July 2014
Bringing you news on these topics:

- Speaker Update
- Central Topics
- Satellite Events
- Journalist Award
- WHS Awarded

Speaker Update

Several speakers already confirmed their participation in the World Health Summit 2014. Among them are:

Hiroaki Kitano
Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo

(c) Kitano

Speaking in the keynote session "Big Data / Systems Biology" (KEY 03) on Monday, October 20.

Hiroaki Kitano is president & CEO at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., president of the Systems Biology Institute, and group director for Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences.

He was a driving force behind the introduction of "Robot World Cup" to promote the science and technology of AI and robotics.

Christina A. Mitchell
Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

(c) Monash University

Professor Christina Mitchell trained as a physician scientist specialising in clinical haematology.

In 1999 she was appointed professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, and in 2006 she became head of the School of Biomedical Sciences at Monash University. In 2011, she was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Jacques Rogge
Hon. President
International Olympic Committee

(c) IOC/R. Juilliart

Speaking in the "WHS 2014 Closing Session" (KEY 07) on Wednesday, October 22.

Jacques Rogge is a learned Doctor of Medicine and has a degree in sports medicine. He pursued a successful career in sports, including competing in yachting for the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968, Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976, and winning the Yachting World Cadet Trophy.

Rogge was president of the European Olympic Committees, president of the National Olympic Committees, and president of the International Olympic Committee. He has been a member of the IOC executive board since 1998.

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

Central topics of WHS 2014

Please follow the links to find out more about the central topics of the World Health Summit 2014:

<link the-summit program climate-change-and-health.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Climate Change and Health >>>

<link the-summit program healthy-aging-healthy-cities-and-prevention.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Healthy Aging, Healthy Cities & Prevention >>>

<link the-summit program universal-health-coverage.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Universal Health Coverage >>>

<link the-summit program medical-education.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Medical Education >>>

Plenary Session


New Voices


Please check the special <link the-summit registration participant-registration.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>early bird offering if you want to participate in the World Health Summit 2014. This specially reduced fare will be available until July 31:


Satellite Events

We are happy to announce that pursuing the path of preceding Summits, several Satellite Meetings will accompany the World Health Summit 2014 to supplement the thematic radius.

Among the events that are open to all (individual registration is mandatory) are:

25th European Students' Conference: Rethinking Medical Research – How Do We Achieve Innovation?

September 17-20, 2014
Host: ESC Berlin
Location: Forum 3, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin

Comparison of the French and German Position in the Health Sector Regarding the POST-2015 Development Debate

October 19, 2014
Host: Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin
Location: (tbc) Federal Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1, Berlin

How to Prevent and Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region?

September 19, 2014
Host: Koch-Metchnikov-Forum
Location: Federal Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1, Berlin

Please follow this link for <link the-summit program satellite-meetings.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>further information >>>

“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2014

To help recognize emerging medical science journalists, the “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award is being granted for the third time.

The top selected five young professionals will be invited to participate in the World Health Summit 2014 and enjoy a unique international networking and learning opportunity.

The submission deadline is September 1, 2014.

Please follow this link for further information and <link the-summit program next-generation-of-science-journalists-2014.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>terms of application >>>

WHS Receives Two Awards

We are happy to announce two awards the World Health Summit has recently been honored with:

In April 2014, the WHS Yearbook 2013 was granted Gold for the prestigious Astrid Award in the category "Custom Publications - Non-Profit".

The new WHS logo was awarded as well and received the Graphis Award "Merit" in June 2014.

World Health Summit 2014
October 19-22
Federal Foreign Office Berlin



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