall not save the world. Culture alone shall not save the world. Interdisciplinarity might. Global holistic integrated interdisciplinarity should... provided that there is an adequate referential or convergence point like achieving and sustaining the citizens' wellbeing and quality of life at interconnected personal, interpersonal, neighbourhood, local, regional, national, continental and world levels. The problem with interdisciplinarity is its assimilation. It is not that our brain can't; it is because of an obsolete outdated educational system that is still mainstream because of powerful politico-financial vested interests. A fundamental education revolution is needed. 

     'Science' is an interface just like 'music', 'food', 'medicine', 'constitution', 'politics', 'well-being', 'ill-being', 'environment', 'biodiversity', 'quasars', 'cosmos', 'Higg's boson', 'virus', ... All are 'interfaces'. 

     'Science' is therefore just an interface interconnected to, in fact embedded in, other interfaces. A degree - assuming that it is deserved which is not always the case - does not automatically mean competence. Demonstrated proficiency in a restricted branch whilst feeling completely out of your depth when trying to deal with the vast expanse of data that lies both within and outside you, would you consider this 'competence'? Competence today needs to be redefined. Indeed, from this holistic perspective, a skill ceases to be a skill...and a human being is perhaps something more than a 'skill' I would think. 

     All these terms - science, music, dancing, arts, maths, food, ... - shall soon be blended into one term: interfaces. We shall be studying, practising, exchanging interfaces. Period. 

     --- > The Science of Tomorrow section above is necessarily blended with the other sections in this brochure. 

6. The Medicine of Tomorrow.

Medical training in Medical Schools does not enable an understanding of the holistic complexity of medicine and of the patient. Courses are still far too fragmented and disconnected not to mention the chronic lack of good pedagogues.

        i. Nutri-neuro-immuno-vasculo-endocrino-epigenetics (NNIVEE) & The Microbiome. A Holistic approach to medicine and the patient.
 
By applying the principles of one of our medical EoI [The physics of life and the “NNIVEE” system: an integrated interdisciplinary understanding of diseases and healing potential in the human being explored using novel approaches to therapy] and launching one of our first CWINs (Customised World Interdisciplinary Network for Bladder Cancer (CWIN 4-1 see below), we (a small team I directed at the Clinic St. Jean in Brussels between 2007 and 2010) were able to not only develop an innovative and successful treatment for invasive bladder cancer in the elderly that waived the need for radical cystectomy and/or six week intensive radiotherapy but also a successful innovative global revalidation programme for neurodegenerative diseases.

The whole protocol is published on our website since 2010 (open access) and offers many interesting avenues for both research and less expensive equally efficient treatment alternatives for the developing countries in cancer, both non and communicable diseases and long distance space flight.

     ii. InfoDiagnosis

InfoDiagnosis - www.infodiagnosis.com - is our medical information/diagnostics/training website for the general public, medical students and accomplished physicians. Very successful among the English speaking community . 

iii. Medical Education – Medical Schools

Medical Education in medical schools does not enable an understanding of the complexity of medicine nor does it prepare the medical student for a holistic approach to the patient. Medical courses are still far too fragmented and disconnected not to mention the chronic lack of good pedagogues.  As an introduction to a holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary approach to the patient and medicine, I would like to Introduce NNIVEE in Medical Schools. Open to offers. [NB. This is in fact Interface Education applied to Medicine].

--- > Medicine

i.   We would like to introduce NNIVEE as an advanced course in Holistic Medicine for both both medical interns and accomplished physicians in Medical Schools to promote a holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary approach to the patient. I am open to offers for both research and medical training reform. I have already been invited to the Czech Republic to give a lecture on NNIVEEE and have recently been invited to apply for a professorship in the US; 

ii.  We would also like to go ahead with a cohort study for our innovative and successful treatment of invasive bladder cancer in the elderly, the objective being its official recognition as an alternative to EBM. 

iii. I would like to launch a national or international project on the Intestinal Microbiota and NNIVEE (focusing on colorectal cancer and Alzheimer's Disease to begin with). 

7. The Interface Diagnostics Cabinet (IDC): interface approach to specific complex challenges.

The issues we are faced with today have reached such a level of complexity that citizens (experts, academics, politicians, ...) are getting completely out of their depth. Why? Because they are faced with holistic multicultural integrated interdisciplinary challenges something that their education has not prepared them for. The existing educational system is not sufficiently powerful to enable us to deal with the complexities of the challenges we are faced with.

Citizens, Institutions, Organisations, Governments thus have two options:

i. Acquire the mindset that is needed to deal with complexity by following our Bachelor and Master in Interfaces (MI) followed by our Doctorate in Interface (DI), or

ii. Apply to our Interface Diagnostics Cabinet

--- > IDC: Consultation takes place at the IMNRC administrative and residential HQ in Tervuren, near Brussels, Belgium. By appointment only (e-mail).

8. The Customised World Interdisciplinary Networks (CWINs).

CWINs are World Calls for assistance. They are addressed to all citizens worldwide – an open call – for their ideas/suggestions/know-how (all nominally recognised to prevent their misappropriation by unscrupulous opportunists) when someone is faced with a still unresolved challenge that hence would benefit from the added value of worldwide collaboration and assistance. This was the case for CWIN 4-1 that paved the way for our innovative and successful invasive bladder cancer treatment and global revalidation programme I just mentioned.

These CWINs have unsurpassed potential to tackle the most complex challenges that are facing us today. The CWINs would enormously benefit from a NGGI basd on trust.

--- > CWINS: call for any outstanding issues that have a direct bearing on the citizen’s or society’s well being and quality of life. These would benefit from a CWIN.

9. The International Multidisciplinary Interface Research Congress (IMIRC) The webpage shall be progressively updated.

A two week congress devoted to exploring what could “be” an “interface”. 

     The IMIRC should have been held in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games as planned with Chinese colleagues at the time. This was blocked by the Barroso Team. The basic IMIRC Programme is still very actual: only its knowledge base needs to be updated. Indeed, we still don't "know" what the deuce could be an "interface"... and we still don't understand how the brain "understands"...let alone an interface. 

--- > IMIRC: we would like to hold this congress somewhere. Any suggestions? The “interface” continues to fascinate many yet remains difficult to understand. The IMIRC is still needed. Some fundamental concepts introduced in the NCBP stem from “interfaces”.

10. The International Interface Research Centre (IIRC). 

A highly advanced futuristic training and education centre, the IIRC is the IMNRC's successor and shall deliver the Doctorate in Interfaces (D.I.) fully optimising the state of mind for complex avant-garde holistic integrated interdisciplinary challenge processing in an ever changing world. This - as explained elsewhere - is the Interface Mindset. The IIRC integrates the infinitesimally small with the infinitesimally large in its very approach to research whatever the field. 

     The IIRC's own Flagship Programme - the Interface Assimilation Programme (IAP) - shall rely on an advanced cognitive neuroscience protocol that explores how the brain 'understands'. But since cognitive neuroscience is necessarily embedded in the NNIVEEE System, this shall also mean exploring the mind boggling complexities of NNIVEEE under healthy and pathological conditions bringing in personalised medicine and pharmacogenomics into the equation when necessary. 

     The IIRC shall also be in charge of creating and developing both the unidisciplinary and holistic interdisciplinary CIS mentioned above.

The idea behind the IIRC was to be presented in 2008 at the end of the IMIRC that was blocked by the Barroso Team who replaced the IIRC by the EIT. See The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): a Shocking Case of Plagiarism

--- > IIRC: The actual location of the first Pilot IIRC needs to be discussed with government, financial, academic and civil society stakeholders. PPPs are welcome. A completely new building is not absolutely necessary. Renovating/refurbishing an existing building is perfectly acceptable. 

B. Publications:

http://www.imnrc.org/NCN/Activities/NCBP/Publications/Publications.htm

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