The Université de Montréal and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) are proud to have hosted the 1st World Health Summit Regional Meeting to be held in North America. The world leaders in global health will be attending this prestigious event, including over 800 researchers, doctors, industry leaders, decision-makers, government members and civil society actors from around the world.
Based on the theme of “Health and Healthcare Delivery in Pluralistic Societies,” this interdisciplinary event focused on the question of human diversity in the practice, education, research and public policy pertaining to health.
In pluralistic societies that welcome diversity, such as ours, many factors impact health and the provision of healthcare, including globalization, immigration, social and economic inequalities, lifestyle, and culture. We believe that it is our mission, as scholars, to turn our attention to this important phenomenon and to analyze it in depth.
- New Frontiers in Medical Treatment: Development of precision medicine, rare and genetic diseases, viral infections, diabetes, and antibiotic resistance.
- Health and Healthcare Delivery for Specific Groups: First Nations health, health and immigration, health in the workplace, healthcare quality and patient safety.
- Environmental, Social and Cultural Determinants of Health: Transformation of the urban environment and its impact on the health of city dwellers, the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits and its influence on healthcare costs.
- Medical Education for Optimal Healthcare: Medical education and the evolution of the physicians’ role in society, the global health curriculum and the accreditation of medical schools.
"[...] This event is a tremendous scientific and political platform for the discussion of current issues such as immigrant and First Nations health, the appearance of new treatment-resistant viruses, the quality of life and safety of patients, health in large urban environments and the evolution of healthcare and medical education. [...]"
President of the World Health Summit 2017
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Université de Montréal
University of Montreal
University of Montreal and its two affiliated schools, École Polytechnique (engineering) and HEC Montréal (business) are amongst the world's top 100 universities, according to international rankings. Founded in 1878, the campus today has over 66,000 students and 2,600 professors, making University of Montreal the second largest university in Canada. Its students are drawn to the university by its deep roots in cosmopolitan Montreal and in consideration of its tenacious dedication to its international mission.
The Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal has a threefold mission: the teaching, research, and improvement of healthcare in the fundamental sciences, clinical sciences, and health sciences sectors. Boasting sixteen departments and two schools, it trains one third of doctors in Quebec, as well as a significant number of the health professionals in the province.
With its widespread hospital network, numerous affiliated institutes and the important responsibilities it has been given by the government of Quebec, the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal plays a prominent role in Canadian society.
The School of Public Health of the University of Montreal (ESPUM) is the only institution of its kind in Quebec and a leader in Canada and in the francophone world. It strives to be a locus of excellence and critical reflection in the teaching, research and promotion of knowledge pertaining to the public health fields. Fuelled by scientific innovation and excellence, the ESPUM offers widely recognized high-level graduate study programs.
Founded in 1967, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is a non-profit organization that conducts fundamental and clinical biomedical research in addition to training high-level young scientists. With its cutting-edge technology facilities, the institute brings together 33 research teams, which work in cancer, immunology, neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, systems biology and medicinal chemistry. The IRCM also operates a research clinic specialized in hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and cystic fibrosis, as well as a research centre on rare and genetic diseases in adults. The IRCM is affiliated with the University of Montreal and associated with McGill University. Its clinic is affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). The IRCM is supported by the Ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation (Quebec ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation).