16 April 2015
New President of the SCTO
On 31 March 2015, the Steering Board of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) elected at its 6th General Assembly Prof Gregor Zünd, Director Research and Teaching at UniversityHospital Zurich, as new President of the SCTO. He accepted the appointment with immediate effect.
As new Vice-President, the Steering Board elected Prof Christiane Pauli-Magnus, Co-Head of the Clinical Research Department and Head of CTU at the University Hospital Basel. In this function, she replaces with immediate effect Prof Klaus Grätz (Collège des Doyens), who is retiring from the Steering Board by the end of June 2015. The Collège des Doyens will continue to be member of the SCTO Steering Board and we will communicate the new representative in due time.
Further newly elected board members are Prof Claudio L. Bassetti, Director of the University Clinic for Neurology of the Inselspital Bern, representing the Swiss Academies of Medical Sciences (SAMS) with immediate effect, Prof Arnaud Perrier, Medical Director of the University Hospital Geneva (HUG), and Dr iur. Vital Zehnder, Head General Secretariat UniversityHospital Zurich, who assumes the function of the Quaestor.
We wish to take this opportunity to thank Prof Peter Meier-Abt (SAMS), Prof Pierre Dayer (HUG) and Dr iur. Jürg Müller (USB/Quaestor) for their appreciated engagement and we cordially welcome Prof Zünd, Prof Mauli-Magnus as well as the new members of the Steering Board. With this new composition of the Steering Board, we look forward to a continued promising and successful future.