To mark its 50th anniversary, Inserm is meeting the public and organising many events all over France. An opportunity to better understand the current issues in research with the help of the Institute’s staff, partners and supervisory bodies.
Key events for the remainder of this year:
The next free Citizen Conferences, “Santé en Questions” (Questions in Health), organised by Inserm and Universcience, will take place at 7:00-8:30 pm on 25 September, 16 October and 27 November, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, as a simultaneous event with regional players involved in scientific and technological culture. The respective themes are “Mental health: new approaches,” “Pollution and endocrine disruptors: what are the risks?” and “HIV: what are the medical advances in France?”
For further information on the conference programmes, please visit the Inserm blog “Santé en Questions” and the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie website.
Since July, the Science Tour, an educational road show, has been touring France to meet the general public and students. It features educational and fun elements (an interactive exhibition, experiments, games, models, investigations and films).
For further information on the programme, and to find out when it is coming to your area, visit the Science Tour website.
Following on the success of the first two “Les Chercheurs Accueillent les Malades” (Researchers Welcoming Patients) days, Inserm is once again opening up its laboratories to patients and their families in order to encourage dialogue, discussion and questions. On Friday 3 October, on the theme of Nutrition and Metabolism, more than 80 researchers from Inserm, together with 9 partner patient associations, will welcome people affected by diabetes, obesity, haemochromatosis, lipodystrophies, chronic intestinal diseases and breast cancer. On Friday 28 November, the subject will be neurological and degenerative diseases. Researchers from Inserm, in partnership with 10 patient associations, will open up 30 laboratories to talk about advances in research and challenges involved in their work.
Information and registration on the CAM website.
The ceremony to award the Inserm prizes for medical research will take place on Tuesday 2 December at Collège de France. To conclude this 50th anniversary year, 8 prizes will be presented to women and men involved daily in building the scientific excellence of the Institute.
See the complete press file devoted to Inserm’s first 50 years at the Inserm press office
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