Overview for Sciana Cohort 4

Sciana: The Health Leaders Network was launched in 2017 by the Health Foundation (UK), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), and the Careum Stiftung (Switzerland), in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar. Sciana brings together each year a new cohort of outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation, who meet four times across two years at Schloss Leopoldskron, the home of Salzburg Global.   

The Sciana network provides members, initially drawn from the UK, Germany and Switzerland, with space to take inspiration and learning from across the globe, and time to share insights gained from their own experiences with peers, with whom they will work to address some of the shared challenges we are facing across Europe.

Members share a deep commitment to quality, sustainability, universal coverage, and patient and community-centered care, nationally and internationally. Their vision and collaboration, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is critically needed to respond to common issues, such as fiscal strains, demographic change, chronic diseases, and migration.

Sciana members are focusing on key themes such as the following, and more may be added in line with Sciana members' mission and interests:
•    Globalization
•    Urbanization around the world
•    Ageing populations
•    Technical innovation and disruption, including the implementation of information technology in health care.
•    Patient engagement
•    The health workforce
•    Social determinants and inequities
•    The need for a greater focus on public health
•    Financially unsustainable health systems

Each cohort works together on a ‘Sciana Challenge’, which they themselves devise at their first meeting, to respond to some of the major challenges and opportunities for health and health care in the years to come.

General Information

The dates for Cohort 4 are:

Meeting 1: 22-26 November 2021
Meeting 2: 8-12 May 2022
Meeting 3: 20-24 November 2022

Sciana Cohort 4

The Health Foundation (UK), Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), Careum Stiftung (Switzerland), in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar have launched Sciana: The Health Leaders Network, which will bring together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation.

Sciana Members

Marc Augustin
Professor, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Bochum, Germany
Beatrice Beck Schimmer
Full Professor of Anesthesiology and Vice President Medicine, University of Zürich (UZH), Switzerland
Rishi Das Gupta
Chief Executive, Health Innovation Network (HIN), United Kingdom
Lorena Dini
Senior Health Systems Researcher and Designer, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Adam Doyle
Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sussex, United Kingdom
Jacqui Dyer
Deputy Leader of Council, Lambeth Council, UK
Andy Fischer
CEO, Medgate, Switzerland
Nora Kronig Romero
Vice-Director General, Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland
Thorsten Langer
Director, Socialpediatric Center, Children's Hospital Freiburg, Germany
Dunja Nicca
Research Group Leader and Head, Advanced Practices Nurses (APN), Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich, Switzerland
Artur Olesch
Founder, aboutDigitalHealth.com, Freelance Digital Health Journalist, Editor-in-Chief, ICT&Health International (Netherlands) and OSOZ (Poland) Magazine; Health Tech Knowledge Broker (Germany)
Anja Oswald
CEO, Klinik Sonnenhalde, Riehen; President, Association of Private Hospitals, Basel; Member of the Executive Board, Mediclinic International plc; Switzerland
Judith Proctor
Chief Officer, Edinburgh Integration Joint Board, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bernadette Rümmelin
Chief Executive Officer and Spokeswoman for the Management Board, Catholic Hospital Association of Germany e.V. (kkvd), Berlin, Germany
Saskia Schenker
Designated Director, Arbeitgeberverband Basel, Switzerland
Anna Babette Stier
Head of Directorate for Health Protection and Sustainability, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany
Rupert Suckling
Director of Public Health, Doncaster Council in the North of England; Board Member, Association of Directors of Public Health, UK
Timothy Taylor
Clinical Chair for Medicine, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust; Consultant Neuroradiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Nicola von Lutterotti
President of the Board of Trustees, the Max-Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg; Science Writer; Author, Germany