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World Heart Summit

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND  |  19-21 MAY 2023
CONVENING WORLD LEADERS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN THE HEART OF GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY

 

The 8th edition of the World Heart Summit will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 19-21 May 2023, ahead of the 76th World Health Assembly.

The timing and location of this invitation-only event — which brings together leaders and innovators from around the world to explore the most pressing challenges in global cardiovascular health — will once again create the opportunity for transformational conversations with policymakers, diplomats, business leaders and civil society representatives.

The 2023 Summit will be a platform for high-level discussions on the prevention, treatment and management of cardiovascular disease worldwide, centred around the universal theme of cardiovascular health for everyone.

Together, we can help bring cardiovascular disease to the top of the global health agenda and build a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to a healthy living environment and the care, treatment and information they need to keep their hearts healthy.

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, 17 May

Rare Diseases Forum (Invitation only)
Rare Diseases Forum Dinner (Invitation only)

Thursday, 18 May

Rare Diseases Forum (Invitation only)
WHF Committee Meetings (WHF Committees)
WHF Spring Meeting (WHF Board and Committees)

Friday, 19 May
WHF Board Meeting (WHF Board)
Meet & Share Forum: Leadership
Meet & Share Forum: Universal Health Coverage
Summit Welcome Reception

Time

Session

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Welcome & Introduction to the Summit

09:15-10:00

Opening Plenary: World Heart Vision 2030: From concept to reality

10:00-11:00

Policymaking for heart health: From global to national

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-12:30

Panel: Time is money: Financing health systems now and better

12:30-13:30

Panel: In it together: Global threats to cardiovascular health

13:30-14:30

Lunch
Side event: Leveraging early diagnosis and intervention to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease – Sponsored by Roche

14:30-15:00

Panel: MPs in action: Heart health as built by legislators

15:00-16:00

Panel: Pop science: The art of communicating science

16:00-16:30

Panel: Paving the way for better access to CVD medicines and diagnostics

Time

Session

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

09:00-09:30

TBC

09:30-10:30

Panel: Better environments for better heart health

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Panel: Capitalizing on the digital transformation for heart health

12:00-12:30

Fireside chat: Mind the gap in the health workforce: A neglected crisis

12:30-13:15

Launch: State of the World Heart Report

13:15-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:30

Panel: Heart health advocacy: A view from the outside

15:30-15:45

Closing Remarks & Call to Action

THE SEVENTY-SIXTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WILL TAKE PLACE IN GENEVA ON
21-30 MAY 2023, FOLLOWING THE WORLD HEART SUMMIT.

An aerial view of Geneva, Switzerland with Jet d'eau fountain and lake geneva in the foreground

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