sitem-insel AG

1st Swiss Translational Medicine Conference



October 27, 2022




sitem-insel AG 

Freiburgstrasse 3 

3010 Bern 

Join our 1st Swiss Translational Medicine Conference in Bern!


General Moderation: Nadine C. Martin

09:00-09:10        Official Welcome

  • Claudio Bassetti, Medical Faculty, University of Bern


09:10-10:00  Keynote: Perspectives on translational ecosystems

  • Mary 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 environment" by Jörg Goldhahn, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich
  • "Computational Biology and Bioinformatics tools and insight into modern biology and medicine" by Ioannis Xenarios, Health 2030 Genome Center, Lausanne​
  • "MeDiTech – a Bridge between Clinical Medicine and Industry" by Francesca Faraci, MeDiTech, SUPSI
  • "Spinal cord gateways to restore functions after neurological disorders" by Grégoire 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 Neurology" by Kaspar Schindler, NeuroTec & Tobias Nef, ArtOrg
  • "High-resolution T1 atlas for subject-specific disease detection at 7T" by Piotr Radojewski, Translational Imaging Centre & Tobias Kober, Siemens Healthineers
  • "Eye to Eye with AI: Translation for Retinal pathologies" by Raphaël Sznitman, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Center for Biomedical Imaging, University of Lausanne
  • "Innovation Projects in Diabetes: a Translational Story" by Lilian 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