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, Head CSEM Landquart, Chairman POCDx, Switzerland

Medical Needs

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

10:00

Point of care analyses of skin barrier integrity by electric impedancemeter and its implications for skin diseases

Prof. Cezmi A. Akdis, Director Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF), University of Zurich, Davos, Switzerland

 

10:25

Speaker soon 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

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 soon to be announced

13:30

SPECIAL INNOVATION HIGHLIGHT

A Vital Leap Forward in Cardiac Testing: Expediting the Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of Chest Pain Patients with High-Sensitivity Troponin I at the Point-of-Care

Dr. Friederike Esther Rhein, Business Manager Point of Care Critical Care, Central Western Europe, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, EMEA, Eschborn, Deutschland

14:15

Nanomechanical measurements of tissues in situ for diagnosis and treatment optimization of solid tumors

Dr. Marija Plodinec, CEO, Artidis AG, Basel, Switzerland

14:40

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 Technologies, CSEM, Switzerland

15:05

Coffee break

Enabling Research & Technologies

Session chair soon to be announced

15:30

Detection of Blood Protein Biomarkers relevant to Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI): Towards a Point-of-Care Application

Dr. Milica Jović, Sr. Research Scientist, Diagnostic Systems Research Group, Institute of Life Technologies, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland

15:55

The contribution of ergonomics to the evaluation and design of POCT systems (usability, safety and acceptability)

Prof. Javier Barcenilla, Ph.D Cognitive psychology and ergonomics, Director of the Department of Psychology & member of the PERSEUS laboratory, University of Lorraine, France

16:20

Poster awards

16:40

Coffee break

17:00

KEYNOTES

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

18:15

Closing remarks

18:20

Apero Riche

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.