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May 10, 2021
Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics 2021 is certified FAMH. Thus, members will receive 6 credits by participating at our event.

 

April 16, 2021
Our program is revealed. Visit the Scientific program page to discover this year’s exciting keynotes!

 

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4th edition | Words from the Symposium Chairs

The 4th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics will take place on October 21, 2021 in Davos – an extraordinary location where many important events take place including the famous world economic forum (WEF).

The past year showed us more than ever the need for fast and reliable diagnostic tools to efficiently fight the spread of a pandemic threat. While the world is facing a tragic death toll as well as significant societal and economic challenges, the situation gives an enormous push to digitalization, telemedicine and especially also to the field of point-of-care (POC) diagnostics. In the future this will offer to health care professionals new methods for immediate diagnostic and treatment measures, opening up new business opportunities for established and start-up companies.

At the same time there is a continuous need for robust, cost-effective POC diagnostic tools to support 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 in society further drives the market for POC diagnostics.

The Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics is the perfect venue to meet and exchange on new technologies and innovative product solutions addressing medical needs in POC diagnostics.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Davos in 2021!

Samantha Paoletti
Symposium Chair, CSEM

Marc E. Pfeifer
Symposium Co-Chair, HES-SO

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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

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PLENARY LECTURE

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

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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

 

POSTER SESSION

Submit your abstract and win 500 CHF!

Best Poster Award & Certificates for Participants

 

Organizing Committee

Chairs
Samantha Paoletti (CSEM)
Marc Pfeifer (HES-SO Valais)

CSEM
info@pocdx.ch
Aline Moser
Silvia Generelli
Nikola Relota
Claudia Silvany‐Vogt

HES-SO
Denis Prim
Jean‐Manuel Segura
Bruno Schnyder

Organizing Committee

info@pocdx.ch

Chairs
Samantha Paoletti (CSEM)
Marc Pfeifer (HES-SO Valais)

CSEM
Aline Moser
Silvia Generelli
Nikola Relota
Claudia Silvany‐Vogt

HES-SO
Denis Prim
Jean‐Manuel Segura
Bruno Schnyder

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