Digital Delegation Program to the US

Explore, Exchange & Export

Turning Current Healthcare Challenges into Opportunities

Program January-March 2021

Swecare with support from the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce and together with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Embassy of Sweden in USA, invites you to a digital delegation trip to the US, the largest healthcare and life science market in th world.

During the delegation trip, participants will have ample opportunity to gather market information and to virtually connect to key stakeholders. The program consists of a series of webinars providing relevant information, digital "study visits" to healthcare providers, as well as a high-level forum with several breakout sessions, and much more.

Hope to see you there!

Join our digital healthcare delegation trip to the US

Program (preliminary for part 2 & 3)

The program is divided into three parts, each with its own main purpose; starting off on November 10 with a series of "Explore" webinars, followed by "Export"-focused meetings and study visits and finally rounded off with an "Exchange" High-level Forum in March. 

The program below is shown per part, and not in chronological order. The program for part 2 and 3 still needs confirmation of dates and speakers. The information will be updated continuously. 

January - February: "Explore" market information
  • January 21, 14:00 - 14:50 CET

    Kick-off meeting part 1
    Internal kick-off to get to know the other participants, to set the tone for the program and understand expectations and previous experience in the US market. 

  • January 21, 15:00 - 16:30 CET

    Presidential Inauguration: analysis on Consequences for the U.S. Healthcare
    Moderator: Petra Socolovsky, journalist, previously with Sveriges Radio
    Commentary by Kevin Holst of the bi-partisan group New Politics
    Dr. Ann Taylor, Chief Medical Officer, Astra Zeneca
    Robert D Thomas, SVP Health Polcy and Government Affairs, Elekta USA
    Tomas J Philipson, entrepreneur and health economist, University of Chicago

  • February TBC, 15:00 - 16:30 CET

    The Regulatory System for Pharma & MedTech Devices
    Bringing a product to the US market from Sweden, Peter Linderoth, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling law firm
    Frederick Stearns, Resident expert on FDA regulation of drugs, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, Partner, Keller and Heckman 
    Experiences of the US regulatory process, Karin Eklund Vanderpol, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Oncopeptides AB

  • February TBC, 15:00 - 16:30 CET

    Reimbursement in the US Health System (incl. effects of the pandemic)
    Overview of US Health Insurance, Mary Scheuermann, independent consultant
    Emerging Trends in Tech Use and Reimbursement, Reginald Williams, Vice President of the International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program, the Commonwealth Fund
    Strategies for Favorable Reimbursement in the U.S. Health System, Steve Stranne, Partner, Polsinelli law firm
    Tips and Tricks for reimbursement, Philip Siberg, Co-Founder and President Coala Life, Inc. 

  • February TBC, 15:00-16:30 CET

    State of the Swedish-American Life Science Landscape
    Presentation of the Swedish-American life science report, Jacob Westerberg and Claudia Hidou, Business Sweden New York and Toronto
    Swedish company, TBC
    Market entry experiences, Swedish company, TBC

February: "Export" meeting & study visits
  • February TBC, 15:00 - 16:30 CET

    Life Science soft landing in Pennsylvania -;
    Why Pennsylvania? Presentation by Jason Hunt, Office of International Business Development, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce and representative from University City Science Center

    Pennsylvania has the infrastructure, skilled workforce and investment policies to make it an interesting place to invest, expand, and operate your business. The University City Science Center is the first and largest urban research park in the United States and help catalyze new ideas and technologies, drive economic growth, and unlock the region’s potential. 

  • February TBC, 15:00 - 16:30 CET

    Life Science and Health in Virginia -
    Presentation by the state of Virginia representative in Europe
    Possibility for follow-up 1-on-1 meetings – organized by US Embassy in Stockholm
    Located in the center of the Mid-Atlantic’s booming life sciences cluster, Virginia provides access to key federal agencies and policy decision-makers. Virginia’s leadership position in information technology provides a launch point for growth in emerging disciplines like health IT and personalized medicine.

  • February TBC, 15:00-16:30 CET

    Mayo Clinic Online Services -
    Development of the Mayo Clinic online services;  representative of Mayo Clinic Online Services (TBC)
    In the past few years the Mayo Clinic has developed their own the Mayo Clinic App that can share health information to and from other apps. The use has increased exponentially during the pandemic.

  • February TBC, 15:00-16:30 CET

    Meeting with Perry Community Hospital -
    Perry Community Hospital, Linden, Tennessee with departments for primary care, diagnostics and imaging, an elderly care unit, as well as specialities such as pediatrics, women’s health, cardiology, pulmonary, dialysis, and emergency. (TBC)

  • February TBC, 15:00-16:30 CET

    Meeting with Arlington Free Clinic -
    Arlington Free Clinic in Arlington, Virginia, provides free, high-quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adult, with a wide network of medical specialties, e.g. cardiology, pulmonology, oncology and surgery. Their comprehensive medical care model also integrates mental health services, physical therapy, pharmaceuticals, and education (nutrition, exercise, diabetes).

March: "Exchange" High-level Forum
  • March 2021, 15:30 - 16:30 CET

    Kick-off before High-level Forum

    A meeting to catch-up, discuss lessons learned so far, and kick-off the last part of the program with the participation of the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren.

  • March 2021, 14:30 - 18:00 CET

    High-Level Forum: Turning Current Healthcare Challenges into Opportunities

    Participants will discuss and share experiences for the present healthcare challenges, and how we can find solutions for building a more resilient, high-quality and efficient healthcare.

    The program will consist of a High-level introductory session with key-note speakers and Break-out sessions.

    Break-out session topics are still under development, some ideas include:

    * Infection control and pandemic response,
    * Promoting innovation
    * Sharing of health data
    * Prevention, screening and diagnostic tools
    * Implementation of decision support systems
    * Patient-Centered Chronic Disease Management
    *Vision Zero for Cancer and how the pandemic will affect the future of cancer care

    Please contact Swecare if you have ideas on topics. 

  • March 2021, 15:30 - 16:30 CET

    Wrap-up Meeting
    A meeting to finalize the program, including evaluating the delegation trip (content and format aspects), sharing of experiences and discussions on joint and company-level follow-up activities. 

Participation fees and registration links

All webinars in January and February are offered at no cost for Swecare and SACC-USA members. You can pick the once you like, but you need to register by the deadline in order to receive the link. 

A fee will be charged for participation in the high-level forum, to cover costs for organizing the digital event. 

All prices are excluding VAT
Conditions for signing up and participating in the delegation trip can be found below.

Part 1: Explore webinar 2-5

  • for Swecare members
  • Non-members: 
  • Additional company participant: 
Registration opens soon

Export Meetings

  • for Swecare members
  • Non-members:
  • Additional company participant:
Registration opens soon

Part 3: High-level Forum

  • for Swecare members
  • Non-members: 
  • Additional company participant: 
Registration opens soon

Speakers during the digital delegation trip

Speakers will be updated continuously

Our partners 

General Conditions for Participation in Digital Delegations trips

5 Force majeure etc  
SWECARE may cancel the activity or postpone carrying it out for a reasonable period if any obstacle to or unreasonable increase in the cost of carrying it out arises or if carrying it out would jeopardise the safety of persons or property affected by the activity, due to an event or circumstance outside SWECARE’s reasonable control (force majeure). Such events or circumstances include but are not limited to acts of violence or a risk of acts of violence of all kinds (including war, hostilities, acts of sabotage etc.), natural phenomena (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods etc.), public healht emergencies (epidemics, contagious outbreaks, quarantines), sudden events which cause injury or damage (fires, explosions etc.), labour conflicts (strike, lockout, blockade, working to rule etc.), events and interventions of an official nature (changes in the law, new legislation, a change in the exchange rate), and other unforeseen events or unforeseen consequences of foreseeable events such as lack of transport, a shortage of skilled workers, power cuts etc.  
SWECARE shall inform the participating companies in an appropriate manner as soon as possible after force majeure is deemed to exist.  
In addition to what is stated in the first paragraph of this section, the effect of invoking force majeure is that SWECARE will be absolved from economic consequences, including damages for delay in carrying out the activity or for the activity not being carried out at all or not being carried out as agreed.