Over 320 people at the ELA General Assembly and Families/Scientists meeting



Written on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Last weekend, the ELA General Assembly and Families/Scientists meeting attracted around 320 people to the Novotel Vaugirard hotel in Paris.
During the weekend, scientists presented their work, discussed their research results and answered questions from patients’ families. As is the case every year, this high point in ELA’s calendar was rich in emotion and shared exchanges between the families present and with researchers, speakers and the ELA teams.

The French celebrities and ELA mabassadors Lea François, Marwan Berreni, Michael Gregorio, Mikelangelo Loconte and Merwan Rim turned up as a surprise at the end of the general assembly to demonstrate their commitment to the association and were thus able to spend some time with the families.
Alongside this, the employees of the hotel taking part in the “Put your shoes on at work” (“Mets tes baskets dans l’entreprise”) initiative counted their steps taken to help the association in its daily battle with the illness. At the gala dinner, ELA’s newly re-elected President Guy Alba was given a check for 1637.64€ by Hiba Fares for the total steps taken by the employees.
All the photos from the weekend are here.

The new ELA governing board has been elected and can be consulted here

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