April 12-13, 2018
Event registration and abstract submission will begin in fall of 2017.
The Wennberg International Collaborative Spring Policy Meeting is hosted by the Wennberg International Collaborative, the National Research Program 74 “Smarter Health Care,” and the Swiss School of Public Health. The conference will showcase the healthcare system in Switzerland, highlighting key regional differences. The conference brings together Swiss and international healthcare experts, and links researchers and policy makers in the healthcare field. The meeting addresses four main topics:
Regional variation in health care
Incentives for smarter health care
Bridging the gap between healthcare research and policy
Health policy in Switzerland
We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have confirmed their participation: David Goodman (US), Jonathan Skinner (US), Sabina Nuti (IT), Diane Watson (AU) and Martin McKee (UK).
National Research Programme (NRP) 74 “Smarter Healthcare”:
NRP 74 is a 5 year programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation. The main goals of the new NRP are to provide insights into the health care structure and utilisation in Switzerland, and into ways of improving health outcomes with a particular focus on prevention and the treatment of chronic conditions.
Swiss Schools of Public Health + (SSPH+):
The Foundation SSPH+ is the national coordinating body for the promotion of postgraduate university education and the research in the fields of public health.
Wennberg Collaborative International:
The collaborative was founded in 2010 with the goal to accelerate research into the causes and consequences of unwarranted health care variation across regions and providers.