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International intracellular bacteria meeting 2022

23.08.2022 08:00 - 26.08.2022 18:00

Auditoire César Roux University Hospital – CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that today, here in Lausanne the situation is safe regarding SARS-CoV-2 and there are no specific rules that apply to enter in Switzerland regarding the coronavirus. Also, there are no rules at all to go for lunch or to the theater; we are nearly back to normal in Switzerland.

Therefore, we are more than happy to welcome you to Lausanne for the international intracellular bacteria meeting on August 23-26, 2022, at the University Hospital (CHUV).

This meeting is a joint meeting between the ESCCAR meeting (European Society on Chlamydia, Coxiella, Anaplasma and Rickettsia), that was held in Marseille in 2018 and the meeting of the European Society for Chlamydia Research, that took place in 2016 in Oxford.

The meeting is co-organized by the ESCCAR board, the European chlamydia board and the American rickettsial society. It is also supported by the ESGMD (genomics and molecular diagnostics) and ESMAC (mycoplasma and chlamydia) groups of ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases).

As usual, we will have dedicated sessions and talks on various aspects including epidemiology, genomics, cell biology, molecular biology, diagnostics & infection management of a variety of bacterial agents, including Anaplasma, Bartonella, Chlamydia, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia, Waddlia and Wolbachia. We will also have a rich social program with a gala dinner at the Swiss Olympic Museum (including the visit of the museum), the possibility to discover Lausanne by running early morning and by trying the card games Krobs & MyKrobs two new games on microbes, on 23th evening. 

Looking forward to welcoming you in Lausanne.

Best regards,

Professeur Gilbert GREUB, MD-PhD Institute of Microbiology, UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne



30.08.2022 08:00 - 01.09.2022 18:00

SwissTech Convention Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland

Welcome to the SSM Annual Meeting and Assembly 2022

The year 2022 is a special year for the SSM as the society will celebrate its 80thanniversary. The first Annual Assembly of SSM was held in Lausanne in the year 1942. The 80th Annual Assembly will again be in Lausanne, namely at the SwissTech Convention Center STCC. It is organized by Gilbert Greub, Christof Holliger and Pilar Junier.

The motto of this special event is "Celebrating Microbiology Research". The different contributions will portray the latest microbiological discoveries not only at Swiss research institutions, but also from scientists around the world. The scientific program includes keynote presentations by Colomban de Vargas, Dominique Sanglard, Isabella Eckerle and Susan Lea. In addition, we will have poster and oral presentations in the fields represented at the society, including clinical, molecular, and environmental microbiology, virology, mycology and lay communication. Two new sessions organized by the Early Career Section will be also a novelty to the program. In addition, we are happy to announce special sessions highlighting the different research programs of national importance, namely the two NCCRs Antirerist and Microbiomes, and the two NRPs 72 (Antimicrobial Resistance) and 78 (Covid-19).

Thus, whatever your field and your background, you will find for sure the science you are looking for during these three days of a vibrant and exciting meeting in Lausanne with its plenary lectures, six parallel sessions, and numerous contributed talks and posters presented by promising young researchers.


Christof Holliger                                  Pilar Junier         Gilbert Greub
President of the Congress                               Co-Presidency


The Gala Dinner on Wed August 31, 2022 is fully booked


Colloque du DFME - 08.09.2022

08.09.2022 14:00 - 17:30

Lausanne, Suisse, CHUV, Auditoire Charlotte Olivier

Cher · e · s Collègues,

Après plusieurs reports pour raison sanitaire, cette fois nous allons pouvoir tenir notre colloque en présentiel et partager en multidisciplinaire entre soignants et médecins, et vous montrer comment cette prise en charge plurielle pour les pathologies auto-immunes est essentielle pour nos patientes. La complémentarité et l’expertise de chaque spécialiste est indispensable pour prendre en charge ces situations médicales parfois complexes.

Nous nous réjouissons de vous retrouver et espérons que vous apprécierez cette vision multidisciplinaire de prise en charge.

Prof. Yvan Vial, Dre Hélène Legardeur
CHUV, Service Obstétrique


Le colloque se fait en présentiel et ne sera pas retransmis



15.09.2022 08:00 - 18:00

Auditorium PATERNOT AGORA Rue du Bugnon 25A, 1005 Lausanne

Dear Colleagues, Dear friends,

Ultra-high dose rate irradiations remarkably spare normal healthy tissues, while retaininganti-tumor efficacy. This outstanding observation, referred as "FLASH effect", isopening new horizons in radiation oncology. However how to use FLASH clinically isnot fully understood and a matter of debate.

To stimulate the clinical translation of FLASH Therapy, CHUV and ISREC foundationare organizing on the 15th of September 2022 a one Day Multidisciplinary Workshopgathering distinguished international experts for FLASH, and entitled :

"... Debates on clinical translation of FLASH radiotherapy ..."

The workshop will provide a unique stage for debates and open round table discussionson key aspects and controversies for the clinical transfer of FLASH therapy :

◊ How robust and clinically meaningful is FLASH ?
◊ What is the best clinical modality for FLASH ... protons... electrons... other... ?
◊ What are the critical FLASH parameters for clinical translation ?
◊ What are the missing pre-clinical data for optimizing FLASH clinical use ?
◊ Is the technology ready for beam diagnostics, dosimetry and TPS ?
◊ How to combine FLASH with high precision delivery ?

The key industrial partners for FLASH therapy are supporting the meeting, providingadditional opportunities for fruitful interactions among participants.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exiting meeting in the nice city of Lausanne !

Prof. Jean BOURHIS, UNIL-CHUV, Lausanne
Prof. Marie Catherine VOZENIN, UNIL-CHUV Lausanne
Prof Susan GASSER, ISREC Foundation, Lausanne
On behalf of the organizing committee


Symposium "L’intelligence artificielle modèle notre quotidien"

07.10.2022 08:30 - 12:30

Forum Genève rue de Lausanne 11-19

Chères collègues, chers confrères,

Ce symposium s'adresse à tous les praticiens romands impliqués dans la prise en charge du cancer du sein aujourd'hui et plus largement aux médecins de premier recours et aux gynécologues qui côtoient les patients touchés par cette problématique.

Le groupe genevois de formation continue en sénologie s'est constitué il y a plus de 2 ans, il réunit les acteurs de la médecine publique et de la médecine privée qui ont souhaité unir leurs compétences pour assurer une formation continue de haut niveau dans le domaine de la sénologie dans le canton de Genève.

Nous vous invitons à ce symposium au mois d'octobre et nous réjouissons des échanges constructifs et dynamiques que nous pourrons conduire.

Dre Anne Hügli et Dr Alexandre Bodmer
Pour le groupe genevois de formation continue en sénologie


AGORA Symposium "1st International Workshop on Patient and Public Involvement in Cancer Research"

01.11.2022 08:30 - 18:00

Auditorium PATERNOT AGORA Rue du Bugnon 25A, 1011 Lausanne


Dear Colleagues, Dear Partners,

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is changing the way we think about research in healthcare. The notion of research performed 'with' or 'by' members of the public rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them (as defined by NIHR-INVOLVE) requires us to rethink traditional research approaches and design new strategies.

With PPI becoming a hallmark of research culture in many countries, Switzerland has seen the emergence of several exciting initiatives in recent years. In Western Switzerland, the " Laboratoire des Patients " (Patient Lab) was founded to specifically support PPI in cancer research. A joint platform between the Geneva and Lausanne University Hospitals (HUG & CHUV), as well as the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, the Patient Lab is affiliated with the Swiss Cancer Center Léman (SCCL).

We are thus very happy to invite you to the First International Workshop on PPI in Cancer Research, which will mark the official presentation of the SCCL Patient Lab to the wider research and patient community. On this occasion, we are excited to welcome a panel of internationally renowned experts in the field. Researchers and patient partners will speak alongside to give their insights into recent developments and their experiences applying PPI in cancer research. Breakout discussions and posters featuring selected abstracts will allow us to further plunge into different themes and together explore emerging strategies.

We are looking forward to an excellent meeting and hope to see you all in Lausanne on Nov 01, 2022!

The Organizing Committee
Alfredo Addeo, Christine Aeschlimann, Sara Colomer-Lahiguera, Tourane Corbière, Manuela Eicher, Susan Gasser, Marie-Pascale Pomey

Please note : The main event language is English. Simultaneous interpretation of keynote lectures into French and German will be available. Breakout sessions will be held multi-lingual.



Abstract submission is not obligatory for registration. However, we highly encourage participants to submit an abstract.

Abstract rules

 until September 11, 2022



04.11.2022 14:00 - 05.11.2022 14:00

Hotel Bern, Zeughausgasse 9, 3011 Bern

Dear Swiss reproductive physicians, dear Swiss embryologists,

Last year we launched our 1st Post-ESHRAM in Switzerland. 6 Swiss speakers presented the highlights of ESHRE and ASRM 2021. As you remember or might have heard about, the meeting was a great success. We not only learned a lot, we also had a good time during the meeting and at the Swiss evening in "Kornhauskeller" in Bern.

Therefore, Post-ESHRAM will take place again in 2022. The same speakers are going to present the scientific and clinical highlights of ESHRE and ASRM 2022. The presentations will again be discussed intensively by the audience to deepen our knowledge of both, reproductive medicine and embryology. The meeting is designed to address all qualified physicians and embryologists as well as those still in training.

We are also looking forward to our Swiss evening which will take place in a very nice and rather quite Italian restaurant.

The SGRM board is looking forward to seeing you at our 2nd Post-ESHRAM in Bern,

Michael von Wolff

Room reservations
can be sent by mail directly to reception(at)hotelbern.ch until 30 September.
Please indicate the keyword for the reservation with ESHRAM 2022.
The room rate is CHF 185.00 including breakfast, the guest tax is CHF 5.30 per person.


3èmes Journées Franco-Suisse de Gynécologie Oncologique

18.11.2022 09:00 - 19.11.2022 12:00

Musée Olympique Quai d’Ouchy 1, 1006 Lausanne


Cours de formation postgradué – imagerie des cancers de prostate et vessie

19.11.2022 08:00 - 12:30

Auditoire Jéquier-Doge, Unisanté, CHUV, Lausanne

Ce cours s'adresse aux radiologues, urologues, oncologues, médecins nucléaristes et techniciens en radiologie médicale impliqués dans la prise en charge des cancers de la prostate et de la vessie.

Au terme de cette demi-journée de cours, les participants auront revu les principes du diagnostic et du suivi radiologique des cancers de prostate et de vessie. De plus, ils seront sensibilisés aux dernières mises à jour et recommandations d'imagerie dans ce domaine tel que la place de l'IRM prostatique dans la prise en charge thérapeutique ou la valeur ajoutée de l'IRM de vessie. De plus, nous discuterons des comptes rendus structuré comme le PI-RDS et le VI-RADS. Nous aborderons également ces cancers d'un point de vue multidisciplinaire en confrontant les différents points de vue des urologues, oncologues, médecins nucléaristes et radiologues interventionnels. Les principaux pièges diagnostiques seront abordés au travers de cas cliniques illustratifs.


54th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology (SGN-SSN)

08.12.2022 08:30 - 09.12.2022 17:00

Interlaken, Congress Center Kursaal Interlaken

Dear colleagues

With great pleasure we would like to invite you all to the 54th Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Nephrology at the well-known venue in Interlaken. We all do not know how the Coronavirus pandemic will evolve, but we really hope that we will be able to meet you all in person this year. Individual and personal exchange has been lacking the last two years, and by this experience we have learnt how important and valuable it really is.

We have been working with a small group of colleagues including Sophie de Seigneux and Seraina von Moos to organize a congress fostering interactions and innovation. We are proud to announce a number of excellent keynote speakers: Prof. David Cooper will join us from Boston and give an update on the recent advances in xenotransplantation – he being one of the icons in this field for several decades. Prof. Claudio Ronco will give his new insights in renal replacement therapies in his talk "The promise of absorption – going from wearable devices to water-free dialysis". Prof. Pierre Delanaye from Belgium will introduce us to his research on assessment of renal function and renal aging. Last, but not least, Prof. Lauren Clark will join us from the new Institute of implementation science at Zurich University and tell us, how we can do better in translating our research achievements in real advances for our patients.

We will introduce a number of novel presentation formats for abstracts and case reports – moving away from traditional poster walks. Join us for the innovative pecha-kucha sessions and elevator pitches and help to choose the prize winners together with us! Also, the Young Swiss nephrologist's picture challenge will again be part of the program, and our young colleagues will also present a special attraction during the Apero on Thursday evening.

So, many surprises are awaiting you. Just join in and enjoy this year's SGN/SSN meeting!

Kind regards

Thomas Fehr & Pietro Cippà
Co-presidents of the congress


Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Neonatology 2022

24.05.2022 08:00 - 18:00

Kongresshaus Biel/Bienne

Welcome to Biel / Bienne

Dear colleagues, dear Friends,

Due to a tiny virus, we almost forgot that our patients need daily medical attention and treatment for a multitude of reasons, some of which are related to infections while others are of an entirely different background. We all know that the perinatal period is a very vulnerable phase during life and that disorders encountered during this critical time period may have long-term consequences and may negatively influence neurodevelopmental outcome.

At the annual meeting in Biel/Bienne, we would like to present you different therapeutic approaches and interventions to support infants at risk of neurodevelopmental impairment and further discuss their neurodevelopmental outcome. We chose to focus on a subset of populations at risk, namelypreterm infants, infants with congenital heart disease, and infants with neonatal seizures. 

Go, have a look at the program with the different interesting lectures !

We look forward to welcoming you in Biel in 2022 !

In addition, this meeting is a great opportunity to present your new scientific projects or interesting clinical cases. And then, of course, it's a fabulous event for networking.

For the Organizing Committee 2022

Dr. Mathias Gebauer, Neonatologist, Spitalzentrum Biel
Prof. Giancarlo Natalucci, Neonatologist, Klinik für Neonatologie, USZ
Prof. Romaine Arlettaz Mieth, President of the SSN
Prof. Sven Schulzke, President-elect of the SSN





10.06.2022 08:00 - 17:00

sitem-insel, Freiburgstrasse 3, 3010 Bern

The SSS launched the YSSS (Young Swiss Society Senologists) subgroupin 2018, chaired by Dr. Thanh Lam (Geneva) who was asked to recruit youngdoctors (up to 45 years of age) who would like to continue their education in thefield of senology.

Due to the pandemic situation we had to postpone the planned Masterclass.Our goal is to connect young senologist, to exchange ideas, to discuss currenttopics and to give an overview of our interesting field of work as an educational tool.

Dr. Thanh Lam in cooperation with PD Dr. Rauh (Bern) are now organising a Masterclass for young potential senologists.

We look very much forward to welcoming you finally to this masterclass in Bern.

On behalf of the scientific committee,
Swiss Society of Senology

Dr Thanh Lam                             PD Dr Claudia Rauh


The registrations are closed - but it is possible to register directly onsite



16.06.2022 08:00 - 18:00

Musée Olympique Quai d’Ouchy 1, 1006 LAUSANNE

Chères, Chers Collègues,

Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à cette nouvelle édition du symposium co-organisée entre les Centres romands en collaboration avec nos collègues de Franche-Comté et de Bourgogne.

Dans tous les domaines, chaque année de nouvelles données viennent challenger nos prises en charges. Comme à l'accoutumée, ce symposium est l'occasion de refaire le point et d'échanger les avis et les expériences utiles pour la pratique clinique.

Au plaisir de vous retrouver à Lausanne à cette occasion.

Au nom du comité d'organisation

Dr Khalil Zaman, PD-MER, CHUV, Lausanne          
Dr Fernando Bazan, CHRU Jean-Mijoz, Besançon


Points de formation
Oncologie médicale (SSOM) - 7 crédits
Pathologie (SSPaht) - 7 crédits non spécifiques
Gynécologie et Obstétrique (SSGO) - 8 crédits
Radio-oncologie (SSRO) - 7 crédits
Radiologie (SSR) - 2 crédits


Les inscriptions en ligne sont fermées. Vous êtes bienvenu-e-s à vous inscrire directement sur place. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez écrire un email à nicole.giacomini(at)meeting-com.ch 



30.06.2022 07:00 - 18:00


4th London GI Pathology Update Webinar
June 8 - 15 - 22, 2022 3:00 pm (London time)


Dear Colleagues,

For 2022, a group of high quality European and US pathologists will again provide a comprehensive gastrointestinal (GI) pathology update in the form of three webinars.
All of the speakers are experts in the field and have considerable experience delivering lectures. The emphasis is on diagnostic GI pathology, referring to research findings where relevant.
The programme covers neoplastic and non-neoplastic topics and is suitable for GI pathologists and for anyone who reports GI pathology.
All lectures are live, and questions from delegates will be welcome.

Please join us for an entertaining and informative conference. 

Prof. Roger Feakins, Scientific director
Consultant Histopathologist Department of Cellular Pathology
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Each webinar is approved for 2 CPD credits by the Royal College of Pathologists, UK

the webinars will be available again in replay mode until the end of September 2022.