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International Conference of Hospital Partners

Further Information

The “1st International conference of Hospital Partnerships” in Germany`s capital Berlin - shortly before the World Health Summit will take place there - offers a unique chance for participants to network on a disciplinary and regional level. The focus lies on the question, how hospital partnerships can maintain resilience and solidarity in times of unprecedented challenges. In professional groups, the participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on different topics and form new relationships – individually and organizationally.

With a focus on people’s experiences the conference aims to bring together experts from across health, science and civil society to discuss how partnership projects can be strengthened in their response capacity to current crises.

To encourage networking and strengthen Global Health synergies on a larger scale, the conference will run on its 2nd day 15 October in parallel with the “GLOHRA Day”, the annual symposium of the German Alliance for Global Health Research. The “Research meets Implementation” session will be jointly organized by GLOHRA and the Hospital Partnerships program. Lunch and coffee breaks will offer additional networking opportunities for participants of both events.

On 14th October, the Else Kröner Fresenius foundation – co-financer of the GIZ program – invites at 6 pm for its “Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2022” and its reception in the main hall.

A registration for the award ceremony of the foundation is recommended. Further information you will find here. Please register via E-Mail to: preisverleihung


Program Day 1 – Friday 14th October 2022

9:00-10:00: Registration and Poster walk

11:00-11:30 (Main Hall): Plenary session:

  • Welcome address by Dr. Anselm Schneider, Program Director Hospital Partnerships, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Dr. Bärbel Kofler – Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Katthyana Genevieve Aparicio Reyes, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr. Jochen Bitzer, Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation (EKFS)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Main Hall: “Creating (a sense of) community” - interactive discussion of how hospital partnerships can maintain resilience and solidarity in times of unprecedented challenges

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-17:30 (Group spaces): 7 Working Groups

1. Advancing Cancer Care (ACC)

2. Advancing Surgery (AS)

3. Anesthesia and Emergency Medicine (AEM)

4. Global Mental Health (GMH)

5. Maternal & Newborn Health (MNM)

6. Pandemic prevention, Emerging and Re-emerging Infections; Zoonotic, Neglected and Tropical Diseases (PETD)

7. Working in Fragile Environments (WFE)

18:00 (Main Hall): Sustainable Surgical Healthcare: Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2022 and reception

Program Day 2 – Saturday 15th October 2022

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:00 Main Hall: Plenary with all Hospital Partners

10:00 – 12:00 Group spaces: Working Groups

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 15:15 Group spaces: Working groups

15:15 – 15:45 Main Hall: Plenary & Closing of the conference

16:00 – 17:30 Main Hall: Joint Session of Hospital Partnerships and GLOHRA

"Research meets implementation: moving knowledge into action"

Panel discussion on knowledge translation in global health jointly hosted by Hospital Partnerships and GLOHRA, chaired by PD Dr. Eva Kantelhardt & Dr. Dr. Kerem Böge with:

  • Prof. Dr. Eva Rehfuess | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Prof. Dr. Manuela de Allegri | Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Prof. Dr. Malek Bajbouj | Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Dr. Joachim Klein | Federal Ministry for Education and Research
  • Dr. Bernhard Braune | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Dr. Muluken Gizaw | Addis Ababa University

18:00 – 19:30 Main Hall & Foyer: Livestream of Virchow Award Ceremony at KOSMOS

PDF: Conference program


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