August 2014
Bringing you news on these topics:

- Speaker Update
- World Health Summit 2014: Workshops
- WHS Night
- The WHS Venue

Speaker Update

Leaders from all health-related sectors will participate in the World Health Summit 2014. Among them are:

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

(c) photothek Th. Imo/AA

Ceremonial Opening of the World Health Summit
Sunday, October 19, 17:00 - 18:30

Roger I. Glass
Fogarty International Center

(c) Fogarty International Center

Keynote on "Biomedical Research"
Tuesday, October 21, 11:00 - 12:30

Hermann Gröhe
Federal Minister of Health

(c) Bundesregierung

Ceremonial Opening of the World Health Summit
Sunday, October 19, 17:00 - 18:30

Nathalie Strub Wourgaft
Medical Director
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

(c) World Health Summit

Ethics in Research and Business
Monday, October 20, 09:00 - 10:30

Please find a comprehensive list of confirmed speakers<link the-summit speakers.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new> on our website >>>

WHS 2014: Workshops

Ethics in Research and Business

Workshop (WS 01)
Monday, October 20

„Health is not everything, but without health everything is nothing“. This famous aphorism from the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer explains why the health industry is measured by higher ethical standards than most other industries. The question of ethics spans many topics including animal welfare, clinical trials and access and pricing policy for medicines by pharmaceutical companies. Global economic inequalities and increasing possibilities for medical treatment and new advances in medical and information sciences urge a comprehensive ethical agenda in the industry as never before.

In the workshop, international experts will discuss the most current and future ethical questions in research and development as well as in overall business.

Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Workshop (WS 05)
Monday, October 20

The connection between climate change and a growing threat from infectious diseases like malaria, cholera or dengue is widely accepted. Still, the extent of the spread and containment of infection will depend on an integrated policy response and joint action between health, environment and other policy sectors. Ecological health strategies will grow in importance, as will systems thinking and trans-disciplinary approaches. Experience shows that the integrated control of disease transmission not only saves lives and creates better health outcomes but can also generate significant co-benefits to local economies.

The workshop will explore these challenges and reflect on how global health strategies must be adapted.
(pic: Wikimedia Commons)

Demographic Change

Workshop (WS 20)
Wednesday, October 22

Populations are no longer stable; people move for many different reasons, including: situations of conflict, to gain better access to resources, because of changes in the environment, and extreme poverty. More than ever, health professionals, from the preventive to the rehabilitative ends of care, need to have a good understanding of the populations they serve; the demographic and epidemiological profiles; and the most effective interventions to address the diversity of individuals and their health states. The complexity that this ecological perspective introduces requires new and innovative designs to monitor populations.

In this workshop, international experts will raise some of these issues for discussion and consider possible solutions.

The WHS 2014 will feature 20 hands-on workshops, expected to produce tangible results. Please find more information on keynotes, panel-discussions, and workshops in our <link the-summit program.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>online program >>>


WHS Night 2014

About 1,200 participants from all over the world will contribute to the World Health Summit 2014. The WHS Night, held on Monday, October 20, in the prestigious “Wappensaal” of the Berlin Town Hall (“Rotes Rathaus”) offers an excellent opportunity to get in touch and further intensify the exchange.

Enjoy an evening of informal talks and networking with speakers, delegates, representatives from supporting institutions, and other distinguished guests. Snacks and drinks will be served, accompanied by live music.

The WHS Night will start at 6:30 pm; the location is within walking distance of the Summit venue.

WHS Night 2013

We look forward to welcoming you
at the <link the-summit whs-night.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>WHS Night 2014 >>>

World Health Summit Venue: The Federal Foreign Office in Berlin

Federal Foreign Office (photothek / Auswärtiges Amt)

The sixth World Health Summit will again be held at the Federal Foreign Office Berlin. It provides several conference halls, including the huge Weltsaal, the center of the WHS 2014 Program.

The nerve centre of the Federal Foreign Office is the Old Building erected in 1934. At the heart of the Old Buildinglies the large conference centre, almost 900m² in size.

The entrance will be at Unterwasserstraße 10, 10117 Berlin. Please find more information on venue, area, hotels, and directions <link the-summit venue-accommodation.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>on our website >>>


Please find all details concerning the registration for the World Health Summit 2014 here:

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World Health Summit 2014
October 19-22
Federal Foreign Office Berlin


World Health Summit
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10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel.: +49 30 450 572 117
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