World Health Summit

World Health Summit

Many GYA members will participate in the World Health Summit, Berlin, Germany, 27-29 October 2019.

A key contribution is organising the New Voices in Global Health Panel which aims to explore the (dis)connection of various sciences with global health research, policy, or advocacy. Scientists’ from diverse disciplines discuss how their work relates to global health and share how their field relates to broader global challenges, which usually require interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration. Our speakers and hosts of the session are members and alumni of the Global Young Academy, with backgrounds in chemistry, biomedical sciences, nano-chemistry, food engineering, health sciences, and the history and philosophy of science.  The New Voices Panel will take place on Tuesday, 29 October. Please find the details and programme here.

GYA is also a partner in the Respect and Dialogue initiative of the InterAcademy Partnership that aims at promoting a better understanding of the people and of their cultures and ideas irrespective of origin, religion, ideology and personal priorities, addressing the Sustainable Development Goals in a holistic way, using health as an entry point, and creating new partnerships and joint action between academies, emblematic cultural places, funding organizations and religious, political and/or educational organizations and networks. The Respect and Dialogue Session at the World Health Summit will take place on Sunday, 27 October, with an input of Professor Tolu Oni, immediate past Co-Chair of the GYA.

Since it was launched in 2009, the World Health Summit has brought together stakeholders and decision-makers from every field in the healthcare spectrum, providing the perfect forum for exchange with experts from academia, industry, politics and civil society.
Now attracting 2,400 participants and a wide range of stakeholder groups from all over the world, the event takes place annually in the German capital Berlin.
The World Health Summit traditionally enjoys the High Patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the French Republic and the President of the European Commission.
Held annually in spring, the World Health Summit Regional Meeting is organized by the Co-President of each respective year. The first Regional Meeting was held in Singapore in 2013. São Paulo (Brazil) hosted the 2014 Regional Meeting, and Kyoto (Japan) organized the Regional Meeting 2015. In 2016, this tradition was continued by the WHS Geneva Meeting. In 2017, the Regional Meeting – North America, Montreal, was held from May 8-9 and organized by University of Montreal and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute. From April 19-20, the Regional Meeting 2018 has been held in Coimbra, Portugal. In 2019, the Regional Meeting will take place in in Kish Island (Iran), and the 2020 Regional Meeting will be hosted by Makerere University in Kampala (Uganda).


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