”Care is a state in which something does matter;
care is the opposite of apathy”
Rollo May


Martin Rejler, M.D., Ph.D, Departement of Internal Medicine, Eksjö Hospital, Sweden.


Martin Rejler received is a specialist in Gastroenterology. In 2012 he defended his thesis ”Quality Improvement in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease”. Since last year he is a member of the Swedish IBD Registry board with a special responsibility for working with quality improvement. He has been deeply involved in changing the ward rounds at Eksjö hospital. He is the co founder of the ”International Handover and wardround society”.

Kathrin Wode, M.D., Ph.D Canidate, Home service care, Stockholm, Sweden


Kathrin Wode is a specialist in oncology. She introduced team-based person-centered ward rounds at Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Institue, Stockholm, Sweden. She is process owner for the complementary medicine project in the county of Stockholm and the project is also her research.

Professor Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D, Executive Director, Program in Narrative Medicine. New York, US 


Rita Charon currently practices as a general internist at the Associates in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and is a professor of clinical medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Charon is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness.

Professor Ola Sigurdson, Departement of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion. University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Ola Sigurdson is the director of The Centre of Culture and Health in Gothenburg. His research interests among others is: Intellectual History, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural History, History of Ideas, Philosophical Theology,  Culture and Health, Medical Humanities, Philosophy Of Religion, Medical Theory and Philosophy, Hermeneutics and History of Philosophy

Lars-Åke Johannson, Managing Director, Alkit Communication AB, Göteborg, Sweden.


Lars-Åke Johansson has worked in many years in national and international projects for the development of new person centered collaboration oriented care and nursing concepts and how such concepts can be supported and enabled by new ICT based services. Alkit Communications AB is a Swedish research and development company focusing on development of new ICT services related to new work procedures, new types of collaboration, environments for communication and information structures. .

Professor Sara Johnsdotter, Ph.D, Departement Health and Society/Medical Anthropology, Malmö University, Sweden.


Research focus of interest is female circumcision in its various forms. With these practices as a starting point, her projects have come to concern medical anthropology, sexuality, the life situation of Swedish Somalis and also how they are treated in the Swedish society. She is a teacher in medical antropology for doctors and medical students

Fredrik Bååthe, Ph.D Canidate, Institute of Health and Care Science Sahlgrenska Academy and the Institute of Stress Medicine at Gothenburg University, Sweden.


He was the head of the Accident & Emergency Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 2004-2009. He now divides his time between research and a role at the Regional Health Authorities, participating in the creation of a national quality registry for primary healthcare. Complexity science combined with pragmatic social psychology provides theoretical inspiration in his qualitative research project about engaging physicians in organizational improvement work.

Linda Sonneson, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ph.D Canidate, Gothenburg, Sweden 

Research area: Organization Innovation including eHealth and Medical Informatics. PhD Project: “Idea and Management Innovation in hospital organizations”.

Anders Ågård, MD, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Etics of The Swedish Society of Medicine, Gothenburg, Sweden


Dr Ågård is an cardiolgist working at the hospital of Angered in Sweden. He is involved in the masters program in the science of medicine at Gotheburg University. He has been working with physicians’ attitudes and ethical awareness and their ability to critically analyse ethical problems and to make ethically justified decisions.

Gordon Caldwell, MD, Worthing Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals, NHS Trust, UK


Work on the realities of patient safety and quality of clinical service at the point of care on ward rounds and in charge for the NHS guidance “Ward rounds in medicine – Principles for best practice” by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Nursing published 2012.