Program

Conference Day 1

Thursday, April 12

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

Plenary: Regional variation in health care
Keynote Speakers:
Jonathan Skinner (US)

Discussants:
Valérie Paris (FR)
Agne Ulyte and Raphaelle Guerbaai (Emerging health care leaders)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00 –12:30 Parallel Sessions
Session 1: From birth do death
Session 2: Better data to address patients' needs
Session 3: Regional variation to inform policy making
Session 4: Preventive care
Session 5: Improving emergency health care
Session 6: Mental health care
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)
Emiliano Soldini and Kornelia Basinska (Emerging health care leaders)
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)
Alexandra Wüest and Roxanne Maritz (Emerging health care leaders)
10:30–11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Parallel Sessions
Session 7: Public health surveillance (DE/FR session)
Session 8: Over-use and under-use
Session 9: Health care planning
Session 10: The cantonal and federal perspective (DE/FR session)
Session 11: Analysis from administrative data bases
Session 12: Planning the health care professional workforce
12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30–15:00 Parallel Sessions
Session 13: International perspectives
Session 14: Integrated care
Session 15: Health policy and politics
Session 16: Patient-sharing networks - a new concept to support outcome-oriented health policy interventions?
Session 17: Elderly care
15:00–16:30 Plenary: Health Policy in Switzerland
Keynote Speakers:
Thomas Heiniger (CH)
Jerome Bickenbach (CAN/CH)
Marina Carobbio (CH)

Discussants:
Thomas Zeltner (CH)
Ana Gurau (Emerging health care leader)
16:30 Closing of the conference

 

Parallel sessions

All abstracts of the parallel sessions are downloadable as PDF by clicking on abstract title.

Thursday, April 12

11:00–12:30

Session 1
From birth to death
Session 2
Better data to address patients' needs
Session 3
Regional variation to inform policy making

Chair: Thomas Zeltner
Invited Speaker: Catherine Gerard
Discussant: Bea Heim

1 11:00–
11:15
Catherine Gerard
(invited speaker)
From atlases to action: reducing unwarranted variation in New Zealand
2 11:15–
11:45
Barthold Vonen From health care atlas to policy and governance towards reduced variations
3 11:30–
11:45
Barthold Vonen From health care atlas to policy and governance towards reduced variations
4 11:45–
12:00
Reto Joerg A GIS based model to detect regional differences in health care supply structures
5 12:00–
12:15
Jan Fehr Ending the HIV-Epidemic – The SwissPrEPared program
6 12:15–
12:30
   

 

Session 4
Preventive care
Session 5
Improving emergency health care
Session 6
Mental health care

Friday, April 13

11:00–12:30

Session 7
Public health surveillance (DE/FR session)

Chair: Marcel Widmer
Invited Speaker: Michael Jordi

1 11:00–
11:15
Michael Jordi
(invited speaker)
Regionale Unterschiede in der Gesundheitsversorgung
2 11:15–
11:30
Marcel Zwahlen The Swiss health care atlas - the first generic prototype
3 11:30–
11:45
Nathalie Wellens Bridging care institutions through a common language
4 11:45–
12:00
Joerg Baetzing Ein neuer Index zur Darstellung der Versorgungsbeziehung ambulantstationär auf Kreisebene in Deutschland: Der Sektorenindex (SIX)
5 12:00–
12:15
Ramona Hering Kleinräumige Gesundheitsberichterstattung als Planungsgrundlage für gesundheitliche Präventionsmassnahmen in Düsseldorf
6 12:15–
12:30
   

 

Session 8
Over-use and under-use
Session 9
Health care planning
Session 10
The cantonal and federal perspective (DE/FR session)

Chair: Morten Keller
Invited speakers: Hans Stöckli and Christoph Bosshard

1 11:00–
11:15
Hans Stöckli
(invited speaker)
 
2 11:15–
11:30
Christoph Bosshard
(invited speaker)
Health policy in Switzerland – Position der FMH
3 11:30–
11:45
Christine Cohidon Développement d’un modèle de coordination des soins en médecine de familleadapté au contexte du canton de Vaud, Suisse
4 11:45–
12:00
Jonas Willisegger / Hannes Blatter Tarifverhandlungen im Schweizer Gesundheitswesen
5 12:00–
12:15
Lea Sgier Die Demenzdiagnose zwischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik
6 12:15–
12:30
   

 

Session 11
Analysis from administrative data bases
Session 12
Planning the health care professional workforce

Chair: Ryan Tandjung

1 11:00–
11:15
Boris Kaiser Physician retirement, practice closures and discontinuity of primary care - What are the causal impacts on patients?
2 11:15–
11:30
Stefan Gysin Interprofessional collaboration and the role of nurse practitioners in Swiss primary care ‐ How to collect and analyze relevant data
3 11:30–
11:45
Sarah N. Musy Explore variations in daily nurse‐to‐patient ratio over one year for six different units
4 11:45–
12:00
Daniel Adrian Lungu Working on avoidable variation among performance of Italian teaching hospitals: what is the role of the research activity?
5 12:00–
12:15
Peter Bates Creating a certificate in health care improvement for inter-professional teams to improve health care delivery and reduce variation
6 12:15–
12:30
   

 

13:30–15:00

Session 13
International perspectives

Chair: Milo Puhan
Invited speaker: Jack Wennberg

1 13:30–
13:45
David Goodman
(invited speaker)
On the overuse of U.S. acute care hospitals in managing chronic illness
2 13:45–
14:00
Wenjia Wei Variation of preoperative chest radiography utilization in Switzerland and its influencing factors: a multilevel study with claims data
3 14:00–
14:15
Chiara Seghieri Variation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) following orthopaedic surgery in Emilia‐Romagna and Tuscany
4 14:15–
14:30
Maria M. Wertli Regional variation in hip and knee replacements in Switzerland: a small areavariation analysis
5 14:30–
14:45
Joachim Marti Geographic and socioeconomic variation in breast cancer treatment in Scotland: an empirical analysis using linked patient‐level data
6 14:45–
15:00
   

 

Session 14
Integrated care

Chair: Ulrich Wagner
Invited speakers: Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux

1 13:30–
13:45
Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux
(invited speaker)
Integrated care: moving beyond standard evaluations to bridge the gap between evidence and policy?
2 13:45–
14:00
Stuart McLennan The spectrum of ethical issues in a learning health care system: asystematic qualitative review
3 14:00–
14:15
Emily Reeves Palliative care networks in Switzerland. A regional comparison
4 14:15–
14:30
Troels Kristensen Point-of-care testing of HbA1c in Type 2 diabetes care in general practice and the effect on hospital outpatient visits and inpatient admissions related to diabetes care: Evidence from a natural experiment in Danish general practice
5 14:30–
14:45
   
6 14:45–
15:00
   

 

Session 15
Health policy and politics
Session 16
Patient-sharing networks - a new concept to support outcome-oriented health policy interventions?

Chair: Dominik von Stillfried

1 13:30–
13:40
Dominik von Stillfried Patient-sharing networks – a new concept to link research and health policy
2 13:40–
13:55
Thomas Czihal Applying social network analysis to ambulatory care in Germany
3 13:55–
14:10
James O'Malley Social network analysis and beyond - tools to identify cooperation of providers
4 14:10–
14:20
Alessandro Lomi Inter-Hospital patient referral networks: What do we know and what we would like to know?
5 14:20–
14:40
Jonathan Skinner The elusive link between health care spending and health outcomes
6 14:40–
14:50
Therese Stukel Driving improvements in chronic care in Ontario?
7 14:50–
15:00
Leonie Sundmacher / Ronja Flemming Using networks to reduce avoidable hospitalizations in 4 German regions?

 

Session 17
Elderly care

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:

  • Parallel speaker (from 01.01.2018): CHF 25
  • standard (ab 01.01.2018): CHF 35

The conference dinner will be served in Zürich West, the former industrial quarter of the city of Zurich. Until 2011 Bananas were ripened before sold in the venue, high above the roofs. In the meantime the former factory has been remodelled into an event location but kept its name: Bananenreiferei . The venue offers a big terrace with view over Zurich.

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 – 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.