Pr Alain Franco

Alain André Franco, born in 1944 in Grenoble, France, is Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine, and has taught gerontology and geriatrics as well as gerontechnology. He has spent most of his career at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Grenoble, where he directed the Department of Gerontology, the Home Hospitalization Service and the LI2G, Inter-University Laboratory for Gerontology. From 2010 to 2014, he moved to the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. President of the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, SFGG from 2000 to 2002, he created the French Society of Technology for autonomy and Gerontechnology. He Chaired the International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) from 2008 to 2014 and participates as a Master at the ISG Gerontechnology Masterclass. He contributed to create and chaired from 2009 to 2012 the National Reference Centre for Home Health and Independence, CNR-Santé named in 2014 France Silvereco, and as such, he led in 2010 a mission at the request of the Secretary of State for Seniors, and signed the report “Vivre chez soi” or « Living At Home ». He was appointed to the European Commission in 2011 as a member of the Steering Committee of the European Innovation Partnership Active and Healthy Aging, and still a member since its creation in 2008 of AAL, the European Active and Assisted Living Association Advisory Board. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Secretary General and Vice President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, IAGG, and as such continues his function as International Economic and Social Delegate for the Human Rights of Older Persons at the UN, Geneva. Back to Grenoble, Alain Franco serves as member of the WHO Ad-hoc Advisory Group of Experts on Assistive Technology, May 2019. He chairs a U3A, the Inter-Age University of Dauphiné (UIAD) since 2018 and founded the Living Lab Tecadom. He is Vice-Chair of the Académie Delphinale and Knight of the French Légion d’Honneur. Grenoble April 4th, 2020.