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World Heart Summit

Geneva, Switzerland | 24-26 May 2024

LEARN | ENGAGE | BE INSPIRED

The 9th edition of the World Heart Summit will be held in Geneva, Switzerland — the heart of global health diplomacy — on 24-26 May 2024, ahead of the 77th World Health Assembly.

Trailblazers across government, business, civil society and academia will come together to tackle some of today’s most pressing global challenges in cardiovascular health.

Together, we can pave the way to a brighter, healthier future for all.

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, 22 May

Multimorbidity and Integrated Care Forum (Invitation only)

Thursday, 23 May

Multimorbidity and Integrated Care Forum (Invitation only)

WHF Committee Meetings (WHF Committees)

WHF Spring Meeting (WHF Board and Committees)

Friday, 24 May

Meet & Share Forum

Summit Welcome Reception

Time

Session

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:15

Welcome and Introduction to the Summit

9:15-10:00

Opening plenary: Cardiovascular health and environmental change:
A vital nexus

10:00-11:00

Ministerial panel: Closing the gap in Universal Health Coverage and health financing for CVD

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-12:30

Panel discussion: Diverse health system approaches: From theory to real-life implementation and scale-up

12:30-13:00

Fireside chat: Publish or perish: The risks and opportunities of open access journals

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:30

Panel discussion: Addressing social determinants: Paving the way for improved cardiovascular health

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:00

Debate format session: AI in cardiovascular health: Opportunities and threats

17:00-17:30

Fireside chat: Free speech vs. health truth: Navigating social media’s tightrope

Time

Session

9:00-10:00

The dual burden of CVD and mental health

10:00-11:00

TBC

11:00-11:30

Break

11:30-12:30

Panel discussion: Her heart matters: Advancing women’s cardiovascular health

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Panel discussion: The triple threat of CVD, climate change and ultra processed food

15:00-15:30

Break

15:30-16:30

Panel discussion: Charting the course to 2025: Navigating cardiovascular health priorities at the UNHLM on NCDs

THE SEVENTY-SEVENTH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY WILL TAKE PLACE IN GENEVA ON
27 MAY-1 JUNE 2024, FOLLOWING THE WORLD HEART SUMMIT

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.

THE WORLD HEART SUMMIT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS

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