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Swiss TPH

Swiss Public Health Conference 2012
30.-31. August 2012, Lausanne

(Re-)Organizing Health Systems


Pre-Conference | Mittwoch, 29.08.2012

Population Health and Primary Care
A Preconference of the Swiss Public Health Conference and the Swiss Family Docs Conference

Auditoire Jéquier-Doge, Policlinique médicale universitaire (PMU), Rue du Bugnon 44, Lausanne

Free entrance – No registration needed

Cité hospitalière - Plan général

Establishing and developing relationships between public health and primary care is a recent issue in Switzerland. There is however a mounting pressure to address these issues rapidly and systematically. Population aging and the related increasing frequency of chronic disease have fostered the discussion on the organization of health systems and the pivotal role of primary care. A further and more dramatic incentive to this debate is the looming shortage of health care workforce.

There are at least two main lines of discussion. The first is related to the impact of primary care on population health. Several studies suggest that a dense network of practitioners delivering effective care is able to maintain and further increase population health. Measuring the impact of the organization of health systems on health is one of the challenges of the modern health services research.

A second topic is the role of primary care practitioner as population doctor, i.e., providing interventions to improve the prevention and the management of both epidemics and endemics. This requires an increased awareness of public health issues among practitioners. This also means that new competencies should be developed during the professional education and training of practitioners.

These problems, and some others, will be addressed during this short pre-conference, which reflects the close cooperation between the university outpatient clinic and the public health institute in Lausanne.

Prof. Jacques Cornuz, Department of ambulatory care and community medicine (PMU), Lausanne

Prof. Fred Paccaud, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), Lausanne University Hospital


Combining patient care and population approach

Jacques Cornuz, PMU, Lausanne


Public health and primary care : Perspectives from the Quebec

Jean-Frédéric Lévesque, Directeur scientifique
Direction de l'analyse et de l'évaluation des systèmes desoins et services, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Canada


Public health and primary care : an European perspective

François Schellevis, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, Dept of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, Institute for Health and Care Research, University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Cross-cutting viewpoints

Fred Paccaud, IUMSP, Lausanne and Nicolas Senn, PMU

18:00 End


Donnerstag, 30.08.2012



09:00 Begrüssung und Einführung
Ursula Zybach, Public Health Schweiz, Bern
Pascal Strupler, Bundesamt für Gesundheit, Bern
Pierre-François Leyvraz, Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois, Lausanne



Governance of Health Systems
Key notes

Walter Ricciardi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome
Pierre-Yves Maillard, Dépt. de la santé et de l’action sociale, Lausanne


Moderation: Luca Crivelli, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

10:45 Kaffeepause
11:15 Parallelsessions A*
Workshops und Referate
12:45 Lunch / Postersession



Preparing health care workforce
Key notes

Yann Bourgueil, Institut de recherche et de documentation en économie de la santé IRDES, Paris
Diane Morin, Institut universitaire de formation et des recherche en soins, Université de Lausanne
Catherine Gasser, Bundesamt für Gesundheit, Bern


Moderation: Beat Sottas, Careum, Zürich

15:30 Kaffeepause
16:00 Parallelsessions B*
Workshops und Referate
16:00 Masterpiece Forum SSPH+
17:45 Jahresversammlung Fachärzte SGPG
19:00  Abendprogramm in der Stiftung Hermitage mit Preisverleihung

* Das Detailprogramm der Parallelsessions wird ab 1. Juni unter publiziert.

Freitag, 31.08.2012


Begrüssung und Einführung
Nicole Probst-Hensch, Public Health Schweiz, Bern



Health systems research
Key notes

Niek Klazinga, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam
Monika Diebold, Schweizerisches Gesundheitsobservatorium, Neuchâtel


Moderation: Don de Savigny, Swiss TPH, Basel



11:00 Parallelsessions C*
Workshops und Referate
12:30 Lunch / Postersession



Preventive Strategies: Roles, Responsibilities and Partnership
Key notes


David McDaid, London School of Economics and Political Science

Thomas B. Cueni, Interpharma, Basel


Moderation: Nicole Probst-Hensch, Public Health Schweiz, Bern



16:00 Schlussbemerkungen
16:15 Ende der Konferenz

* Das Detailprogramm der Parallelsessions wird ab 1. Juni unter publiziert.