Speeches, Talks, Interviews

Speeches, Talks and interviews by WMA leaders and staff


Date Event Context
 18.06.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [India] with Dr Arun Pawade reporting about his personal experience with violence in health care: https://youtu.be/8X9uNveSHaM

 29.05.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [USA] with Dr Caline Mattar, on the evidence of using the various types of face masks and face shields in clinical use and in the public: https://youtu.be/OgtGYtbGH5M

14.05.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Uganda] with Dr Richtard Idro reporting from a country with a very low number of cases, but taking strong protection not to risk a disaster: https://youtu.be/z0TWgPdgwPc

13.05.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Belgium] with Adv. Sara Roda on so-called COVID-Apps, their use, functionality, different national experiences and plans, data protection and public health needs. A matter about trust.

https://youtu.be/4EfmUPBA3g8

11.05.2020 WHA 2020 Interview with Dr Miguel Jorge, President of the World Medical Association on the Taiwan and WHO situation
06.05.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk with Dr Klaus Reinhardt explaining the likely reasons for Germany’s relatively low death toll, the difficulties to get PPE, the reduction of strokes and heart infarcts showing up in clinics and potential collateral damage and idea by the German Minister of Health of an immunity proof as a tool to loosen restrictions.

https://youtu.be/qerjOMVoBIw

05.05.2020 Covid-19 COVID Talk [Australia] with Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AC tells us how he prepared his family physician office for the pandemic and how he set up a government sponsored respiratory clinic to serve his community in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia: https://youtu.be/28Amkup1Y9c
05.05.2020 Covid-19 COVID Talk [Chile] with Dr Anamaria Arriagada, Colegio Médico Santiago, explains the situation in a health care system used to deal with catastrophes and scarcity, the effects of restrictions and curfews, the inclusion of the private sector in fighting the pandemic and equity in access during the pandemic and in a “new normality”: https://youtu.be/X73isiBuYqM
04.05.2020 Covid-19 COVID Talk [UK] with Dr Chaand Nagpaul, Chair, British Medical Association about the efforts to increase the surge capacity in the National Health Service, dealing with the scarcity of PPE resources, occupational risks in the health care sector, the need for international reliable data and consistent public messages: https://youtu.be/N2D0m1VLk3A 
22.04.2020 Covid-19

Message by WMA President Miguel Jorge on violence against physicians and other health professional. A plea for respect and peace: https://youtu.be/A0zFi16LS6Q

21.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [France] with Dr Audrey Fontaine about the experience of young physicians with the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://youtu.be/tbhZkwKOG4Y

20.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [France] with Dr Xavier Deau as a Family Physician working in a hotspot of Corona infections, talking about the fears and thoughts of his patients and himself, working without protection and a meager support by the health authorities: https://youtu.be/gZkdqRPGcVo

 16.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Kenya] with Dr Jacqueline Kitulu on the measures to keep the number of COVID cases as low as possible in a country with very limited health care resources: https://youtu.be/rGG8_8oyrME

10.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Spain] with Dr Tomas Cobo on the extreme Corona outbreak in Spain, the rapid deterioration on individual patients and the delays in preparing for the crisis: https://youtu.be/bAdDyTGOh9A

 08.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Sweden] with Dr Heidi Stensmyren describing a different approach to tackle the pandemics and the potential of being forced to triage for ICU treatment: https://youtu.be/hZyrDVKrIUY

07.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Australia] with Dr Tony Bartone on the Australian perspective of having a long time to deal with the pandemic: https://youtu.be/KBFw8LwBzho

06.04.2020 Covid-19 COVID Talk [New Zealand] with Dr Kate Baddock on the lock down in an individualistic society: https://youtu.be/WUYCssW0MUQ
03.04.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Iceland] with Dr Reynir Arngrimsson on massive testing to contain the pandemic: https://youtu.be/6xJ6_wx7LSw

Additional presentation with details 

02.04.2020 Covid-19 COVID Talk [USA] with Dr Dave Barbe on the different speeds of the development of the pandemic in the USA: https://youtu.be/jYldAM_aEXU
02.04.2020 Covid-19
30.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Sri Lanka] with Dr Indika Karunathilake

30.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Vatican] with Dr Pablo Requena

27.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Brazil] with Dr Miguel Jorge

27.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Taiwan] with Dr Brian Chang

26.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID TALK [India] with Dr Ravi Wankhedkar

25.03.2020 Covid-19

Covid Talk [Nigeria] with Osahon Enabulele

24.03.2020 Covid-19

COVID Talk [Israel] with Dr Leonid Eidelman

20.03.2020 Covid-19 A Message to all Physicians from the President of the World Medical Association
25.10.2019

WMA General Assembly, Tbilisi 2019

Ceremonial session

Inaugural Speech by Dr Miguel Jorge, WMA President 2019-2020

Valedictory Speech – Leonid Eidelman, Immediate Past President WMA and slide presentation

 17.08.2019 Associate Members’  Webinar on Dual Loyalties Dr. Cecil Wilson – Dual Loyalty/Military Medicine 
20.09.2019 UNGA, New York Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura’s presentation at the UNGA, NY
27.06.2019

Second WHO Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours

Statement WHO Forum alcohol, June 2019
05.10.2018

WMA General Assembly,

REYKJAVIK 2018,  Ceremonial session

Inaugural Remarks WMA GA 2018 revised

Valedictory Address Dr. Yokokura

Presentation during Valedictory Address

 14.09.2018 WHO Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, 22-23 October 2018 Interview with Dr Otmar Kloiber, WMA Secretary General, on the upcoming WHO Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, 22-23 October 2018
 14.12.2017 UHC Forum 2017, Dec.14, Tokyo, Japan Speech by Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, WMA President
14.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Plenary session Keynote speech by Dr Anthony S. Fauci on Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to Zika
 13.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Ceremonial session Inaugural Speech by Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, WMA President 2017 – 2018
Speech in French
Speech in  SpanishValedictory address and slide Presentation by Dr. Ketan Desai,  WMA President 2016-2017
10.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Speech on  Quality Assurance in undergraduate medial education by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
4-6.09.2017

IPPNW World Congress, York, U.K.

Speech at IPPNW World Conference by Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, WMA President 2017 – 2018
21.03.2017 UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 12th World Conference, Limassol, Cyprus Address by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
21.01.2017 Joint Conference of Golden Jubilee of Urology Society of India and the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation SAARC Countries Keynote address on “Men’s Health” by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
14.01.2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chinese Medical Association Address by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
21.10.2016 WMA General Assembly, Taipei 2016

Inaugural address by Dr. Ketan Desai, WMA President 2016-2017

Valedictory address by Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President 2015-2016

29.06.2016 IARC 5oth Anniversary Conference/Reducing inequalities in global health risk Prof Sir Michael Marmot – UCL Institute of Health Equity, London, UK
14.04.2016 25 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Czech Medical Chamber Address by Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
26.01.2016 Global Appeal 2016 – To end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy Statement by Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
18.01.2016 Conference “The Patients’ Rights Act 20 years on – Achievements and Challenges“ at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel Patients’ Rights – A World View by Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
16.10.2015 WMA General Assembly, Moscow 2015

Inaugural address by Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President 2015-2016

Valedictory address by Dr. Xavier Deau, WMA President 2014-2015

16.04.2015 WMA 200th Council Session, Oslo, Norway Interim Report of WMA President by Dr. Xavier Deau
10.10.2014 WMA General Assembly, Durban 2014

Inaugural address by Dr. Xavier Deau, WMA President 2014-2015

Valedictory address by Dr. Margaret Mungherera, WMA President 2013-2014

Pressure on Physicians and Medical Neutrality in Turkey by Dr. Bayazit Ilhan, President of Turkish Medical Association

01.08.2014 Radio New Zealand National World Medical Association head on Ebola epidemic by Dr. Mungherera, President of WMA
29.07.2014 CTV News, Canada Ebola in Africa – Lack of resources to fight desease by Dr. Mungherera, President of WMA
26.04.2014 WMA 197th Council Session, Tokyo, Japan

Address by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Video in Japanese)

Translating Principles to Performance – Creating a Global System to Promote Responsible Conduct of Human Research by Physicians by Dr. Greg Koski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of ACRES (Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety)

18.10.2013 WMA General Assembly, Fortaleza 2013

Inaugural address by Dr. Margaret Mungherera, WMA President 2013-2014

Valedictory address by Dr. Cecil B Wilson, WMA President 2012-2013

ICRC Health Care in Danger by Dr. Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin, Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Threaths to the Medical Profession in Turkey by Prof.Dr. Gülriz Erisgen, Vice President of Turkish Medical Association

18.07.2013 6th Pan Africa PCAF Psychotrauma Conference WMA and Torture by Dr. Mungherera, President-Elect of WMA
29.06.2013 Annual Assembly of the Turkish Medical Association Professional Autonomy and Self-Governance
A Public Service to Patients and the Population
 by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
18.06.2013 Interview with Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) Doctors question the ethics of force-feeding by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
08.06.2013 Interview with Daily English News of Al Jazeera Medic says Guantanamo force feeding ‘inhuman’ by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
12.10.2012 WMA General Assembly, Bangkok 2012

Valedictory address by Dr. José Luiz Gomes do Amaral, WMA President 2011-2012

Inaugural address by Dr. Cecil B. Wilson, WMA President 2012-2013

14.10.2011 WMA General Assembly, Montevideo 2011

Valedictory address by Dr. Wonchat Subhachaturas, WMA President 2010-2011

Inaugural address by Dr. José Luiz Gomes do Amaral, WMA President 2011-2012

Overview of the Japan Medical Association’s response to the catastrophic tsunami and earthquake by Dr. Masami Ishii, Executive Board Memeber of Japan Medical Association

The American Medical Association’s Activities in Support of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness by Dr. Jeremy A. Lazarus, President-Elect of American Medical Association

07.04.2011 WMA 188th Council Session, Sydney, Australia

Interim Report of WMA President by Dr. Wonchat Subhachaturas

Address by Australian Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Nicola Roxon, MP (powerpoint presentation in pdf)