We’re looking for the next round of health care professionals, innovators, and leaders to speak in 2020. Share with us your favorite doctors, scientists, startups, tech titans and movers and shakers in the global health community.

2019 Speakers

Cristian Silviu Bușoi
MEP (EEP, Romania), Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Sean Carney
Chief Design Officer & Head of Healthcare Transformation Services, Philips
Sara Cerdas
MEP (S&D, Portugal) and Medical Doctor
Katalin Cseh
MEP (Renew Europe, Hungary)
Christopher Fearne
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Malta
Peter Goldblatt
Senior Advisor, UCL Institute of Health Equity
Tasha Golden
public health researcher and innovator
Megan Haas
Founder, Kinnected.org
Bastian Hauck
Diabetes Advocate, Patient Entrepreneur, Founder of dedoc.de
Anthony Humphreys
Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy Division, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Jayasree K. Iyer
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
Peter Kapitein
Patient Advocate, Inspire2Live
Kalle Killar
Deputy Secretary General on E-services and Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia
Jan Kimpen
Chief Medical Officer, Philips and President, COCIR
Yann Le Cam
Chief Executive Officer, EURORDIS Rare Diseases Europe
Matthias Lemberger
medical doctor, founder of www.tomatomedical.com
Vlad Mixich
Executive Director, Romanian Health Observatory
Yannis Natsis
Policy Manager Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
Irene Norstedt
Acting Director - People directorate, department for Research & Innovation, European Commission
Giles Platford
President of Europe & Canada, Takeda
Martin Seychell
Deputy Director-General, DG SANTE, European Commission
Rogier Snijdewind
Senior Advisor Responsible Investment, PGGM
Brieuc Van Damme
Health Economist, KULeuven and College of Europe, and founder and managing partner, Baere
Sjaak Vink
Founder and CEO, TheSocialMedwork
Susan Wilson
Intellectual Property Attaché, U.S. Mission to the European Union
Hans-Aloys Wischmann
head of the Data Science and AI Center of Expertise, Philips
Tiemo Wölken
MEP (S&D, Germany)

2018 Speakers

Jayasree K. Iyer
Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
Klaus Dugi
Chief Medical Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Rachel Dunscombe
CEO, National Health Service (NHS) Digital Academy
Ambassador Carlos Foradori
Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Offices in Geneva
Cristina González
Minister Counsellor, Mission of Uruguay to the UN in Geneva
Anne Hassberger
Counselor, Agenda 2030 & Global Health, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Offices in Geneva
Dr. Tim Hawkins
Managing Director, Clinical Solutions, EMEALA & APAC, Elsevier
Amanda Hosken
Head of Life & Health Hub EMEA, Swiss Re
Dr. Raymond Hutubessy
Karin Kadenbach
MEP (S&D, Austria), Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, European Parliament
Professor Mukesh Kapila
CEO, The Defeat-NCD Partnership; Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester
Jeremy Knox
Policy and Advocacy Lead, Drug-Resistant Infections Programme, Wellcome Trust
Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
Marco Marsella
Head of eHealth, Well-being & Aging Unit, European Commission
Dr. Carlos Mur de Viu
General Manager, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada Madrid
Alana Officer
Senior Health Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO)
Carlo Pettinelli
Director for Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies – DG GROW, European Commission
Lois Privor-Dumm
Director, Policy, Advocacy & Communications, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
Professor Guido Rasi
Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Nina Renshaw
Policy & Advocacy Director, NCD Alliance
Michelle Rohrer
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Product Development Regulatory & Policy, ‎Roche
Marcel Salathé
Head of Digital Epidemiology Lab, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Dr. Rangarajan Sampath
Chief Scientific Officer, FIND (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics)
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Deputy Director-General for Programmes, World Health Organization
Angus Thomson
Head, Vaccination Confidence & Coverage, Sanofi Pasteur
Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger
Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Offices in Geneva
Ambassador Adrian Vierița
Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations Offices in Geneva


We’re looking for the next round of health care professionals, innovators, and leaders to speak in 2018. Share with us your favorite doctors, scientists, startups, tech titans and movers and shakers in the global health community.



Laura Greenhalgh
Assistant Policy Editor, POLITICO
Katie Jennings
Health Reporter, POLITICO
Sarah Wheaton
Senior Health Reporter, POLITICO
Pascaline Minet
Head of Sciences Section, Le Temps

2017 Speakers

European commissioner for health & food safety, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Minister for Higher Education and Research, SWEDEN
José Inácio Faria MEP
Member on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, European Parliament
Daciana Sârbu
MEP and Vice Chair of the ENVI Committee, European Parliament
Ain Aaviksoo
Deputy Secretary General for E-services and Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia
Nicola Bedlington
Secretary-General, European Patients' Forum
Thomas Bombelles
Head NGO and Industry Relations, WIPO
Ilona Kickbusch
Sally Davies
Chief Medical Officer, UK
Nina Renshaw
Secretary-General, European Public Health Alliance
Karl Brauner
Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization
Henry Markram
Founder and Director, Blue Brain Project
Sinéad Hewson
Board Member, European Insitute of Women's Health
Pascal Strupler
Director-General, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
Päivi Sillanaukee
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
Line Matthiessen
Acting Director of the Health Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Fumie Griego
Assistant Director-General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
Felix Frauendorf
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Aurora Health
Mark Pearson
Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
David Nabarro
Sustainable Development Facilitator and former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Alexander Natz
Secretary General, EUCOPE
Peter Braun
Head of Global Access Strategy and Health Policy, Roche
Suzy Elneil
Chair of the Board of Trustees, FORWARD and Consultant in Urogynaecology, University College of London, Institute of Women's Health
Bruno de Oliveira Alves
Policy Advisor, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Mihaela Militaru
Senior Director, EU Patient Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, Oncology, Merck
Peter Singer
Senior Advisor to Director General, World Health Organization