According to the World Health Organization (WHO), due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is "deep concern worldwide that leaders are not investing enough resources in key health priorities and systems. This puts lives, livelihoods, and economies at risk. None of these problems are easy to solve, but they are within reach."
For this reason, the School of Sport and Health Sciences will host an interdisciplinary "Future of Health" Summit and a related Summer School from September 13-18, 2021, for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and young professional students with an interest in the diverse topics of health. The Bavarian Minister of State for Health and Care, Klaus Holetschek, has assumed patronage for the interdisciplinary Summit and Summer School.
"I am very pleased that we have been able to attract renowned experts from all over the world for our Future of Health Summit and the subsequent Summer School," explains Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Faculty and Full Professor of the Chair of Preventive Pediatrics. "It also makes us very proud that Health Minister Klaus Holetschek has agreed to be the patron of the event. This demonstrates the importance of the Summit as well as the Summer School, which are being organized by our faculty for the first time."
The Summit addresses current health challenges and focuses on the fundamental changes that are imperative for sustainable health. The focus is on six themes that are driving health change. To find out what the new normal will be, the following issues will be discussed and innovative responses for the health sector will be developed:
- Driving economic growth and improving quality of life and life expectancy: Can we have it all?
- Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for the next global health challenge.
- What will the healthcare system of the future look like - insights from around the world.
- In the robot's sights: how will technology change health systems?
- Shifting from a sick service to a wellness system.
- Leadership change - how to capture change
Speakers include Nouban Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of the biotechnology company Moderna; André Andonian, chairman Japan and managing partner Korea, senior partner McKinsey & Company; Prof. The Lord Ara Darzi, co-director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, chair of surgery, Imperial College London; and Sirma Boshnakova, chief executive officer Allianz Partners.
In addition to Prof. Oberhoffer-Fritz as Dean of the Faculty of SG, other participants from TUM include Prof. Dr. Gunther Friedl, Dean of the TUM School of Management and Full Professor of the Chair of Controlling, Prof. Dr. Leonie Sundmacher, Head of the Chair of Health Economics, Prof. Dr. Rolf Moeckel, Head of the Chair for Modeling Spatial Mobility, Prof. Dr. Heidrun Thaiss, Honorary Professor of TUM and former Head of the Federal Center for Health Education (BzgA), and Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin, Full Professor of the Chair for Robotics and Systems Intelligence, participated in the program.
The Summit, which will take place digitally via Zoom video conferencing, is aimed at professionals in healthcare (healthcare, healthcare economics, healthcare policy, healthcare industry) and its related fields, students and graduates of all disciplines, and anyone with an interest in how actors analyze and comment on current healthcare challenges.
Participants of the Summer School will take part in the Summit's keynote speeches and panel discussions, and will also work in small interdisciplinary groups to develop innovative and sustainable health solutions. It will take place in the Business Area of the Olympiapark Munich and is limited to 30 participants.
Registration is now open on the homepage of the "Future of Health" Summit and Summer School. A day ticket for the Summit costs 159 euros, students pay a reduced fee of 99 euros. The participation fee for the entire Summit costs 799 euros or 509 euros for students. It includes all keynote presentations and the panel discussion on Zoom on the days booked.
The cost of the Summer School is 750 euros. This includes keynote lectures, panel discussions, workshop group sessions, the day's summary, lunch and coffee breaks, as well as "get together"/networking and social events. For students, the conclusion leads to the award of 3 ECTS or 20 credit points for PhD students.
All participants of the Summit and the Summer School will receive a certificate issued by TUM upon successful completion.
Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz
Dean Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Chair of Preventive Pediatrics
Georg-Brauchle Ring 60/62
phone: 089 289 24601
Text: Romy Schwaiger
Photos: “Future of Health"/Andreas Heddergott/TUM/Andi Frank