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Register now for FAIM 2020! 2-day event with discussion panels,presentations,workshops on the topic of "Virtual Health:New Challenges & Opportunities"


French-American Innovation Midwest (FAIM) is a communication and collaboration platform organized around a variety of events (discussion panels, mini stories, presentations, workshops, connect chat) that provides examples and opportunities of French-American synergies and joint innovation. Collaborative innovation is a great accelerator for the relationship between our countries and our people.

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Chapter (FACCMN) is organizing this year's FAIM 2020 in collaboration with the following FACC Midwest Chapters: Ohio, Michigan and Chicago and with CCIFC.

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BECOME A MEMBER NOW  FAIM special: annual membership valid until dec. 2021 

This is a 2-day virtual event with discussion panels, mini stories, presentations, workshops, connect chats and more.
All sessions are scheduled in U.S. Central Time (CT)

Conversations & scheduling in progress with experts from the following organizations:

Agenda in progress

In the USA

  • Cardinal Health - Topic: online orders for hospitals US and Europe
  • Cleveland Clinic - Topic for a Panel Discussion: development and production of vaccines
  • Maxime Healthcare - Topic: telehealth reimbursement
  • Mayo Clinic:
    - Mark A. Frye, M.D., Psychiatrist, Chair, Psychiatry and Psychology, Rochester Minnesota - Topic: Mental Health  
    - Bart M. Demaerschalk,M.D., Professor of Neurology, Critical Care, Phoenix, Arizona - Topic: Mayo Clinic's Center for Connected Care
    - Brad Anderson, Professor of Radiology - Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
  • Medical Alley: Frank Jaskulke
  • LIVMOR: Ken Persen, CEO
  • Learn to Live


  • Société Française de Santé Digitale
  • French Tech / Health Tech
  • BIOValley, Strasbourg
  • Hôpital de Rennes
  • CHU de Rouen: on the topic of virtual autopsy for legal investigation (10/22/2020 Time TBC)



Wednesday 21 October 2020
07:00 FAIM Opening: Keynote Speaker (TBC)
07:30 - 08:30 Dr. Marc Tompkins, Associate Professor University of Minnesota Department of Orthopedic Surgery
7:30 - 8:30 AM Central Time

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Opportunities in Surgical Training: A Discussion on New Initiatives in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Digital technologies are rapidly expanding in health care. In particular, there are unique opportunities within medicine to explore the uses of augmented reality and virtual reality. In the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, we have initiated new projects to use virtual reality and augmented reality to enhance the education of our trainees as well as other colleagues. We will discuss an overview of these projects as well as potential implications and ways to expand upon them more broadly in health care.
09:30 - 10:30 Tim Tripp, Tim Tripp Director Cell and Gene Therapy Operations, Be The Match Biotherapies
9:30-10:30 AM Central Time

“Bringing New Therapies to Patients During a Global Pandemic - Unique Challenges in Cell Therapy”

Bringing new, potentially life saving, cellular therapies to patients in need represents new complexity in sourcing, supply chain, regulatory, and many other aspects. These challenges are made even greater in a global pandemic. Learn about how some of the challenges are amplified as we discuss healthy donors, telemedicine and the logistics around moving biological material around the world during COVID.
11:30 - 12:30 Dr. Sameer Badlani, CIO and CDO at M Health Fairview: “Digital Transformation of Healthcare”
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Central Time
13:30 - 15:00 University of Minnesota - Medical Device Innovation - TLI
Panel Title: Pivotal Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies in post-COVID Healthcare – Navigating the critical path to market!
13:30 - 15:00 PM Central Time

Panel Moderator: Daniel L. Mooradian, Ph.D.
Panelists: Emily Benner, MS/MBA; Bruce Ramshaw, M.D.; Adam Saltman, M.D./Ph.D.

Panel Description: The challenges we will face in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic are great…but so are the opportunities. The ability to collect and analyze patient data remotely will require innovation in both products and services. A panel of experts with experience in clinical medicine, Regulatory Science, Technology development and commercialization will share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges to successful innovation and answer the questions; What are the pivotal technologies poised to have the greatest impact on healthcare in a post-COVID world? What must stakeholders (patients, healthcare providers, payers and manufacturers) know in order to bring their innovative products to market quickly?
16:00 - 17:00 Speaker: Janelle Wesloh, LADC, MBA, Vice President of Clinical Excellence, Innovation & Recovery Management
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
16:00-17:00 PM Central Time
Thursday 22 October 2020
08:00 - 12:00 - INSERM Research Institute
- Pr. Francois EISINGER, Institut Paolo-Calmettes, topic of resilience
- Ministère de la Santé, Paris France
- Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
Exact time of conference to be confirmed for each organization
14:00 - 15:00 Speaker: Annie Ideker, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Clinician/Patient Relationships (Ambulatory)
14:00-15:00 PM Central Time

"HealthPartners: Transforming care delivery in response to a pandemic"

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For more information, contact: The French American Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota | | 612-208-7612



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The following Midwest chambers of commerce are co-promoting FAIM 2020


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OCT.21-22, 2020 "Virtual Health:New challenges & opportunities" Virtual events with discussion panels, workshops, presentations & more.