Swiss TPH Symposia

Each year the Institute organises both, a Spring and an Autumn Symposium. To bring a variety of current issues and topics to the forefront, and tap the magnitude of knowledge at the Swiss TPH, the theme of each Symposium, as well as the hosting department or unit, always differs.

Drug Resistance: From Mechanism to Management

Swiss TPH Winter Symposium 2015

December 10-11

Basel, Switzerland


Drug resistance is emerging globally as a major public health and economic problem. It is both urgent and highly complex, affecting key aspects of human and animal health as well as agriculture and the environment in many interconnected ways. Whether they target pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or their vectors, few drugs exist today, for which resistance has not already been documented. Join health professionals, researchers and students in a two-day multidisciplinary symposium bringing together national and international experts from a variety of fields to examine and discuss the central aspects of drug resistance, ranging from the molecular and evolutionary mechanisms of resistance to the clinical, epidemiological and economic implications.

Spring Symposium 2016



April 14, 2016, Basel, Switzerland


The Swiss TPH Spring Symposium 2016 invites medical and health sector specialists to review and discuss The Future of Travel Medicine. Topics will include:


  • New vaccines and applications
  • Multi-resistant bacteria and travel medicine
  • The future of e-Health in Travel Medicine
  • Malaria risk for travellers
  • Vectors in Europe: what will tourists and migrants bring back?
  • Migration medicine: a continuing challenge
  • Risk communication techniques