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World Health Summit

Newsletter August 2018

World Health Summit, key visual 2018


      • Opening Ceremony: Speakers & World Doctors Orchestra
      • Speaker Update
      • Satellite Events: Dementia Prevention by Stroke Prevention
      • Initiatives: New Voices in Global Health
      • Community Bulletin: Stefan H.E. Kaufmann awarded Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck Prize
      • Partners: Strategic Partners & Major Partners

      Opening Ceremony

      The Opening Ceremony of the 10th World Health Summit will be held on October 14, 2018, 6:00 pm at the Kosmos in Berlin. It will be chaired by the World Health Summit 2018 Presidents. Speakers include ministers, a Nobel laureate and high-level industry representatives.

      » Opening Ceremony, October 14, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

      World Doctors Orchestra

      World Doctors Orchestra and Philharmonischer Chor at Konzerthaus Berlin © Andrea Katheder

      The Opening Ceremony will be accompanied by the World Doctors Orchestra playing Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F Major (Op.93). The orchestra was founded by their conductor Stefan Willich. It combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility: Two to three times a year, some 100 physicians from all over the world perform a benefit concert for medical aid projects. While their daily work focuses on healing one patient at a time, as an orchestra they promote the conviction that neither national borders nor political or economic interests should limit access to basic healthcare.

      » World Doctors Orchestra

      Speaker Update

      Angela Merkel Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
      Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
      Albert Bourla, COO, Pfizer Inc., New York, USA
      Bill Gates Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
      Gerd Müller
      Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany
      Jens Spahn Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health, Germany

      » Program and Speaker Index

      Satellite Events

      Symposium "Dementia Prevention by Stroke Prevention"

      Stroke and dementia are among the leading causes of disability and impaired quality of life in old age. Vascular diseases are the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, and they often contribute to the development of primary neurodegenerative dementias. While therapeutic breakthroughs in the neurodegenerative causes of dementia are still pending, improvements in vascular prevention and stroke treatment offer new and effective approaches to the prevention of dementia.

      In this World Health Summit satellite event, international experts will present and discuss the latest findings from the fascinating cross-sectional field of research into dementia and vascular diseases of the brain.

      » Program and Registration


      The New Voices in Global Health initiative promotes the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit. The WHS Scientific Committee has selected 10 winners to actively participate in and present their work at the World Health Summit 2018.

      » Winners of the New Voices in Global Health 2018 Initiative

      Community Bulletin

      Stefan H.E. Kaufmann awarded Gagna A. & Ch. Van Heck Prize

      Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Director Immunology at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany, and Chair of the WHS Scientific Committee, has been awarded with Belgium's GAGNA A. & Ch. VAN HECK Prize for his pioneering contributions to the understanding of the function of T-lymphocytes, myeloid cells and cytokines in infections caused by intracellular bacteria. This work opens new perpectives in the control of tuberculosis and has resulted in the development of a vaccine which is now in the last stage of clinical development.

      The prize is intended to reward a scientist or a physician – from either Belgium or elsewhere – whose work has contributed to the treatment of a currently incurable disease or has provided an outstanding contribution to basic research, resulting into such discovery.

      » Further information

      Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Chair of the WHS Scientific Committee


      We would like to thank each and every partner who contributes the World Health Summit. Without them this strategic forum for global health wouldn't take place. Between now and October, our partners will be featured successively in the World Health Summit Newsletter.

      Strategic Partners

      Logo: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Logo

      Major Partners

      Berlin Senate, logo
      Logo Berlin Institute of Health
      IFPMA - International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
      Medtronic, logo
      Roche, logo
      Siemens Healthineers - Logo

      » Overview Partners

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