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January 27th, 2022: Brain health, how can European research can join forces | Aviesan

January, 2022 - Brain health: how European research can join forces

Brain health: how European research can join forces

Aviesan Meeting on January 27, 2022 - 8:50 /12:30

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French main stakeholders in Life Sciences and Health research area are united in Aviesan, the French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health. Aviesan provides critical national strategic and planning capabilities, thereby fostering France's attractiveness for industry and R&D economic players as well as added value for political stakeholders.

Within the EU French presidency frame, Aviesan will organize a meeting on "Brain Health” in Brussel on January 27th. This symposium aims to focus on the health burden and advocate for better European coordination on the research about this topic. The attendance will be composed of EU country representatives and deciders. The goal is to convince the audience for the critical need for increased research funding.


First draft of the Agenda


08:50 - 09:00 ' Welcome words

Gilles Bloch, President of Aviesan


09:00 - 09:10 ' Introduction French Ministry of research, French Ministry of Health and French Ministry of Economy


09:10 - 09:25 ' Why should we invest in brain research?

Elena Becker-Barroso, Editor of Lancet Neurology


09:25 - 09:55 ' The needs of translational research on the brain

Jean Antoine Girault, MD PhD, President of the FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies)




10:15 - 10:45 ' Mental Health: update on the impact of the Covid crisis

Marion Leboyer, MD, PhD, Professor of psychiatry


10:45 - 11:05 ' Patient perspective

Joke Jaarsma, President - European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)


11:05 - 11:35 ' Perspective of brain research in Europe

Irène Norstedt DG RTD, Director of People, European Commission


11:35 - 12:05 ' Strategic vision for brain research

Etienne Hirsh and Bernard Poulain, co-directors of the Neurosciences thematic institute (Aviesan)


12:05 - 12:20 ' Conclusion, Political involvement for Brain research

Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, MEP


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