Health Events Calendar

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The Health Events Calender (HEC) lists events related to international health cooperation and global health relevant for SDC and Switzerland. Your proposals and comments are welcome!

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The State as health duty bearer – challenges and threats.

International symposium on health systems

12-13 February 2018 | University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

medicusmundi bizkaia would like to invite you to our next International Symposium on Health Systems 'The State as Health Guarantor: challenges and threats'. A provisional programme of the symposium is available now. During the event, we will analyze the different realities and ways of approaching public health by the states. As you may know from medicusmundi bizkaia, we are committed to public health systems that guarantee access to the health of individuals and communities from an equity, inclusive and culturally relevant approach."

Contact: bizkaia@medicusmundi.es  Tel. +34 94 412 73 98

For more information visit the event website.

​7th Edition of the Geneva Health Forum, Precision Global Health in the digital age

10-12 April 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland

New public health challenges and the digital revolution are changing global health practices. In the future, we will need to develop decision-making tools to ensure more efficient and effective healthcare, and to establish a more specific, appropriate and targeted approach through what can be referred to as "Precision Global Health".

The seventh edition of GHF will explore this topic, and in particular by ensuring better knowledge and understanding of tools, changes to practices, and challenges; by presenting current initiatives from the field and future actions, partnerships and frameworks.

For more information visit the event website.

Clinical Decision Support and Health Information Systems – Potential and Pitfalls of New Technologies

25 April 2018 | Swiss TPH, Basel, Switzerland

Swiss TPH Spring Symposium

New technologies are progressively transforming health care delivery. In health facilities, point-of-care devices can support clinical personnel in the diagnosis and care of patients. At system level, health information tools help aggregate and visualise data thereby facilitating decision-making for managers and policy makers.

The Spring Symposium 2018 invites health system professionals and students to share and review experiences of technology-enabled healthcare with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries.

  • Point-of-care solutions to improve diagnosis and care 
  • Data systems to support evidence-based decision-making
  • Current digital trends and innovations

For more information visit the event website.

​Clinical Research in Resource Limited Settings - Mission Impossible or Role Model for Future Drug Development?

28 June 2018 | Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung, Hebelstrasse 30, Basel, Switzerland

Swiss TPH Summer Symposium

The Swiss TPH Summer Symposium 2018 invites clinical researchers, drug development specialists and students to review and discuss future approaches to drug development. What can we learn from R&D in low resource settings? Topics will include:

  • Cost explosion of drug development
  • Impact of GCP-guideline amendment 2016
  • Conducting sponsor-investigator trials in Switzerland
  • Clinical trials in low resource settings
  • The Biotech approach to clinical development
  • The Pharma view on clinical development
  • Alternative business models and partnerships

For more information visit the event website


AIDS 2018

23-27 July 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world. “The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said Chris Beyrer, President of the IAS.

For more information visit the event website.

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Impressum: The Health Events Calender (HEC) is edited for the SDC Health Network by Medicus Mundi Switzerland.

Contact: Martina Staenke (HEC editor, Medicus Mundi Switzerland)