Press Invitation: World Health Summit 2017

The entire event (October 15-17, Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin, Germany) is open to media representatives.

Please note the central dates:

Press Conference

Sunday, October 15, 15:00-15:45
Kosmos, Saal 7 „Elizabeth Blackwell“

Participants:

• Adalberto Campos Fernandes (Minister of Health, Portugal)
• Joanne Liu (International President, Doctors Without Borders, Switzerland)
• Roger D. Kornberg (Nobel Prize laureate / Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
• Hélène Boisjoly (World Health Summit International President / Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada)
• Detlev Ganten (World Health Summit President, Germany)

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, October 15, 17:00-18:30
Kosmos, Saal 1 „Rudolf Virchow“

Speakers:

• Hermann Gröhe (Federal Minister of Health, Germany)
• Adalberto Campos Fernandes (Minister of Health, Portugal)
• Joanne Liu (International President, Doctors Without Borders, Switzerland)
• Werner Baumann (CEO, Bayer AG, Germany)
• Roger D. Kornberg (Nobel Prize laureate / Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
• Christoph Franz (Chairman, Roche, Switzerland)
• Hélène Boisjoly (World Health Summit International President / Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada)
• Detlev Ganten (World Health Summit President, Germany)

Startup Pitches

Monday, October 16, 12:45-13:45
Kosmos, Saal 1 „Rudolf Virchow“

70 startups from 25 countries applied for the international World Health Summit startup competition. 10 will present their concepts in front of audience and jury. German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe as high patron of the competition will award the winners on the same day.

The finalists:

• AMBOSS (Germany)
• Amparo GmbH (Germany)
• CareNX Innovations (India)
• doctHERs (Pakistan)
• Fosanis GmbH (Germany)
• imito AG (Switzerland)
• monikit UG (Germany)
• PharmaChk (USA)
• SciDogma Research (India)
• WeCare.id (Indonesia)

Startup Award Ceremony with Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe

Monday, October 16. 18:45-19:15
Kosmos, Saal 1 „Rudolf Virchow“

As high patron of the World Health Summit Startup Track, German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe will award the winners at the World Health Summit Night.

The World Health Summit 2017 will be held from October 15-17 at Kosmos (Karl-Marx-Allee 131a) in Berlin. Under the high patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the Republic of France Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, it is the premiere international platform for exploring strategic developments and decisions in the area of healthcare.

Central topics: Health Policy in the G7/G20, Vaccine Research and Development, Big Data for Health Governance, Global Health Security, Healthy and Resilient Cities, Creating Global Health Innovations with Africa, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Information on speakers and topics of the World Health Summit 2017:
https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/whs-2017/program
https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/whs-2017/speakers

The World Health Summit is open to media representatives:
https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/media/accreditation

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Press Contact:
Tobias Gerber
Tel.: +49 30 450 572 114
communications@worldhealthsummit.org

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