We are presenting the upcoming international “outcome4medicine” consensus conference in Zurich to take place from 8th – 11th June 2022
The conference addresses a highly relevant topic in today’s medicine, namely, how to measure, interpret and communicate the quality of surgical interventions. We will follow a successful format that includes extensive preparation of the evidence reports, followed by the actual consensus meeting. After the great success of the chair4medicine jury-based consensus conference in 2014 (Nature 2015, 519 :287-9), we decided to select a similar format with an attempt on uniting multi-perspective opinions worldwide and provide unbiased statements.
The program consists of the presentation by the respective panel chairs at the meeting. A short preparatory document prepared by the panel members will be delivered to the jury about 2 months prior to the meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. The final recommendations will be exclusively provided by an independent, high caliber but lay jury, selected for their various and complementary profiles but without direct background in medical outcome research. The president of the jury, Professor Joseph Deiss (previous Federal Council and Chair of the General Assembly of the United Nations) has agreed to lead the 11 international members of the jury who all have no conflict of interest while being top leaders in their fields. João Monteiro, Editor-in-Chief of “Nature Medicine” also joined the jury with the possibility that the final report will be published shortly after the meeting in this Journal.
Professor Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) of the USA, will deliver a special lecture on the challenges of academic medicine worldwide. We will include three special lectures, honoring the triple threat presented by the NAM: COVID-19, systemic racism, and climate change. Professor Michele B. Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, award-winning author, and civil right advocate will talk about systemic racism. Professor Reto Knutti (Center f. Climate Systems Modeling, ETH Zuerich) has accepted our invitation, speaking about climate change, a highly relevant topic for health care and the public at large.
Our consensus conference will be a working event with a clear goal, outstanding contributors, outstanding lectures, highlighting current issues of interest for a broad public, but also a one-of-a-kind chance to stimulate discussion between all stakeholders concerned with outcomes after surgical interventions.
Please find more information about the consensus conference, the format, and our acclaimed jury on our conference website and in the preliminary program sheet (PDF).
If you have any questions, please reach out to Sina Hauri (she/her) (email@example.com). She is the head of the administrative office and happy to help you.