Decision-making processes relating to issues of health and illness are complex and require the involvement of all stakeholders. It is often the case that decisions have to be taken without being able to predict their consequences with any degree of certainty. This year's Health Symposium will focus on the question "Who Decides Health?"
To which extent do social determinants influence our health? Which priorities do we have to set, and how? Can evidence-based medicine help us to take the right decisions? What are the guidelines for medical research and treatment? How is the legal and political framework defined? How can patients be equipped with health competence? Which role does communication play in the medical field? Participants from different health care fields will have the opportunity to discuss these questions with experts in plenary and breakout sessions.