We are very pleased to invite you to this year's Lung Symposium on «Closing the gap between science and routine health care delivery - the Art of Implementation».

Dear colleagues

Transferring new scientific findings into daily clinical practice is crucial to continuously improve medical outcomes for our patients. Unfortunately, this successful implementation remains a big challenge. With our upcoming symposium, we aim to illuminate this highly relevant issue from different perspectives. In the beginning, we hear about basic principles of implementation science, before we continue with workshops discussing implementation priorities for Switzerland. In the afternoon, we will learn about principal aspects of human behaviour, ways to behavioural change and the possible role of technical advances including digital therapeutics and artificial intelligence.

A successful implementation into clinical practice often requires the development of certified and commercially available medical solutions for which a close collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, medtech or the funding of start-up companies is needed. During the afternoon, we showcase new digital health start-ups culminating with awarding the «Digital Health Vadian Innovation Prize 2023» for the best presentation/solution. We are looking forward to an interprofessional and interdisciplinary exchange!

Best regards,

Martin Brutsche          Lukas Kern          Frank Rassouli 


Scientific committee

Kantonsspital St.Gallen Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Brutsche, Dr. Lukas Kern, PD Dr. Frank Rassouli
Mayo Clinic  Prof. Dr. Sanjay Kalra 
Empa                               Prof. Dr. René Rossi
UZH/HSG/ETH  Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch 
Switzerland Innovation Park Ost Dr. Hans Ebinger, Dr. Sven Hoffmann
PLuS Dr. Jörg Spieldenner, Prof. Dr. Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux, Thomas Schmid, Marc Marechal, Prof. Dr. Christophe von Garnier