Berlin, August 23rd, 2011


WorldHealth Summit 2011

World Health Summit | October 23rd-26th, 2011 | Berlin, Germany

World Health Summit 2011

2nd Announcement available online!

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Speaker Update

New Keynote Speakers confirmed!

Antoine Flahault is dean of the EHESP School of Public Health (Ecole des hautes études en santé publique) and a professor in epidemiology at the University Paris-Descartes. He directed a public health department at the hospital Tenon in Paris and was also responsible of the national system of communicable disease surveillance in France.

Mickey Chopra took up his post as Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF’s New York Headquarters in August 2009, leading the agency’s work on maternal, newborn and child health, immunization, pediatric HIV/AIDS, and health systems strengthening, policy and research.

Jane Waterman is the IAVI (International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) Executive Director in Europe and oversees activities across 10 European countries and the European Union institutions. A member of IAVI’s Senior Management Team, she guides IAVI’s programs in Europe, covering advocacy and policy research, resource mobilization, communications and media relations.

See the list of all confirmed speakers here.

Registration & Grants

Early Bird rate extended!

Early Bird Registration is extended to August 31st, 2011. Further information and online registration can be found <link registration participant-registration _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>here. 

The World Health Summit provides a limited number of 10 complimentary registration grants and 5 travel grants for NPO employees and students, who’s work addresses questions of health care of a high global impact and develops perspectives of clinical application to increase global health. Travel grants include travel, accommodation and registration for the duration of the summit. Application Deadline is August 31st, 2011. For more information and application visit the Summit <link registration participant-registration _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>websit<link registration participant-registration _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>e.

Session Planner

Preliminary Program available

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

Session Highlights

The Economic Crisis: Impacts on Health

The current financial crisis impacts on health of populations worldwide. More than ever countries are struggling to afford the cost of health care systems. Many reforms emphasize short term effects and interests of individual stakeholders rather than looking at health system in the whole and the global picture.

Sessions on this topic at the World health Summit:

“Global Perspectives on Health Care Reform”
hosted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Peking Union Medical College

Wednesday, October 26th, 14.00-15.30

“Austerity Measures and Health Care. Fiscal Discipline vs. Investing in Health”
hosted by MSD Sharp & Dohme

Tuesday, October 25th, 14.00-15.30

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Satellite Meeting

IAMP Young Leaders Meeting at the World Health Summit

We are very pleased to inform you that the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) – and the M8 Alliance of leading Academic Health Centers and Medical Universities worldwide are joining to establish a “Young Physicians Leadership Program” to be inaugurated during the World Health Summit October 23rd – 26th 2011, in Berlin, Germany. 

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Summit Secretariat

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 110117 Berlin,
Tel.: +49 30 450 572 117

Organizing Office

c/o K.I.T Group GmbH
Association & Conference Management Group
Kurfürstendamm 71, 10709 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 246 03 240

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

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