Platinum Sponsor


Formed in 2011, Nestlé Health Science (NHS) through innovation and leading edge science, is striving to forge a new industry between food and pharmaceuticals based upon inherently safe nutritional therapies with relevant levels of quality of life benefits and proven clinical and health economic value.

We are built upon firm foundations, producing almost a billion science-based nutritional solutions per year that are either available through retail and pharmacy channels or recommended by healthcare professionals, addressing a spectrum of ages and health conditions from pediatric allergy to malnutrition amongst the frail elderly, forging a more integral role for nutrition in health management.

Silver Sponsors


Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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B. Braun – Sharing Expertise

B. Braun – Sharing Expertise. The B. Braun name is synonymous with expertise in healthcare. The company develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for the medical field, and is one of the world’s leading providers of healthcare solutions.

The B. Braun story began on June 23, 1839. What was once a small pharmacy in Melsungen, Germany, has, over six generations, grown into a global corporation. Every day, some 50,000 B. Braun employees in over 60 countries share their vast knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical technology products with one another and our customers. The B. Braun group has set a tradition of setting the standards in medical practice by offering innovative products and services with its guiding principle of “Sharing Expertise”.

Edwards Lifesciences

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for Critical Care monitoring having a heritage of partnering with clinicians to advance patient care for more than 60 years. Starting with the development of Swan-Ganz catheter for measuring cardiovascular performance in high-risk surgical and critically ill patients, also continues to evolve to minimally-invasive and non-invasive devices to provide valuable hemodynamic insight for an expanded patient population.

Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance standard of care with evidence-based education programs such as Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program for OR and ICU pathway.

Edwards Lifesciences developed in partnership with clinicians across the world and be the first in a new category of products, Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index software offers the only predictive monitoring parameter for hypotension that is commercially available in the United States.

Fresenius Kabi

Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specialises in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Our products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients.

Driven by our corporate philosophy of “Caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face.

Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. For more information about Johnson & Johnson, please visit our website:


As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges - such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease - faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in close to 160 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.

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For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for the world's most challenging diseases. MSD is a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., with headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infection diseases including HIV and Ebola. 

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Vifor Pharma

Vifor Pharma is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products, specializing in the treatment of iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The company also offers a diversified portfolio of prescription and nonprescription medicines. It strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives.

Key products in the iron treatment portfolio include intravenous and oral formulations.

Vifor Pharma’s operational headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and the company has an increasingly global presence and a broad network of affiliates and partners around the world.



Encare offers a solution for activation of ERAS® “best practice” guidelines in hospitals, resulting in significant healthcare cost savings and improved patient outcome. The company has established a worldwide user base by

• providing an interactive and web-based information system for evidence based - best practice management.

• providing training programs on the ERAS® Protocols.

The web based ERAS® Interactive Audit System, where data is registered, is interactive and offers immediate feedback of performance, which will generate significant and sustainable improvement of efficiency and quality of care as well as generate substantial health care savings.