Past events

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Save-the-Date: Jahrestagung SAPP

«Wenn Schwangere und ihre Kinder Medikamente benötigen – Hotspots» Datum: 2. November 2023 Zeit: 1300-1815 Uhr. Anschliessend Apéro Ort: Universitätsspital Zürich, Hörsaal Nord 1 oder online (Hybridmodus) Programm: mit Postersession und Roundtable mit Vertretern aus Behörde und Politik > Download Kreditpunkte der FPH Offizin, Spital (inkl. Klin. Pharmazie), SGKPT, SGGG und pädiatrie Schweiz Anmeldungen per sofort online  

Saturday, September 23, 2023

16th SPhSD 2023

Place: Von Roll Campus, University of Bern Date, time: Saturday 23 September 2023, 10-18 h Topic: «Antibiotics» Program final: PDF Poster template: PPT Registration: closed e-Conference Booklet final: PDF

Thursday, September 21, 2023

swissYPG - 8th PharmApéro 2023

Place, date, time: Unternehmen Mitte, Basel; 21 September 2023, 18:15 h Program: PDF Download Registration: open

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 to Thursday, June 29, 2023

Midweek Talk - ASD

Date; place; time: Wedn 28 June 2023, Meitner Ring 1, 79589 Binzen, Rest. "meet & eat"; 17:30 h Speakers & Topics:
- Dr. Norbert Pöllinger, Glatt Pharm. Services: "Amorphous solid dispersions through fluid bed processing - more than granules and tablets"
- Dr. Christian Lübbert, amofor: "Thermodynamic ASD development: benefits from early stage to production Information and registration:

Friday, May 5, 2023 to Tuesday, June 27, 2023

pharmaTalk 1/23

PharmaTalk 1/23 Date, time: Friday May 5, 2023, 13:30 - 14:30 Mode: Online, access code after registration Speaker: Dr. Miran Denac; former SVP at Teva Pharmaceuticals Topic: "Increasing drug shortage in Switzerland: Manufacturing in Switzerland and other countries. Where are the problems?" Videostream, including intro, lecture and slides: download via dropbox link.

Friday, August 19, 2022

15th Swiss Pharma Science Day 2022

Date and place: Friday 19 August 2022, Von Roll Campus Univ. of Bern, Fabrikstr. 6, 3012 Bern Topic: «Immunology» Conference booklet (incl. program, speaker infos, lecture & poster abstracts, sponsor list, certificates etc.): download pdf Conference brochure: download pdf Poster Awards: download pdf Fellow 2022: Frédéric Zwahlen Conference report: download pdf

Thursday, August 18, 2022

SPhSD 2022 - sYPG Pre-Event Flash Talks

  Dear participants of the Swiss Pharma Science Day, In collaboration with the SAPhW, the Swiss Young Pharmacists Group (swissYPG) organizes the «swissYPG Flash-Talks» on 18 August 2022, the afternoon before the Swiss Pharma Science Day, at the House of the University of Bern. You are a young researcher and have a fascinating project to present? Here is the opportunity and challenge to present it in 3 minutes! Participate at the swissYPG Flash-Talks, connect with other young and experienced researchers, and have a great preconference evening in Bern! Program:
16:15 h Arrival
16:30 h Flash-Talk qualification
17:40 h Flash-Talk finals
18:00 h Networking apéro with organisers and speakers of the Swiss Pharma Science Day
20:00 h To the pubs The winner of the Flash-Talk competition gets the opportunity to present her/his Flash-Talk during the Award Ceremony of the Swiss Pharma Science Day the next day. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters we can offer you the train ticket to Bern and back from/to your residence. Alternatively, we can offer you the amount of the train ticket as part of your self-organized overnight stay in Bern. There are still available places! Deadline for registration via is August 9th 2022. On behalf of the swissYPG board, Andreas Schittny, PhD

Monday, January 31, 2022

Reichstein Medal 2021 - Retrospect

University Hospital - Inselspital Bern and House of University of Bern, 6 Sept. 2021 Awardee: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Katalin Karikó, Senior Vice President, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceutical and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Portrait of Prof. Katalin Karikó: download pdf Award lecture:
- Videostream: watch whole lecture
- Lecture Prof. Karikó: download pdf of presentation
- Fotos: download gallery Award ceremony:
- Videostream: watch whole ceremony
- Welcome and Laudatio: download pdf of presentation
- Welcome address Prof. H. Leuenberger: watch video
- Fotos: download gallery Media reports: 20Min-1, 20Min-2, SAeZ, CH Media, pharmaJournal

Monday, January 31, 2022

Online SPhSD 2021 - Retrospect

Conference booklet: download pdf Conference report: download pdf Videostream: watch whole event Lecture 1, Prof. Serena Nik-Zainal: watch presentation Lecture 2, Prof. Olav Lapaire: watch presentation Lecture 3, Prof. Hans Leuenberger: watch presentation Lecture 4, Prof. Mark Rubin: watch presentation Platform 1, Kathrin Ahrens, GSIA: watch presentation Platform 2, Sara Iten, GSASA: watch presentation Platform 3, Dr. Andreas Schittny, swissYPG: watch presentation e-Posters: watch gallery Fellows and poster prizes: watch award gallery Evaluation: watch MonkeySurvey results

Saturday, November 13, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021

Online PharmaTalk 3/2021

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Katalin Karikó, Senior Vice President, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceutical and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Reichstein Award Lecture 2021, 6 Sept. 2021, Inselspital Bern: «Developing mRNA for therapy - Not Warp Speed» Videostream and slides of lecture: open access, online 13 Nov. to 31 Dec. 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Reichstein Medal Award Ceremony 2021

Awardee: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Katalin Karikó, Senior Vice President, BioNTech RNA Pharmaceutical and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Portrait of the Reichstein Prize winner 2021. Ceremony: Monday September 6, 2021, 19:00 to 22 h; House University of Berne Foto gallery Media reports: 20Min-1, 20Min-2, SAeZ

Monday, September 6, 2021

Reichstein Medal Award Lecture 2021

Date, place: Monday 6 September 2021, 14- 15 h; Auditorium Ettore Rossi, Kinderklinik, Universitätsspital-Inselspital Bern Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Katalin Karikó, BioNTech RNA Pharm. & University of Pennsylvania; SAPhS Reichstein Medal Award Winner 2021. Topic: «Developing mRNA for Therapy» Portrait of speaker Poster Foto gallery Media reports: 20Min-1, 20Min-2

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Online Swiss Pharma Science Day 2021

Date: Wednesday August 25, 2021 Mode: Online, ePosters Topic: «Precision Medicine» Conference Booklet (Program, Abstracts, Sponsors) Conference Report: follows    

Friday, May 7, 2021

Online PharmaTalk 2/2021

Speaker: Ashutosh Rao, Ph.D., Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Topic: «Scientific and regulatory perspectives on control strategies for excipients in biotechnology drugs» Date, time: Fri May 7, 2021, 14:00 – 15 h Mode: Online Webinar, Zoom link Abstract: Surfactants and other excipients are an integral component of biotechnology drug products. Consequently, optimal formulation and control of excipients are key aspects of an overall control strategy by drug manufacturers aimed at consistent product quality, safety, and efficacy. Evolving evidence suggests that certain surfactants are susceptible to degradation and particulate formation in protein formulations; although, the root cause, biochemical drivers of degradation, and impact to the product and patient remain unresolved questions.  The regulatory basis for the U.S. FDA’s expectations on the quality and analysis of excipients during drug development is primarily derived from 21 CFR 211.84(6)(d)(2). The overall control strategy and other information submitted by the drug developer is generally expected to address unreasonable and significant risk of illness or injury to human subjects as well as to provide sufficient information to allow regulators to assess potential risk to human subjects. This presentation will cover (1) the current scientific and regulatory rationale for using and controlling surfactants in protein formulations, (2) a pragmatic overview of the risk from surfactant degradation, (3) orthogonal strategies for controlling surfactant, host cell proteins, and related product quality attributes such as particulates in therapeutic proteins, (4) the types of studies that generally support the safe use of surfactants in protein formulations, and (5) the desired state of surfactant and related product quality attributes.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

12th Swiss Pharma Science Day 2019

Date, place: Wednesday August 28 2019, Langhans Auditory Pathology, University Hospital Bern Topic: «Diabetes» Program: sphsd_2019_program_final.pdf Conference booklet: sphsd_2019_conf_book_final.pdf Conference report: sphsd_2019_conference_report.pdf Evaluation (online): surveymonkey_results.pdf