Program

Conference Day 1

Thursday, April 12

8:00–9:00 Welcome Coffee and registration
9:00–10:30 Welcome remarks
Luca Crivelli (CH)
Milo Puhan (CH)
David Goodman (US)
Pascal Strupler (CH)

Plenary: Regional Variation in Health Care
Keynote Speakers:
Jonathan Skinner (US)

Discussants:
Valérie Paris (FR)
Emerging Health Care Leader (TBN)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00 –12:30 Parallel Sessions
Session 1: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 2: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 3: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 4: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 5: Open health services research
Session 6: Training in health services research methods
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–14:30 Speed networking event by health care topic
Speed date 1-10: Regional Variation in Health Care
Speed date 11-20: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Speed date 21-30: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Speed date 31-40: Health Policy in Switzerland
14:30–15:00 Coffee break
15:00–17:00 Plenary: Pitches and Ping-pong plenary
15:00–15:20 Three pitches from early career Scientists
15:25–17:00 Ping-pong Plenary; Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Keynote Speakers:
Sabina Nuti (IT)
Stefan Spycher (CH)

Discussants:
Gwyn Bevan (UK)
18:00–22:00 Conference dinner evening

 

Conference Day 2

Friday, April 13

8:30–9:00 Coffee
9:00–10:30 Plenary: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Keynote Speakers:
Diane Watson (AU)
Martin McKee (UK)

Discussants:
David Goodman (US)
Emerging Health Care Leader (TBN)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Parallel Sessions
Session 7: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 8: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 9: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 10: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 11: Open health services research
Session 12: Training in health services research methods
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–15:00 Parallel Sessions
Session 13: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 14: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 15: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 16: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 17: Open health services research
Session 18: Training in health services research methods
15:00–16:30 Plenary: Health Policy in Switzerland
Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Heiniger (CH)
Jerome Bickenbach (US/CH)
Marina Carobbio (CH)

Discussants:
Thomas Zeltner (CH)
Emerging Health Care Leader (TBN)
16:30 Closing of the conference

 

Parallel Sessions

More information about the parallel sessions will follow in February 2018.

Thursday, April 12

11:00–12:30 Session 1: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 2: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 3: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 4: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 5: Open health services research
Session 6: Training in health services research methods

 

Friday, April 13

11:00–12:30 Session 7: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 8: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 9: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 10: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 11: Open health services research
Session 12: Training in health services research methods
13:30–15:00 Session 13: Regional Variation in Health Care
Session 14: Incentives for Smarter Health Care
Session 15: Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
Session 16: Health Policy in Switzerland
Session 17: Open health services research
Session 18: Training in health services research methods

 

Speed Networking

Meet a lot of different and interesting people in a short amount of time. On April 12, we offer a one-hour speed networking event, divided by four health care topics:

  • Regional Variation in Health Care
  • Incentives for Smarter Health Care
  • Bridging the gap between health care research and policy
  • Health Policy in Switzerland

The speed network event gives you an opportunity to meet professionals, scientists and policy-makers who are interested in the same topics, approaches and questions. More information about the speed networking session will follow in the coming months.

Social Program

During the conference, we offer an exciting social program. When you register for the conference, you can select one of the following options:

Social dinner Program
April 12, 18:00-22:00

Costs:

  • early bird (on/before 31-12-2017): 25 CHF
  • normal (from 01-01-2018): 35 CHF

More information will follow in the next weeks

Guided Rigi-excursion;
Including train tickets, cable cars and breath-taking boat trip
April 14, 8:45-17:00

At 8:45 we assemble at Zurich Main Station where we take the train to Arth-Goldau. From there, the Rigi Bahn and a second cable car will bring us all the way up to Rigi Scheidegg, where we will take a beautiful 2-hour hike. Around 12:30, it will be time for a well-deserved lunch. You can bring your own lunch with you, or have your lunch at Hotel Rigi Kaltbad (costs of the lunch are not included). After lunch, we take a cable car back to Vitznau, where we start a breath-taking boat trip to Lucerne. From Lucerne, we go back by train to Zurich, where we will arrive around 17:00.

The cost for this Rigi excursion is CHF 95 and a minimum of 10 participants is required. The excursion is subject to a bad-weather cancellation clause (if it rains or snows, the trip will be canceled). In the event of cancellation, the participants will be informed on April 11, and get a refund of CHF 95.

Guided walking tour – Archaeological Surprises
April 14, 10:00-12:00

History comes alive on this guided city walk to the remains of ancient moats, foundations and alleys. Find out on what the now glamorous Bahnhofstrasse was built and how human waste was disposed of in Medieval times. There are plenty of surprises in store.

The cost for this guided walking tour is CHF 25 and a minimum of 15 people is required.

Guided walking tour – Rediscover Zurich’s Historic Center
April 14, 11:00-13:00

Come face to face with Zurich’s past and present through a selection of buildings, stories and anecdotes. You too will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city.

The cost for this guided walking tour is CHF 25.