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

Newsletter July 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Final Offer: Reduced Tickets
  • Startup Track: Finalists
  • Speaker Update
  • Program Highlights:
    "Health Impact of War & Terror"
    "Strengthening Innovation and Health Systems in Africa"

Community Bulletin

  • Meet Our Partners
  • HIMSS IMPACT Symposium

Final Offer: Reduced Tickets

Badges, World Health Summit

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

As 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 >

Startup Track: Finalists

Pitching their ideas at the World Health Summit 2017:

  • AMBOSS (Germany)
  • Amparo GmbH (Germany)
  • CareNX Innovations (India)
  • doctHERs (Pakistan)
  • Fosanis GmbH (Germany)
  • imito AG (Switzerland)
  • monikit UG (Germany)
  • PharmaChk (USA)
  • SciDogma Research (India)
  • WeCare.id (Indonesia)

The World Health Summit Startup Track > highlights outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve global health.

On October 16 from 12:45-13:45, these ten startups will have three minutes each to showcase their business concepts before an audience and jury. The winner will be announced that evening by German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe at the World Health Summit Night that evening.

Startup Pitch 2016



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World Health Summit Startup Track Award 2016 Award Ceremony 2016

New Speaker Confirmations Include:

Adalberto Campos Fernandes, Minister of Health, Portugal Adalberto Campos Fernandes, Minister of Health, Portugal
Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana
Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Prize laureate (c) Stanford University Roger D. Kornberg, Nobel Prize laureate
Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria
Seyed Hassan Hashemi, Minister of Health & Medical Education, Iran (c) Ministry of Health Seyed Hassan Hashemi, Minister of Health & Medical Education, Iran
Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Germany
Line Matthiessen, Acting Director, Health Directorate, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium Line Matthiessen, Acting Director, Health Directorate, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium
Thomas P. Laur,  Global President, Connected Health Division, SAP, Germany Thomas P. Laur, Global President, Connected Health Division, SAP, Germany

A comprehensive list of confirmed speakers is available online >


Program Highlights

The Health Impact of War & Terror

Oct. 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Panel Discussion
Room 1 - Europe

The role of the public health community in responding to the health impacts of war and conflict has grown increasingly important as it can promote informed and open public debate. The health community doesn't just play an important role in preventing and treating injury and disease, but also in monitoring the impact and the conduct of war within the legal framework set out by the Geneva Conventions and other instruments of international law.

Hosts:

International Committee of the Red Cross
M8 Alliance
University of Montreal

Chairs:

Hélène Boisjoly
World Health Summit International President

Speakers:

Ala Alwan
Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization

Susanna Krüger
CEO, Save the Children Germany

Peter Maurer
President, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland

Tewodros Melesse
Director General, International Planned Parenthood Federation, UK

Ahmad Tarakji
President, Syrian American Medical Society, USA

Strengthening Innovation and Health Systems in Africa

Oct. 17, 2017, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Room 1 - Europe

This session will look at how distinct goals – such as  ending the AIDS epidemic in Africa – can only be achieved by integrating efforts. It will also illustrate how tools and approaches can be used for social transformation and development, and in the end contribute to achieving other SDGs without leaving anyone behind.

 

Hosts:

German Healthcare Partnership
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Chairs:

Roland Göhde
Chairman of the Board, German Healthcare Partnership, Germany

Luiz Loures
Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland

Speakers:

Ann Aerts
Head, Novartis Foundation, Switzerland

Lord Paul Boateng
Member of the House of Lords, UK

Bernard Haufiku
Minister of Health, Namibia

Chikwe Ihekweazu
CEO and National Coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria

Dazhu Yang
Deputy Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

More details on the topics and speakers are available in our interactive program planner >

WHS Community Bulletin


Meet Our Partners

Der Tagesspiegel > is Berlin’s Number One journalistic voice. Its award-winning journalists “identify the causes of things” and emphasize the paper’s independent, liberal position. 318.000 (LA Berlin 2016) noticeably young and well-educated readers appreciate this professional ethic day after day.

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Collaboration is Key

At Roche >, the greatest innovation comes from partnership and collaboration with people from a wide range of industries and organisations. Only together can we take on the world’s most formidable healthcare challenges.

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Prof. Detlev Ganten Joins HIMSS IMPACT Program Board

HIMSS IMPACT >, the symposium on Big Data in medicine (Nov 20-21, at the HPI in Potsdam), highlights the effects that Big Data will have on healthcare providers and hospitals.

HPI Main Building

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October 15-17, 2017


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