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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

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.


29 April 2021

Accelerating Therapeutic Innovation in Switzerland

Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP)

Programm 13th SwAPP ExEx Symposium


8 June 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 announcement (published in March 2021)


17. Juni 2021 I 7. September 2021

3. DACH Symposium für klinische Prüfungen

Gemeinsam mit den Koordinierungszentren für Klinische Studien in Deutschland und Österreich organisiert die SCTO alle zwei Jahre einen trinationalen Kongress, das DACH Symposium

Zur D|A|CH Virtual Lounge 2021

Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau)

postponed to 13-15 July 2022

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



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