Venue

 

The conference will be hosted by the congress center Les Cordeliers 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris VI - in the heart of the Latin Quarter ("Quartier Latin").
The oral sessions will be held in the Farabeuf amphitheater while the poster sessions will benefit from the available fittings in the cloister.
The welcome reception on Sunday evening and buffet lunches will take place Salle Marie Curie while Salle des thèses will be used for the conference desk.

 

 


 

A brief history of the conference venue

A couvent was built from 1234 to 1571 by the Grey Friars, the so-called Cordeliers in France, on fields offered to their order by Louis IX, on the site of vineyards lined by the wall of Philip II Augustus.
It became a renowned education centre, competing with the Sorbonne in the 17th century, and was seized by the French Revolution in 1789 to host the Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, known as the Cordeliers Club, where Desmoulins, Danton, Hébert, Marat ... gave public lectures.
Allocated in 1795 to the newly-established Medicine School, its main buildings, except the cloister and the  refectory, were demolished to make space for the Observance hospice, devoted to the study of "rare and complicated medical cases", and successive medical services, until - today - the Dupuytren museum. The refectory has also housed engineers and surveyors in charge of drawing the Paris Grand Plan under the supervision of Edme Verniquet, the studio of the painter Jean-Baptiste Regnault and a bill manufactory for the Banque de France.
Les Cordeliers belong to the City of Paris since 1875 and are currently managed by the Université Pierre & Marie Curie.