News & Events

Call for Grant Applications (CGA) Global Antimicrobial Stewardship

Pfizer Announces a New CGA in Global Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) is the unit within Pfizer that provides independent grants to address knowledge gaps or facilitate patient care improvements by supporting initiatives aimed at exploring approaches to closing gaps in knowledge.

Detailed information to the call you find here >>>

General information about the Pfizer Grants is located here >>>


c4c call for non-industry trials

The call is expected to be launched on September 1, 2018!

The process will be as follows:

- Expression of interest to submitted by October 1, 2018

The full application will be due by January 5, 2019

An independent, external scientific assessment will evaluate the proposals

- Applicants will receive confidential feedback by March 2019 

Find additional information here >>>


Next Generation Research Day on 22.11.2018

Do not miss the first "Next Generation Research Day", a hands-on workshop tailor-made for young researchers, whether already conducting their first clinical studies or still on the way there.

Follow this link to find all the relevant information. 


Young talents in clinical research

The SAMS and the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation aim at encouraging young medical doctors to venture into clinical research.

For the period 2017 – 2020, CHF 1 million per year is made available by the Bangerter Foundation to support young physicians working in Switzerland with «protected time for research» and «project grants».

Please find all information directly on the SAMS website >>>


Launch of the c4c project

c4c - collaborative network for European clinical trials for children

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new public-private partnership to improve clinical trial infrastructure to facilitate the development of new drugs for children in Europe.

The six-year project, comprised of a multidisciplinary public-private consortium, brings together key stakeholders across academia and industry.

The consortium is a novel collaboration between academic and private sectors, including 33 academic and 10 industry partners from 20 European countries, more than 50 third parties and around 500 affiliated partners.

Read the full press release here >>>


SAVE THE DATE 16-20.6.2019
ISPP 2019 will be held in Switzerland

The 12th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain (ISPP) will be held in Basel, Switzerland >>>.

The overarching theme of this international, interdisciplinary conference on pain in infants, children, and adolescents will be "Children and families as partners in pain management", aiming to bring together cutting-edge interprofessional basic and applied science on pediatric pain management by inviting scientists and clinicians from all over the world and by including children's and parents' perspectives and experiences.

We are focusing on the development of a program that considers the needs of scientists, clinicians and educators for updated evidence without neglecting the most important stakeholders: suffering children and their families. An education day, plenary lectures, workshops, and poster sessions, as well as meals and social events, will give you the opportunity to interact with the international scientific community, present your data, and enlarge your network.

Please find more information about ISPP 2019 on our webpage:


ID-EPTRI – a new research infrastructure that will facilitate the future development of better paediatric medicines

The European Paediatric Translational Research Infrastructure (ID-EPTRI) is a project coordinated by the Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF-TEDDY) that receives a two-year grant of € 3 million from European Commission funding (Horizon2020).

The main objective of the project is to design the framework for a new European Paediatric Research Infrastructure. The kick-off meeting has taken place on January 15/16, 2018 in Rome.

The SCTO is beneficiary in this project with SwissPedNet as the Swiss hub.

Please find the press release here >>>


Research collaboration dedicated to children

You find the press release about the SwissPedNet here:

Press release German

Press release French

SwissPedNet Factsheet