The School of Engineering at HES-SO Valais-Wallis in Sion hosted the 6th Swiss Symposium in Point-of-Care Diagnostics at the Energypolis Campus on October 26, 2023. The event was co-organized with CSEM, HEIG-VD, and Medidee/Veranex and saw more than 140 participants from various parts of Switzerland and Europe.
The event was a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the regulations, funding strategies, and scientific topics of the IVD and, specifically Point-of-Care Diagnostics field.
Exciting presentations from our speakers, discussion of current trends in near-the-patient in-vitro diagnostics, and networking with industry experts were the perfect opportunity to share knowledge. At the symposium's conclusion, Dr. Benjamin Easter, a physician-scientist from NASA's research program, offered a dream moment to the participants by addressing the health of astronauts on exploration missions.
Also worth mentioning among the many fascinating speeches are Pierre Métrailler, head of the rescue service at Air-Glaciers, Andreea Wiese from Roche Diagnostics, and Alexandre Kuhn, professor of bioinformatics at the School of Engineering.
Their interviews, as well as those of many other participants and images of the event, are available here.