World Health Summit takes place purely digital
Accreditation is not required
Due to the worsening situation in the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Summit (October 25-27) will be held exclusively in digital form this year. There will be no on-site events and therefore personal attendance on-site will not be possible. Participation in the World Health Summit 2020 is only online. Accreditation is not required. The opening ceremony on Sunday, 25 October 2020 with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Secretary-General Anónio Guterres, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other speakers will be available as a live stream. Video and audio can be used on request. The entire World Health Summit Program will be broadcast live digitally: The individual Zoom links to all 50 sessions are available free of charge and without registration at www.worldhealthsummit.org or directly in the program.
Central topics of the World Health Summit 2020 are: latest findings on COVID-19, new global strategies for pandemic prevention and control, the role of Europe and the WHO in global health. The World Health Summit is one of the world's most important strategic conferences on global health and brings together leading international scientists, politicians, and representatives from industry and civil society. During all sessions, questions can be asked via the Zoom Q&A function, video and audio can be used on request. Among the 300 speakers of the World Health Summit are Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany, Marta Temido, Minister of Health, Portugal, Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Christian Drosten, Head, Institute of Virology, Charité -Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Lothar H. Wieler, President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany, Andrea Ammon, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Nanette Cocero, President for Global Vaccine Development, Pfizer.
Regarding the decision to convert the World Health Summit 2020, which was planned as a hybrid meeting under COVID-19 conditions, into a purely digital event, Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten, founder and president of the World Health Summit, says: "For the World Health Summit, global health and the personal health of the participants are the top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic shows how essential international cooperation is. The World Health Summit as a leading meeting on global health is more important than ever. The digital format enables worldwide participation, active involvement and even wider outreach".