Welcome to Interlaken!

Dear colleagues

On behalf of the scientific committee of the SSI and SSHH societies, it is our great pleasure to invite you to Interlaken to the Joint annual meeting 2022 of the Swiss Societies for Infectious Diseases (SSI) and Hospital Hygiene (SSHH, fibs, SIPI).

After four years, we look forward to return back to Interlaken again where the 3-day Joint Meeting will be held from Wednesday, September 21 - Friday, September 23, 2022.

The Kickoff of the meeting will be on Wednesday, which is devoted to the SSHH Symposium and the SAFE-ID Postgraduate Course SSI. For the first time, a dedicated SAFE-ID Session will take place in the late afternoon, to which all participants are welcome to attend. Following the session, all participants are invited to join the Apéro Riche in the Industrial exhibition.

The scientific committee of both societies are preparing an interesting and interdisciplinary program including renowned speakers. The topics of the meeting will cover:

  • Global Health
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Innovation Implementation in infection control
  • Endovascular Infections
  • "COVID-19 unter einem DACH"
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Swiss HIV (SHCS) and Transplant (STCS) Cohorts and Funginos
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Vaccination
  • Hot topics

Selected abstracts will again be presented during the Poster flash sessions.

Our partners from the industry will of course also be on site for interaction and to exchange information about their latest products. We thank our industrial partners already now for their engagement, since without their support it would not be possible to have our annual meeting in this form.

For well-known reasons - and after a 2-year break - we are happy to organize this year again the SSI / SSHH Dinner. It will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the Harder Kulm Panorama Restaurant. At 1322 m above sea level, you will be able to enjoy an overwhelming view of Interlaken and the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

We are looking forward to another successful and inspiring meeting and to welcoming you in person in Interlaken in September 2022!

For the scientific committee

Prof. Dr. Pierre-Yves Bochud, Lausanne - President SSI
PD Walter Zingg, MD, Zurich - Representative SSHH