Overview for Sciana 2018

In April 2017 the Health Foundation (UK), Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), Careum Stiftung (Switzerland), in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar, launched Sciana: The Health Leaders Network, bringing together for 2017/2018 a first cohort of outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation. Expressions of interest are now invited to join the second cohort of Sciana members for 2018/2019.

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

General Information

The general information can be downloaded here.

The Dates for Sciana 2018 are:


10-13 June, 2018
24-27 November, 2018
13-16 May, 2019
24-27 November, 2019