Sciana Cohort 3

Overview for Sciana Cohort 3

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 Sciana Cohort 3 are:

Meeting 1: 15 – 18 May 2019
Meeting 2: 26 – 29 November 2019
Meeting 4: 20 – 24 November 2021

Sciana Members

Sarah Anderson
National Lead for TB Strategy, Public Health England, United Kingdom
Anita Buchli
Head Special Projects, Careum, Switzerland
Steve Clarke
Head of Mental Health, Welsh Ambulance Service and NHS Direct Wales, United Kingdom
Cathie Cowan
Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley, United Kingdom
Layla Distler
Head of Integrated Health Solutions, Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Manuela Eicher
Director, Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Thomas Fischer
Professor of Aged Care Nursing, Evangelische Hochschule Dresden - University of Applied Sciences, Dresden; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Germany
Malte Gerhold
Chief Integrated Care Officer, Birdie Care, England, United Kingdom
Yvonne Gilli
Medical Doctor, Senior Consultant, Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic IBP, Winterthur; President, Swiss Medical Association, Switzerland
Oliver Gröne
Vice Chairman, Board, OptiMedis AG, Germany
Sarah Hughes
Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health, London, UK
Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb
Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), Austria
Richard Kirby
Chief Executive, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Fridolin Marty
Head of Health Policy, economiesuisse, Switzerland
Thomas Mattig
Director, Health Promotion Switzerland, Switzerland
Judith Meier
Delegate of the Board, RehaClinic Group, Switzerland
Judith Safford
Patient Expert and Advocate, Switzerland
Tobias Silberzahn
Partner, McKinsey's Berlin Office, Germany
Matthias Wismar
Senior Health Policy Analyst, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Belgium
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