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About us

The swiss health quality association (shqa) is "the" provider of training programs for the pharmaceutical, medical technology and diagnostics industries. Shqa was founded in 2006. As a non profit oriented industry association with currently 82 member companies, we embrace lifelong learning – and continuously adapt our educational offerings to the highly agile market environment.

From seminars and training courses to a Federal Diploma of Higher Education

Wherever a person currently stands: We develop their skills and prepare them for the world of tomorrow. Be it with an examination at association level, a Federal Diploma of Higher Education or seminars as well as diploma and certificate courses.

Learn today for the future

Our training and development program reflects the needs and requirements of the market. We pick up on trends and develop tailor-made educational offerings and learning content. Always with a view to the future and practices.

Gained in practice, for use in practice

Our lecturers all come from real-world practices – and leverage their industry expertise to build a bridge to everyday working life. Thanks to our collaboration with member companies, healthcare industry specialists, Swiss Federal Office of Education, Research and Innovation and the Institute for Medical Education of the University of Bern, our educational offer is cutting-edge.

One community – beyond individual organizations

We learn from and with one another: We embrace a community concept to promote learning and dialog outside of our own organization – and facilitate the transfer of knowledge between companies and people. Practical and sustainable.

Office

The Office is responsible for the operational implementation of the business delegated to it by the Board of Directors. The office is managed by the Managing Director, who reports to the Board of Directors, and its Team. 

Dr. Corinne Wild

Managing Director

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 80

corinne.wild@shqa.ch

Petra Ackermann

Lead academy & community

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 82

petra.ackermann@shqa.ch

Carla Roos

Coordinator academy & community

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 83

carla.roos@shqa.ch

Nicole Morof

Coordinator exams

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 84

nicole.morof@shqa.ch

Rebecca Siegmann

Coordinator exams

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 86

rebecca.siegmann@shqa.ch

Pamela Radice

Coordinator exams

swiss health quality association (shqa)

+41 41 500 07 81

pamela.radice@shqa.ch

Bord of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly of the member companies and bears overall responsibility for the management of the association. It is responsible for all business that is not delegated to another body by law or by the Articles of Association. The Board of Directors shall determine which business it delegates to the Office and shall supervise it.

Marios Ntinis

Präsident shqa

Dr. Ulrike Thull

Vizepräsidentin shqa, Commercial Lead Immunology Mid Europe Region & Switzerland

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Andreas Fischer

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Head of KAM Switzerland

Pfizer AG

Andreas Hostettler

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Chief Operating Officer

Sanopharm AG

Roman Käser

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Leiter Business Unit Pharma

Doetsch Grether AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Judith Gembler

Head Portfolio Enablement & Customer Engagement

Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Dr. Pierre Köver

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Chief Business Development Officer

Medisupport AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Dr. med. Anne Le Coz-Iffenecker

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Head of Medical Affairs

Biogen Switzerland AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Emanuel Lorini

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, Geschäftsführer

Zur Rose Suisse AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Verena Nitsche

Vorstandsmitglied shqa, General Manager

Stallergenes AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Examination committee Pharma

The Examination Committee Pharma is responsible for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and final assessment of the examinations for Pharma Specialist with federal diploma and Certified Pharma Sales Representative shqa. Among other things, the examination board validates all examination questions (written examination) as well as the examination case and the examination tasks (oral examination) in terms of content and language in the run-up to the examination.

lic. iur. Barbara Schärer

Präsidentin Prüfungskommission Pharma

Obergericht Zürich

Heidi Zbinden

CEO

Centramed AG

Dr. Elodie Berger

Head Medical Affairs

CSL Vifor Pharma Switzerland SA

Dr. Mirjam Britschgi

Lead Prostate Cancer, Senior Lead Medical Affairs Specialty Medicine

Bayer (Schweiz) AG

Dr. Marco Ceppi

Leiter Apotheke

Zuger Kantonsspital AG

Dr. Philipp Faber

First Line Sales Leader

GlaxoSmithKline AG

Sylvie Lindauer

Key Account & Sales Manager

IBSA Institut Biochimique SA

Marcel Menzi

Key Account Manager

Bayer (Schweiz) AG

Dr. Arnaud Sestier

Associate Director Medical Affairs

Alexion Pharma GmbH

Christa Spitznagel

eMBA, Eidg. dipl. Apothekerin, Quality Manager DACH FvP, Compliance & Lead Market Access Schweiz

Leo Pharmaceutical Products Sarath Ltd.

Dr. Kathrin Stirnemann

Director Medical Customer Engagement

Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG

Dr. Robert Witschi

Dr. med. Michael S. Messerli

Oberarzt, Klinik für Geburtshilfe

Universitätsspital Zürich

Examination committee Medtech

The preparation, implementation, monitoring and final assessment of the examination is the responsibility of the shqa Medical Technology Examination Board. Among other things, the examination board validates all examination questions (written examination) in terms of content and language in the run-up to the examination.

Dr. Christian Suffert

Präsident Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik, Anwalt

Suffert Neuenschwander & Partner

Franco Zambrino

Sales Manager Neurovascular Switzerland

CERENOVUS

Paul Heini

Head Spine Service

Orthopädie Sonnenhof

Mathias Gubler

Global Compliance Operations Director

Zimmer Biomet

Bruno Jung

Leiter Projektmanagement Infrastruktur /Mitglied Leitung Direktion Immobilien und Betrieb

Inselspital und Spital Netz Bern AG

Lecturers

All our lecturers are active in healthcare - and with their proven industry expertise guarantee the bridge to everyday professional life. Guest speakers from the life science industry complement the course content with examples from their practical experience.

Ramon Achermann

Associate Account Management Director

IQVIA AG

Dr. Philine Betz-Werner

Beraterin Marketing, Sales & KAM, Lehrbeauftrage HSG, Geschäftsführerin

Performanice GmbH

Bernhard Bürki

Senior Manager, Digital Lead

Biogen Switzerland AG

Dr. med. Claude Cao

Head Medical Office Sanamea AG; CEO Medyoo AG

Sanamea AG

Remo Christen

Director Market Access & Health Care Affairs

Roche Pharma (Schweiz) AG

Christian de Clerque

National Key Account Manager Hospital / Retail

Pfizer AG

Dr. Mathias Dick

Inhaber + Geschäftsführer

todai GmbH

lic. iur. Reto Dietschi

Trainer, Consultant & Speaker

dConsulting

ehemaliger Direktor der Allianz Schweizer Krankenversicherer & der curafutura

Petra Erni Rauch

Consultant

SICOmed AG

Daniela Fábián Masoch

Attorney at Law & Privacy Expert

FABIAN PRIVACY LEGAL GmbH

Regula Felix

Lead of Food, Cosmetic & Medical Device Services

pharma services oehler gmbh

Patrick Fischer

Senior Director Client Solutions

FFI Ventures GmbH

Alex Fuchs

Regional Compliance Officer

Seagen via FlexSuisse AG

Pius Gyger

Selbständiger Gesundheitsökonom

Christian Henseler

Leiter Strategischer Einkauf

Zur Rose Suisse AG

Ernst Herzig

Geschäftsführer

Herzig Consulting

Marianne Hochstrasser

Coach, Trainer & Consultant

Hochstrasser Consulting

Julian Hohendorff

Geschäftsführer

Transform2Lead GmbH

PD Dr. Simon Hölzer

CEO

SwissDRG AG

Dr. Jörg Indermitte

Leiter Sektion Arzneimittelaufnahmen

Bundesamt für Gesundheit BAG

Dr. med. Peter Indra MPH

Chef Amt für Gesundheit

Gesundheitsdirektion Kanton Zürich

Sandra Jampen

Senior Manager, Tender & Contracts Lead

Moderna

Vanessa Kermer

Head Regulatory Affairs Switzerland

Pfizer AG

Andrea Kern

Texterin & Kommunikations-Profi

Wort & Stil

Dr. Ursula Kienzl

Senior Product Manager Liver diseases, Antifungal & Emerging Virus

Gilead Sciences Switzerland Sàrl

Urs Kohler

Associate Consultant & Partner

Egger Philips & Partner AG

Farid Krieg

Jochen Luksch

Geschäftsführender Partner / Präsident des Verwaltungsrates

Egger Philips & Partner AG

Dr. pharm. Enea Martinelli

Spitäler fmi AG, Chefapotheker

Spitäler FMI AG

Dr. med. Leander Muheim

Stv. medizinischer Leiter mediX zh und Vizepräsident mediX schweiz

MediX Gruppenpraxis

Ernst Niemack

Geschäftsführer

vips - Vereinigung Pharmafirmen in der Schweiz

Yves Ottiger

Director Strategic Marketing & Innovation

Robatech AG

Marc Philipp

Business Development Manager

swissprofessionalmedia AG

Christian Reist

Trainer, Consultant & Speaker

People Power Training AG

Kaspar Rufibach

Methods, Collaboration, and Outreach (MCO), PD Data & Statistical Sciences

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Dr. Balz Ryf

Head Market Access and Institutional Communication Switzerland / Austria

Pierre Fabre Pharma AG

Dr. med. Eugen Paul Scheidegger

Facharzt FMH für Dermatologie und Allergologie

Gründer "OnlineDoctor"

Thomas Schlecht

Leiter Marketing

Biomed AG

Igor Schnyder

Rechtsanwalt

Pharmalex GmbH

Sylvia Schüpbach

Rechtsanwältin und Partnerin

Pharmalex GmbH

Christa Spitznagel

eMBA, Eidg. dipl. Apothekerin, Quality Manager DACH FvP, Compliance & Lead Market Access Schweiz

Leo Pharmaceutical Products Sarath Ltd.

Rosa Stebler

Prozessmanagerin, Prozessentwicklung und Support, Zulassung

Swissmedic

Kerstin Beatrix Theuerzeit

Digital Lead Western Europe

Sanofi-Aventis (Schweiz) AG

Dr. Ulrike Thull

Vizepräsidentin shqa, Commercial Lead Immunology Mid Europe Region & Switzerland

MSD Merck Sharp & Dohme AG

  • Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Diane Uschner

Senior Datenwissenschaftlerin

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

Dieter Villiger

Senior Market Access Manager

Bristol-Myers Squibb SA

Dr. Thomas Wels

CEO

Wels - Omnino Medico

Dr. Andreas Wildi

Attorney at law Partner

Walder Wyss Ltd