The Balgrist Foundation actively helps to promote the dialogue on and within medical research by funding the annual symposium on state-of-the-art-medicine, The symposium is organised by an independant working group (www.symposium-spitzenmedizin.ch).
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It is the aim of Symposium to improve the general conditions for highly specialised medicine and to communicate and spread its importance for health care within public awareness.
Highly qualified representatives from science, research, clinics, business and politics meet for a traditional and frank exchange of information and opinion. They use the opportunity to take in ground breaking presentations and foster their networks.
The yearly Symposium Schweizer Spitzenmedizin has been a valued event since 2010.
Past themes have been
2016 Women’s careers in state-of-the-art medicine: optimising chances
2015 State-of-the-art medicine: chances – risks
2014 Research, ethics and financing in state-of-the-art medicine
2013 Chances and risks / Cooperation between research and industry
2012 Talent search in state-of-the-art medicine
2011 The importance of medical research
2010 Highly specialised medicine in Switzerland