Swiss Personalized Health Network

The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is a national initiative designed to promote the development of personalized medicine and personalized health in Switzerland.


The ultimate goal is to promote health and well-being, to prevent, diagnose and treat unfavourable health conditions more precisely, thus reducing the risk of developing such conditions and permitting more effective treatments of disease states with fewer adverse effects.


SPHN will lay the foundations that are needed to facilitate research projects in this area such as a system for a nationwide exchange of health-related data.

Upcoming events

Clinical data for paediatric research: the Swiss approach

5-6 December 2019, Bern. More information & registration

The SCTO is celebrating its 10-year anniversary!

More information on the Swiss Clinical Trial’s anniversary project « People. Data. Biosamples. » can be found here

Digitalization and Infectious Diseases: Improving patient outcome in the age of big data and machine learning

20-21 January 2020, Basel. More information

Medical Informatics Europe 2020 - Digital Personalized Health

28 April - 1 May 2020, Geneva. More information

12th European and Global CLINAM: Clinical Nanomedicine and the Impact of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence for Precision Medicine

17-20 May 2020, Basel. More information


Year-end schedule

Our offices will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019 (4pm) and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020 (9am). Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2020!

Report of the SPHN International Advisory Board

As per the Rules of Procedure and its mandate, the International Advisory Board (IAB) of SPHN has to provide a review on the progress of the initiative every 2 to 3 years. Following the Review Meeting in September 2019, the Board has now - almost 3 years after its operational launch - performed a first review of the initiative.


The full report of the International Advisory Board can be downloaded here

Call for candidatures

Election to the new SPHN National Advisory Board (NAB)


During the review of the SPHN Initiative over the last nine months, several gaps were identified in the SPHN infrastructure landscape with a need for action. The National Steering Board of SPHN therefore decided to create a SPHN National Advisory Board (NAB). The focus of this new advisory body will be to strengthen the infrastructural aspects of the initiative. A Call for candidatures is launched to elect a chairperson and 3 - 4 members of the NAB (deadline: 15 December 2019). 


More information on the Call for candidatures and the mandate of the new SPHN National Advisory Board can be found here.

A new factsheet for SPHN

The new SPHN Fact-Sheet 2019 aligns all stakeholders on the vision, the mandate, the national governance, and implementation of SPHN. This large-scale, national initiative rallies all decision makers from key clinical, research, and research support institutions as well as patient organizations around the same table.