The very first Congress of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS) will be taking place September 9-13, 2015 in Downtown Los Angeles. Over thirty medical and healthcare experts will make their way from around the world to the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Hotel to attend the Congress, which will revolve around research developments in the field of Myofunctional Therapy. This rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field seeks to discover therapy methods through the use of simple exercises that will ameliorate or optimize muscle functionality. Such methods are currently being utilized in a wide range of applications including sleep apnea, chewing and swallowing difficulty, and digestive disorders. The AAMS is a non-profit NGO with members that span the globe with an aim to support research and awareness of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
Prof. Christian Guilleminault receives the AAMS Hippocrates Award for Contribution to Medicine with Myofunctional Therapy in Los Angeles "Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun" 2015 Laureates
The grant "Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun" has been offered by the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate general of France in Los Angeles since 2012 to French teams who participate in American competitions in life sciences. Following the call for projects launched in February 2015, 8 teams were selected to receive a grant.
July 14, 2015: Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Christophe Lemoine, hosts several scientists and academics at the Residence.
Almost 500 guests gathered to celebrate the French national holiday this past July 14th, warmly hosted by Christophe Lemoine, the new Consul General of France in Los Angeles, at the French Residence in Beverly Hills . Many guests of the Office of Science and Technology attended, including academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists… Some of them were able to converse with Mr. Lemoine and Fabien Agenes, attache for Science And Technology at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.
French-American mathematics conference in Paris in honor of Prof. Francis Bonahon
The conference "Classical and quantum hyperbolic geometry and topology," co-funded by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US, took place the week of July 6-10, 2015 in Orsay, south of Paris. It was an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Professor Francis Bonahon, a personification of the deep connections between the US and French mathematics communities, two of the most brilliant in the world.
Martha T. Muse Prize for 2015 Awarded to Valérie Masson-Delmotte
Valérie Masson-Delmotte, paleoclimatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), received the 2015 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica from the Tinker Foundation on July 1, 2015 for her contributions to the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) and to the study of ice cores that are over 800,000 years old. These ice cores are the only climatic archives that enable direct reconstitution of the atmospheric composition of that time, especially regarding greenhouse gases. The study of ice is also a way to determine past temperatures.
Release of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) 2014 Annual Report
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) published this week its latest annual report. 2014 has been a fruitful year for the CNRS. With a budget of 3290M€, mainly coming from public subsidies, the Center sustained 1025 research units and employs more than 11,100 researchers.
Chateaubriand Fellowship STEM : 2015 Fellows Named
The Office for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Chateaubriand Fellowships. Among the 43 fellows listed below, 5 will be partly supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), 4 by the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria), 3 by the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), 4 by the GROW program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Rhône-Alpes and Pennsylvania reinforce their partnership
The National Institute of the Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon and Penn State University have signed an partnership agreement which organizes student, researchers and expert exchanges as well as development of common programs leading to qualifications. Both plan on leading joint research and formation projects, and to participate in scientific events.
NETVA 2015 : 18 High-Tech French Startups heading to North America !
Discover the laureates of the sixth edition of NETVA! The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and its partners have selected 18 companies to take part in the 2015 edition of NETVA which offers a personalized support program to the directors of these creative French startups to familiarize them with the North American markets.
Insights on the Global Research Council’s annual meeting
The 4th annual meeting of the Global Research Council took place in Tokyo from May 26-28. During the plenary assembly held on May 27th and co-hosted by Japan and South Africa, the Global Research Council adopted two declarations, one regarding Breakthrough Reasearch Funding while the other concerned Building Research and Education Capacity’s reinforcement. Michael Matlosz, CEO of the French National Research Agency, attended that meeting.