Swiss SOS

The "Swiss Study On aneurysmalSubarachnoid-hemorrhage", hereafter referred to as "Swiss SOS", is an interdisciplinary group that concentrates on research on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and intracranial aneurysms in general.

The group founded a nationwide, multicenter research project in 2008 as bottom-up initiative, which has evolved to be a prospective, institutional-review-board approved database containing continuous anonymous information on patients diagnosed with aSAH in Switzerland.

The aims of the

Swiss SOS

  • Monitor aSAH epidemiology in Switzerland
  • Measure and control the quality of aSAH treatment in Switzerland
  • Provide a network for and foster clinical research and collaboration between Swiss Centers and disciplines involved in the management of aSAH
  • Guide the future direction of aSAH management in Switzerland

The Swiss SOS project is registred under NCT03245866.

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Swiss SOS Coordinators (SCs)

The Swiss SOS Coordinators (SCs) are five people, affiliated with different departments that hold institutional membership status. Preferably the Swiss SOS Coordinators (SCs) should also represent different medical specialties. Together, these five SCs form the steering committee of the Swiss SOS.

The Swiss SOS Coordinators (SCs) are responsible for upholding the present Swiss SOS code of conduct. As “board of the Swiss SOS”, the Swiss SOS Coordinators (SCs) should work closely together (personal/virtual meetings 3-4 times per year). They have the obligation to act in the interest of the Swiss SOS as a whole and are responsible for the long-term success of the Swiss SOS.

  • Prof. Dr. med David Bervini, Bern (Chief coordinator)
  • PD Dr. med Jorn Fierstra, Zürich
  • PD Dr. med Philipp Gruber, Aarau
  • Prof Dr. med Paolo Machi, Genf
  • PD Dr. med. Michel Roehtlisberger, Basel

Communications Officer: PD Dr. med. Michel Roethlisberger

Institutional Members

Universitätsspital Basel (USB)

Kantonsspital Aarau (KSA)

Local-PI: Philipp Gruber

Inselspital Bern

Local-PI: David Bervini

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG)

Local-PI: Philippe Bijlenga

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Lausanne

Local-PI: Roy Thomas Daniel

Luzerner Kantonsspital (LUKS)

Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Lugano (EOC)

Local-PI: Andrea Cardia

Kantonsspital St.Gallen (KSSG)

Local-PI: Isabel Hostettler

UniversitätsSpital Zürich (USZ)

Local-PI: Jorn Fierstra

Code of Conduct

This code of conduct defines principles, values, standards, and rules of behavior that guide the decisions, procedures and systems of the “Swiss Study On aneurysmal Subarachnoid hemorrhage” Group in a way that contributes to the welfare of its stakeholders and respects the rights of all constituents affected by its operations.