The need for and the benefits of interprofessional collaboration are clear in theory; however, its implementation is not a matter of course. Therefore, the SAMS organised several conferences to reflect the state of interprofessional collaboration and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Annual Conference on Interprofessionality in Bern
The «Collaboration of specialists in the health-care system» charter is not set in stone; it can and should develop and change. Two years after publication of the charter, the SAMS organised a one-day conference to review to what extent interprofessionality had been achieved in Switzerland and how the charter may need to be adapted. The first conference took place on 8 December 2016 in Bern and was expanded into a series of annual events. Programmes and documents are available in German or in French.
Spring Conferences in Zurich and Morges
Together with the Interprofessionality Platform of the mfe Haus- und Kinderärzte Schweiz (Association of Swiss General Practitioners and Paediatricians) and other health-care organisations SAMS organised the two-day event «How can interprofessionality succeed?». It took place on 12 April and 9 June 2016 in Zurich and on 10 May and 21 June 2016 in Morges.