The Sheba Summit 2018

The Sheba Summit 2018
Face to face with history’s richness, today’s innovations, and the promise of tomorrow

The Sheba Summit 2018, “The Future Hospital: Setting Strategies for 2030 and Beyond”, is a gathering like no other. On the one hand, it is a professional conference on the future of leading academic medical centers, in preparation for their changing roles, structure and services. On the other, it is an exclusive VIP voyage into Israel’s riveting cultural history and its cutting-edge health tech sector.

The Sheba Summit 2018 brings together a select group of global healthcare executives and innovative thought leaders from leading hospitals and healthcare organizations in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Israel. They will hold penetrating discussions in three round tables, in a collaborative effort to determine the key action items leading hospitals need to address in preparation for the future.

The Summit is an important expression of Sheba Medical Center’s mission to promote the next generation of medical leadership and major healthcare research.


The conclusions drawn from the roundtables discussions will be shared in a broader forum of all Summit attendees, highlighting the key issues for leading academic medical centers as they navigate the rapidly changing healthcare environment over the next two decades and beyond.

 When not addressing the future of healthcare, Summit participants will be travelling and exploring the Land of Israel – from the intensity of Jerusalem’s Old City to the quiet streets of a picturesque northern village, from Roman ruins to the Jaffa port, from a Tel Aviv gala to traditional Arab confections, and more. The Sheba Summit tour is a unique opportunity to experience this “old-new land” (as Theodor Herzl called her) first hand, as you learn about her past and become part of her future.


The Summit's goal

The summit goal is to create a road map that will provide guiding principles for leading academic medical centers to prepare for the changing health care environment over the next two decades and beyond.
The over-arching question is: What is the value proposition of the academic health center, as care for patients at all but the tertiary level is less and less dependent on the classic structure and even the services of the hospital as we have known them?

Some proposed working assumptions:

  1. Many clinical activities and procedures will move out of the hospital. Due to the changing in healthcare environment, future hospitals will need to redefine their role and position.
  2. Leading hospitals will focus on complex patients, providing highly complex services by multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Hospitals will become smaller with lower capacity (bed size).
  4. The boundaries between the present medical professions including physicians, nurses, physician's assistants and other medical professions will change.
  5. Training and education for hospital based and community based physicians will change in order to reflect the differences in practice.