Conferences on interprofessionality

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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?»


Programmes and documents are available in German or in French.

After a two-year break the next event – including the presentation of the SAMS Prize on Interprofessionality – will take place in 2021.


Read more about the SAMS Prize on Interprofessionality in German or in French.


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.


The documents for both conferences are available in German and in French.




lic. phil. Valérie Clerc
Secretary General