53rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology (SGN-SSN)

Interlaken, Congress Center Kursaal Interlaken

10.12.2021 08:00 - 11.12.2021 17:00


The SSN cares for you and offers online streaming for participants unable to attend physically

Dear participant,
As you know, the pandemic situation with COVID19 continues to have a significant impact on our lives, including our professional activities, and we are following the new federal and cantonal regulations closely. Despite the current challenges, we are happy to announce that we will hold the Annual congress of the Swiss Society of Nephrology as planned as an onsite event in Interlaken next Thursday and Friday.

As we learnt that some of you will however not be able to attend the congress physically, we have decided to offer online participation. Thus, all lectures and symposia will be accessible by live streaming. We do hope however to see most of you physically in Interlaken. The safety of the participants is of the highest importance to us and thus, all possible measures of COVID19 protection will be strictly implemented and guaranteed.

With kindest regards

Prof. Rudolf P. Wüthrich
President SGN-SSN 2020-21
and Stephan Segerer and Ann-Kathrin Schwarzkopf, Congress Presidents 2021


Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 53rd annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Nephrology in Interlaken.

The corona virus pandemic is still a challenge for all of us. Last year's congress had to be cancelled due to COVID regulations and we very much hope that with ongoing vaccination we will be able to meet in person this year.

The traditional CME course is not part of this year's annual meeting. It has been organized by the scientific committee in Aarau on 3rd and 4th of September 2021.

The satellite symposium for nurses will traditionally be held in parallel to the main program on Thursday 9th December 2021.

For the main program two speakers that were planned for last year's meeting are scheduled to address relevant clinical issues: Prof. Fadi Fakhouri (Lausanne) on the role of complement in glomerular diseases and Prof. Wim van Biesen (Gent) on transition to peritoneal dialysis. Prof. Thomas Fehr (Chur) will talk on SGLT2-inhibitors and their important role in non-diabetic kidney diseases. Dr. Christoph Stein (Heidelberg) will lecture on the microbiome, a field that is gaining more and more importance. The key lecture by Dr. Aitana Lebrand (Genf) will address the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in different fields in medicine. Finally, Dr. Urs Stoffel (FMH Olten) will discuss future cost models.

We are very happy to welcome the Young Nephrologists, our next generation of nephrologists and a key to the future of nephrology. This new group will present themselves on Thursday evening.

Come and join us for interesting discussions and networking!

Looking forward to seeing you in Interlaken,

Ann-Kathrin Schwarzkopf and Stephan Segerer

Co-congress presidents SGN-SSN 2021


SGN-SSN: 16 credits
SGAIM-SSMIG: 10 credits

COVID Certificate mandatory (QR Code). Once inside, the mask is requested.

All persons (participants, speakers, industry partners, stand constructors, congress center staff, MC staff) who enter the building of the Kursaal Interlaken during the congress must be able to present a valid Swiss COVID certificate (QR code).This will be checked at the entrance.

Kindly take note that there will be no possibility to being tested at the entrance of the Kursaal.

Once inside, the mask is mandatory. Sanitary gel will be at disposal.

Schutzkonzept Congress SGN 2021             Safety Concept SGN 2021








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