World Health Summit Newsletter No. 1

Berlin, March 2012

World Health Summit 2012

World Health Summit, Berlin, Germany, October 21st-24th, 2012

Research for Health and Sustainable Development

The Summit Presidents Michael J. Klag and Detlev Ganten are inviting you to participate in the World Health Summit 2012 in Berlin.
Under the theme “Research for Health and Sustainable Development” the Summit will focus on issues related to Health Education, Translating Evidence into Policy, Financing and Governance of Health as well as Diseases of Modern Environments. Become part of this multi-sectoral stakeholder forum and international networking platform in order to discuss these aspects with more than 1400 international participants from all fields involved in health!


Michael Klag
President 2012
Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,
Baltimore, USA




Detlev Ganten
Founding President
World Health Summit
Charité -  Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Selection of Topics 2012

Diseases of Modern Environments

•  The Epidemic of Chronic Diseases
•  The Future of Maternal and Reproductive Health
•  Urban Development and Mental Health

Translating Research into Policy

•  Integrating Research into Health Policies and Health Systems
•  Minimizing Waste of Research
•  Translating Genomic Research into Global Health Gains

Financing Health

•  Economic Crisis and Health Impact
•  Sustainable Health Systems Financing and Universal Coverage

Educating Health Professionals

•  Brain Drain in Medical Professions
•  Educating Health Professionals for the 21st Century

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Nobel Price Laureates confirm their participation

Aaron Ciechanover
Biologist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, 2004
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Peter Agre
Molecular Biologist and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, 2003
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Highlights 2012

Partnerships with WHO Europe

We are very happy to announce that a close partnership between WHO´s Regional Office for Europe and the World Health Summit has been agreed upon.
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New Voices in Global Health

Call for Abstracts

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Medical Academies and Universities is pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for presentation at its upcoming 4th World Health Summit.  Read more

Start: April 2012
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1st Announcement


The 1st Announcement is now available on the Summit website for Download.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the World Health Summit 2012 in October!


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Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin, Germany

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Organizing Office

K.I.T. Group
Association & Conference Management
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10709 Berlin

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Fax: +49 30 246 03 200