21st biennial congress – In-person – 11-14 Sep, 2024 Lausanne, Switzerland

About Lausanne

The city of Lausanne overlooks Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Western Europe, and faces the majestic splendour of the snow-capped Alps. It boasts a backdrop of scenic beauty that is truly breathtaking.

Highlights in Lausanne

Lausanne old town with cathedral – the impressive cathedral is surrounded by beautiful, car-free roads. Since 1405 a watch in the clock tower makes sure there is no fire and shouts out the hours from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Olympic Museum – provides an overview of the history of the Olympic games, from the first 1896 summer games in Athens through to the present day.
Lake Geneva cruise – paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels highlight the attractions of the Lake Geneva region as seen from the water.
Fondation de l’Hermitage – the foundation presents changing art exhibitions of the highest calibre in a magnificent setting dating from the 19th century.
Train des vignes – leisurely train journey onboard the «Train of Vines» from Vevey to Chexbres through the winegrowing region of the Lavaux, high above Lake Geneva.
• Stroll by the lake in Ouchy: take metro M2 direction Ouchy, turn left when exiting the station. You will reach the pier and you can start the walk along the lake until Pully (40 minutes) or Lutry (1h). You can come back by bus.
• You can discover other walks on this map, and other options to reach this beautiful area here

Highlights around Lausanne

• Lavaux (UNESCO World Heritage Site). 15min by train from Lausanne. For a nice walk in Lavaux take the train to the village of Chexbres and walk down the terrasse winyards until the village of Saint-Saphorin, for example..

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Key Dates

Congress Dates
11-14 September 2024

Registration Open
1st February 2024

Registration Close
2nd September 2024

Call for abstracts
1st February 2024

Abstracts submission
30th April 2024