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Swiss Personalized Health Network: Second call for proposals

A total amount of max. 9 million Swiss francs is available for this second call for proposals. Grants will be awarded to projects aiming at the development, implementation and validation of data infrastructures that allow connecting research institutions and hospitals in order to share and use health-related data across Switzerland.

Among outstanding applications, priority will however be given to projects that address gaps in the following three areas: 1. Imaging and radiology interoperability, 2. Public health and healthy citizens, 3. Nationwide interoperability of cohorts and registries.

Submission deadline for all proposals is on June 30, 2018.

Find all information here: SPHN and ETH SFA PHRT


radiz Summer School
Application deadline: April 9, 2018

Apply now to join the 6th RARE DISEASES SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 organized by radiz – Rare Disease Initiative Zurich - which is a clinical research priority program of the University of Zurich.
The 6th radiz Rare Diseases Summer School will take place in the Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Canton Thurgau), from July 11 to 13, 2018.

A wide variety of subjects in the arena of rare diseases will be covered. There will be lectures by national and international rare disease experts, workshops and poster presentations by participants. Subjects include drug development, model organisms, how to choose clinical endpoints, clinical trials, regulatory aspects, patient registries, patient initiated research, ethical considerations, as well as what rare diseases may tell us about common diseases.

More information about the summer school and the application procedure you find 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