Programme Committee

Maria Jesus Alonso Lormand

Director of the International Solidarity Department Directorate of International Affairs

Republic and State of Geneva

Nefti Bempong

Project Coordinator

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Geneva

Murielle Bochud


Unisanté, Lausanne

Cecile Borreil

General Manager

Cite de la Solidarite Internationale, Annemasse

Catherine Busnel

Head of the research and development unit

Institution genevoise de maintien à domicile (IMAD), Geneva

Manuela Cirilli

Head of Medical Applications

European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Carine Dauphin

Global Engagement Senior Program Officer

PATH, Geneva

Maria El Koussa

Academy Division Manager

American University of Beirut (AUB), Global Health Institute, Beirut

Gérard Escher


Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne

Garg Gaurav

Head, Public Policy Analysis and Research

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Geneva

Frederique Guerin

Executive Officer

Geneva Science-Policy Interface, University of Geneva

Philippe Guerin


Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), Oxford

Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu

Executive Director

Concept Foundation, Geneva

Julian Kickbusch

Program Director

World Health Summit. Berlin

Riccardo Lampariello

Head of Health Program

Terre des Hommes

Jim Larus

Academic Director

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne

Lasha Goguadze

Health Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Geneva

Ronald Lavater

Chief Executive Officer

International Hospital Federation, Geneva

Marta Lomazzi

Executive Manager

World Federation of Public Health Associations

Louis Loutan

Consulting Professor, Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Division

Geneva University Hospitals

Sarah-Jane Loveday

Head of Communications

FIND, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Geneva

Jacques Mader

Freelance Global Health Consultant


Veronica Montes

Donor Relations and Partnerships

The Global Fund, Geneva

Suerie Moon

Co-Director, Global Health Centre

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Riccardo Pfister

Head of the neonatal unit

Geneva University Hospitals / University of Geneva

Didier Pittet

Director, Infection Control Programme

Geneva University Hospitals / University of Geneva

Carole Presern


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London

Barbara Rau

Head of International Relations

University of applied sciences in Geneva (HEdS Geneve)

Monica Rull

Medical Director

Médecins Sans Frontières

Micaela Serafini

Head of Health Unit

International Committee of the Red Cross , Geneva

Pierre Strauss

First Counselor (Affaires globales)

Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Geneva

Paloma Tejada

Associate Director

International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, Geneva

Olaf Valverde

Medical Manager

DNDi, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Geneva

Elina Viitaniemi

Director, Programme Partnerships and Fundraising

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Geneva

Thomas Vogel

Health Economist, Project Manager

Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine Geneva University Hospitals / University of Geneva

Kaspar Wyss

Head of Department of the Swiss Centre for International Health

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), Basel