France-Atlanta 2018 | Science Events [fr]
Atlanta is a major hub for scientific research and innovation thanks to a number of high-ranking universities that are home to cutting-edge research centers. Through French-American collaboration scientific discoveries have emerged which highlight the benefits of transatlantic scientific partnerships. The French Consulate General has organized three scientific events as part of France-Atlanta 2018.
- Innovation in Biomedical Devices & Health Applications
- Creating a bridge between France and Atlanta in health research and innovation is at the forefront of this symposium which brings together researchers from The Regional Hospital Center of Metz-Thionville (CHR) and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Panelists will discuss three key research projects with an aim to facilitate collaboration and build relationships.
- CHR, Georgia Tech-Lorraine, the Lafayette Institute and the Georgia Tech Research Corporation are signers of a recent memorandum of understanding. The symposium will serve to ignite the most promising joint projects between these entities.
- This event is co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Regional Hospital Center of Metz Thionville.
- This symposium takes place Wednesday, October 17, at 8:30 a.m. The event is by invitation only.
- Innovative Solutions for Neurological Diseases
- Distinguished French and American researchers and key opinion leaders will meet for an informative one-day scientific forum on chronic neurologic disorders. The interactive sessions and panel discussions will focus on the latest advances for people living with chronic neurologic diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive and neuromuscular degeneration, and other potentially debilitating nervous system disorders.
- The conference, which will be led by basic science and clinical researchers, covers the latest discoveries in epidemiology, pathophysiology, emerging diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as potential management or prevention of the diseases. Participants will hear firsthand from leading scientific entrepreneurs about emerging technologies and medical innovations being developed in France and the Atlanta area to address some of the greatest challenges in the field.
- This event is co-organized by the office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France and UCB Pharma.
- This conference takes place Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. To register click here.
- Lung Cancer Workshop
- Lung cancer is a truly global problem, causing more deaths in both men and women than any other cancer worldwide. Despite improved treatments that have led to decreased mortality rates, the fight against the disease remains a top priority for scientists.
- Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute Executive Director Walter J. Curran Jr., MD; Deputy Director Suresh Ramalingam, MD; and Director of Canceropole du Grand-Ouest in France Gilles Favre, MD; will chair this workshop, which gathers outstanding French and American researchers and clinicians for a discussion on screening and latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Interactive question and answer sessions provide the opportunity to engage with faculty as they share their perspective and personal experience on the clinical challenges and ongoing trials in lung cancer management. This conference also offers opportunities for networking and collaboration.
- This event is sponsored by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States and Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
- This workshop takes place Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 a.m. To register click here.
We hope to see you at this year’s scientific forums! To check out the other France-Atlanta 2018 events, click here.