Questions in Health - Good Vision, Research and Hopes

19 June 2014

Paris and Montbéliard – Age-related macular degeneration, cataracts or glaucoma: what are the new methods for prevention and care? What is happening in research? Put your questions to specialists in the area.

Audience: General public
Venue: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, simultaneously with Amphithéâtre Sem-Numerica, Montbéliard. It can also be followed on Twitter via @InsermLive or #ConfSanT
Date and time: Thursday 19 June 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm
Arrangements: Admission free, but reservation required, at for Paris.

For further information, visit the dedicated blog (where the conference can be viewed later).

Nearly 285 million people in the world have visual impairment. And this figure is continuing to increase because of the ageing population. Age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are some of the main causes of visual impairment. Preventive care, surgery, artificial retina—what are the new methods to fight it? How can people learn to cope?

Such are the questions that the public will discuss with contributions from:

  • Michel Paques, an ophthalmologist at Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital, and leader of Inserm Unit U968, Inflammation, Degeneration and Vascular Remodeling in Retinal Pathologies, at the Vision Institute, Paris.
  • Michel Roux, a research fellow at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), Inserm Unit U964, Department of Translational Medicine and Neurogenetics.
  • Michel Mettoz, Chairman of the Montbéliard Centre of the Valentin-Haüy Association.

Come and take part in this discussion between the public, lay people and scientists. The discussion will be led by Jean-Philippe Braly, a journalist with “La Recherche” magazine.

Post your questions on our blog
The “Santé en Questions” blog offers you the chance to express your opinion, share your experience or ask your questions. These questions will be forwarded to scientists at Inserm and to the archivists at Universcience’s Cité de la Santé. They will reply in 3-5 days. You can also ask your questions via Twitter, by sending them to @InsermLive, and/or by using the hashtag #ConfSanT.

Knowledge acquired in the life and health sciences helps in the design of treatments to fight diseases. These advances can also raise ethical, societal and economics questions. “Santé en Questions” (Questions in Health) is a series of citizen conferences intended to facilitate discussion, organised by Inserm, Universcience, and the regional players involved in scientific and technical culture.

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