Researchers, educators, students, doctors and entrepreneurs gathered Thursday for the second French American Innovation Day, held at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute.
“I consider this French American Innovation Day as a unique opportunity for the French and the Texas Medical Center leaders of research and innovation to get to know each other and explore possibilities of scientific and technological advances,” said Yves Frenot, Ph.D., counselor for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the United States.
Organized by the embassy’s Office for Science and Technology, the event promotes new ideas, methods and products in France and the United States. This year’s theme: “Procedural Medicine in the Digital Age.”
Barbara Bass, M.D., chair of the department of surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and executive director of the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE), welcomed the group and highlighted how medicine has evolved over the course of her career.
“The Texas Medical Center is really amazing because it has always lived on that constant edge of innovation,” Bass told the audience. “I will say that I am old enough now to reflect on my career and in the old days we all started as biologists—biology was the driver of medical innovation and medicine. But these days, the last 10 or 15 years, there has been a rise of new disciplines that are key to advances in health care these days—computational sciences, engineering, artificial intelligence.”
Speakers from Rice University, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, NASA, Houston Methodist Hospital, the University Grenoble Alpes and the University of Lyon addressed the crowd throughout the day on topics that ranged from remote medicine in outer space to the evolution of robotic surgery.
At the end of the day, startups from the U.S. and France had a chance to pitch their products to experts.
“I think it is really an exciting time in health care and this platform is an example of what that new world looks like,” Bass said. “Instead of taking drugs from bench to bedside, it is about taking technologies, innovative products and systems to the patient, wherever that patient may be. And we have a whole new set of tools to do that.”
RT @WebsEdge_Health: ASHG TV sat down with Brendan Lee, Professor & Chairman, Dept. of Molecular & Human #Genetics @bcmhouston to learn mor…
“One of the important questions we want to answer is ‘Why don’t these work better?’”@AnnKloppMD explains how our HPV-Related Cancers Moon Shot is working to overcome barriers using #immunotherapy: https://t.co/kL6uLPuGFj @CancerFrontline #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
Join us for the "Grill Your Ace Off" event this Saturday, October 19 with Cypress @AceHardware! Proceeds benefit @CMNHospitals: https://t.co/UeNuaDzp9h
A new technique developed by Rice bioscientists has allowed them to make the most comprehensive analysis yet of signaling pathways that drive patterning of human ectoderm.Read more: https://t.co/fmCDuInplI https://t.co/6iBO8MfaCI
University of Houston@UHouston
RT @GetInvolvedUH: Join us for InfraRED: Spooktacular TONIGHT from 7:00-10:00PM in the Student Centers Houston Room. This year’s activities…
University of Houston@UHouston
RT @UHoustonLib: .@UH_Arch_Art_Lib is pleased to host an opening reception for student artist Morgan Stahl on November 8https://t.co/Eq2V…
Veterans getting better care through partnerships, says VA secretary https://t.co/j29GiiYZSQ via #VAntagePoint
Mark your calendars for @BCMCancerCenter’s Lights Out, Cancer event happening Feb. 8. To learn more about this event or how you could participate even if you can't attend, please visit: https://t.co/DcJyiczUvu #BCMLightsOutCancer #BCMLOC https://t.co/uwVfAQxgcO
Finding your way around one of the largest cancer centers in the world can be daunting. Here’s how our patient escorts can help: https://t.co/e1w2DxY0VX #endcancer
How has rapidly changing technology affected medical education? Resonance, our student-run podcast, takes a look in their latest episode. https://t.co/Wrg2qSosMm #BCMResonance #podcasts #education
"The circulatory system’s response to panic...a pounding feeling in the head or chest and/or prompt feelings of lightheadedness or dizziness, according to the Texas Heart Institute. https://t.co/yfBHBgwHuC @Texas_Heart
RT @RiceArch: This week's episode of the Rice Architecture podcast Tête-à-Tête features a conversation with student Ethan Chan about the Ri…
RT @RiceVolleyball: PREVIEW: No. 1️⃣ 9️⃣ Owls head to Marshall, LA Tech this weekend.📰 » https://t.co/4mJMTaXB3i#GoOwls👐 x #RFND
Harris Health System@harrishealth
Happy #HealthcareSecurityWeek to our amazing Department of Public Safety team! Thanks for keeping staff and patients safe. https://t.co/Nu9OELntVs
CAR T-cell therapy side effects in #lymphoma patients can include: -flu-like symptoms -confusion -irritability Here’s what to know from our Dr. Felipe Samaniego: https://t.co/8JyOI2mv5f #CART #endcancer https://t.co/d09u8YdaLN