Words from the Symposium Chairs

The 3rd Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics will take place on 29 October 2020 in the beautiful Valais, more specifically in the city of Visp, a touristic hub to Zermatt with its famous Matterhorn and the spectacular alpine scenery. But Visp is also home of a major industrial site that is further transforming into a significant manufacturing location for innovative biotechnological products.

Significantly evolving is also the field of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics allowing doctors to take diagnostic and treatment measures immediately. Compact tabletop or hand-held medical diagnostic devices have advanced modern healthcare by supporting outpatient treatment, home care and self-testing especially in cases of chronically ill and where long-term medication is necessary. The rise in geriatric population as well as lifestyle changes and a general raise in health awareness in society propels the market for POC diagnostics.

The Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics is the perfect rendezvous where innovative new technologies and smart product solutions respond to medical needs. We are looking forward to meeting you in Visp!

Marc E. Pfeifer & Dieter Ulrich

Words from the Symposium Chairs

The 3rd Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics will take place on 29 October 2020 in the beautiful Valais, more specifically in the city of Visp, a touristic hub to Zermatt with its famous Matterhorn and the spectacular alpine scenery. But Visp is also home of a major industrial site that is further transforming into a significant manufacturing location for innovative biotechnological products.

Significantly evolving is also the field of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics allowing doctors to take diagnostic and treatment measures immediately. Compact tabletop or hand-held medical diagnostic devices have advanced modern healthcare by supporting outpatient treatment, home care and self-testing especially in cases of chronically ill and where long-term medication is necessary. The rise in geriatric population as well as lifestyle changes and a general raise in health awareness in society propels the market for POC diagnostics.

The Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics is the perfect rendezvous where innovative new technologies and smart product solutions respond to medical needs. We are looking forward to meeting you in Visp!

Marc E. Pfeifer & Dieter Ulrich

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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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 (sherine.seppey@hevs.ch)
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 (sherine.seppey@hevs.ch)
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