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Biovision 2013: world most prominent life sciences experts expected at the world life sciences forum in Lyon

22 March 2013

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For its 8th edition, Biovision, the world life sciences forum, organised by the Fondation pour l'Université de Lyon, a non-profit organization, expects more than 180 amongst the world most prominent life sciences experts, from the academic, civil society, private and policy-making sectors.

The Forum, to take place March 24-26, 2013, in Lyon, France, will welcome 4 Nobel laureates, Senior Executives of international research centres, CEOs of leading international companies, heads of major NGOs and Patients' organizations as well as world most respected scientific experts.

Biovision 2013, translating scientific advances into real benefits for citizens

Biovision will bring together life-sciences decision-makers in Lyon to debate over tomorrow's challenges in public health, environment and nutrition. "We want to foster innovation and translate scientific advances into real benefits for citizens, thus contributing to improving citizens' health wherever they live", comments Alain Mérieux, Chairman, Fondation pour l'Université de Lyon.

Biovision 2013, the world most prominent experts

The Forum introduces a new format in 2013 fostering multi-stakeholders collaborative approach to accelerate innovation. The opening session, scheduled on Sunday 24th March 2013, 11:00 to 12:00, will include 4 prominent experts to discuss "Transversal approaches to catalyze innovation":

  • Chris Viehbacher (CEO, Sanofi & Chairman, Genzyme),
  • Greg Perry (Executive director, Medicine Patent Pool),
  • Dr Keiji Fukuda (Assistant director general , WHO),
  • Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize in chemistry 1987, ISIS, University of Strasbourg).

The 2013 edition of the Forum will be organized around 6 major themes (6 focuses), which share the same objective: measuring the impact of external (environmental) and internal factors on the citizen's health.

  • Focus 1: living with micro-organisms, risks and opportunities,
  • Focus 2: repairing and improving human capacities,
  • Focus 3: using natural resources without consuming the planet,
  • Focus 4: how to better use collective intelligence?
  • Focus 5: working towards personalized medicine for all?
  • Focus 6: can we avoid lifestyle diseases - individually or collectively?

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Biovision, the world life sciences forum, is organized since 1999 in Lyon by the Fondation pour l'Université de Lyon, an independent non-profit organization. Biovision brings together top decision-makers from the academic, private, policy-making and civil society sectors to translate innovative ideas into actionable solutions for the benefit of citizens.

Biovision 2013, the world life sciences forum, will be held from 24th to 26th March 2013 in Lyon, France.