Education & Events

Emerging Apitherapy Trends: Charles Mraz Course Conference (CMACC)

October 4-6, 2024:
Chicago, Illinois

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2024 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stefan Stângaciu

Join us in Chicago!

Dr.Stefan Stângaciu


will provide an overview of bee venom therapy and its potential benefits, including its use in treating a variety of conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. He will also discuss the safety and efficacy of bee venom therapy, as well as the latest research and developments in the field.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a discussion with Dr. Stângaciu.

Dr.Stefan Stângaciu


is a Romanian medical doctor, api-phyto-aromatherapist, and acupuncturist. He is a renowned expert in the field of apitherapy, which is the use of bee products for medicinal purposes. Dr. Stângaciu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1960. He attended high school in Magurele, where he studied mathematics and physics. He received his MD degree at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davilla, Bucharest, Romania in 1985. He is now also a Ph.D. student with the subject: “Api-phyto-aromatherapy against burns”.

Dr.Stefan Stângaciu


will be the keynote speaker at the American Apitherapy Society’s annual conference in Chicago. He will be speaking on the topic of  “The Benefits of Apitherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases”.  Dr. Stângaciu is a renowned apitherapist and has been practicing for over 30 years. He is the founder of the Romanian Apitherapy Society and has published numerous articles and books on the subject.

2024 Keynote Speaker: Antonio Couto

Our second Keynote Speaker

  • President of the company “Hexagonis, Lda” (since 2015)
  • Co-Founder of the ONG “Bees For Life” (in 2009)
  • Member of the American Apitherapy Society (since 2013)
  • Member of the Nippon Apitherapy Society (2006-2013)
  • International Apitherapy Consultant (since 2005)
    Organizer and co-organizer of Apitherapy Courses and Media presentations


  • Professional and special devices and instruments for Micro Api-punture (Bee Venom Therapy):
  • Professional bee boxes for Bee Venom Therapy
  • Bee leash
  • Improved tweezers for Bee Venom Therapy
  • “Food for bees inside the box for Bee Venom Therapy”