The World Health Summit Regional Meeting for the first time in Italy. Sapienza hosts the forum on global health from June 15 to 17
From June 15 to 17, Sapienza will be hosting the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2022, a prestigious initiative on global health promoted by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers network. The M8 is a growing network of 30 members in 20 countries, comprising leading academic health centres, universities and research institutes worldwide, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which represents national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.
The Summit, organised for the first time in Italy, will be attended by more than 100 scientists and experts from around the world who will discuss improving global health and developing scientific solutions to health challenges.
Topics covered in more than 20 sessions include: vaccine development and policies: challenges and strategies; healthcare systems; metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases; new technologies and personalised therapies; new frontiers in health care promotion.
The Regional Meeting of the World Health Summit is one of the world's most important strategic forums for global health and annually brings together leaders from politics, science and medicine, the public and private sectors, and civil society to set the agenda for a future with more health for all. The World Health Summit was established in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Berlin Charité Hospital and is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the French Republic, the President of the European Commission and the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The vision of the World Health Summit is to improve health protection worldwide through collaboration and open dialogue, driving tomorrow's agenda towards improved research, education, health care and policies.
World Health Summit 2022 International President Eugenio Gaudio, European Parliament Vice President Ewa Kopacz (video message), Rector Antonella Polimeni, Health Minister Roberto Speranza, University and Research Minister Maria Cristina Messa, and World Health Summit President Axel Radlach Pries will open the event.