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The SCTO is an independent organisation and is based on a joint initiative of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

As of 2017, the SCTO is a research infrastructure of national importance funded by the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Event calendar

Please note that events are currently being postponed. Unless otherwise stated, new dates have not yet been set. We will keep you up to date.

The terms of use for our event calendar are available at the bottom of this page.

For information about training opportunities for professionals in clinical research please see Education and careers.

Bern / online workshop

10 June 2020

Proposal Writing Workshop for Clinical Researchers

The Synapsis Foundation offers a workshop exclusively for clinical researchers who wish to expand their skills in drafting research proposals. The number of participants is limited. The deadline for registration is 22 May 2020. 

Due to the Corona crisis, the workshop will either be organised as face-to-face meeting or a live meeting online. The decision will be taken end of May and registered participants will be informed about the format of the workshop and – if applicable – about the venue. 

Proposal Writing Workshop for Clinical Researchers

Alte Anatomie, Zürich

diverse Daten

Gesprächsreihe Patientenverfügung und Advance Care Planning

Eine Veranstaltung der Alten Anatomie – Forum für Medizin & Gesellschaft in Kooperation mit dem Kompetenzzentrums Medizin Ethik Recht Heventiae (MERH) der Universität Zürich.

Zur Gesprächsreihe Patientenverfügung und Advance Care Planning


Bern Lectures in Health Science, open to the public

The monthly Bern Lectures in Health Science showcase internationally recognized scientists in epidemiology, primary health care and clinical trials and the social dimensions of public health and their current research. 

The one-hour lectures are open to the public. They are supported by the University of Bern Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), the Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin, and the CTU Bern. 

Video podcasts and details on Bern Lectures in Health Science

CTU Lectures in Deutsch finden Sie unter Termine und Programm CTU Bern LecturesPräsentationen vergangener CTU Lectures

Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau)

postponed to 14-16 July 2021

8th Rare Diseases Summer School

The 8th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School will focus on a wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases, from disease mechanisms and animal models, to improving diagnoses, to novel therapeutics. 
A high faculty-to-student ratio will allow participants to optimally benefit from the varied expertise of the faculty. There will be ample time for discussions, teamwork, as well as for socializing.

Programme 8th Rare Diseases Summer School

University Hospital Bern

Postponed to 2021!

Medical devices: lost in translation?

The SCTO is holding its 10th Symposium, organised in collaboration with the Inselspital (Bern University Hospital), the University of Bern, and sitem-insel AG (Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine).

Read the pre-announcement (published in February 2020). 

We will confirm the new date in due course.