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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.

Forum 2021


Communicating clinical research results: Moving from vicious to virtuous circles

How can clinical research results be communicated in the most effective way to diverse audiences? COVID-19 was – and still is – a major challenge for the communication and dialogue between experts and not only patients but also the public. The pandemic therefore presents a valuable learning opportunity. How can we do better? And how can we ensure a circular flow of information rather than one-way communication?

The diverse and compact presentations from the digital SCTO Forum 2021 on 27 January 2021 are available online. Learn how national experts, such as Swiss National Councillor Yvonne Feri and researcher Silvia Stringhini, illuminate the forum’s topic from different angles. In addition, you can listen to the keynote presentation of Annabelle South, Policy & Research Impact Coordinator at the British Medical Research Council, to receive an overview of current evidence for how knowledge transfer can be achieved, including practical examples and recommendations.

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