June 2006 : The first International Congress on adult stem cells and cells taken from the umbilical cord took place in Rome, under the auspices of the « Pontifical Academy for Life », the FJM and FIAMC gathering together a large number of researchers from throughout the world. Amongst the speakers was Professor YAMANAKA, who presented the remarkable results of his research on reworked adult stem cells (IPS), research which earned him a Nobel Prize in 2012.
November 2009 : The second International Congress, in Monaco, mounted by the same organisers, together with the Diocesan Bioethical Consultative Committee of Monaco. The organisation, under the responsibility of Fabienne MOUROU, in the presence of Monégasque and Roman authorities, led to the positive meeting between The Sovereign Prince, Albert II and the President of the Scientific Committee, Madame Eliane GLUCKMAN, world pioneer of the first umbilical cord blood transplant in 1988.
From this meeting was born the project to install within the Monaco Scientific Centre an observatory to research sickle cell anaemia.
In this same month, the Monaco Livre Blanc 2029 was published. This prospectus, drawn up by the Conseil National (National Council – Monégasque Parliament) with the assistance of economists and renowned figures, cites stem cells as an area for future development (cf. Attachment on the stem cell project).
December 2010 : Meeting between Fabienne MOUROU, Hilde HANEUSE, President of the Femmes Leaders Association, Monaco and Anne POYARD VATRICAN, responsible for the Stem Cell Committee within this Association.
March 2011 : Press conference for official launch of Femmes Leader Monaco, detailing their forthcoming activities, with the announcement of a major conference on umbilical cord stem cells. The World President of Femmes Leader Mondiales, Nicole BARBIN, attended the event personally.
January 2012 : Information Evening arranged in Monaco for the general public and health professionals featuring advances in Umbilical cord stem cell research, in the presence of Monégasque authorities who proved a very receptive audience
June 2012 : Conference-debate at the Monaco Press Club presented by Professor Eliane GLUCKMAN (for the scientific aspects) and Fabienne MOUROU (ethical aspects) on the latest advances in stem cell research.