World Innovation Summit for Health: WISH 2018

Around 2000 healthcare experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and ministers from over 100 countries will gather in Doha, Qatar, on November 13-14 as ONE community to collaboratively work to achieve ONE goal: a healthier world.

WISH 2018 reflects the vision of the World Innovation Summit for Health, which is to build a healthier world through global collaboration. At WISH 2018 delegates will have the opportunity to openly share, collaborate and innovate in order to advance innovation in healthcare.

Join us on November 13-14 to explore some of the world’s most exciting innovations, to delve into new evidence-based ideas and practices, to forge new connections and to contribute to the development of fresh insights that will help shape health policy around the world for years to come.

This year’s program includes panel discussions on a wide range of topics pertaining to some of the world’s most pressing healthcare issues, such as eye health, precision medicine and anti-microbial resistance. You will also have an opportunity to explore the WISH Innovation Hub and meet with global health experts and innovators. To check out this year’s program, click here.

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Speakers and panelists at WISH 2018

WISH 2018 Forum Topics

WISH forum topics are a core part of the WISH 2018 summit program.
Each forum produces a report that tackles a pressing global healthcare challenge.

Policy Briefings

Policy briefings further explore topics previously featured in WISH summits

  • Achieving High-Value Healthcare in Qatar and Around the World
  • Genomics and Precision Medicine
  • Health Affairs Briefing: Global Health Policies Supporting Innovation
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Applying Behavioral Insights to Tackle Major Non- communicable Diseases
  • Fit for the Future? How Healthcare Systems Plan for the Long Term
  • Healthy Cities for Healthy Populations
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Children and Adolescents
  • Safety in Maternity: An International Perspective

The Innovation Hub

The WISH Innovation Hub is an enhanced interactive exhibition space featuring some of the world’s most exciting healthcare innovations. It will host informal discussions, provide hands-on experience of technologies, and offer a variety of networking opportunities.