Berlin, May 25th, 2011


Speaker Update

Confirmed Keynote Speakers


Dr. Olive Shisana
MA, ScD, CEO of the South African Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

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Dr. Unni Karunakara
President of the International Council of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Zsuzsanna Jakab
Director of the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe


Online Registration starts today!

Online Registration is now open! The World Health Summit provides registration grants as well as travel grants.
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Session Planner

Preliminary Program available

You can find more information on the preliminary program in our Session Planner.

World Health Summit 2011 Leadership

The Summit 2011 under Australian Co-Presidency

Professor Steve Wesselingh
Monash University of Melbourne

This year’s World Health Summit 2011 will be presided over by co-president Prof. Steve Wesselingh, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences at Monash University. Prof. Wesselingh has experience both as a physician specializing in infectious disease and as a biomedical researcher and expert in the field of viruses affecting the human brain.

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Session on Mega Disasters at the World Health Summit

After the recent events in Japan, the M8 member, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, has requested to include a session on such Disasters at the coming World Health Summit. The Session is called: “Health Prevention and Preparedness after Mega-Disasters” and will highlight on measures to be taken as well as the various players needed after such an occurrence.The session will be hosted by the Kyoto University. Shortly after the earthquake, the Presidents of the World Health Summit have contacted their colleagues in Japan to offer their sympathy and offer support.

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Highlighted Session

Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Health

Climate change has emerged as an urgent and consequential topic for the 21st century. While there has been intensive research about the implications of climate change on natural and human systems, an insufficient amount of attention has been awarded to the role of climate change in the context of public health.

Highlighted Topic

Research and Development for Neglected Diseases

On May 11th, 2011 the World Health Summit held a roundtable of scientists from all major German research institutions involved in the field of research and development for neglected diseases together with different international Product Development Partnerships (PDP) to discuss the role of basic research in this field.

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Social Media

The World Health Summit now on Facebook and YouTube!

We are very happy to announce that you can find us now on Facebook, on our own YouTube-Channel and Twitter! Please visit us also on our website to get the newest information about this year´s World Health Summit.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the World Health Summit 2011 in October!


World Health Summit Contact

World Health Summit Organizing Office
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Association & Conference Management Group
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