SHAPED - the Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education

SHAPED - short for Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education - is a students- and young-professional-based association, which aims to further interprofessional education (IPE) within the healthcare system in Switzerland.

Our goal is to promote IPE in Switzerland and thereby strengthen collaboration in the healthcare sector. We are convinced that this is not only something future patients will profit from, but also a key factor that will lead to a more sustainable work atmosphere in healthcare institutions.

To reach this goal, SHAPED creates opportunities for students and young professionals across all healthcare professions to improve their interprofessional skills and actively engage in interprofessional work and exchange.

"SHAPED is committed to strengthening interprofessional education and cooperation in the Swiss healthcare system."

Upcoming Events

Below you find a list of the planned SHAPED events taking place. You can find more detailed information in the subsections regarding the event category you are interested in.
We would love to get to know you soon and are happy to answer any questions via email:


In March and April we will be holding an ICD at the ZHAW's department of health, integrated in their curriculum! To make it more interprofessional, we need voluntary medical und pharmacy students who want to take part in the ICD's. Further information on the ICD's page.

For more information on the ICD check out our ICD page


Are you interested in getting answers to your every-day interprofessional questions and exchanging thoughts with others? Then join the next IP Café on the 21st of  May 2024 in Bern! It will be an after-work apéro with other people from the health care sector.

Visit the IP-Café page to sign up and find our more.

IP Case discussion

We are working on the next ICD. In the meantime, you can find out more about what ICD's are on this page.

For registration and more information on the ICDs check out this page.

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About us

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IP Case Discussions

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