World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, CoimbraDate: April 19-20, 2018 Venue: Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra, Portugal Hosts: University of Coimbra, Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre Expected attendance: 550-700 Official Website: https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/regional-meeting.html
The conference will focus on four topics:
- Managing Infectious Diseases in Low & Middle Income Countries
- Governance for Health Equity in Low & Middle Income Countries
- Opportunities and Challenges in Translating Innovation into Healthcare
- Biomedical Education for a Changing World
- Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (President of the Portuguese Republic)
- António Guterres (Secretary-General, United Nations, USA)
- Magda Robalo (Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, WHO Regional Office for Africa)
- Mónica Ferro (Director, Geneva Office UNFPA, Switzerland)
- Detlev Ganten (President, World Health Summit, Germany)
- João Gabriel Silva (Rector, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
- Fernando Regateiro (Chairman, Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal)
Challenge and the responsibility will define this first World Health Summit to take place in Portugal. The challenge for Coimbra is to make a significant contribution to the design of effective mechanisms for increasing the provision of high-quality health services to areas of the world where they’re inadequate or nonexistent. The responsibilities involve confirming Coimbra as a center of creation and disseminating knowledge regarding health.
This event will move beyond just proposing solutions towards a more integrative and inclusive approach. In it, special guests, speakers, experts, participants, social communicators, and figures from civil society will work together to identify sustainable responses that are also widely executable.
History shows that we are capable of finding new paths, uniting people and ideas, and developing new alternatives. Portugal has always had – and will continue to have – the capacity to kickstart new trends, spread good practices and generate new concepts.
In a world shaped by the velocity of change, this event will alert us to an impending need – to find new answers to old problems. Technology and novelty are important allies on this journey.
We are living in a unique era. One in which paradigms are being overturned and new planetary dynamics are being established. Portugal has the opportunity to be part of this history, and to present distinct ways of thinking that will influence healthcare in the future.
Together, we can overcome great challenges!
João Gabriel Silva
Rector, University of Coimbra
As Co-President of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018, it is an honor to welcome you to Coimbra in the same year that the M8 Alliance celebrates its 10th birthday!
The University of Coimbra and the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre are the hosts of this important meeting, which is taking place in Portugal for the first time. We are very committed to playing a major role in Global Health as members of the M8 Alliance, an extensive global network of leaders that promotes the development of innovative solutions and effective approaches to Global Health challenges in a changing world.
The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 will provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of themes such as the management of infectious diseases, governance for health equity in low- and middle-income countries, opportunities and challenges in translating innovation into healthcare, and adapting biomedical education to a changing world.
The strong representation on the part of nations belonging to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) is explained by the close bonds that tie Coimbra to each of them. At this World Health Summit Regional Meeting, we intend to promote the joint development of new approaches and establish fruitful collaborations with both our CPLP partners and our international partners.
It has been a privilege for us to have the opportunity to organize the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 in Coimbra.
We hope to honor the purpose of this global health event by engaging participants and prestigious leaders from a wide range of areas and geographies in a broad, intense and fruitful discussion.
Fernando de Jesus Regateiro
President of the Board, Coimbra Hospital and University Centre
Online registration is open!
The following fees (in Euro, and exempt from VAT) apply:
|Category||Until 8 April, 2018||Until 13 April, 2018|
|Healthcare professionals, Academia, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)||300||360|
|Low/Middle Income Countries participants**||75||90|
|UC/CHUC (Coimbra Health Staff)||75||90|
* Residents participants must submit proof of enrolment at work institution.
** See World Bank List.
*** Student participants must submit proof of enrolment at an educational institution.
The scientific program will be structured by four main themes:
1 - Managing Infectious Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries
2 - Governance for Health Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries
3 - Opportunities and Challenges in Translating Innovation into Healthcare
4 - Biomedical Education for a Changing World
5 - Satelite Event
|Thursday, April 19, 2018|
|08:00||Registration & Welcome reception|
|09:00 10:30||Communicable Diseases vs Non Communicable diseases1||Circadian Biology and Personalized Medicine3||Setting the basis for healthcare and innovation after armed conflict3||Biomedical Education for a changing World4|
|Coffee break (30 min)|
|11:00 12:30||Lessons learned from HIV pandemic to reach the 90-90-90 goals1||Reducing Maternal and Child Mortality2||Global Health Security1||Global Policies to Implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2|
|Lunch break (60 min)|
|13:30 15:00||KEY01: Opening Session|
|15:00 16:30||Infectious Diseases and Climate Change1||Shaping Urban Environments for more Equitable and Healthier Places2||Digital Medicine3||How to change the curricula to include Global Health4||"Saudi Ki Nô Rikesa"5|
|Coffee break (30 min)|
|17:00 18:30||KEY02: The role of diplomacy in Global Health Politics – Health Ministers of CPLP|
|19:30 23:00||Dinner & Regional Meeting Night (only by invitation)|
|Friday, April 20, 2018|
|09:00 10:30||Reverting the dissemination of Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases1||Migrants and Health2||Access to Vaccines to protect Life1||The role of Health Professionals in the integrated response to the Citizen5|
|Coffee break (30 min)|
|11:00 12:30||KEY03: Investing in Women Health: Addressing the challenges of development|
|Lunch break (90 min) | Startup Track||Education towards Human Rights4|
|14:00 15:30||Networking the networks: Maximising impact by strengthening collaboration, capacity and quality of clinical research in sub-Saharan Africa1||Access to Healthcare: Inequalities in a Global World2||Translational and Sustainable Innovation3||Training and Empowerment of Health Professionals in Low and Middle Income Countries4||How to improve access to care for diabetic patients: Portugal and Africa approaches2|
|15:30 17:00||KEY04: Closing Ceremony|
|17:00 ||Sunset & Regional Tasting|
The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra brings together leading researchers, physicians, government officials and representatives from industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and healthcare systems worldwide.
The list of confirmed speakers can be found here
University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is the oldest university in the country, and for centuries it was the only university in Portugal. The history of higher education in Portugal is bound closely to the history of this historic center of learning.
Founded in 1290 by King Dinis in Lisbon, it was permanently settled in Coimbra in 1537, by order of King João III, after a period of migration between these two cities. Initially planned to work in Sofia Street, opened specifically to accommodate it, near the Monastery of Santa Cruz, it was in the Royal Palace of the “Alcaçova”, later the Palace of Schools, that all Faculties of the University of Coimbra - Theology, Canons, Law and Medicine – began their work in 1544. This is the image recorded in the Portuguese collective imagination, indelible mark of the city and its University ever since.
For centuries the city and the University were shaped in a deep symbiotic relationship, clearly visible in our days when we appreciate the relationship between the various cores of Alta (higher city).
The Palace of Schools, historic center par excellence of the University, holds a part of the whole that constitutes the University - here we perceive the traditions and mystique that makes it unique in the world. Inseparable from the city that hosts it, one feels the legacy of centuries, which projects itself in time, connecting the past and the future.
The College of Jesus is the oldest Jesuit College in the world, created here in 1542. It became the teaching space of sciences at the University of Coimbra after the Studies reforms, driven by the Marquis of Pombal in 1772. It is now one of the major references in what relates to the History of Science in Portugal.
In June 2013, UNESCO classified the University of Coimbra as World Heritage Site, for its unquestionable value for the History and Portuguese Culture – thus rewarding the effort and dedication of those who every day works to preserve, enhance and especially share its heritage with the World.
More info about the University of Coimbra
Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre
Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre (CHUC) mission is to deliver high-quality clinical care in a context of pre and postgraduate training with a strong focus on research, scientific knowledge and innovation.
We offer comprehensive care across all major medical and surgical specialities. CHUC´s excellence centres ensure high standard healthcare services being the Portuguese hospital with the largest number of Centers of Reference and belonging to ten Europe Reference Networks.
CHUC is an associate partner of InnoSTAR S, EIT Health KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) and has there major partnerships with several biotech and IT companies implementing the concept of an innovation pioneer hospital.
The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra will be held in the Convento de São Francisco. Located next to the Mondego River, this historic building is close to major hotels and services, and easy to reach by public transport and on foot.
The Convento de São Francisco is one of Coimbra's main cultural hubs, supporting artistic residences and promoting the excellent cultural programme that the city has to offer. As a congress centre, the Convento de São Francisco is part of the international business tourism circuit and regularly hosts large and prestigious events.
Tourism, culture and business collide at the Convento de São Francisco, an operational and multifunctional space that combines economy, culture, knowledge and innovation. It offers visitors to Coimbra a base from which to learn about surrounding places of interest within the UNESCO World Heritage site such as the University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia, as well as other places further afield.
Convento de São Francisco
Av. da Guarda Inglesa 3
3040-270 Coimbra, Portugal
Young Physician Leaders, Coimbra, Portugal
Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders. The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility.
Although incorporating leadership training programs into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training. To contribute to building capacity in this area, IAMP launched its Young Physician Leaders (YPL) program in 2011 in partnership with the World Health Summit and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies.
In the framework of this initiative, IAP for Health is seeking for candidates to participate in a regional program to be held from April 17-19, 2018, during the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal.
Articulated in two parts, a specific leadership development program followed by participation as special guests at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting, the successful candidates will be exposed to an outstanding scientific and policy program attended by a global group of medical and scientific professionals. The program will take into account the lessons learnt from the previous YPL sessions in Berlin.
We are seeking to identify a maximum of 10 outstanding young physicians from Portuguese speaking countries who are currently in the process of establishing and developing their careers. The program seeks to select a diverse group from multiple specialties and career interests, including but not exclusive to research area and diversity of geographic location. The opportunities for sharing experiences across this international lens are unprecedented.
Candidates must show great promise for leadership in their chosen careers. They should be enthusiastic, with outstanding communication skills and the ability, desire and personality to represent the medical profession well when interacting with the outstanding professionals from multiple sectors who will be attending the World Health Summit Regional Meeting. We especially encourage the nomination of women.
Note that the workshop will be held in English, so candidates should be able to express themselves well in this language.
IAP member academies, members of the M8 Alliance and other bona fide medical institutions in target countries without academies are invited to nominate a maximum of two eligible physicians under 40 years of age with demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in clinical medicine, medical education, public health, or health policy and who show significant promise for leadership in their fields in the future.
The deadline to submit nominations online is Friday February 16, 2018.
The Young Physician Leaders initiative aims to convene a group of diverse specialties and origins. To date, 131 YPL have been trained. Their details can be found in the dedicated YPL Directory (www.iamp-online.org/ypl-directory)
The IAP for Health Young Physician Leaders Program 2018, Coimbra, Portugal is organized in partnership with Coimbra Health, formed by the University of Coimbra and the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre (CHUC). It has a special collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra.
Plan your stay
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How to get to Coimbra
From Porto: 121 km, travelling from the north. From Lisbon: 208 km, travelling from the south. Train Station in Coimbra city: Coimbra B. Venue: Convento São Francisco, Coimbra, Portugal
Travelling from Lisbon International Airport
By train: You can take a taxi or the Lisbon Metro (opens at 06:30 and closes at 01h00) from the airport to the "Oriente" train station. The trip should take around 10 minutes, but for the taxi it may vary depending on traffic conditions. "Oriente" trains to Coimbra are frequent (your destination will be Coimbra-B station). You should choose one of the following type of trains: the IC, Inter Cidades, that makes a few stops in major cities before Coimbra or the AP, Alfa Pendular, which is faster and more comfortable than the first one. You can see the train schedule and other information on the following site: www.cp.pt/passageiros/en.
By bus: The easiest way is to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station (Terminal Rodoviário de Sete Rios). The trip should take around 30 minutes, but it may vary depending on the traffic conditions. Buses to Coimbra are frequent. You can see the bus schedule and other information on www.rede-expressos.pt/en and www.rodonorte.pt/en.
When you get to Coimbra by train or bus, you can simply take a taxi.
Travelling From Porto International Airport
By train: You can take a taxi or the Porto Metro from the airport to the “Campanhã” train station. The trip should take around 30 minutes, but for the taxi it may vary depending on traffic conditions. Trains to Coimbra are frequent (your destination will be Coimbra-B station). You could choose the IC, Inter Cidades, that makes a few stops in major cities before Coimbra or the AP, Alpha Pendular, which is faster and more comfortable than the first one. You can see the train schedule and other information at www.cp.pt/passageiros/en.
By bus: The easy way is to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station (Garagem Atlântico – rede-expressos). The trip should take around 30 minutes, considering normal traffic flow conditions. Busses to Coimbra are frequent. You can see the bus schedule and other information at www.rede-expressos.pt/en.
When you get to Coimbra by train or bus, you can simply take a taxi.
Travelling by car: If you prefer renting a car, the trip should take about 1.5 hours from Porto and two hours from Lisbon.
Travelling using Coimbra Airport Shuttle: Coimbra Airport Shuttle provides a door-to-door shared transfer between Coimbra and the airports at Lisbon and Porto. The Coimbra Airport Shuttle service offers numerous daily shuttles going to or departing from the airports. You can schedule and see other information at coimbra.airportshuttle.pt.