Choosing Wisely Symposium (English version)

09.25.2015 - Aula Magna, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

Wise medicine.
Let’s talk about smart choices! least do no harm

Fare di più non significa fare meglio
Mehr ist nicht immer besser
Faire plus ne signifie pas faire mieux
Doing more does not mean doing better

The conference

The conference aims to promote an exchange of experiences at an international level, and to introduce health professionals to the underlying principles behind the "Choosing Wisely" concept. These principles are connected with making informed and respectful choices amongst the various diagnostic and therapeutic options available for specific clinical questions. Several diagnostic tests, drugs and surgical procedures, while largely used in medical practice, offer no benefit and may actually cause harm to patients.
The event is free of charge and is intended for: Medical Directors, Hospital Directors, Nurse Managers, Quality Managers, Risk Managers, medical, nursing and other health care staff, Health insurers, associations promoting healthcare quality and patient safety.


Speakers and moderators

Fabrizio Barazzoni, MD, MPH, FMH Prevention and Public Health, Chief Medical Officer, EOC
Marco Bobbio, MD, former Director Department of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Croce e Carle Cuneo and General Secretary of Slow Medicine Italia
Antoine Casabianca, lic. oec, President of Associazione consumatrici e consumatori della Svizzera italiana
Ignazio Cassis, MD, MPH, Deputy President of the Committee on Health and Social Security of the Swiss federal parliament
Gianfranco Domenighetti, PhD, former professor at Universities of Lausanne and Lugano
Alain Flückiger, Head of Benefits, Member of the CSS GroupCorporate Executive Committee
Jean-Michel Gaspoz, MD, Professor and Physician-in-chief, Division of Primary Care Medicine; Chairman, Department of community medicine, primary care and emergency medicine, Geneva University Hospitals; President, Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine
Angela Greco, MS, Head of Quality and Patient Safety Service, Ospedale Regionale di Locarno
Alastair Henderson, Chief Executive, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
David Klemperer, MD, Professor of Social Medicine and Public Health, University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg
Luca Gabutti, MD, Professor and Chief Physician of Medicine and Nephrology, Ospedale Regionale di Locarno
Mattia Lepori, MD, PD, FMH General Internal Medicine, Medical Officer, EOC
Wendy Levinson, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Paul Myres, MD, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales and Vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Wales
Giorgio Pellanda, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, EOC
Wilco C. Peul, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor & Chair of Neurosurgery, Leiden University
Nicolas Rodondi, MD, Professor and Head of Ambulatory Care, Department of General Internal Medicine, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern
Jürg Schlup, MD, MBA, President of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
Peter Suter, MD, Honorary Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Geneva University, President of the Swiss Medical Board


Sandra Vernero, MD, Founding Member and Vice-president of Slow Medicine Italia, Coordinator of the project “Doing more does not mean doing better“