FAID 2016 - Precision Medicine & New Technologies : Transforming Clinical Research

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The 2016 French American Innovation Days (FAID) will take place on February 9 and 10, 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This conference is organized by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States and the GLOBAL CARE Initiative (a consortium of five non-profit French research institutes), in collaboration with the MIT - France program. FAID2016 will address the challenge of Precision Medicine & New Technologies - Transforming Clinical Research.

The goal of FAID 2016 is to bring together small and large companies, high level researchers from some of the best laboratories in France and the US as well as patient, regulators and government’s stakeholders to highlight the work being done in both countries and to encourage further collaborations.

When : February 9-10, 2016
Where : MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Program : http://faid2016.france-science.org/program/
Registration : http://faid2016.france-science.org/venue-registration/ - registration is free, but compulsory.

Boost your visibility at this event : present your company by pitching in front of the audience, or present a poster on your research.

FAID 2016 - Call for Pitches
FAID 2016 - Call for Posters
  • Company Pitches : selected companies focusing on developing therapeutics, diagnostics, connected or digital health products to address the challenges in personalized health, will have the opportunity to pitch in front of the audience
  • Research Posters Session : students, faculty members and researchers from public institutions or private companies can submit posters describing their recent research in the field of Precision Medicines. The posters will be shown for the duration of the conference (students being eligible to win up to $500).

Amongst the confirmed speakers :
- Yves Agid - MD, PhD, Scientific Director of ICM, Clinician and Neuroscientist
- Christian Bréchot - MD, PhD, President, Institut Pasteur
- Christophe Le Tourneau - Head, Early Trials, Institut Curie, Principal Investigator of Shiva trial
- Sergio Roman-Roman - Head, Translational Research, Institut Curie
- Emanuela Romano - Head, Immunotherapy Unit, Institut Curie, Development of anti-checkpoint
- José-Alain Sahel - Director, Institut de la Vision, Conducting research in retinal degenerative diseases
- Gilles Salles - Founder of CALYM
- Stéphane Bancel - Founding CEO, Moderna
- Christopher Larkin - CTO, GE Healthcare
- Jonathan Stamler - Director, Harrington Discovery Institute
- Pierre Tervé - VP Technic & Scientific Advisor, Keosys
See the full list of participants : http://faid2016.france-science.org/speakers/

About FAID
FAID is an annual Franco-American event which brings together scientists, companies, entrepreneurs and investors. It is a high-level event in the Boston area where researchers and companies have the opportunity to exchange views on a specific technological issue, start cooperative activities and develop business transactions with a transatlantic perspective. The goal of the program is to facilitate the development of innovation ties between France and America.

About GLOBAL CARE Initiative
GCI is a consortium of five Carnot Human Health Institutes that covers four therapeutic fields in human health markets : cancer, vision and audition diseases and rehabilitation, infectious diseases and central nervous system diseases. GCI brings together 2,500 researchers and a wide array of technical assets and expertise and drives a budget of €31 million for international business development and research.