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

Social events

In addition to a fabulous & stimulating scientific programme, we will also bring delegates a number of amazing social opportunities during the conference. Read on to find out more.

So whether it’s informal networking with colleagues in unique settings, finding a quiet space to relax and think, or enjoying the wonderful sights of Lausanne, we hope there is something for everyone!

Welcome reception

Wednesday 11 Sep, 18:30-20:30
All delegates are cordially invited to our Welcome Reception on the opening evening of the Congress.

Wine taste & Tapas – Lavaux Vineyards

Thursday 12 Sep, 19:00-21:00
Located in the heart of the Lavaux vineyards, Domaine de la Crausaz welcomes you for a wine tasting. Its panoramic terrace offers a breathtaking view – unique experience guarantee!

A bus service will be made available to access Domaine de la Crausaz.

Note: be aware that there will be a little walk (~5 minutes) from the bus to the domain. The last stretch is quite steep.

This evening is at an additional cost of CHF 50.–. Places are limited and will be on a first come first saved basis.

© William Gammuto | Muto

Gala dinner – Olympic Museum

Friday 13 Sep, 18:00 onwards

We are delighted to be able to host our 21st Congress’ biennial dinner in the delightful and unique setting of Olympic Museum.

The Olympic Museum closes its doors to the public at 6 p.m. After that time, we will be able to take advantage of a late opening called “Olympic Escapade”.

During this private use of the Museum, making our event even more exclusive, we can visit the 3,000m2 of exhibitions, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The dinner promises to be a fabulous evening, beginning with a drinks reception, followed by a three course dinner, including wine and soft drinks. We are delighted to offer this unique and memorable evening to our delegates at exceptional value-for-money of CHF 120 per person.

The Olympic Museum is an ideal venue with this superb setting overlooking the lake and will make our dinner a unique and original experience.

Dress code: smart casual (no shorts, t-shirts, trainers, flip-flops).

© Cyril Zingaro | William Gammuto Sarl

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