05 Oct 2020


14 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min


Moderation by Serge Guerin

In creating its Foundation, the FAM wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all stakeholders, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative.

To fulfil its mission, the FAM has chosen to organise debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on excellent scientific publications or communications. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics which are recognised at the Académie de Médecine.

The FAM is following up on its presentation in June 2019 of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled « Society and Ageing » which addresses 5 topics:
Demography and the economy, Falls, sensory disorders and public policies, Taking care of yourself and not fearing the gaze of others, The contribution of new technologies, End-of-life anxiety.

These topics are discussed by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, start-ups and companies; and are coordinated by Professor Jean-Pierre Michel, geriatrician, academic and Chairman of the working group which produced the SAPEA report on ageing for the European Union. These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2021 to act on the ground with the beneficiaries.


This debate discusses with psychiatrist, sociologists, theologians, doctors and patient representatives, the questions of accompaniment, the place and role of caregivers, spirituality, assisted suicide, but also palliative care and pain treatment, with the subject, fundamental, of accepting death, at the center of this debate.

Speakers: Pr Jean-François Mattei (President of the French Academy of Medicine), Pr Jean-Pierre Michel (President of the working group that produced the SAPEA report on aging for the European Union), Serge Guérin (sociologist), Dr Laure Copel (head of the palliative care unit of the Diaconesses), Catherine Vincent (journalist at the Monde), Véronique Chatel (co-founder of the magazine Aider), Pr Alain Serrie (president of the NGO Douleurs sans frontières), Pr Robert Moulias (past President of the SFGG), Pr Frédéric Limosin (Head of Department Psychiatry Corentin-Celton Hospital), Elio Volpolini (Buddhist monk), Mohammed Azizi (Imam of the APHP), Gabriel Farhi (Rabbi, Jewish Chaplain of the APHP), Jean-Marie de Bourqueney (pastor), Marie-Dominique Trébuchet (Director of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences).


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