Speakers 2021

Speakers 2021



Senior advisor for european and international medical and scientific affairs


WebTV July 1st

After an initial training in clinical hematology, I worked in an hematology intensive care and bone transplantation unit, then as a clinical consultant at the Besançon University hospital, France until 2009. I headed an immunogenetics laboratory from 1994 to 2004 before becoming director of the Bourgogne/ Franche-Comté Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS) régional blood establishment (2005-2009). Following a 2 years post-doctoral position at the National Institute of Health (USA), I initiated a research group on host-graft interaction and cell therapy in 1996 which became an INSERM EFS Université de Franche-Comté laboratory I directed until 2008. After being Lecturer (1993), I am Professor of medicine (Immunology) since 1998 at the Université de Franche-Comté. I teach Immunology and Transfusion medicine, as well as head a Master degree since 2004. I was previously President of the Scientific council (2000-2004) and board member (1996-2008) of the French bone marrow transplantation and cell therapy professional society (SFGM-TC). I have been a member of the board of directors of the Agence de Biomédecine (French public agency overseing transplantation, assisted reproductive medicine and stem cell research, previously Etablissement Français des Greffes)(1999-2008). From 2009 to 2017, I was EFS Deputy CEO, head of Medicine and Research, as well as Qualified Person (responsible for safety and quality of the blood products produced by EFS). In 2017, I was commissioned by the Director of Health (French Health Ministry) on the subject of transfusion medicine and safety. I am since 2018 EFS senior advisor for european and international medical and scientific affairs. I am a board member of the International Hemovigilance Network (IHN) and of SFTS, as well as senior scientist at BEST collaborative. Since January 2020, I am President of the European Blood Alliance (EBA, an association of not for profit blood establishments in 26 countries of the European Union or EFTA area). I am EBA board member since 2015 and was previously EBA Vice-Président.

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