Bodies and committees

Bodies and committees

Bodies

The Foundation Council represents the sponsoring organizations:

The twelve members are divided equally between representatives of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds () and the service providers, in other words, the doctors and hospitals. They are represented by the Federal Association for Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), the German Federal Association of Sick Fund Dentists (KZBV) and the German Hospital Federation (DKG). The Foundation Council's responsibilities include approving the Institute's budget and appointing the Board of Directors.

Chairperson*:
Dr. Doris Pfeiffer
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Vice-Chairperson*:
Dr. Wolfgang Eßer
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists)

Dr. med. Katrin Bräutigam
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists, German Hospital Federation, National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)

Dr. Michael Brenske
(German Hospital Federation)

Ulrike Elsner
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Jürgen Hohnl
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Franz Knieps
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Dr. Thomas Kriedel
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)

Martin Litsch
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Bettina am Orde
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Dr. Bernhard Rochell
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)

Andreas Wagener
(German Hospital Federation)

Without a voting right, with an advisory function:
Josef Hecken
(Chairperson of the Federal Joint Committee)


* The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson fulfil their functions on an annually alternating basis.

The Board of Directors - the supreme body of the Foundation:

It is responsible for the day-to-day running and supervision of IQWiG. This includes safeguarding the scientific and professional independence of the Institute. Four out of the five Board members are appointed by the Foundation Council for a period of four years. The fifth member is appointed by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Speaker:
Georg Baum
(General Manager of the German Hospital Federation)

Dr. Stephan Hofmeister
(Deputy Chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)

Gernot Kiefer
(Vice-Chair of the Board of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Dr. Thomas Steffen
(State Secretary in the German federal Ministry of Health)

Stefanie Stoff-Ahnis
(Member of the Board of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds)

Committees

The Finance Committee:

The Finance Committee consists of three representatives of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds () and one representative each of the Federal Association for Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), the German Federal Association of Sick Fund Dentists (KZBV), and the German Hospital Federation (DKG). The Committee advises the Foundation Council, the Foundation's Board of Directors and the Institute Management in financial affairs and reviews the budget and the annual financial statement.

Chairperson:
Gernot Kiefer
(Central Federal Association of Health Insurance Funds)

Dr. Jörg Berling
(National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)

Dr. Bernhard Egger
(Central Federal Association of Health Insurance Funds)

Dr. Karl-Georg Pochhammer
(German Federal Association of Sick Fund Dentists)

Alexander Seliger
(Central Federal Association of Health Insurance Funds)

Andreas Wagener
(German Hospital Federation)

Board of Trustees:

The Board of Trustees may submit comments on the scientific recommendations of IQWiG. It consists of 30 members, including five representatives of patients' organizations and one patient representative commissioned by the Federal government. The remaining members represent leading organizations of service providers, social partners, as well as the self-administration bodies of the Federal Joint Committee.

Chairperson:
Dr. med. Susanne Weinbrenner

(German Statutory Pension Insurance Scheme)

Vice-Chairperson:
Mr G. Bornes

(Patient representatives)


Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Spies

Catholic Church:
Dr. F. J. Hensel

Confederation of German Employers' Associations:
Dominik Naumann

Confederation of German Trade Unions:
Marco Frank

Federal Government Commissioner for Patients' Affairs:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidtke

Federal Psychotherapists' Chamber:
Dr. Andrea Benecke

Federal Union of German Associations of Pharmacists:
Prof. Dr. M. Schulz

Federation of German Consumer Organizations:
Kai Helge Vogel

German Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies:
Dr. Ulrike Götting

German Dental Association:
Dr. D. Oesterreich

German Hospital Federation:
Dr. med. B. Metzinger, Dr. Michael Brenske

German Medical Association:
Dr. med. Günther Jonitz

German Nursing Council:
Irene Maier

German Pharmaceutical Industry Association:
Dr. M. Wilken

National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists:
ZA Martin Hendges

National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians:
Dr. T. Windhorst, Dr. Thomas Kriedel

Patient representatives:
Dr. M. Danner, Dr. Ulrike Faber, Dr. Peter Schwoerer, Ms Pfeifer

Protestant church:
Prof. Dr. Dallmann

Statutory health insurance funds:
Mr. G. Güner, Dr. V. Hansen, Mr Kastner, Mr. Hoof, Mr. Schoch, Susanne Wiedemeyer

Scientific advisory board:

It is appointed by the Board of Directors and consists of national and international researchers who advise the Institute Management on fundamental issues.

The national and international researchers of the Advisory Board advise the Institute Management on fundamental issues.

Chairperson:
Prof. PD Dr. Gerald Gartlehner

Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Danube University Krems, Austria

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Greiner
Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Economics and Health Management, Bielefeld University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kuss
Institute for Biometrics and Epidemiology, German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Jan Schildmann
Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine, Medical Faculty at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Rita Schmutzler
Centre for Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer, University Hospital Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Wilm
Institute of General Practice, Düsseldorf University Hospital