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

Newsletter September 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Welcome Messages of Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Speaker Update: Academic Excellence
  • Participant Index
  • Program Highlights

Community Bulletin

    • Meet our Partners
    • Berlin – Centre of Medical Excellence

    High Patrons of the World Health Summit

    Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic of France
    Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

    Excerpt from the Welcome Message 2017:

    "The World Health Summit has become a well and widely respected international forum when it comes to the joint search for effective responses to global health issues. I want to express my heartfelt thanks for the valuable work you are doing, by contributing your knowledge and experience to this common effort."

    Please find here the entire Welcome Message 2017 >

    Excerpt from the Welcome Message 2017:

    "Cooperation between states, the scientific, economic and medical stakeholders, and civil society is essential and must be planned over the long term. The World Health Summit has become a key forum for addressing these issues in a cross-cutting manner by bringing together these actors on an international level."

    Please find here the entire Welcome Message 2017 >

    Excerpt from the Welcome Message 2017:

    "Our joint resolve to protect the health and wellbeing of all of our citizens now and in the future is stronger than ever. As with every year, the World Health Summit is a key milestone in our efforts. I urge you all to make the most of the week and wish you successful event full of healthy discussions."


    Please find here the entire Welcome Message 2017 >


    Speaker Update: Academic Excellence

    The World Health Summit is held in complete academic freedom and gains significantly from its high-ranking academic participants. At the event, you can look forward to meeting many leading researchers, among them:

    Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
    Manfred Dietel, Director, Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Manfred Dietel, Director, Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
    Bill S. Hansson, Vice President, Max Planck Society, Germany Bill S. Hansson, Vice President, Max Planck Society, Germany
    David Heymann, Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, UK David Heymann, Head, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, UK
    Dean Jamison, Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences, University of California, USA Dean Jamison, Senior Fellow in Global Health Sciences, University of California, USA
    Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Programme, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Prize laureate (c) Stanford University Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Prize laureate (c) Stanford University
    Heidi J Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK Heidi J Larson, Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
    Depei Liu, Co-Chair, InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, China Depei Liu, Co-Chair, InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, China
    Pierluigi Nicotera, Scientific Director, Chairman of the Executive Board, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany Pierluigi Nicotera, Scientific Director, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany
    Lothar H. Wieler,  President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany Lothar H. Wieler, President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
    Otmar Wiestler, President, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany (c) DKFZ x-default

    You'll find more academic excellence in our recent newsletters > and our speakers section >


    Participant Index

    Open discussion, exchange of thoughts and ideas, and making new connections - these have always been central aspects of the World Health Summit. 2,000 participants from 100 nations are expected to attend the event. Find out who they are and meet them on site:

    Participant Index >

    Badges, World Health Summit

    Program Highlights

    Healthy and Resilient Cities

    Panel Discussion
    Oct. 15, 2017
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Hosts:

    • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
    • M8 Alliance
    • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
    • The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

      Non-communicable Diseases

      Panel Discussion
      Oct. 15, 2017
      1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

      Hosts:

        • The NCD Alliance
        • Sanofi

         

        Precision Medicine and Population Health

        Panel Discussion
        Oct. 15, 2017
        3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

        Hosts:

        • Berlin Institute of Health
        • Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
        • M8 Alliance
        • Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

        Chair:

        Ilona Kickbusch
        Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

        Speakers:

        Awa Marie Coll-Seck
        Minister of Health, Senegal

        Ali Jafarian
        Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

        Zsuzsanna Jakab
        WHO Regional Director for Europe

        José Zuniga
        Special Adviser, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Switzerland

        Chair:

        Andrew Jack
        Editor, Financial Times, UK

        Speakers:

        HRH Princess Dina Mired
        President-Elect, Union for International Cancer Control, Jordan

        Katie Dain
        CEO, NCD Alliance, UK

        H.E. Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi
        Minister of Health, Iran

        Joseph Kibachio
        Division Head, Ministry of Health, Kenya

        Chair:

        Martin J. Lohse
        Chair of the Board of Directors, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany

        Speakers:

        Elizabeth Blackburn
        Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

        Elena Bonfiglioli
        Senior Director Health Industry, Europe Middle East Africa, Microsoft Corporation, USA

        Erwin Paul Böttinger
        Specialist for Digital Health, University of Potsdam, Germany

        Tarik Möröy
        President, Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Canada

        Andreas Radbruch
        Scientific Director, German Center for Research of Rheumatism, Germany

        All panel discussions will be held in Saal 6 | Europe.
        More details on topics and speakers are available in our interactive program planner >

        Community Bulletin

        Meet our partners

        Media

        Deutsche Welle (DW) > is a longstanding media partner of the World Health Summit. Germany’s international broadcaster provides objective journalism for a global audience, reflecting different regional perspectives. DW actively supports those who stand up for democracy, human rights and civil society.

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        Mobility

        Mercedes-Benz Berlin offers its customers with the flagship store „Mercedes World on Salzufer“ the brands largest showroom worldwide. With a choice of over 500 cars the huge variety of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car line is always on display.


        Private Sector

        Microsoft > develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, personal computer and services. Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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        Pfizer >, the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, manufactures and markets leading prescription medicines and many well known consumer brands. It’s goal is to improve health and well-being at every stage of life.

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        Berlin – Centre of Medical Excellence

        Berlin is not only the politial capital of Germany but also the medical. No other city in Germany offers a comparable variety of hospitals, medical practices and medical science. 

        Find out more about the Berlin Health Excellence >

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        World Health Summit

        Berlin, Germany
        October 15-17, 2017


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