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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.

Alte Anatomie, Zürich

diverse Daten

Forum für Medizin & Gesellschaft

Mit der «Alten Anatomie - Forum für Medizin & Gesellschaft» wird eine neue Begegnungs- und Reflexionsstätte geschaffen, die Gesundheit und Krankheit thematisiert und den Menschen in den Mittelpunkt stellt. Das Universitätsspital Zürich, die Universität Zürich und die ETH Zürich bilden die gemeinsame Trägerschaft der Alten Anatomie.

Alle Veranstaltungen und Videogespräche der Alten Anatomie finden Sie unter www.alte-anatomie-ch.

University of Bern

4 November 2020

The Day of BioMedical Research 2020

The annual “Day of BioMedical Research”, organised by the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern, has established itself as a forum for researchers to present their work and to get insights into the research projects of their colleagues.

Highlights of the programme are the presentation of the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2020, the DBMR Poster Prizes, the Prize for the Best Publication in 2019 and the Research Prize Alumni MedBern. 

More Information on The Day of BioMedical Research 2020

St. Gallen

13 November 2020

4th Congress of the Swiss Professionals of Clinical Research Coordination (SPCRC)

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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

University Hospital Bern

Postponed to 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 pre-announcement (published in February 2020). 

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