Given the worrying evolution of the outbreak of coronavirus worldwide, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva, organizers of the Geneva Health Forum (GHF), together with the programme Committee of the Geneva Health Forum, have decided that the next edition of the Forum, due to take place from 16 th to 18 th November 2020, will be held in a fully virtual way.
These are difficult times for all. But we believe that now more than ever, we need a Forum gathering all the key actors of global health and humanitarian action. We are trying to be agile in a complex situation.
We would like to state that we also see this as an opportunity to reach a greater audience, which aligns with our goal of giving a voice to actors from the field and bringing them closer to the discussions held in International Geneva on global health.
We have developed an attractive programme that should be interesting to all our GHF community. We will have 21 online sessions that will be broadcasted live during our 3 days event and that will remain available for our participants for 3 months after the event. These sessions will be held in a professional studio, giving you the best experience that a virtual session can offer. We will be tackling, with our network of key actors in Geneva and beyond, the global health crisis that impacts all of us, without forgetting critical issues that are and will remain crucial global health challenges, such as Universal Health Coverage, E-Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases, SDGs, Cancer or the impact of Climate change.
We will also offer virtual exhibition booths where you can get to know and meet key global health actors. Our Innovation Fair, which is one of the major attractions of the Forum, showcasing the dynamism of innovative solutions worldwide, will be present in a virtual way as well. Our selected scientific posters will also be showcased and presented live by their authors. Finally, we will have a dynamic networking tool so that you can take the best out of your experience and get to know people working in your area of interest, in your region or in your field of expertise!