SPHN

24.02.2020

Discover the new website of the Swiss Personalized Health Network

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The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN), a national initiative led by the SAMS in collaboration with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, has launched its new website. The new website combines previous contents with the activities of the SIB Personalized Health Informatics Group. All information and documents related to the initiative can now be found in one place.

The website is currently available in English. Translation of selected pages into German and French will follow shortly. Would you like to get a brief overview of the initiative? Download the SPHN Fact-Sheet.

SPHN Fact-Sheet 2019 (PDF)

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Publications

13.02.2020

New study on the obstacles and driving forces of interprofessional collaboration

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Today, well-functioning interprofessional teams are considered an important component of a sustainable healthcare system. However, practical implementation is lagging behind. This discrepancy requires some explanation, which a new SAMS publication is attempting to address.

The new study draws a parallel with the theory of complex systems. According to this model, systems tend towards a state of equilibrium, that corresponds to the professional «normal case». Interprofessional collaboration, on the other hand, means a «deviation». Therefore, not only the basic model changes, but also a new equilibrium must be achieved. On the basis of semi-directive interviews with various health professionals, the authors identify the forces of liaison and opposition in these situations. You can download the electronic version or order a printed brochure free of charge.

Download the study (German, with a summary in French) (PDF)

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Publications

23.01.2020

Study on Clinical Preceptorship for Advanced Nurse Practitioners

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The SAMS publishes a study on Clinical Preceptorship for Advanced Nurse Practitioners MSc, a new professional profile in our country. Based on scientific literature and numerous expert interviews, Prof. Iren Bischofberger and her colleagues have drawn several recommendations for practice, education and policy.

Until sufficiently experienced peers are available, it is the physicians who provide clinical preceptorship. The study commissioned by the SAMS shows, among other things, how this mentoring goes hand in hand with new educational tasks for physicians and how it transforms interprofessional collaboration. The study is published in German with a summary in French. You can download the electronic version or order a printed brochure free of charge.

Clinical Preceptorship for Advanced Nurse Practitioners MSc (in German) (PDF)

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Funding

10.01.2020

Stern-Gattiker Prize 2020 for female role models in academic medicine

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For the second time, the SAMS is launching a call for nominations for the Stern-Gattiker Prize to acknowledge the role of women in academic medicine and to motivate early-career female scientists. The Prize carries an award of CHF 15,000, the deadline for submission is 3 March 2020.

With the Stern-Gattiker Prize, the SAMS rewards every two years a female medical scientist who has obtained her postdoctoral qualification within the past ten years, holds a permanent position as a senior hospital physician, and who, in her own way, is considered as a role model. The proximity to the next generation of doctors and the commitment to gender equality are a plus. Detailed information on the nomination process can be found on our website.

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Academy

02.01.2020

Prof. Henri Bounameaux will be the new president of the SAMS

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The year 2020 will be a year of change for the SAMS. On 1 May, Daniel Scheidegger will hand over the presidency to his successor Henri Bounameaux, who was unanimously elected to this position by the Senate. Daniel Scheidegger will remain with the Academy as Vice-President.

Henri Bounameaux knows the SAMS very well. An individual member of the Senate since 2015, he joined the Executive Committee one year later and became Vice-President in 2019. He has participated in several SAMS working groups and represents the institution in external bodies. In his speech to the Senate, Henri Bounameaux emphasized that his programme would be that of the Academy, because: «Presidents pass, the Academy lasts». Get to know the new president better by reading his interview in Bulletin 1/2020 which will be published in March 2020. The current composition of the Executive Board can be found on our website.

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Academy

19.12.2019

A Greta for the healthcare system – a wish for 2020?

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In the last newsletter for 2019, the SAMS looks back on the year of the climate movement, draws parallels to the health care system and combines it with a wish for the New Year: to raise public awareness about the challenges of a sustainable healthcare system.

The parallels between the environment and the healthcare system are obvious; like the average temperature, health costs are rising steadily. While millions of young people are taking to the streets to demonstrate for the climate, there has been no similar movement for the healthcare system to date. Perhaps one of the differences is that this topic has not yet found its Greta. A Greta for the healthcare system, a wish for 2020? For the time being, we wish everyone a happy holiday season and all the best for 2020. The SAMS General Secretariat.

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Funding

16.12.2019

Fifteen grants for «Young Talents in Clinical Research»

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In 2017, the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation and the SAMS jointly launched the «Young Talents in Clinical Research» program to support doctors venturing into clinical research. 15 grants have been awarded among the 62 proposals submitted for this third call.

The Bangerter Foundation provides 1 million francs each year until 2020 to support young doctors making their first steps in clinical research and ensure a well-trained next generation of physician scientists. You will find the list of grantees in the synopsis below. The next call is planned for 31 March 2020.

Synopsis of grantees (PDF)

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Agenda

13.12.2019

Retrospective of the Symposium «Research in Palliative Care»

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To conclude the funding program «Research in Palliative Care» (2014 – 2018), the SAMS held a full-day symposium in November 2019. More than 120 participants gained insight into the results of the projects and discussed the future of this young discipline in Switzerland.

To establish palliative care research in Switzerland on a sustainable basis, stable structures are needed that enable constant research work with appropriate support and funding instruments as well as defined career paths. The «Manifesto for sustainable research in palliative care and end of life care in Switzerland» served as basis for the discussion. You can find the manifesto and the presentations of the symposium on our website.

Manifesto (PDF)

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