Annual Meeting 2021 - Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering

The Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) promotes contact between members and people interested in the field of biomedical engineering ( One of the goals of the Society is to build a network for education, research, manufacturing and politics within the background of biomedical engineering (BME). With the organization of annual scientific meetings, all these fields are brought together.

This year he Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) is hosted by the ARTORG Center. The meeting on Thursday August 26th, 2021 will take place either virtually or onsite. We hope that the global situation will improve so that we will be able to organize this event in Bern! 


Important Dates

Open Abstract submission May 15th, 2021
Submission SSBE Awards June 1st, 2021
Deadline Abstract submission June 15th, 2021
Communication of decision July 1st, 2021
Conference August 26th, 2021


SSBE Awards

The Annual Meeting will feature a special session where short-listed candidates for the SSBE Student Award and SSBE Research Award will present their work. See here for details about submissions to the Awards (Deadline: June 1st, 2021)

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Olivier T. Guenat, ARTORG Center, University of Bern
  • Prof. Bert Müller, Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel

Tentative Program

Time Event
8:15 Welcome Coffee
8:50 Conference Opening
9:00 Keynote Speaker I
10:00 Oral Session I
11:15 Poster Session I & Coffee
12:00 Lunch
12:45 General Assembly
13:30 Awards Session
14:30 Poster Session II
15:00 Oral Session II
16:30 Keynote Speaker II
17:30 Closing Remarks
17:45 Rooftop Aperò


Price and Registration

  • Price for the registration for the conference: CHF100
  • Price for the social apéro: CHF40
  • Registration: To be opened soon...


Instructions for Abstracts, Presentations and Posters

Guidelines for abstracts

  • You can download the template for the abstract below.

Submissions will be managed using the SSBE conftool

  1. Write your abstract following the format and export it as PDF
  2. Register as user of the SSBE (just registration for submitting the abstract)
  3. Submit the abstract in the "Abstract" track and choose your topic!

Submit your abstract here

Guidelines for oral presentations:

  • Presentations of contributed sessions will be 15 mins long (12 mins + 3 mins Q&A)
  • The projector format is 16:9.
  • You can use your laptop to present. Alternatively, a Macbook Pro with High Sierra (v10.13.6), Keynote (v. 9.0.1) and Powerpoint for Mac 2011 (v. 14.4.9) will be available. Please make sure to check the presentation projection with us in the morning or in one of the breaks, before the start of your session.

Guidelines for posters:

  • Posters should be hanged in the morning and remain up for the rest of the day.
  • Poster panels are 150X120cm (height x width)
  • Posters won’t be numbered. You can place your poster in any panel you find free.


How to Arrive

Arrive at Bern Bahnhof, and catch the bus B 12 (direction Bern, Holligen). Hop off at Bern Inselplatz.

Alternatively, you can comfortably walk from the station to the venue (10-15 min walk)


The conference will take place in the Hörsaal Langhans of the Pathologisches Institut (Pathologisches Institut H 128, Eingang 43 A, Murtenstrasse 31).


The rooftop aperò will take place in the S1 Inselspital restaurant. From the very top, we'll enjoy of a great panoramic view over Bern.


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