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

Newsletter August 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Speaker Update: Female Expertise
  • Central Keynote Lectures
  • World Health Summit Night
  • Satellite Events
  • Winners: "Next Generation of Science Journalists"-Award

Community Bulletin

  • Federal Minister of Health convenes International Advisory Council
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
  • FMUSP Winter School 2017

Speaker Update: Female Expertise

The World Health Summit brings together experts from all over the world and profits even more from its even gender balance (participants' information >). At the event, you can look forward to meeting many leading female figures, including:

Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD, France Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD, France
Katie Dain, CEO, NCD Alliance, UK Katie Dain, CEO, NCD Alliance, UK
Ruth Dreifuss, Co-Chair, United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, Switzerland Ruth Dreifuss, Co-Chair, United Nations Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines, Switzerland
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, USA Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, USA
HRH Princess Dina Mired, President-Elect, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Jordan CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 98
Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana

You'll find more women leaders in global health in our recent newsletters > and our speakers section >


Central Keynote Lectures

Health Policy in the G7/G20

Oct. 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hosts:

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • M8 Alliance

Chair:

Michael J. Klag
Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Speakers:

Dean Jamison
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Neil Jordan
General Manager, Health Worldwide, Microsoft, USA

Georg Schütte
State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Annette Widmann-Mauz
Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany

Innovations in Digital Health

Oct. 16, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosts:

  • M8 Alliance
  • SAP SE
  • University of Coimbra


Chair:

João Gabriel Silva
Dean, Coimbra Hospital and University Centre, Portugal

Speakers:

Arnaud Bernaert
Head, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Adalberto Campos Fernandes
Minister of Health, Portugal

Steven Hildemann
Global Chief Medical Officer, Head of Global Medical Affairs and Patient Safety, Merck, Germany

Carla Kriwet
CEO, Connected Care & Health Informatics, Royal Philips, USA

Thomas P. Laur
President, SAP Health, USA

Line Matthiessen-Guyader
Acting Director of E-Health Directorate, European Commission, Belgium

Vaccine Research and Development

Oct. 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hosts:

  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • M8 Alliance
  • Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology


Chair:

Peter Piot
Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Speakers:

Richard Hatchett
CEO, ‎Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, UK

Stefan Kaufmann
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany

Heidi J. Larson
Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, UK

All keynote lectures will be held at the Plenary Hall - Rudolf Virchow.
More details on topics and speakers are available in our interactive program planner >


World Health Summit Night

World Health Summit Night 2016


The World Health Summit Night as the central networking event hosts the award ceremony of the Startup Track with German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe.

Date: October 16
Opening: 6:00pm
Beginning: 6:30pm
Location: Plenary Hall - Rudolf Virchow
Venue: Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, 10243 Berlin

Every World Health Summit participant is invited to take part. External guests can buy tickets on-site for €40 each.

Satellite Events

There’s plenty of other action surrounding this year's World Health Summit, including a discussion on Berlin's role in global health, a hackathon to improve urban health in low and middle income countries, German-African symposia, and much more.

Learn more on our Satellite Events 2017 >

World Health Summit 2016, Events

"Next Generation of Science Journalists"-Award

"Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award 2016

It’s the fifth time this prestigious award is being granted to five outstanding young science journalists. We received applications from 20 countries. The five winning articles are available here:

Journalists' Award 2017 >


Community Bulletin

Federal Minister of Health convenes International Advisory Council

With the aim of working out stimuli for the solution of global health policy challenges, German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe has convened an "International Advisory Council on Global Health Policy".

Members and further information >

International Advisory Council on Global Health Policy (c) BMG/Schinkel

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

The 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities has just been released by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. M8 Alliance partners once again scored well, with six member institutions in the Top 100:

Ranking 2017 >

FMUSP Winter School 2017

The "Winter School" > organized by M8 Alliance partner University of São Paulo > brought together students from all over the world for special lectures at the university’s Medical Faculty. 144 applications were sent in, 62 were accepted.

University of São Paulo, Logo

The initiative closely reflects the core idea behind the M8 Alliance mission: bringing together the world’s brightest minds to learn from and cooperate with one another.

Learn more about the M8 Alliance >


World Health Summit

Berlin, Germany
October 15-17, 2017


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