Projects

26.05.2020

Personalized health in dialogue

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Developments in the field of personalized health and related issues such as data protection, handling of probabilities etc. affect the whole population. For this reason, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences conducted the dialogue project «Tailor-made people: personalized health». A recently published bilingual report summarizes the population's answers to an online questionnaire and from nine dialogue events.

As the questionnaire made no scientific claims, the answers were not evaluated according to scientific criteria. However, the publication «Personalized Health in Dialogue» reflects the diversity of views and may provide experts with food for thought for future research projects.

Download the publication (French/German) (PDF)

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18.05.2020

The SAMS is looking for a scientific officer

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The SAMS opens a position as scientific officer to support its activities related to research promotion in the field of academic and personalized medicine. If you have a university degree in medicine, life sciences or natural sciences and have experience in project management, this job may be the right for you.

The position offers varied and challenging tasks at the interface between medicine and research, contact with young researchers and external experts, a dynamic and multilingual working environment close to Bern railway station.

For details and contact information, please refer to the full text of the advertisement (in German). The deadline for applications is Thursday, 11 June 2020.

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08.05.2020

Epidemiologist Marcel Tanner is President of the Swiss Academies

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The Assembly of Delegates has elected Marcel Tanner president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. The former director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute has already been President a. i. in the last months and is currently a member of the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Science Task Force.

As president of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences since 2016, Marcel Tanner is familiar with the concerns and needs of the scientific community that is united under the umbrella of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. He sees the role and strength of its members in the dialogue between science, politics and society. Further information can be found in the press release of the Academies.

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Academy

01.05.2020

Prof. Henri Bounameaux is President of the SAMS

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Today, 1 May 2020, Henri Bounameaux takes over the SAMS presidency from Daniel Scheidegger. He was unanimously elected to this position by the Senate in November 2019 and, as the previous Vice-President, is well prepared.

In Bulletin 1/2020 (p. 4) we introduced the new SAMS president in a short interview. In the next few weeks there will be further opportunities to read about Henri Bounameaux, while personal encounters will have to wait a little longer depending on the situation. Daniel Scheidegger will remain an asset for the SAMS as Vice-President. The current composition of the SAMS Executive Board can be found on our website.

Download Bulletin 1/2020, French version (PDF)

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Publications

30.04.2020

The annual report 2019 is published online

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The Annual Report 2019 is now available online. We use the advantages of the internet to link this review with further information and ongoing activities.

Those who prefer to leaf through rather than click have the option of downloading a printable PDF. We hope, you will enjoy discovering or rediscovering the many highlights of 2019. Our report is available in German or French.

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16.04.2020

Covid-19 pandemic: interim report on patient triage

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So far, the bottlenecks in Swiss hospitals feared because of Covid-19 have been avoided. The triage guidelines published by the SAMS and the Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine (SGI) are currently not being applied. Since their publication, however, they have been widely discussed and have led to numerous responses. How does the SAMS deal with this feedback?

Given the current situation, the SAMS and SGI have concluded that there is no immediate need to update the document. Rather, the feedback received should be carefully reviewed as part of an overall evaluation of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to decide to what extent the guidelines should be adapted, or even whether they should remain in force. The guidelines and other relevant documents can be found on our website.

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25.03.2020

Coronavirus: recommendations for Palliative Care

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The coronavirus infection threatens the entire population but the most at risk for serious and fatal courses are elderly people, who are often multimorbid and frail. Severe diseases with an unfavourable prognosis and mortality situations require good palliative care for the people concerned.

The current pandemic situation and the publication of the SAMS and SGI guidelines have encouraged the Association for Geriatric Palliative Medicine (FGPG) to develop additional practice-oriented recommendations. The SAMS welcomes this step and also makes the document (d/f/i/e) available on its website.

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Academy

16.03.2020

We are here for you – working from home

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The SAMS General Secretariat is working from home until further notice. You can contact our collaborators by email or through their direct phone number. Full contact details can be found on our website sams.ch/en/contact or by clicking on the link below.

Postmail will be checked regularly but not daily. Please send us a copy of any urgent correspondence as a file attached to an e-mail to v.clerc@samw.ch. Thank you for your understanding.

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