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 organizes several conferences to reflect the state of interprofessional collaboration and to identify opportunities for improvement.
In 2016, the SAMS launched a multi-year cycle of symposia to explore one aspect of inter-professionality in greater depth and to provide a platform for exchange and networking for different professional groups. The SAMS Interprofessionality Prize, which rewards examples of good practice, is also awarded within the framework of the symposium.
- 2018: «Interprofessionality in the health system: Better Chronic Care»
- 2017: «Interprofessionality in the health system: what training for what practice?»
- 2016: «Interprofessionality in the health system: thusfar - and next steps?»
After a two-year break the next event – including the presentation of the SAMS Prize on Interprofessionality – will take place in 2021.
Together with the Interprofessionality Platform of the mfe Haus- und Kinderärzte Schweiz (Association of Swiss General Practitioners and Paediatricians) and other health-care organisations the SAMS organized the two-day event «How can interprofessionality succeed?». It took place in Zurich and in Morges.