Wednesday 23th October
16-18h Welcome, check-in & Registration at Geneva Hostel
18h Geneva city guided tour
19h30 Get together and dinner (Geneva Hostel)
Thursday 24th October
8h30 Welcome, Registration & Poster setup
9h30 Opening Session (EMPA & SMPA)
9h45 talk 1: Claude Clément (Campus Biotech) - Wyss Center CTO
"Biotech research: from idea to human"
10h30 Coffee break
11h Students’ oral presentations
12h15 Lunch break
13h15 EMPA General Assembly
14h15 talk 2: Christian Lovis (Genève) - Clinical informatics
"Big Data and Artificial intelligence: are we using it without noticing?"
15h talk 3: Maël Lemoine (Bordeaux) - Philosophy of sciences
"Biomarkers of ageing: what exactly are they biomarking?"
15h45 Coffee break
16h Welcome cocktail & Poster Session
17h workshop 1 - Jatin Vyas (Boston)
How to convey science efficiently
19h30 Swiss dinner by the lake (Bain des Pâquis)
Friday 25th October
9h Students’ oral presentations
10h talk 4: Marco Capogrosso (Fribourg) - Neuroprosthetics
"Research, Heal and Replace: Real-time neurotechnologies to restore neurological function."
10h40 coffee break
11h MD-PhD Expert Panel: Mirjam Christ-Crain (Basel) & Jatin Vyas (Boston) & Francesco Negro (Genève)
Career choices & challenges; from research to residency; mentorship.
Moderator: André dos Santos Rocha
12h30 Lunch break
13h45 SMPA General Assembly
13h45 EMPA workshop - Ali Jawaid (Zürich): "Using Science for Peace-building"
14h45 workshop 2 - Antoine Martin (Lausanne)
Yoga - time to relax
15h45 Closing session & Award ceremony
16h30 Cruise on Leman Lake