Berlin, June 2013
Bringing you these topics:

- Registration: Early Bird Offer
- Focus on the Program: Track 1 - "Global Health for Development"
- New Voices in Global Health: Deadline Approaching
- Update on Confirmed Speakers
- Young Physician Leaders Program: Call for Nominations
- IAMP: Official Statement on Strengthening Health Research Capacity

Early Bird Offer Until 31 July

For the fifth time, the World Health Summit will bring high-ranking representatives from all health-related fields to Berlin: from Nobel Prize laureates to CEOs to future leaders.

Tickets are available now, including an early bird offering until July 31.

The Summit will be held at the Federal Foreign Office under the high patronage of Angela Merkel, François Hollande, and – for the first time – José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

Register today via our <link the-summit registration participant-registration.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>online form >>>

WHS 2012: After the registration

Focus on the Program: Track 1 - "Global Health for Development"

WHO-Session at the World Health Summit 2012

The vision of the World Health Summit is to improve health worldwide. To pursue this, the 2013 program will be structured by four major tracks:

- Global Health for Development
- Evidence to Policy
- Research and Innovation
- Education and Leadership

Coinciding with the actual Post-MDG-discussion, a thematic focus on the track “Global Health for Development” is available online, presenting specialists' opinions, further information, and much more to introduce the background of this track.

<link the-summit program global-health-for-development.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Read more about "Global Health for Development" >>>

New Voices in Global Health

After receiving almost 200 high-class abstracts in 2012, we are pleased to continue the New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) program, organized in cooperation with THE LANCET. This program will again enable young researchers to have the opportunity to present their work at the Summit.

The NVGH is a competitive program designed to highlight important research, policy and advocacy initiatives of new and potential future leaders in global health. Abstracts should be submitted online no later than June 28, 2013.

Details concerning the program are <link the-summit call-for-abstracts.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>available online >>>

New Voices in Global Health 2012

Speaker Update

The World Health Summit brings together leading researchers, physicians, government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide.

To date, confirmed speakers of the World Health Summit 2013 include:

Marie-Paule Kieny (c)

Kishore Mahbubani (c)

Sir Michael Marmot, WHS 2010

Gudrun Doll-Tepper
Vice President Education
German Olympic Sports Confederation

Antoine Flahault
Professor for Public Health
Sorbonne Paris Cité

Roger Glass
Director, Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Jörg Hacker
German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Marie-Paule Kieny
Assistant-Director General
World Health Organization

Eduardo Krieger

Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
University College London

Kishore Mahbubani
Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Chris Viehbacher

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf
Former Assistant Director General
World Health Organization

John Wong

Vice-Provost (Academic Medicine)
National University of Singapore

Please find a comprehensive list of <link the-summit speakers speakers-2013.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>confirmed speakers online >>>

Young Physician Leaders Program: Call for Nominations

The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) is seeking candidates to participate in the 2013 Young Physician Leaders Program during the World Health Summit 2013.

The aim of the program is to foster a new generation of leaders in global health, and especially encourages the nomination of women.

Candidates should be under 40 years of age with demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in clinical medicine, medical education, public health or health policy.

Further information and terms of application are <media 5151>available in this pdf-flyer >>></media>

Young Physician Leaders 2012

IAMP: Official Statement on Strengthening Health Research Capacity

To improve the health status of all people and contribute to social and economic development and innovation, countries must strengthen their research capacity.

The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) has developed “A Call for Action to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Low and Middle Income Countries”, endorsed by over 40 national academies of medicine worldwide.

This statement, its background and outlooks, will be discussed at the World Health Summit 2013 symposium “Research Capacity Strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries”.

Please read the full statement online >>>

World Health Summit 2013
October 20 - 22
Federal Foreign Office Berlin


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