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Corona-related conversion of "Future of Health" Summit and Summer School to digital format - participation now possible free of charge


The "Future of Health" Summit and Summer School will be held entirely digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz

The Department of Sport and Health Sciences is organizing an interdisciplinary "Future of Health" Summit from September 13 to 18, 2021, as well as a related Summer School for students, graduates, doctoral candidates and young professionals with an interest in the diverse topics of health.

"Due to the current pandemic situation and the rising incidence figures, we as a department have unfortunately had to decide to hold the Summit and Summer School completely digitally," explains Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz, Dean of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and head of the Chair of Preventive Pediatrics. "Of course, a face-to-face event would have been more attractive. But as the Department of Sport and Health Sciences, we are particularly committed to the health of all speakers and participants. Hence now this digitalization."

"Since the switch eliminates a number of costs, we can now offer the Summit and Summer School free of charge, opening up a highly topical subject to a wider audience," says Prof. Oberhoffer-Fritz.

The two high-profile events address current health challenges and focus on the fundamental changes that are essential for sustainable health.

"Due to the free format, all interested parties can now enjoy our prominent speakers such as Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of the biotechnology company Moderna, or André Andonian, chairman Japan and managing partner Korea, senior partner McKinsey & Company," explains the habilitated pediatric cardiologist.

Students receive 3 ECTS for their participation in the Summer School. Doctoral students can have 20 credit points credited to their doctorate and receive a certificate issued by TUM upon successful completion. All participants of the Summit will receive a certificate of participation from TUM after successful completion.

Registration is possible via the homepage of the "Future of Health" Summit and the Summer School.

 

To the homepage and the registration for the „Future of Health“ Summit

To the homepage and the registration for the “Future of Health” Summer School

 

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Renate Oberhoffer-Fritz
Dean Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Chair of Preventive Pediatrics
Georg-Brauchle Ring 60/62
80992 München

phone: 089 289 24601
e-mail: dekanat.sg(at)tum.de

Text: Romy Schwaiger
Photos: “Future of Health”/Andreas Heddergott/TUM