Events - 14.09.2021 - 00:00 

New St.Gallen Health Forum – Lectures, discussions and networking for anyone interested and for experts

In the autumn semester, the "SanktGaller Gesundheitsforum" – the St.Gallen Health Forum – will take place for the first time. The series of lecture and discussion evenings will provide an exchange platform for health-related issues, challenges and areas of tension. Initiated by the School of Medicine (Med-HSG) of the University of St.Gallen, the forum is intended to establish itself as a meeting point for any interested parties and experts in the health sector. Speakers from academia, healthcare, business and politics will provide insights into their expert knowledge.

14. September 2021. Health is one of the most important sectors of the Swiss national economy – 12 per cent of the GDP is spent on healthcare with its more than 300,000 employees. The anticipation of technological, institutional and processual changes, as well as the exploitation of new opportunities, are therefore of social relevance. The SanktGaller Gesundheitsforum accompanies this change with evening programmes about selected topics. The forum, which will take place for the first time in Autumn Semester 2021, was produced in cooperation with the City of St.Gallen and the St.Gallen Health Network. Participation will be free of charge and registration is not necessary. In connection with Covid-19, the 3G certificate obligation applies and the room load is two-thirds.

Overview of the topics for the opening evening on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, and the following events:

  • Opening of the Health Forum: Gesundheit und Forschung in St.Gallen [Health and research in St.Gallen]
    (Prof. Dr. Alexander Geissler, Professor of Management in the Health Sector, HSG;
    Prof. Dr. Kuno Schedler, Professor of Business Management, HSG; Dr. Peter Wick, Head of Department, EMPA St.Gallen; and Prof. Dr. Burkhard Ludewig, Head of the Medical Research Centre of the St.Gallen Cantonal Hospital | Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 6.15 p.m.)
  • St.Gallen Health
    (Annina Huber, Project Leader, Economic Development, City of St.Gallen | Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 6.15 p.m.)
  • Die neue Spitallandschaft im Kanton St.Gallen – die Weichen sind gestellt [The new hospital landscape in the Canton of St.Gallen – the course has been set]
    (Prof. Dr. Felix Sennhauser, Chairman, St.Gallen Hospital Federation | Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 6.15 p.m.)
  • Beeinflussung der Krankenkassen durch politische Entscheide [The influence of political decisions on health insurers]
    (Verena Nold, Director, santésuisse | Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 6.15 p.m.)
  • Patientensicherheitsmanagement [Patient safety management]
    (Dr. Joachim Koppenberg, Senior Consultant, Anaesthesiology, Ospidal Scuol, and Director of the Lower Engadin Health Centre | Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 6.15 p.m.)
  • Die digitale Pille [The digital pill]
    (Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Information and Technology Management, HSG and ETH | Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6.15 p.m.)

The lecture evenings take place in "The Stage" at St. Jakob-Strasse 21 in St.Gallen.

As a teaching and research institute, the School of Medicine of the University of St.Gallen is responsible for the organisation of the Joint Medical Master (JMM-HSG/UZH) and the courses of the Chair of Management in the Health Sector. The SanktGaller Gesundheitsforum has been set up as a new public teaching and discussion element, which is intended to bring together people with an expertise and interest background on a regular basis.

You can find the flyer about the SanktGaller Gesundheitsforum with further information and an overview of the programme in the context column.

Contact point for questions:

Doris Brand

Head of Services & Marketing, School of Medicine (Med-HSG)

+41 71 224 32 07, doris.brand(at)

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