6th European MD-PhD conference and Swiss MD-PhD Conference | SMPA General Assembly 2017


This year, the Basel MD-PhD program has the special pleasure not only to host the Swiss MD-PhD Conference, but also the European MD-PhD conference in a joined meeting.
The conference and SMPA general assembly is taking place October, 13-14 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

This year, we will focus on “Ageing”. As a truly translational topic, it is important for the research of most of us and as well of general interest. 

SMPA invites to network, foster collaborations and get career advice during this annual gathering, including four inspirational keynote lectures and presentations and special sessions on concerns related to the MD-PhD career pathway. We will also have a science slam to practice the casual communication of scientific results.


Abstracts: All students are welcome to present an abstract (Please refer to the attached template regarding the layout and word count). The committee will decide after acceptance if the abstract will be presented as a poster, in the science slam or as a student presentation.

Publication of abstracts: Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the Association’s website.


Social program: Our flying dinner on Friday offers the ideal atmosphere to socialize with physician scientists from all over Europe. Don't miss our informative and entertaining medical history Basel city tour on Thursday evening (6pm, starting atYouth Hostel Basel).


Accommodation: The Basel Youth Hostel is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. It’s location in one of Basel's most attractive neighborhoods emphasizes it’s price winning architecture and design. Breakfast and the Basel Mobility Ticket (free public transportation) are included in the price.


Meeting fees:

- Registration for SMPA members: free

- Registration for EMPA members: CHF 150

- Registration for non-members: CHF 300

Additional costs for accommodation at the Basel Youth Hostel:

- Hostel 1 night: CHF 50

- Hostel 2 nights (12.10 and 13.10): CHF 100


Deadline for abstracts September 15th, deadline for registrations September 30th


Pay your fees here

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