Pr. Françoise Forette
President of the International Longevity Centre (ILC) France, Co-president of the Alliance pour la Santé et l'Avenir (France)
With a degree in medicine from the Université de Paris, Françoise Forette is a professor in internal medicine and geriatrics at Université Paris V and president of the supervisory board of the Hôpital Broca. She is also co-president of the Alliance pour la Santé et l’Avenir and president of the International Longevity Centre-France. Her roles also include that of president of the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology and president of the “Collective Alzheimer Grande Cause Nationale” and member of the committee of the Fondation de coopération scientifique Alzheimer. Françoise Forette previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the French Red Cross (2001-2009) and a member of the consultative committee of experts on the health of the elderly at the World Health Organization (1984-1998). Between 2001 and 2007, she was also an elected member of the General Council of Paris.
Specific fields of interest and expertise
Her principal fields of expertise cover epidemiology, the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s, hypertension in the elderly and the risk factors for dementia. Since 1989, she has headed up the Syst-Eur Vascular Dementia Project (SYST-EUR project on vascular dementia), a European study into the long-term effects of antihypertensive therapy on the incidence of dementia. Other fields of interest include health systems for the elderly, their social integration and the impact of activity on longevity.
Publications and distinctions
Françoise Forette is a member of the editorial board of Aging-Clinical and Experimental Research and has signed over 230 scientific publications.
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