the health workers of the Côte d’Azur awarded

The 4th edition of the Palmes de la Médecine took place on Wednesday 16 November, an evening in tribute to the daily work and research carried out by doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, midwives, etc., in the Alpes-Maritimes and in Monaco. What rewards for what actions? A look back at this evening in honor of medicine on the Côte d’Azur.

Whether they come from the medical, paramedical, private or public sector, the 10 winners have been chosen 70 candidates for their ability to innovate and their commitment to the service of health and patients. A selection made in March 2022 by a renowned jury chaired by Professor Pierre Marty and made up of health professionals.

They all have an incredible journey to dwarf some of their friends. Despite their many years of study, their desire to learn and enrich tomorrow’s medicine remains insatiable.

Jean Baqué, Senior Clinical Research Award

Radiologist, Dr. Baqué specializes in interventional radiology. Thanks to this new technique, “minimally invasive” treatments, without scarring or major anesthesia, are becoming alternatives to surgery that are sometimes less suitable for patients. Doctors in particular are increasingly called upon to treat uterine or prostate tumors, which are often benign but painful and annoying on a daily basis.

Jean-Michel Cucci, Patient Advocacy Award

President of the Council of the Order of Doctors of Monaco, radiologist Jean-Michel Cucci has been on the front line during the Covid-19 epidemic. Given his status, he had to decide the attitude to adapt to be the most effective in the face of this virus. A follow-up medical unit en ville was created, for example, to avoid overcrowding in the hospital, which allowed for better patient care and better organization of healthcare workers.

Benjamin Essayagh, Junior Clinical Research award

Barely 32 years old, Dr. Essayagh is already making a lot of noise. After receiving the award for the best young cardiologist researcher in cardiovascular imaging in Europe in 2021, this year he distinguished himself with the Palmes de la Médecine. Through his research on heart ultrasoundthe Doctor hopes to identify the undertreated pathologies as soon as possible in order to direct them towards more adequate treatments.

Patrick Fénichel, Health and Environment Award

endocrine disruptors Unfortunately, they are now part of our daily life. Dr. Fénichel has examined the role they have on the physiological functioning of our hormones. The gynecologist-endocrinologist also ensures that they have a link to chronic diseases, fertility or even autism spectrum disorders.

Claude Mariottini, prize for prevention

When medicine meets music… Doctor Mariottini has combined his two passions for promotion the installation of automatic external defibrillators everywhere in the city. Thanks to the concerts of his group “The Low Budget Men”, the cardiologist rocker and the other members raise money to finance defibrillators.

Claude Mariottini will be a guest of “You are great the show“Thursday 8 December at 10:00

Véronique Mondain, Lifetime Achievement Award

An infectious disease specialist and head of the integrative medicine department, Dr. Mondain has set up a system to share good antibiotic practices to all healthcare professionals at the University Hospital of Nice. Limit the intake of drugs, strengthen bacterial resistance and find alternatives to drug treatments through alternative medicine such as hypnosis and phyto-aromatherapy.

Fabien Rolland, palm of health and artificial intelligence

Learn while having fun! Thanks to PneumoQuiz, Dr. Rolland managed to give exhausted doctors a boost. The idea: an application full of almost 9,000 questions on pulmonology for entertainment on public transport or in the waiting room and for challenging yourself or with colleagues.

Jean-Marie Salvadori, Lifetime Achievement Award

President of the Arnault Tzanck Institute of Saint-Laurent-du-Var for 35 years, Dr. Salvatori has worked to bring together the most qualified doctors within the establishment. Personally very involved blood donationthe Arnault Tzanck Institute, which he directs, offers a grant each year to encourage blood donation and support blood transfusion research.

Laurence Sérandour, palm exceptional health situation

If Covid-19 marked France and the whole world, it was even stronger for Laurence Sérandour, nurse and vaccination center coordinator of the city of Nice. If it has been organizing seasonal flu vaccination campaigns since 2010, in 2020 it had to manage the opening of sampling centers and the organization of nasopharyngeal and antigen tests.

Patrick Rampal, Special Jury Prize

A varied career for this multifaceted doctor! Professor of gastroenterology, former dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Nice and now President of the Scientific Center of Monaco, Dr Rampal spent 50 years of work for the world of health.

Originally from Champagne, Moya has become a true Beautiful for adoption. He lives and works in the capital of the Côte d’Azur, which does not hesitate to exhibit his works on both sides of the city.

A busy artist, use its colorful universe and its childish characters in the service of medicine. In addition to creating the Palmes de la Médecine trophy, he is behind a trompe-l’oeil fresco in the thesis room of the medical school of Nice. You have also dressed the walls and ceilings of the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco and have also left your mark on the Science Center of Monaco.

Culture enthusiast metaverse and the virtual world, Moya lectures in France and around the world on this topic, and has also written a book “My Life in the Metaverse”.

The Palmes de la Médecine association organizes throughout the year conferences related to health at the Center Universitaire Méditerranéen. Open to all, they are conducted by specialist doctors and professors according to the proposed theme.

After a conference on covid-19, one on research and patient care, December 8thwill be dedicated digital technology and artificial intelligence at the service of health.

The program :

  • “A look at artificial intelligence in healthcare settings” with Dr. Jean-Marc Bereder
  • “Improving the organization of care through digital technology” with Dr. Antoine Tran
  • “The Doctor in the Digital Age” by Dr. Fabien Rolland
  • “Skills and training for the use of digital healthcare” by Professor Pascal Staccini.

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