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World Heart Summit 2022

Geneva, Switzerland – May 2022

The Summit will convene world leaders in cardiovascular health in the heart of global health diplomacy, just ahead of the 75th World Health Assembly.

Now in its 7th edition, the World Health Summit will be convened 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 will engage with policymakers, diplomats, programme implementers, researchers, private sector partners, and health advocates, forging ties with leaders in the global cardiovascular community that will lead to a bigger impact on policies and on people’s lives.

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

  • chart the transformational changes and trends in the global cardiovascular environment
  • put a spotlight on heart health for development
  • take stock of new treatments, technologies, and approaches for cardiology
  • ask how we can communicate heart health in a time of crisis, and
  • challenge policymakers to turn cardiovascular health into a priority.


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

Thursday, 19 May
WHF Committee meetings

Friday, 20 May
WHF Board Meeting
Meet & Share Forum
Extraordinary General Assembly 

08:30-17:00 CET

  • Opening plenary: World Heart Vision 2030
  • Panel 1: Heart health for development: spotlight on Africa, Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Panel 2: Why evidence no longer matters – communicating heart health in a time of crisis
  • Parallel Workshops:
    • New treatments, technologies, and approaches in heart health
    • Adopting approaches from the fight against COVID-19 for cardiology
    • Building success in harnessing online and mobile technologies
    • Learning from lived experience: people-centered models of care

08:30-15:20 CET

  • Parallel workshops:
    • Translating global policy into national action
    • Generating data for health
  • Closing plenary: Is CVD the last priority for governments?
  • Closing remarks and 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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