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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.

Symposium 2019

9th SCTO Symposium

Emerging methodologies and measures in clinical research: what challenges and solutions lie ahead?

On 12 June 2019, the SCTO, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), and the University of Geneva, held the annual SCTO Symposium, a day of exploring the challenges and solutions that lie ahead in clinical research.

Local and international speakers shared their perspectives, news, and developments on:

  • clinical research methodologies and outcome measurements, and their daily application;
  • patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and their influence on classical trials;
  • population-reported outcomes;
  • core outcome sets, enabling cross-trials comparison;
  • adaptive designs in clinical trials and their practical application;
  • and more…


The summary report, the presentations and the complete programme of the day are available below.