First AIIMS-FAM Public Health and Medical Innovation Forum
Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine (FAM-Paris) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-New Delhi) hold the first AIIMS-FAM Public Health and Medical Innovation Forum.
New Delhi, 19-20 November 2015
The Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine (FAM-Medical Academy Foundation) of France, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and the Embassy of France in India jointly organizaed the first AIIMS-FAM Public Health and Medical Innovation Forum (the fourth such FAMx conference globally), at AIIMS-New Delhi on 19-20 November 2015.
Organised in a theme-based half-day format, the two-day AIIMS-FAMx Forum focused on four areas:
- excellence and progress of Indo-French medical cooperation,
- prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease,
- developments in cancer and skin pigmentation treatment,
- innovation in teaching and research.
On this occasion, the L’Oréal group, a founding member of the FAM, hosted a satellite symposium on 20th November, which focused on research in pigmentation and dyschromias in India.
Conceived on an international scale, the FAMx Forum in New Delhi commenced on Thursday, 19 November 2015, at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS.
This ambitious event saw the presence of distinguished French and Indian personalities, including:
- Professor André-Laurent Parodi, Honorary President of the Academy of Medicine
- Professor M. C. Misra, Director of AIIMS
- Mr Martin Hirsch, Director General, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris.
Twenty-eight speakers (13 French and 15 Indian) shared the floor and interacted with the public. 500 attendees were there each day of the conference, which was livestreamed on the Youtube channel of Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine (www.youtube.com/famx).
Recognised as a public benefit organisation on 26 December 2013, the mandate of the Fondation de l’Académie de Médecine (FAM) is to highlight partnerships of French medicine with those all over the world, and thus accelerate the spread of the latest medical practices at the international level. Its action is based on increased collaboration with medical academies or their equivalents through the organization of FAMx Forums throughout the world (Brazil, China, Mexico and, soon, India), targeting both specialists and the general public. In this way it contributes to spreading the influence of French medicine abroad. The Foundation’s ambition is thus to contribute, at its level, to the improvement of healthcare throughout the world.