BOSTON & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizers announced today that Stéphane Bancel, Founding CEO of Moderna Therapeutics, will be the keynote speaker at “French-American Innovation Days (FAID) 2016”, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 and 10, 2016, at the MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Mass. The FAID symposium’s organizers are: The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United-States in Boston; and, GLOBAL CARE Initiative (“GCI”).
The two-day event is focusing on the latest developments in Precision Medicine. It will bring together leading experts in the field to explore how these developments impact clinical research. The Symposium is also expected to facilitate research and development partnerships among researchers, emerging and established companies, business development executives and investors in the United States and France.
In order of their appearance at the podium, FAID 2016 presenters will include: Pascal Deschaseaux, MD, MBA, General Manager, The Lymphoma Academic Research Organization (LYSARC) and Carnot Lymphoma Institute (CALYM); Gilles Salles, MD, PhD, Chairman, CALYM; Christopher Larkin, Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare; Christophe Le Tourneau, MD, PhD, Head of Early Trials, Institut Curie; Emanuela Romana, MD, PhD, Head of Immunotherapy Unit, Institut Curie; Arnaud Fontanet, MD, PhD, Centre for Global Health, Institut Pasteur; Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD, President of Institut Pasteur; Sergio Roman-Roman, PharmD, PhD, Head of Translational Research, Institut Curie; Yves Agid, MD, PhD, Founder and Scientific Advisor, ICM Research Foundation; and, Jose-Alain Sahel, MD, Founder and President, Institut de la Vision.
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ABOUT FAID’s ORGANIZERS:
The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United-States
The Office for Science and Technology is a team of professors, senior researchers and engineers, in Washington D.C., in Boston, MA, and five other locations in the United States. Its mission is to promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation. It has been organizing the FAID conference in Boston since 2002. www.france-science.org
CARE Initiative (Based in Paris and Lyon)
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.