Berlin, September 2013
Bringing you these topics:

- Workshop Registration Opens
- Launch of the WHS Community
- Focus on the Program: “Education and Leadership"
- Session Introduction: "Community Engagement and Responsibilities of Medical Universities"
- Speaker Update
- How to get to the Summit / Accomodation

Workshop Registration Opens

After receiving highly encouraging feedback on the workshops at the World Health Summit 2012, we enlarged their number for this year’s Summit. Following brief impulse talks, small groups of about 50 experts and interested attendants will contribute to intense debate on almost 20 different topics.

Please notice: As the participants’ number is limited, a preceding registration will be necessary. The process is now open and the access link for the registration has been mailed to registered participants. The registration will be handled in a first-come-first-serve process.

Please find further information in our Session-Planner >>>

Active participation in exclusive workshops

Launch of the WHS Community

Get in touch with speakers and participants

The WHS provides an ideal framework for networking with like-minded experts from all over the world. Get in touch prior to, during and after the Summit via the WHS Community!

Fully registered participants now have access to contact details, CV and photos of speakers and attendants. Just click on the <link login.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>"Login" button at the top-right corner of our homepage's navigation bar and type in the login data you received.

You can easily edit or add your personal data at a later stage by following your personal link, which has been sent to you with the confirmation email.

Focus on the Program:
“Education and Leadership”

We need well-trained leaders to build high-performing and sustainable health systems for the future. They will be change-agents who will better serve the needs identified by their communities and thereby contribute to the improvement of health outcomes and health equity.

In addition, interdisciplinary strategies for a more effective health communication system need to be developed.

These are some of the pivotal topics to be discussed in the program track <link the-summit program education-and-leadership.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>"Education and Leadership" >>>

Working on Education and Leadership at the WHS


Session Introduction:
"Community Engagement and Responsibilities of Medical Universities"

Sunday, October 20

- Ben Canny (Deputy Dean, Monash University)
- Shunichi Fukuhara (Dean, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health)

Medical Universities and Academic Health Science Centers exist within communities that they aim to serve and work with. They gain significant benefits from these communities. This session will expose the initiatives of members of the M8 Alliance to contribute to the work of their communities, be they local or global. These will include:

- Monash’s work with Andrology Australia
- The collaboration between Kyoto and Fukushima universities following the tsunami of 2011
- A longstanding cooperative program between Johns Hopkins and Makerere University focusing on capacity building

The session will also provide an opportunity for a broad ranging discussion of how medical universities could meet their community and social responsibilities, and how these should be directed and measured.

Working in small groups at the WHS

- Ben Canny (Monash University)
- Michael J. Klag (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School)

- David de Kretser (Monash University)
- Kenneth Nollet (Fukushima Medical University)
- Nelson Sewankambo (Makerere University)

- John Wong (National University of Singapore)
- Michael J. Klag (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School)
- Shunichi Fukuhara (Kyoto University)

Speaker Update

The World Health Summit brings together leading researchers, physicians, government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide.

To date, <link the-summit speakers speakers-2013.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>confirmed speakers of the World Health Summit 2013 include:

José Ramos-Horta
(Peace Noble Prize Laureate, 1996)

Agnes Binagwaho (c)
(Minister of Health of Rwanda)

K. Srinath Reddy
(President of the Public Health Foundation of India)

How to get to the Summit / Hotel Information

How to get to the Summit Venue

You may arrive by car or public transportation, from your hotel or from the airport - the Federal Foreign Office will always be easy to get to. Simply head to the subway station "Spittelmarkt" and follow some easy directions to reach the entrance of the Summit venue, located at Unterwasserstraße 10.

Please click here for detailed <link the-summit venue-accommodation.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>directions and an area map >>>

Accommodation Information

Room allotments have been reserved in a number of hotels in different categories, all within walking distance to the Summit venue. Hotel rooms can be booked as part of the online registration process.

Please continue to our website for a detailed list of <link the-summit venue-accommodation.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>accomodations close to the Summit venue >>>

World Health Summit 2013
October 20 - 22
Federal Foreign Office Berlin


Academic Office
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 450 572 117
Fax: +49 30 450 570 911

Media & Communication
Tobias Gerber, Daniela Levy
Tel.: +49 30 450 572 114

Organizing Secretariat
K.I.T. Group
Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 246 03 240
Fax: +49 30 246 03 200

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