Researchers Welcoming Patients – Nutrition, Metabolism, Diabetes, Obesity

03 October 2014

In a single day, 25 Inserm laboratories working in the area of nutrition and metabolic diseases will open their doors to patients and their families: a chance to get an update on existing knowledge, ongoing research and the issues involved.

Participants: Patients and those close to them, and anyone interested in research-related matters
Venues: Dijon, Lille, Lyon, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Toulouse, Tours and the Paris region
Arrangements: Visit the website

The ones most eagerly awaiting advances in research are the patients and disabled people. This is why Inserm opens up its laboratories and joins with numerous associations to organise the “Researchers Welcoming Patients” gatherings. Thus patients can thus find out how research works, and why it sometimes moves forward with giant strides, and sometimes with smaller steps. They will have the chance to raise all the questions they have about research, and about their disorders or diseases.

For this gathering, with its focus on nutrition and metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity, haemochromatosis, lipodystrophy, intestinal diseases, breast cancer and nutrition), the researchers will welcome patients and those close to them, as well as those with an interest in research matters, to talk about their work and advances in research, and to showcase their laboratories and the technological platforms with which they work. This gathering is organised to encourage dialogue, discussion and questions.

We are expecting a large number of researchers to become involved: 40 research teams will participate in the gathering, and 24 laboratories distributed throughout 12 cities in France will open their doors. A strong involvement from the non-profit organisations is also expected: the French Diabetes Federation, the François Aupetit Association, the National Collective of Associations of the Obese (CNAO), the French Association of Gluten Intolerance (AFDIAG), Europa Donna forum France, the Wolfram Syndrome Association of France, the French National Association for Spina Bifida and Related Disabilities (ASBH), the AMIS FSH (Friends of FSH, facioscapulohumeral dystrophy) association and the Haemochromatosis Association of France (AHF) are partners in the event.

Once again, our slogan “Moving forward together” will assume its full meaning.

For more information, and to register, visit the website

Each laboratory can accommodate only a limited number of participants, so do register early!

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