Scientific Program

09:00

Registration & coffee

09:45

Welcome message

Marcus Caduff, Member of the Government of the Canton Grisons, Head of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Dr. Dieter Ulrich, CSEM Landquart, Chairman POCDx, Switzerland

Medical Needs

Session Chaired by Prof. Marc E. Pfeifer,
Symposium Co-Chair, HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Switzerland

10:00

To be announced

10:25

To be announced

10:50

From management of pandemies to medical innovation, a recurring problem

Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Savic Miodrag, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

11:15

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Biomarkers of traumatic brain injury—The biggest challenge of brain biomarker diagnostics?

Prof. Olli Tenovuo
Head of Turku Brain Injury Centre, University of Turku, Finland

12:00

Lunch break & poster session

Product Innovation

Session Chair: Dr. Jakob Weber
Vice President Technology & Innovation, Bühlmann Laboratories AG, Switzerland

13:30

To be announced

13:55

To be announced

14:20

Testmate–a rapid self-test for sexually transmitted diseases that provides results in minutes, supported by digital health

Dr. Siew-Veena Sahi, CEO & Co-Founder RibolifeDx / Testmate Health, Switzerland
Dr. Vincent Revol, Head R&Business Dev., Life Science CSEM, Co-Founder RibolifeDx / Testmate Health, Switzerland

14:45

Coffee break

Enabling Researches & Technologies

Session Chair: Prof. Eric Kübler
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Life Sciences, Switzerland

15:15

Cezmi Akdis, Director, SIAF, Switzerland

15:40

To be announced

16:05

To be announced

16:30

Poster awards

17:00

PLENARY LECTURE

Epidemiology and links of bovine meat and milk factors (BMMFs) and their role in human cancers

Nobel Laureate Prof. Harald zur Hausen
Senior Scientific Consultant, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Deutschland
Research Group Episomal-Persistent DNA in Cancer- and Chronic Diseases

A novel class of infectious agents linked to colon, breast and prostate cancers. Characterization of the respective agents

Prof. Ethel-Michele de Villiers
Senior Scientific Consultant, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Deutschland
Research Group Episomal-Persistent DNA in Cancer- and Chronic Diseases

18:00

Closing remarks

Latest update: 25.03.2021. Please note that the program is in “work in progress” state. We might change it until the start of the Symposium. Thank you for your understanding.