April 16 / 17 – 2018

Together we Will Shape the Future of Healthcare

The Hague, The Netherlands
World Healthcare Forum purpose

Our mission

The World Healthcare Forum wants to work actively towards a healthcare system that is accessible and sustainable.

Health is a precious gift. Therefore we want to actively promote a healthy society where prevention of disease is high on the agenda and where the Healthcare Landscape is efficient, patient oriented, of high quality and always open to (disruptive)innovations.

Unique Features of the WHF

  • Bringing all stakeholders together
  • Connect leaders of today with those of tomorrow to promote dialogue
  • Provide a stage for new talent and new innovations
  • Challenge current dogmas in healthcare
  • Inspire young talent to engage in healthcare innovation
  • Forum format instead of a ‘classic’ unidirectional conference in order to allow active participation
  • Provide an on-line and off-line platform with several regional meetings to allow continuous discussions and working groups

A brief impression

World Healthcare Forum 2016

Latest news

Check out the gallery from our conference.

December 20, 2017

To ensure that our Forum will contribute to developing solutions to key healthcare challenges, we are bringing together parties to take up one project together.… Read more

October 16, 2017

The Innovation Market is a cooperation between Accenture and the World Healthcare Forum. All participants of this market were nominated for the Accenture Innovation Awards. The Innovation Market is aimed at connecting health leaders with interesting innovations / Start ups.… Read more

October 2, 2017

The day format for the general programme of the World Healthcare Forum 2018 is out! Not all confirmations are in yet and we’re still working on planning in the speakers,… Read more

What we will discuss

Forum Themes

For the upcoming Forum we aim to connect stakeholders with the goal of creating teams that commit themselves to work together to address key healthcare challenges. Their commitment will be captured in the World Healthcare Forum Declaration of the Hague, to be signed April 17th, 2018, in the Hague, The Netherlands.


Nutrition, Lifestyle & Health

  • Innovations & Start-ups
  • Awareness
  • Education
  • Digital Health
  • Prevention


Disruptive Technology & Innovations

  • IoT
  • Blockchain
  • AI
  • Robotics
  • Digital Health
  • Mobile Health
  • Pricing


Advanced Healthcare Systems

  • VBH & Integrated Health
  • Patient Centricity
  • Evidence Based Care
  • Mobile Healthcare
  • Digital Healthcare
  • Pricing


Global Public Health

  • Awareness
  • Access to Medicine
  • Vaccine Networks
  • Data sharing
  • Digital Healthcare
  • Pricing
  • Lack of Antibiotics
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases


Innovative Treatment Modalities

  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer
  • Chronic deseases
  • Improvement diagnostics
  • Anti Microbial Resistance


More on our Themes

The themes will require an integrated view across the health chain, involving all stakeholders. Wish to know more about our main themes?

Main Themes

Previous editions

A brief impression of previous World Healthcare Forum editions

Who is talking?

Speakers overview

Joining us on Monday & Tuesday


United Kingdom

Carol Jagger

AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

theme icon nutrition 14.30 – 15.00
What will the health of the future of older population look like?

United States of America

Charles C. Muscoplat

Professor of Food Science and Nutrition and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota

theme icon nutrition 11.30 – 12.30
Nutrition, poverty and genetics

The Netherlands

Jurriaan Pröpper

Managing director OptiMedis Nederland

theme icon nutrition 16.35 – 17.05
Value Based Healthcare and Integrated Health: in Dutch practice

The Netherlands

Wim Groot

Professor of Health Economics, Maastricht University

theme icon nutrition 14.30 – 15.00
Patient centered outcome measurements

The list goes on

And many more

Check out the full list of speakers for Monday on our special page.



United States of America

Ziad Obermeyer

Assistant professor Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

theme icon nutrition 10.30 – 11.00
Future of Medicine : role of big data


Francois Sarkozy

CEO, FSNB Health & Care

theme icon nutrition 15.00 – 15.30
Future of Pharma Industry

The Netherlands

Leon Eijsman

Director RSK, CEO Nort & Hoffmmann

theme icon nutrition 11.30 – 12.30
The position of the patato in nurishing the world

United States of America

Lawrence Gostin

University Professor and O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law, Georgetown University; Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law.

theme icon nutrition 15.00 – 15.30
The Law of Public Health

The list goes on

And many more

Check out the full list of speakers for Tuesday on our special page.



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