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World Heart Summit 2022

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND | 21-22 MAY 2022

THE 2022 SUMMIT CONVENED WORLD LEADERS IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN THE HEART OF GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY, JUST AHEAD OF THE 75TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY.

The 7th edition of the World Heart Summit took place on 21-22 May 2022, just two days ahead of the World Health Assembly, under the timely and universal theme of Cardiovascular Health for Everyone.

Delegates to this exclusive, invitation-only event engaged with policymakers, diplomats, researchers, private sector partners and health advocates, forging ties with leaders and innovators in the global cardiovascular community to strengthen the global response to cardiovascular disease and help people live longer, healthier lives.

In 2022, for the first time, the Summit was live-streamed, allowing people in every corner of the world to follow the sessions, interact with other participants, and be inspired as we work together to create a healthier, more equitable world.

Through thought-provoking topics and a dynamic format, including interview-style panels, keynotes, fireside chats and focused workshops, the programme:

• Charted the transformational changes and trends in the global cardiovascular environment
• Put a spotlight on heart health for development
• Took stock of new treatments, technologies, and approaches for cardiology
• Asked how we can communicate heart health in a time of crisis
• Challenged policymakers to turn cardiovascular health into a priority

Speakers

Zsuzsanna Jakab
Zsuzsanna Jakab

Deputy Director-General

World Health Organization

Christopher Tufton
Christopher Tufton

Minister of Health and Wellness

Jamaica

Tom Frieden
Tom Frieden

President and CEO

Resolve to Save Lives

Nancy Brown
Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer

American Heart Association

Marcelo Queiroga
Marcelo Queiroga

Minister of Health

Brazil

Bente Mikkelsen
Bente Mikkelsen

Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases

World Health Organization

Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi
Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi

Health Minister

Sultanate of Oman

Dipti Itchhaporia
Dipti Itchhaporia

President

American College of Cardiology

Budi Sadikin
Budi Sadikin

Minister of Health

Indonesia

Maria Van Kerkhove
Maria Van Kerkhove

COVID-19 Technical Lead

World Health Organization

Fausto Pinto
Fausto Pinto

President

World Heart Federation

Renu Garg
Renu Garg

Senior Vice President of Cardiovascular Health

Resolve to Save Lives

Elijah Ogola
Elijah Ogola

President

Pan African Society of Cardiology

Marie France Tschudin
Marie France Tschudin

President, Innovative Medicines International & Chief Commercial Officer

Novartis

Liesl Zühlke
Liesl Zühlke

Vice President - ERIP

South African Medical Research Council

Daniel Piñeiro
Daniel Piñeiro

President-Elect

World Heart Federation

Stephan Achenbach
Stephan Achenbach

President

European Society of Cardiology

Fiona Bull
Fiona Bull

Head of Unit, Physical Activity

World Health Organization

Ruchira Glaser
Ruchira Glaser

Senior Vice President, Therapy Area Head for Rare, Autoimmune and Cardiovascular Disease

Moderna

Katie Dain
Katie Dain

Chief Executive Officer

NCD Alliance

Slim Slama
Slim Slama

Unit Head NCD Management

World Health Organization

Githinji Gitahi
Githinji Gitahi

Group CEO

Amref Health Africa

Petra Khoury
Petra Khoury

Director Health and Care Department

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

Akhtar Hussain
Akhtar Hussain

President-Elect

International Diabetes Federation

Téa Collins
Téa Collins

Global NCD Platform Lead

World Health Organization

Prabhakaran Dorairaj
Prabhakaran Dorairaj

Executive Director

Center for Chronic Disease Control, India

Rachael Kupka
Rachael Kupka

Executive Director

Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

Thomas Cueni
Thomas Cueni

Director General

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Anu Gomanju
Anu Gomanju

Voices of NCDI Poverty Advocacy Fellow

The NCDI Poverty Network

Lilian Mbau
Lilian Mbau

Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Cardiac Society

Stuart Spencer
Stuart Spencer

Senior Executive Editor

The Lancet

Peng Yin
Peng Yin

Professor

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Mariachiara Di Cesare
Mariachiara Di Cesare

Director, Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

University of Essex

Adriana Blanco Marquizo
Adriana Blanco Marquizo

Head of the Convention Secretariat

WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control

Richard Fuller
Richard Fuller

Co-Chair

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Gene Bukhman
Gene Bukhman

Associate Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Social Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Eliana Barrenho
Eliana Barrenho

Health Economist/Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Garry Jennings
Garry Jennings

Chief Executive Officer

National Heart Foundation of Australia

Andrea Feigl
Andrea Feigl

Founder and CEO

Health Finance Institute

Charles Kamotho
Charles Kamotho

Founder and CEO

Daktari Africa

Magdalena Daccord
Magdalena Daccord

Chief Executive

FH Europe

Douglas Bettcher
Douglas Bettcher

Senior Advisor, Director-General's Office

World Health Organization

Jillianne Code
Jillianne Code

Co-Founder & President

Heart Life Foundation Canada

Robert Heine
Robert Heine

Vice President, Medical Affairs

Eli Lilly

Andrea Baer
Andrea Baer

Executive Director

Mended Hearts

Thomas Gaziano
Thomas Gaziano

Associate Professor Cardiovascular Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Sophie Manoy
Sophie Manoy

Medical Doctor and Patient Advocate

NCD Child

Francois Mach
Francois Mach

Chief of Cardiology

Geneva University Hospitals

Stephen Ogweno
Stephen Ogweno

Founder and CEO

Stowelink Inc

Rifat Atun
Rifat Atun

Professor of Global Health Systems

Harvard University

Inese Maurina
Inese Maurina

Chairwoman

ParSirdi.lv, Latvia

Al Voss
Al Voss

Treasurer

Mended Hearts

Thomas Hach
Thomas Hach

Executive Director, Patient Engagement for Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism

Novartis

Esti Nurjadin
Esti Nurjadin

Chairwoman

Indonesia Heart Foundation

Christoph Huber
Christoph Huber

Head of the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery

Geneva University Hospitals

‪Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
‪Gláucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira

Professor of Cardiology

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

WITH THE SPECIAL PARTICIPATION OF:

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General

World Health Organization

Ignazio Cassis
Ignazio Cassis

President

Swiss Confederation

SUMMIT PROGRAMME

On the Thursday and Friday prior to the Summit, WHF will be hosting a series of events for our community, leadership and volunteers:

Date

Sessions

Wednesday, 18 May

Fixed Dose Combinations Forum (Invitation only)
Fixed Dose Combinations Forum Dinner (Invitation only)

Thursday, 19 May

Fixed Dose Combinations Forum (Invitation only)
WHF Committee Meetings (WHF Committees)
WHF Spring Meeting (WHF Board and Committees)

Friday, 20 May

WHF Board Meeting (WHF Board)
Meet & Share Forum: Leadership and Governance (All Participants)
Extraordinary General Assembly (WHF Members)
Summit Welcome Reception

Time

Session

09:00 - 17:00

Meet & Share Forum: Leadership and Governance
9:00 – 11:30 Leading associations, societies and foundations in a post-COVID environment
14:00 – 17:00 A journey through WHO, WHA, UN: What will happen next week?

18:30 – 19:30

World Heart Summit Welcome Reception

Time

Session

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome & Introduction

09:10 - 09:30

Keynote: State of the World’s Heart: Megatrends in global and cardiovascular health

09:30 - 10:00

Opening Plenary: World Heart Vision 2030

10:00 - 10:45

Panel: Heart health for development

10:45 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:40

Special Session: Scaling up successful approaches for cardiology in a post-COVID world

12:40 - 14:00

Lunch

Side event: The state of cardiovascular disease in G20+ countries – Sponsored by Novo Nordisk and Novartis

14:00 - 14:30

Fireside Chat

14:30 - 15:20

Panel: Why evidence no longer matters: Communicating heart health in a time of crisis

15:20 - 16:15

Panel: New treatments, technologies, and approaches in heart health

16:15 - 16:30

Break

16:30 - 17:30

Special Session: Are health systems fit for purpose?

Time

Session

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Highlights from Day 1

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote: Pollution: A Global Health Crisis – The Lancet Planetary Health

10:00 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 12:00

Achieving cardiovascular health for everyone: The role of governments

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Special session: Translating global policy into national action

15:00 - 15:20

Closing Remarks & Call to Action

THE SEVENTY-FIFTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WILL TAKE PLACE IN GENEVA ON
22-28 MAY 2022, FOLLOWING THE WORLD HEART SUMMIT.

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Geneva — the ❤ of global health diplomacy

Situated between Lake Geneva and the Swiss-French mountains, the city of Geneva is home to the world’s highest concentration of international organizations and diplomatic missions. It hosts the headquarters of many United Nations agencies, including the World Health Organization, and other international institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the World Economic Forum.

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