We would like to warmly welcome you to the 87th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Pathololgy Society in Interlaken, or the 2nd Swiss Pathology Days. This year, the SSPath Committee has entrusted a team of young board certified pathologists and senior residents with the organization of the scientific program, an exciting opportunity we deeply appreciate.
The motto of this congress is "BE CURIOUS". From the very beginning of human life, curiosity drives us to cross borders. It is an important driving force for innovation and the acquisition of knowledge, both in medicine and in other areas of society. We hope that the scientific program will satisfy some of the ever-growing curiosity of the pathology community. We are proud to have struck a balance between national and international experts who, amongst other things, will update on new classifications, facilitate access to complex topics and provide an overview of the latest developments. The slide seminars will focus on the frozen section and will try to simulate its pace and working conditions. The latest developments in research will be showcased in the form of free presentations in the main program and poster sessions. We are also looking forward to discuss the newest developments in the field directly with our partners in industry.
If not forced otherwise by the pandemic situation, the conference will be held in the Kursaal Interlaken Congress Centre, an ideal venue for this purpose. We are all looking forward to making new personal contacts and deepening old friendships. The traditional gala dinner is the ideal opportunity to do so. However, as many of us also appreciate the flexibility of the virtual space, we are offering the slide seminars on Saturday as a hybrid event; it is thus possible to attend it both online and in person.
We are delighted to welcome you to Interlaken for an interesting and informative conference.
With warm regards, the Organizing Committee
Dr. med. Dominik Loiero; Dr. med. Jasmin Haslbauer; Dr. med. Kristof Egervari
Dr. med. Marie Maillard; Dr. med. Konstantin Bräutigam ; Dr. med. Antonio Rodriguez-Calero
Dr. med. Amedeo Sciarra; Dr. med. Monique Niklaus ; Dr. med. Antonin Bouroumeau
The Board Committee SGPath-SSPath
Prof. Dr. med. Gieri Cathomas, Präsident
Dr. med. Bettina Bisig, Vice-présidente
Prof. Dr. med. Zsuzsanna Varga, Sekretär/Kassier
Credit points given by the SGPath/SSPath:
Half-day post graduate course for residents in training: 3 credits
Thursday 4.11.21 : 4 credits
Friday 5.11.21 : 8 credits
Saturday 6.11.21 : 3 credits
+ 1 credit for rendering diagnoses for each slide seminar (2 credits in total)
All persons (participants, speakers, industry partners, stand constructors, congress center staff, MC staff) who enter the building of the Kursaal Interlaken during the Swiss Pathology days must be able to present a valid Swiss COVID certificate.This will be checked at the entrance.
The COVID certificate provides documentary evidence of :
RECOVERY ⇒ must have been no longer than 6 months ago
VACCINATION ⇒ completed for at least 14 days is necessary
TESTED ⇒ a PCR test must not be older than 72 hours.
EU COUNTRY ⇒ valid EU certificate, this will be accepted
Non-EU COUNTRY ⇒ presentation of a negative result
Kindly take note that there will be no possibility to being tested at the entrance of the Kursaal.
Once inside, the mask is not mandatory and is optional. Sanitary gel will be at disposal. Coffee breaks and lunches will be taken standing.