Berlin, Sept. 2012

Bringing you these topics:

- Personal Welcome Messages of Angela Merkel and François Hollande
- Available Ticket Allocation
- World Health Summit Night
- Session-Introduction: "Public Health: Global Challenges and Local Solutions"
- Satellite Meetings 2012

Personal Welcome Messages

"Arthur Schopenhauer captured a deeply felt human need when he wrote that “health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing.” People everywhere rightly expect busi-ness, researchers and policy-makers to come up with viable concepts for well functioning health services that deliver good health care as well as effective disease prevention and control. ...

Now in its fourth edition, this unique gathering brings together experts from all over the world. I bid them all a very warm welcome to Berlin. ..."

Read the whole Welcome Message of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany >>>

"As patron of the 2012 World Health Summit I would firstly like to express the simple idea, that although health is essentially the most private, indeed the most personal, of issues, it is also a matter of public concern. It is actually one of the primary state responsibilities.

In my role as joint patron, together with Chancellor Angela Merkel, I intend emphasizing that nothing can be achieved long-term with regard to health matters without international cooperation, in particular at the European level. ..."

Read the whole Welcome Message of François Hollande, President of the French Republic >>>

Available ticket allocation

Three weeks prior to the World Health Summit 2012, a small number of tickets is still available.

These tickets enable purchasers to attend all the WHS Sessions, Workshops, Keynote Lectures and some of the Satellite Meetings, not demanding a prior enrollment.

Register today and Share Your Experience with us!

World Health Summit Night

About 1.400 participants from all over the world will take part in discussions, symposia, keynote speeches and working sessions at the World Health Summmit. But such a forum does not unfold its true impact on panel discussions alone.

Hence, a special World Health Summit Night (Oct. 22nd, 19h) is being organized for speakers, participants, and guests. The prestigious “Hamburger Bahnhof” in Berlin offers an excellent framework and atmosphere for an evening of informal exchange and networking, including light snacks, drinks and live music.

Please click here to find out more about registration and further details >>>

Session-Introduction: "Public Health: Global Challenges and Local Solutions"

Monday, October 22nd, 14:30 - 18:00h

The joint Symposium by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) will deal with key public health challenges and approaches to their solution from a research, practice and policy perspective.

The symposium will consist of two thematic blocks focusing on:

1) Public Health research: Priorities and their translation
2) Public Health: From Science through Policies to Healthy Population

The presentations will deal with issues ranging from demographic change and determinants of health to the lessons learned from the recent EHEC/HUS outbreak in Germany.

The thematic blocks will be followed by a joint panel discussion on the role of Germany in the context of international public health challenges.

The session will be opened and closed by high level representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

More information on the program is available in our Online Session Planner >>>

Satellite Meetings

We are happy to announce that pursuing the paths of preceding Summits several Satellite Meetings will accompany the World Health Summit 2012. The following events are an excerpt of the colorful program supplementing the thematic radius of the World Health Summit:

health_y: food|media|innovation|education
Open to all
Tuesday, October 16th, 19:30
Hosts: Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
World Health Summit, Helmholtz Association
Location: Max Liebermann Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin

“Berlin meets Beijing”
Open to all
Tuesday, October 23rd, 12 – 15h
Hosts: GTAI, Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche, World Health Summit
Location: German Credit Bank, Taubenstr. 7-9, 10117 Berlin

The 10th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development
Open to all
Wednesday, October 24th, 18:30 – 20:30h
Host: BMZ
Location: Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ),
Stresemannstraße 92, 10963 Berlin

ZEIT Campus Dialog
Open to all
Tuesday, October 23rd, 18:30 – 20h
Hosts: ZEIT Campus, World Health Summit
Location: Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstraße 59, 10117 Berlin

Details on these and many other interesting Satellite Meetings are available on our website >>>

See you at the World Health Summit 2012!


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