1. 2:00pm-2:05pm: Introduction

    - Minh-Hà Pham, Scientific Counselor, Embassy of France
    - Mireille Guyader, Director Inserm-USA Office

  2. 2:05pm-2:30pm: Inserm: 50 Years of Research in Health and Life Sciences

    - Pascal Griset, Professor at University Paris-Sorbonne, historian, and co-author with Jean-François Picard of the book “Au cœur du vivant- 50 ans de l’Inserm”

  3. 2:30pm-3:45pm: What is Inserm today?

    - Thierry Damerval, Director General, “Inserm: The French research organization at the Heart of Health and Life Sciences”
    - Pascale Augé, CEO, “Inserm Transfert : Nurturing Innovation in Human Health”
    - Arnold Munnich, Fondation Imagine

  4. 3:45pm-4:15pm: Coffee Break


  5. 4:15pm-5:50pm: Inserm-USA Partnerships
    • Session 1: US Partners’ Perspectives
      - Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Inserm International Prize 2009 awardee
      - George Koob, Director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), and director of an Inserm International Associated Laboratory
      - Linda Fried, Dean, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Senior Vice President Columbia University Medical Center
    • Session 2: US-Inserm Collaborative Experiences
      - Emiliana Borrelli, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at UC Irvine, Director of the Inserm-UC Irvine International Joint Research Unit
      - Richard Simerly, Professor of Pediatrics and Biological Sciences, Deputy Director Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC
      - Jacques Galipeau, Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta
      - Roger J. Hajjar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC
      - Rachel Mak-McCully, Chateaubriand Laureate 2012
    • Panel Discussion: International Cooperation with Inserm in an Evolving Global Landscape
      – All speakers from Sessions 1 & 2
  6. 5:50pm-6:00pm: Conclusions and Prospects

     - Thierry Damerval, Director General of Inserm

  7. 6:00pm-6:30pm: Visit of the Exhibition "Inserm’s 50th Annversary"

    Maison Française, Embassy of France

  1. 6:00pm-6:30pm: Arrival of NEST Participants


  2. 6:30pm: Welcome Address

    François Delattre, Ambassador of France in the United States

  3. 6:35pm-6:45pm: Signature of Cooperation Agreement

     Agreement between Inserm and the Embassy of France regarding the Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science

  4. 6:45pm-7:30pm: Scientific Lecture

    Nathaniel Comfort, PhD, Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, “How personal is personalized medicine? The hope, hype, and history of the current revolution in healthcare”

  5. 7:30pm-9:30pm: Reception and Networking