The 7th Edition of BioVision, the World Life Sciences Forum Opens in Lyon

From March 27th to March 29th - Lyon, Palais des Congres

Mar 23, 2011, 04:00 ET from BioVision

LYON, France, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th edition of BioVision will start on Sunday 27th of March at the Palais des Congres convention center in Lyon and will last until Tuesday 29th of March.

3 days dedicated to health, nutrition and environment and more precisely...

Over 160 internationally renowned speakers and 2 000 attendees, scientists, businesspeople and representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations will gather in Lyon during 3 days to debate major scientific, economic, and societal issues in life sciences.

Several global leaders will be speaking during the first conference Opening plenary session on Sunday, at 2pm ("Health, a right for all human beings, at any price?") including Zhu Chen, China Health Minister , Chris Viehbacher (Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi-aventis), Michel Kazatchkine (Executive Director, the Global fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), Michael Marmot (Professor and Director University College London International Institute for Society and Health), Claudie Haignere (President, Universcience) and Helga Nowotny (President, European Research Council). Nora Berra, the Secretary of State for Health in France, will conclude this first day. Valerie Pecresse, the French Minister for Higher Education & Research will be speaking on Tuesday 29th during the closing plenary session. Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, the Mexican Health Minister, will also be one of the keynote speakers of BioVision2011.

Many conferences and debates between the various present actors to explain the latest advances in life sciences and to discuss about their societal implications and their ethical dimension.

A meeting place between various communities and generations: BioVision gathers international decision-makers of diverse horizons to express and confront their points of view on essential challenges to come in life sciences. A programme is dedicated to the new generation: BioVision.Nxt.

Press conferences organized by BioVision prestigious partners, including: ENS Lyon, Grand Lyon and Lyon Biopole, DSM, Vivagora, the International Genetic Alliance of Parent and Patient Organizations, the Institut Pasteur Shangai and France Biotech.

For the first time, the conferences will be broadcasted in real time on BioVision website!

BioVision launches BioVision TV. All BioVision conferences (except workshops of the track "Business in life sciences"), will be broadcasted in real time on http://www.biovision.org.

About BioVision

For over 10 years, BioVision has been stimulating innovative, high-level debate with all the key stakeholders (industry, the political sphere, patient associations, etc.) on the societal implications of scientific progress.

Over three days, the leading decision-makers and experts in life science will review major scientific advances in healthcare, nutrition and the environment. They will catalyze discussion between stakeholders (who rarely have the opportunity to talk to each other) on the impact of these scientific and industrial innovations on society.

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