GHF2008 – Programme Overview

Sunday, 25 May 2008

17:30 19:00 Official Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Health Forum 2010
19:00 20:30 Welcome Reception / Marketplace

Monday, 26 May 2008

09:00 10:30 Plenary
PL01 Tomorrow’s Health Systems: In Phase with Reality?
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break/Marketplace
11:00 12:30 Parallel Sessions
PS01 Management of Chronic Disease I  PS09 Future Health Systems: Regional Perspectives PS11 Strenthening National Health Information Systems PS12 Social Determinants of Health: What is Next? PS23 Patient-Centred Health Systems PS15 Public-Private Partnerships: The Human Factor
12:30 14:00 Lunch Sessions
LS01 Fondation Mérieux - Improving Access to Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases in Low-Income Countries
14:00 15:30 Plenary Panel Discussions
PL02 Primary Healthcare Revisited in a Multistakeholder Landscape PL03 Can We Deliver?
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break/Marketplace
16:00 17:30 Parallel Sessions
PS02 Management of Chronic Diseases II PS07 Can Mixed Health Systems be Equitable? PS14 Research to Support Development of Equitable Health Systems PS33 Access to Health Services in Crisis and Fragile States PS04 Agequake in Health Systems Imperatives of an Ageing Population PS28 Access to Affordable Medicines
17:30
19:30
10th Anniversary Celebration Global Forum for Health Research

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

07:30 08:45  
09:00 10:30 Plenary
PL04 The Global Health Workforce: Challenges for the Future
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break/Marketplace
11:00 12:30 Parallel Sessions
 PS03 Oncology: Only for the Rich? PS06 Primary Healthcare Revival: Beyond Declaration PS16 Global Health Education in Action PS18 Human Resources: Policies and Retention Strategies PS26 Health Knowledge at the age of Web 2.0 PS19 Physicians in Global Health
12:30 14:00 Lunch break Marketplace
12:30 14:00 Plenary Panel Discussions
PL05 Sustainable Health Financing PL06 Business, Lifestyles & Public Health
15:30
16:00
Coffee Break/Marketplace
16:00 17:30 Parallel Sessions
 PS21 ICT in Support of Health Workers PS10 Innovative Healthcare Financing PS17 Social Accountability and Accreditation of Medical Schools: Are New Norms Needed? PS20 Task Shifting: the Solution for Healthcare Workers Shortages PS 30 Neglected Diseases:... PS13 Developing In-House Capacity in Applied Research: Lessons Learned
17:30
19:00
Open-to-the-Public Event: Marketplace, Photo Exhibition from the World Medical Association, Special Documentary Film Sessions
17:45 19:15 Plenary
The First Mile: Setting the Framework for Effective Community Health Systems (Videoconference with the Global Health Council, Washington D.C.)

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

07:30
08:45
Free Communications 
09:00 10:30 Plenary
PL08 Research & Training for Health: Seeds for the Future
10:30
11:00
Coffee Break/Marketplace
11:00 12:30 Parallel Sessions
PS08 Hospitals and Health Systems: Only High Tech? PS29 Sustainable Healthcare for People Living with HIV/AIDS PS24 The Business of Health and the Health of the Business PS27  Biotechnology to Improve Access to Health: Can it PS35 Clinical Research on Infectious Diseases PS36 Selected Case Studies on Neglected Diseases PS37 Enduring Research Infrastructures in Low-Income Countries
12:30 14:00 Lunch Session
LS02 Global Health Watch 2: An Alternative World Health Report
13:30-14:00
14:00 15:30 Parallel Sessions
PS05 Making Mental Health a Global Priority PS 32 Human Rights and Health Systems PS31 Global Health Initiatives:... PS34 New Approaches to Field-Based Malaria Treatment PS22 Medical Tourism: Emerging Poles of Excellence PS25 Global Health: A European Perspective
15:30
15:45
Break
15:45 17:15 Plenary
PL09 Closing Plenary Session