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World Health Summit World Health Summit 2017, October 15-17, Berlin, Germany

Newsletter May 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Facts
  • Speakers
  • Early Bird Tickets
  • Calls for Applications - Deadlines Approaching

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2017, North America - Montreal

  • Wrap-up
  • M8 Alliance Declaration
  • Pictures

Community Bulletin

  • New WHO Director General
  • New M8 Alliance Member: Istanbul University
  • Iran International Public Health Summer School

World Health Summit 2017

Facts

  • 3 days – 40 sessions – 200 speakers
  • More than 1,600 participants from over 80 countries
  • Live-stream from all plenary sessions
  • Early Bird tickets until July 31, 2017 (see below)

Speakers include:

Hermann Gröhe,  Federal Minister of Health, Germany Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health, Germany
Awa Marie Coll-Seck,  Minister of Health, Senegal Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland
Carissa F. Etienne,  Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), USA
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland
Joanne Liu, International President, Doctors Without Borders, Switzerland Joanne Liu, International President, Doctors Without Borders, Switzerland
Werner Baumann, CEO, Bayer, Germany
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Program, Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Early Bird Tickets

Badges, World Health Summit

Taking place from October 15–17, the 9th World Health Summit will draw international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin.

The world’s foremost strategic forum for global health, the event promotes thought leadership in science and advances global health agendas.

Book your ticket now and save 33%. Special offers are available until July 31, 2017 >

Calls for Applications - Deadlines Approaching

Startup Track

Highlighting and showcasing outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health.

Application (deadline: June 30) >

New Voices in Global Health

New Voices in Global Health poster exhibition

Promoting the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit via a special poster presentation.

Application (deadline: June 30) >

Science Journalists Award

The "Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award is being granted for the fifth time. Its aim is to recognize young science journalists.

Application (deadline: July 16) >

Young Physician Leaders

Young Physician Leaders at WHS 2016

Top young professionals who are being trained in special leadership programs and will attend the World Health Summit.

Application (deadline: June 30) >


World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2017, North America - Montreal

Wrap-up

More than 700 participants came together to discuss pressing global health topics. Among them:

  • New Frontiers in Medical Treatment
  • Health and Healthcare Delivery for Specific Groups
  • Environmental, Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
  • Medical Education for Optimal Healthcare

The two days conference was organized by the University of Montreal > and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute > - both M8 Alliance members. It was held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

You will find all the details about the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2017 here >


M8 Alliance Declaration

At the Closing Ceremony of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting, the M8 Alliance issued a declaration calling for joint action among health experts and stakeholders worldwide.

M8 Alliance Declaration (PDF) >


Pictures

There are many more pictures in our online gallery >


WHS Community Bulletin

New WHO Director General

On May 23, the World Health Organization elected a new Director General - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus >

He was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2017. Prior to his election, Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Minister of Health in Ethiopia.

We very much look forward to a mutually cooperative relationship!

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG (c) WHO/L. Cipriano (c) WHO/L. Cipriano

Here's the farewell speech of departing WHO DG Margaret Chan >


New M8 Alliance Member: Istanbul University

On the occasion of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Montreal, the M8 Alliance > accepted Istanbul University > as its 25th member.

The university was established in 1453, has seventeen faculties on five campuses and hosts about 100,000 students.

All M8 Alliance Members >

Istanbul University main building with statue of Atatürk (c) Wikipedia / Gryffindor (c) Wikipedia / Gryffindor

Iran International Public Health Summer School

M8 Alliance member Tehran University > is hosting the Iran International Public Health Summer School for the fifth time.

Applications are welcome until June 16 at www.iphs.ir >

5th Iran Summer School

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October 15-17, 2017


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