UMR7318 DICE- CERIC will be at ESOF 2018 (Toulouse, 9-14 july 2018)

Session managed by Dr Aurelie Mahalatchimy


We are proud to announce you that UMR7318 DICE-CERIC (CNRS-Aix-Marseille Université-Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour-Université de Toulon et du Var) will be organizing a session at ESOF 2018 (EuroScience Open Forum), the largest interdisciplinary forum on science and innovation in Europe.               
The forum will take place 9-14 July in Toulouse, France, European City of Science 2018.

Session managed by Dr Aurelie Mahalatchimy (Law, UMR7318 DICE-CERIC, CNRS-Aix-Marseille Université- Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour-Université de Toulon et du Var, Aix-en Provence, France) and Prof Alex Faulkner (Sociologist, Centre for Global Health Policy, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom)/ Prof Andrew Webster (Sociologist, Science and Technology Studies Unit, University of York, United Kingdom).


The session "The values of biomedical innovation" is planned the 11/07/2018 from 08:45 to 10:00 am.


For more information, please see: A. MAHALATCHIMY, A. FAULKNER, Conflicting values of biomedical innovation? EuroScientist, Online on 4 June 2018 :



Our session The values of biomedical innovationwill explore how the values of biomedical innovation are expressed, represented, materialised and aligned or contested in different biomedical contexts of regulation, public (health and economic) policies, bio-healthcare provision, producers' strategies ('value chains'), and in other arenas of innovation. Discussions will be stimulated between the panel members and the public participants to identify interdisciplinary convergences and divergences of challenges, issues (such as risk and safety, health inequalities and ethical issues) and possible pathways to common solutions around the values of biomedical innovation. The international panel members are key speakers with different knowledge: Virginie BROS-FACER (Eurordis, rare diseases Europe), Jurgen KUBALL (University Medical Center Utrecht), Laurence LWOFF (Council of Europe), Aurélie MAHALATCHIMY (UMR7318 DICE-CERIC, CNRS-Aix-Marseille Université-Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour-Université de Toulon et du Var), Valérie PARIS (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development- OECD), Andrew WEBSTER (Science and Technology Studies Unit, University of York).


On the programme, more than 200 conferences, workshops and debates on:

  • The latest scientific breakthroughs

  • Future technologies and their impact on society

  • The next European research policies            

ESOF will also be the place to:

  • Initiate projects and interdisciplinary collaborations thanks to our networking platform

  • Discover new technologies from all over the world in the exhibition and the international village

  • Her path-breaking science news from key influencers confirmed in the stand-alone plenaries.

If you are interested in joining us, hurry, as the early-birds deadline ends in a few days (April 30th):

What is ESOF?

The EuroScience Open Forum brings together every two years the key players of research and innovation in a city that becomes "European City of Science".            
ESOF is a unique space for exchange and collaboration between:

  • +4000 researchers, economic actors and European policymakers

  • +80 countries

  • +250 disciplines and fields of expertise

  • +400 journalists  

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, with the support of the European Commission, ESOF 2018 Toulouse is locally led by the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées.
Watch ESOF 2018’s promotional video