Sciana Cohort 1

Overview for Cohort 1

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.

The Sciana network will provide 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 will 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

The Sciana Cohort 1 focuses on the following key themes:

  • 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 Dates for Sciana cohort 1 were:

26-29 April, 2017
09-12 November, 2017
12-15 June, 2018
27-30 November, 2018

Check out photos from the first and second meeting on Flickr.


Paul Bate
Vice President, Commercial, Babylon Healthcare, England
Friederike Botzenhardt
Head, Task Force Innovation Fund, German Federal Ministry of Health, Germany
Christina Brunnschweiler
CEO, Spitex Zurich Limmat (SZL) AG, Switzerland
Caroline Clarke
Group Chief Executive, Royal Free London, NHS Foundation Trust, England
Tobias Gantner
Founder, HealthCare Futurists GmbH, Germany
Ruth Glassborow
Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Karin Holm
Science Writer - Publications, Blue Brain Project , École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Patrick Jahn
Head of the Nursing Research Unit, University Hospital Halle, Germany
Samantha Jones
CEO and President, Operose Health, United Kingdom
Ina Kopp
Director, German Association of the Scientific Medical Societies´ Institute for Medical Knowledge-Management (AWMF-IMWi), Philipps-University, Marburg
Claire Lemer
Deputy Director, Children and Young Peoples' Health Partnership; Associate National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, NHS England
Daniel Liedtke
Chief Executive Officer,Hirslanden Private Hospital Group; Executive Board Chairmen, Central Clinical Laboratory Zurich ZLZ
Jacqueline Martin
Director of Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professions, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Marcel Napierala
Co-founder and CEO, Medbase Group, Switzerland
Susanne Ozegowski
Head, Unit Managing Integrated Care Contracts, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), Germany
John Palmer
Executive Director of Primary Care, Community and Mental Health, Cwm Taf University Health Board; Co-Chair, National Board, PCMH Directors Peer Group, United Kingdom
Felix Schneuwly
Head of Public Affairs and Specialist for the Swiss Health Insurance and Healthcare System,, Switzerland