Panel Chairs

Each of the ten panels consists of international experts broadly covering the specific topic. During the preparatory period the panel members address and answer the questions of their panel based on the best available evidence. The panel chairs, experts in their respective fields, coordinate and guide their members through this process and are responsible for the final conclusions. The created document will be submitted to the Jury about 2 months prior to the meeting.

All the panel chairs will attend the consensus conference in Zurich, Switzerland, to present the gathered data to the Jury and audience followed by questions and answers.

Panel 1

Outcomes after surgical and medical intervention from a Patient perspective

Panel Chair: Christoph A. Meier – Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland

Panel 2

Outcomes after surgical and medical intervention from a Careprovider perspective (Doctor, Nurses)

Panel Chair: Han-Kwang Yang – Director of Seoul National University Hospital Cancer Hospital, Seoul, Korea

Panel 3

Outcomes after surgical and medical intervention from a Payer perspective

Panel Chair: Thomas Szucs, Chairman of the Board Helsana, Switzerland

Panel 4

Outcomes after surgical and medical intervention from a State/Government/Society perspective

Panel Chair: Thomas Zeltner – Chairman WHO Foundation – Former Director General Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland

Panel 5

Outcomes after surgical and medical intervention from a legal and ethical perspective

Panel Chair: Samia Hurst – Director of the Institute for Ethics University of Geneva – Member of the National committee of Ethics, Geneva, Switzerland

Panel 6

Approaches for Benchmarking of Surgical Procedures

Panel Chair: Jeffrey Barkun – Professor of Surgery and Chief Medical Information Officer, McGill University Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Panel 7

High Risk patients

Panel Chair: Mike Grocott – Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Director-designate, NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, Southampton, UK – NIHR Senior Investigator

Panel 8

Public reporting of outcome parameters

Panel Chair: Tanja Stamm – Professor and Head of Section for Outcomes Research at the Medical University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Arthritis and Rehabilitation, Vienna, Austria

Panel 9

Consideration of cultural and demographic differences in outcome interpretation

Panel Chair: Betsy Tuttle – MD MHA FACS, Chair and Chief of Surgery, East Carolina University/Vidant Health, North Carolina, USA