IPE network for German-speaking countries (Deutschsprechende Länder)

We started to discuss a collaboration with the German Society for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare – Deutsche Gesellschaft für interprofessionelle Zusammenarbeit im Gesundheitswesen (InZIG), Berlin – and with the Swiss Interprofessional Platform (Interprofessionalitä, Bern. A first meeting with InZIG is scheduled for mid-December 2019 to discuss further steps.


Unification of IPE in German-speaking countries through joint teaching and research projects.

Plans for next 2 years

  • Extension of InZIG to Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein
  • Extension of board of directors
  • Building of national chapters
  • Joint projects in teaching, research, and practice
Contact Person

Interprofessional.Global Representative

Professor Markus Melloh (Orthopaedic surgeon)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Director Institute for Health Sciences

Markus Melloh is Professor of Public Health, Director Institute for Health Sciences, Associate Dean Research & Development at School of Health Professions, Zurich University, Switzerland.

He has the following responsibilities in Interprofessional.Global:

  • Communications working group: Develop communication strategy together with Marion Jones, Alla El-Awaisi, and Sundari Joseph.
  • Academic and Workforce Development Working Group: Develop an awards programme to include best practice, education, and research together with Johanna Dahlberg.
  • Finance & Funding Working Group: Identify potential grant applications for research projects together with Ruby Grymonpre.