Academy Supports World Health Summit

NYAS is among the institutional partners for this Berlin gathering, which brings together scores of world-class experts on a range of health topic.

The Academy is among several dozen global institutions supporting the World Health Summit, to be held in Berlin October 14-18.

The Summit bills itself as "the world's foremost meeting of researchers, physicians, politicians and stake holders within the health care system." Initiated by the French and German governments, the gathering will feature plenary talks and panel discussions by a wide assortment of world-class experts in health policy, public health and biomedical research.

Confirmed speakers include Nobel Laureate Luc Montagnier, President of the World Foundation AIDS Research and Prevention; Victor Dzau, Chancellor for Health at the Duke University Medical Center; Rino Rappuoli, Global Head of Vaccines Research for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics; Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet; Elias Zerhouni, former director of the US National Institutes of Health; German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt; and representatives from many other research institutions, universities, governments and foundations.

Along with the Academy, institutional supporters of the Summit include the European Commission; the World Health Organization; European Medical Research Council; INSERM; and a number of leading French and German academic and research centers.