Why join the 1st Swiss Translational Medicine Conference?
Improving the translatability of preclinical science into therapeutic advances requires different stakeholders to get together in one place, with one goal: operational excellence in translational research.

Learn from the experts at this conference and help shape translational medicine in the future!

An integrative program, equipped with distinguished speakers, gives you the opportunity to dive into translational medicine in a unique community atmosphere.

This day provides you with insights and an influential network for you to create your own impact. Because translational and entrepreneurial medicine helps society!


General Moderation: Nadine C. Martin
09:00-09:10        Official WelcomeClaudio Bassetti, Medical Faculty, University of Bern
09:10-10:00  Keynote: Perspectives on translational ecosystemsMary Tolikas, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
10:00-10:30        Coffee Break
10:30-12:00        Swiss Experts' Talk

Moderation: Simon Rothen
Translational Medicine within an academic environmentJörg Goldhahn, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics tools and insight into modern biology and medicineIoannis Xenarios, Ludwig Cancer Research, Lausanne
MeDiTech – a Bridge between Clinical Medicine and IndustryFrancesca Faraci, MeDiTech, SUPSI
Spinal cord gateways to restore functions after neurological disordersGrégoire Courtine, G-Lab EPFL & Jocelyne Bloch, Neurosurgery CHUV
12:00-13:30        Lunch
13:30-15:30        Masterclasses

Moderation: Janine Antonov
Closing the Last Mile in NeurologyKaspar Schindler, NeuroTec & Tobias Nef, ArtOrg
High-resolution T1 atlas for subject-specific disease detection at 7TPiotr Radojewski, Translational Imaging Centre & Tobias Kober, Siemens Healthineers
Eye to Eye with AI: Translation for Retinal pathologiesRaphaël Sznitman, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Center for Biomedical Imaging, University of Lausanne
Innovation Projects in Diabetes: a Translational StoryLilian Witthauer, Martina Rothenbühler & Simon Schwaighofer, Diabetes Centre Berne
15:30-16:00        Coffee Break
16:00-16:45        Podium Discussion “The View From Abroad”

Moderation: Rudolf Blankart
Ulf Nehrbass, Luxemburg Institute of Health (LU)
Nicole Schaad, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (CH)
Martin Walter, Center for Intervention and Research on Adaptive and Maladaptive Brain Circuits Underlying Mental Health (DE)
Luc Zimmer, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (FR)
16:45-17:15        Keynote: Including environmental aspects into translational medicine
Andreas Häner, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel

From 17:15        Closure of Conference and Reception

  • October 27, 2022 @ 8:00 am
  • 3010 Bern
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