written on 15.10.2015

PharmaBoardRoom at 2015 edition of Les Entretiens de Bichat at the Palais des Congres in Paris


Paris, France – October 8th 2015

PharmaBoardRoom had the pleasure of attending the opening ceremony of the 2015 edition of Les Entretiens de Bichat at the Palais des Congres in Paris.


Each year the Entretiens de Bichat welcomes participants to three hundred conferences and roundtables on themes such as cardiology, gynaecology, geriatrics and dermatology.

The theme of the opening ceremony was ‘treatments pathways from hospital to home for patients with chronic diseases’. 

Professor François Bricaire, Chairman of the Bichat 2015 Scientific Committee, Head of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at The Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital and Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, opened the ceremony.


This was followed by a roundtable moderated by Dr François Sarkozy, President of FSNH Health & Care, which brought together institutions, specialists and industry, including:

• Pr Pierre-Louis DRUAIS, President of the Collège National des Généralistes Enseignants
• Dr Pierre de HAAS, President of the French  Fédération des Maisons et Pôles de Santé
• Pr Jean-Luc HAROUSSEAU, President of the French National Authority for Health (HAS)
• Dr Martin HIRSCH, Director of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
• Mme Mathilde LIGNOT-LELOUP, Deputy Director for the Management and Organisation of Care, The National Health Insurance Fund (Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie)
• Mr Marc-Antoine LUCCHINI, General Manager at Sanofi France

The focus was on increasing and improving the efficiency of care and the need for better communication between healthcare professionals at hospitals and general practitioners.


Mathilde Lignot-Leloup talked about CNAM’s PRADO, a program which supports insured patients returning home from hospital. Professor Pierre-Louis Druais spoke on behalf of general practitioners, calling for better integration of GPs within the National Plan for Cancer and the National Plan for Alzheimers.

All agreed that:

  • There was a need for better communications between health professionals at hospitals and private health practitioners, and general practitioners and hospital doctors. Computer sharing tools and patient software is an appropriate tool for this.
  • There is a need for better prevention, screening and education for patients with chronic diseases.
  • Practitioners need to understand different therapeutic areas, ensuring that each treatment is adapted to each patient. This is part of a move away from a single model for all towards more customized and personalized healthcare, even for patients suffering from the same illness.
  • Autonomy and patient empowerment are important
  • There is a changing cultural environment, where the patients wants to be better informed and are becoming actors in their care pathways.