Learning from the Regions – Benefit for all?

Berlin, 13th and 14th September 2017

In cooperation with

Is Geography Destiny in Healthcare? Zi Health Services Research Conference 2017

Demand for safe and efficient health care is ever increasing. Yet, geographic patterns of how healthcare is actually utilized and delivered suggest that there is much room for improvement. In spite of homogenous regulatory frameworks access to and overall quality of health care are highly diverse within all nations. Are these geographic patterns simply destiny or do they show us best practice examples that could lead to improvement in our health care? And if so, how? What are the methods to discern the ‘given’ from the ‘changeable’ and what needs to be done to effectively make a change for the better? Join us in September 2017 and contribute actively to this discussion! There will be invited speakers as well as a call for abstracts. The conference will be particularly devoted to involving the scientific medical associations and colleges and the respective professional associations in addressing the issues of variation in healt hcare.

Here you find the download of the programm flyer (PDF in German).
The Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi) is the research unit of the 17 Regional and the Federal Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany. It is a not-for-profit foundation in support of equitable and efficient ambulatory health care in Germany. More...

In the German Network for Health Services Research (DNVF) e. V. cooperate scientific societies (over 50), scientific institutes (over 30), legal entities and associations of individuals (over 20), natural individuals (over 130) and supporting members (over 13) to promote health services research, develop their methods, and ensure the transfer of results into practice. The DNVF offers a regular platform for dialogue between science, practice and politics e.g. with the annual conference on health services research, which will take place this year from 4th to 6th October on the topic "Future Regional Care - Research, Innovation, Cooperation" ( and the DNVF-Fora health services research. More...

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Wissenschaftlichen Medizinischen Fachgesellschaften (AWMF) e. V. bundles the interests of medical science in Germany and increasingly informs the public. She acts on behalf of her currently 175 member medical scientific societies. Founded in 1962, the AWMF has since then been working on recommendations and resolutions, with the aim of placing its common interests more strongly in the context of the national statutory health insurance Sector in Germany, and represents them in scientific and political arenas. The AWMF is a partner for health policymakers, such as the Federal Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Bundesausschuss), and coordinates the development and updating of clinical and medical guidelines in Germany. Any non-profit organization in Germany can be a member if it is concerned with scientific medical questions. The AWMF is funded mainly by contributions from its member institutions and donations. More...