Dr. Thierry Facon, is Head of the Haematology Department since 2010 and Head of Division (Haematology, Medical Oncology, Infectious diseases, Internal Medicine) since 2014 at Lille University Hospital, France. He received his MD at Lille University School of Medicine in 1987 and became Assistant Professor of Hematology at Lille University Hospital in 1989.
Professor Facon was President of the Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome (IFM) between 2003 and 2006, Vice-President of the French Society of Hematology between 2005 and 2013. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG), the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). He serves currently as Associate Editor of Leukemia, and is a founder member and administrator of the Fondation Française pour la Recherche contre le Myélome et les Gammapathies (FFRMG) under the aegis of the Fondation de France. He is a co-organizer of the myeloma international COMY meeting and a member of the ESH board. Professor Facon is author and co-author of a number of articles and has published his work in various prestigious international journals including, as first or senior author, The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine.