To pursue its projects, the SAMS maintains an extensive network at the interface between health, research and policymaking, both in Switzerland and abroad. The quality of its work depends on the strength of this network, and on the voluntary commitment of the members invited to sit on the various SAMS committees.
Members of the Executive Board, the Senate, the General Secretariat or other delegated individuals represent the SAMS on a number of external bodies, such as the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, federal committees, health system institutions and international bodies. This representation enables the SAMS to have its voice heard and to strengthen its institutional profile.
Role as an incubator
The federal authorities periodically request the SAMS to establish national coordination bodies, which subsequently – after a number of years – become independent. This has been the case for the SCTO (project completed) and SPHN (project ongoing).
The SAMS is a founding member of several associations, which enable it to join forces with other institutions to promote the causes to which it is committed.
Swiss Medical Board