COVID-19 | Words from the Symposium Chairs

You will probably agree that in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic “point-of-care diagnostics” has received an entirely new meaning. It is not just about allowing doctors to take diagnostic and treatment measures immediately at the POC – although this is still pivotal. It is also about rapidly tracing a mobile, invisible and possibly deadly enemy amidst our communities who has started to take also an immense toll on global economy.

The implementation of systematic and widespread screening using innovative POC diagnostic tools has its challenges, no doubt, but there is surely societal acceptance and the costs would not be huge. In contrary, it would support – in an ideal case – rapid containment and damage control.

Join us on 29th of October at the Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics in Visp to share your opinion and learn how innovative new technologies and smart product solutions respond to medical needs and recurring infectious diseases threats – beyond SARS-CoV-2!

Marc E. Pfeifer & Dieter Ulrich

COVID-19
Words from the Symposium Chairs

You will probably agree that in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic “point-of-care diagnostics” has received an entirely new meaning. It is not just about allowing doctors to take diagnostic and treatment measures immediately at the POC – although this is still pivotal. It is also about rapidly tracing a mobile, invisible and possibly deadly enemy amidst our communities who has started to take also an immense toll on global economy.

The implementation of systematic and widespread screening using innovative POC diagnostic tools has its challenges, no doubt, but there is surely societal acceptance and the costs would not be huge. In contrary, it would support – in an ideal case – rapid containment and damage control.

Join us on 29th of October at the Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics in Visp to share your opinion and learn how innovative new technologies and smart product solutions respond to medical needs and recurring infectious diseases threats – beyond SARS-CoV-2!

Marc E. Pfeifer & Dieter Ulrich

Image by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM

Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker

Dr. Matthias Essenpreis

Roche Diagnostics, CTO
Basel, Switzerland

Keynote speakers

Dr. Jonathan S. Gootenberg &
Dr. Omar O. Abudayyeh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sherlock Biosciences

Cambridge, MA, USA

Theater and Congress Center “La Poste” |Visp, Switzerland

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 NEW IN 2020

Satellite event on regulatory challenges

Wednesday, 28th of October 2020

energypolis CAMPUS HES-SO Valais |Sion, Switzerland

 

A dedicated symposium satellite afternoon event on regulatory challenges associated with in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and medical device product development.

You will be able to specifically register for this event or in combination with the Symposium main event.

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 POSTER SESSION

Present your research at the Symposium!

Best Poster Award & Certificates for Participants

 

50% Discount on the registration for students presenting a poster!

 

Accommodation

Two hotels are available in the area of the Symposium. Other options are available at Brig (5min by train), Sion (30min) or Sierre (15min).

Hotel Visperhof Bahnhofstrasse 2
CH-3930 Visp
www.visperhof.ch
Hotel Elite  Bahnhofplatz 7
CH-3930 Visp
www.hotel-elite-visp.ch

Access

Estimated travel time by train to Visp: 5min from Brig, 30min from Sion, 1h from Bern, 2h from Basel or Zuerich, 2h15 from Geneva, 3h15 from St-Gall, 3h30 from Chur and 4h from Lugano. The congress center is a 5 minute walk from the train station.

By car to Visp: via the A9 highway from Geneva or Lausanne. Via the BLS Lötschberg car transport from Bern, Basel and Zuerich. If they are still open, you may come from Ticino via the Nufenen Pass or from Graubünden via Oberalp and Furka Pass. There is direct access to the underground car park at the culture and convention center.

More information on the congress center website: www.lapostevisp.ch

 

Organizing Committee

info@pocdx.ch

Chairs
Marc Pfeifer (HES-SO Valais)
Dieter Ulrich (CSEM)

Symposium Project Managers
Sherine Seppey
Denis Prim (denis.prim@hevs.ch) (LinkedIn)

HES-SO
Jean‐Manuel Segura
Bruno Schnyder
Didier Maillefer
Alexia Crettenand
Delphine Luyet

CSEM
Samantha Paoletti
Claudia Silvany‐Vogt

Organizing Committee

info@pocdx.ch

Chairs
Marc Pfeifer (HES-SO Valais)
Dieter Ulrich (CSEM)

Symposium Project Managers
Sherine Seppey
Denis Prim (denis.prim@hevs.ch) (LinkedIn)

HES-SO
Jean‐Manuel Segura
Bruno Schnyder
Didier Maillefer
Alexia Crettenand
Delphine Luyet

CSEM
Samantha Paoletti
Claudia Silvany‐Vogt