Monash medicine delegates head to Berlin

7 October 2014

Delegates from Monash University will join world leaders in addressing major global health priorities at the 2014 World Health Summit in October. Climate change and health are the top issues to be discussed at this year’s summit, which will be held Oct. 19 – 22 in Berlin.

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Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Professor Christina Mitchell is leading the university’s delegation at the conference.
“The summit is an important forum that enables public health leaders the opportunity to address the greatest health issues facing our world,” Professor Mitchell said.
Throughout the summit, Monash University will host symposia covering a range of topics from demographic change, systems biology and medical education.
The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, universities and national academies, organised in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences of more than 67 countries through the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP).
The summit’s mission is to bring together researchers, physicians, leading government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems over the next decade and beyond.
It is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of public health leaders from academia, politics, industry and government.

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