As of the beginning of 2017, Prof. Dr. med. R. Ammann (Bern, President) and Prof. Dr. med. M. Grotzer (Zurich, Vice-President) have been elected to the SPOG board of directors. Together with the previous board members Prof. Dr. med. F Niggli (Zurich, Past-President), Prof. Dr. med. M. Beck-Popovic (Lausanne, Assessor) and Dr. med. H. Hengartner (St. Gallen, Assessor) they from now on operate in a team of five.