Conference given by Prof. Marescaux in Lebanon

On Saturday, July 15, Professor Jacques Marescaux gave a conference in Beirut, on the history of IRCAD and artificial intelligence applied to surgery, at the 8th Annual Medical Congress of the French-Lebanese Medical Association. Two IHU representatives took part in this prestigious scientific gathering: Professor Arnold Munnich, President of Imagine, an institute which aims to improve the genetic diagnosis of orphan diseases, and Professor Jacques Marescaux for IRCAD and for the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery. Philippe Douste Blazy, doctor and former French Minister of Health, former French Minister of Culture, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, also spoke on the theme of innovation to improve health standards in developing countries. At the end of his trip, Professor Jacques Marescaux met Mr. Saad Hariri, Prime Minister of Lebanon, to talk about the potential development of a project initiated by his father, aiming to build a campus of excellence for research and surgery training.