Since 2008, the Office for Science and Technology (OS&T - Los Angeles office) of the Embassy of France in the United States has been organizing the French American Biotechnology Symposium (FABS) workshops, which focus on American and French biotechnology research and strive to build bridges between these two countries in this field.
The French American Biotechnology Symposium (FABS) is back!
This year, we will be teaming up with the Gérontopôle of Toulouse, the Cancer-Bio-Santé (Cancer-Bio-Health) competitiveness cluster, Invest in Toulouse (Toulouse’s economic development agency), and the So*Toulouse Convention Bureau to organize FABS (see article), which will be taking place on December 2nd 2015 at the Hôtel-Dieu in Toulouse.
The theme of the 2015-2016 FABS will partially concern the medicinal and non-medicinal forms of care for those at various stages of severity of Alzheimer’s disease. However, the symposium will primarily focus on preventative rather than curative measures. The main demographics of people affected by this disease are the elderly and/or those with behavioral disorders. Thus, the FABS will focus specifically on nursing home care, care structures, and at-home care that are tailored to this condition. Moreover, the attendees of the symposium will discuss how technological, architectural and multidomain interventions can potentially serve as complements to living spaces to allow dependent older patients to have relatively independent lifestyles. American and French professionals heavily involved in the field, ranging from doctors and healthcare administrators to manufacturers, will be attending the event.