Steering Committee and Scientific Collaborators
Representing patient safety
Prof. Dr. David Schwappach is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) at the University of Bern. Between 2008 and 2022, he was scientific director of the Swiss Patient Safety Foundation. His research interests include acute care patient safety, digitalization of health care, systems design and implementation of safety measures into clinical practice.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weigl is Professor for Patient Safety at the University Hospital Bonn and director of the Institute for Patient Safety. He is affiliated researcher at the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social, and Environmental Medicine, LMU Munich. His research interests include patient safety, working conditions, health and performance of health personnel, influences of new technology in medicine on work processes, personnel and patients, and interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Prof. Dr. Siri Wiig is the Director of the SHARE-Center for Resilience in Healthcare at the University of Stavanger. SHARE is the largest research center in Norway investigating quality and safety in healthcare. Her research interests relate to resilience, organizational, and cultural factors involved in improving quality and safety in healthcare.
Representing patients and the public
Prof. Dr-ing. Stefan Weber is director and group head at the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern, where he holds the Chair for Image Guided Therapies (IGT). IGT leads a portfolio of research activities of investigation and development of algorithmic tools, hardware components and complete systems for clinical applications. He is the CEO of CASCINATION AG, a company specialized in computer-assisted and image-guided surgery.
Representing academic surgical units
Prof. Martin Hübner is a Swiss- and Mayo-trained surgeon working as consultant for colorectal surgery at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Switzerland. He is in charge of the treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (HIPEC and PIPAC), leader of the enhanced recovery team (ERAS), and he runs an active clinical research program (250+ articles, PI of 7 RCTs).
PD Dr. med. Marco von Strauss is consultant in visceral surgery at Clarunis, university centre for gastrointestinal and liver disease, Basel. His area of research includes the quality of indications for surgical interventions in colorectal and general surgery, over and undertreatment, intraoperative process-optimization, surgical complications and their management.