Second WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
‘Priority Medical Devices for Universal Health Coverage’
22-24 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
The Forum will consist of meetings, workshops, poster presentations, plenary sessions and parallel sessions. It will also include sessions co-organized by international non-governmental organizations. Students, professionals, policymakers, and academics are encouraged to attend.
To view the preliminary programme please click here
Work sessions run from 09:00 to 16:30
All sessions will be in 45 minutes modules, except plenaries that will be 1 hour.
- In general, speakers are given 15 minutes in plenary sessions and 10 minutes in parallel sessions for their presentations to allow time for discussion.
- Some sessions will consist of a panel of experts (no presentation) with open discussion.
- Pre-conference workshops will be conducted as instructional lessons. Workshops will be allotted in 45 minutes slots.
- Posters will be displayed on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 November, with time for presentation and discussion during special poster sessions and also during the breaks.
- There will also be an exhibition area on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 November. Commercial branding will not be allowed.
In order to promote effective interaction, electronic conferencing as used in the First Global Forum on Medical Devices will be available.
- The software will allow participants to interact, ask questions, vote, recommend, keep track of the agenda, retrieve information from posters, and to identify and connect to other participants.
- For those who agreed to use their own personal iPhone or Android device, a link to the conferencing application will be sent a few days prior to the forum. Please ensure that the application has been uploaded to the phone that it is brought to the event.
- For those who do not have their own personal device, there will be a few made available. However, we highly encourage that if you have your own device to please bring it to facilitate the process.
- The information collected at the forum can be retrieved within the application and it will remain available on the web for one year.
The general language will be English.
- The plenary sessions that will take place on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 November will be translated to French and Spanish.
- Certain parallel sessions on Saturday and Sunday 23-24 November will be translated either into French or Spanish. The language of translation, if available, will be clearly noted in the Final Programme.
- Workshops on Friday 22 November will be conducted in different languages but no translation of the workshops will be available. The language of the workshop will be clearly noted in the Final Programme.