The EGIR group was formed several years agoby a group of investigators from different research backgrounds- epidemiology, endocrinology, basic science, public health -interested in insulin resistance.
The first combined activity of the EGIR Group was a data pooling project from euglycaemic hyperinsulinaemic clamp experiments performed in 21 centres across Europe.
EGIR Group maintains a unique database and produces more than 34 publications.
EGIR Group is managed by a Steering Committee and its scientific activities are managed by a separate Project Management Board.
EGIR Group holds annual meetings in different European cities, hosted by one of its members. Presentations are given by members of the group, and by invited speakers working in the field of insulin resistance and related subjects.
President of EGIR : Ele Ferrannini, CNR, Pisa, Italy
Secretary of EGIR : Lucrecia Mota, CNR, Pisa, Italy
Close to major European capitals (35 min. from Brussels, 60 min. from Paris and 1h15 from London), in the heart of a region with more than 4 million people, Lille is a true European metropolis. Renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, Lille receives several million visitors every year and offers a unique vision of Europe.
In recent years, Lille has been able to transform herself. From the status of Capital of Flanders, Lille has become a cultural and economic metropolis, recognised in Europe. Elected European Capital of Culture in 2004, it offers a large number of cultural activities and an exceptional urban life. The city has an attractive historical centre with a strong Flemish influence, three internationally renowned art museums and a rich nightlife.
With more than 100,000 students, Lille is one of the youngest cities in Europe. It offers many opportunities to meet, have fun and participate in cultural and sporting activities. With quick access to Paris, Brussels and London, Lille offers many opportunities to take part in major European events.
Health care is an essential economic sector for Lille and its region. It is a veritable pole of economic development, made up of multinationals, SMEs and innovative start-ups. With constant growth and ever-increasing investments in Research & Development, this sector is experiencing sustained growth.
This progression is accompanied by Eurasanté, a regional development agency specialized in biology and health (development of international trade, establishment of foreign companies in France, support for start-ups, promotion of research, etc.).
The Faculty's "Research" and "Training" divisions are located in the heart of Eurasanté Park, whose activities are dedicated to the biomedical sector. This privileged location brings our students and researchers closer to major players in the healthcare industry. The Faculty and the CHRU of Lille bring their academic and institutional expertise to their industrial partners.
To come at the Faculty of Medicine :
> from Lille Flandres station, take metro line 1 (direction CHRB-Calmette) and get off at CHR Oscar Lambret station, then 3 minutes on foot follow Claude Huriez hospital.
> from Lille Europe station, take metro line 2 (direction St. Philibert) change to Lille Flandres to take line 1 (direction CHRB-Calmette) and get off at CHR Oscar Lambret station, then 3 minutes on foot follow Claude Huriez hospital. (you can also walk to the station Lille Flandres in 5 min).
> from the hotel Novotel Lille Centre, go to Rihour station, then take line 1 (direction CHRB-Calmette) and get off at CHR Oscar Lambret station, then 3 minutes on foot follow Claude Huriez hospital.
A 15-min walk from the train stations, the Novotel Lille Centre Grand Place hotel welcomes you to the heart of the French Flanders capital. Enjoy mussels and fries near the Grand Place, explore the bell tower and Vieux Lille.
Immerse yourself in the rich local customs before returning to your comfortable room. Four fully-equipped rooms are available for your business seminars. Relax in our fitness room, restaurant with terrace and video game room. Discover the Flemish art of living at Novotel.
Caroline Bonner ; François Pattou.
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