Retreat 2013

October 4th – October 6th

Keynote lecturer:
Juan Carlos López Chief Editor Nature Medicine

Scientific lecturers:
Adriano Aguzzi Head of Neuropathology USZ, Head of MD-PhD-Program USZ
Christoph Hess Head of Immunobiology UniBasel, Head of MD-PhD-Program UniBasel
Sofia Karakostas Head of EU GrantAccess ETHZ
Antonio Lanzavecchia Director of IRB Bellinzona
Dhavalkumar D. Patel, Head of NIBR Europa
Luca Regli Head of Neurosurgery USZ
Richard Weilenmann DECLAM Tenda GmbH
Annelies Zinkernagel Group leader Infectiology USZ

Registration is open for Students and Candidates of the MD-PhD and MD-MSc Programs of the Universities of Zurich and Basel, the registration form has been sent directly to you. If you have not recieved an email, please don’t hesitate to contact

Monte Verita


Schedule (provisory)

Journey to Monte Verità 0730-0830: breakfast
0830-0930: lecture of Lopez
0930-0945: coffee break
0945-1045: student presentations
1045-1100: coffee break
1100-1145: lecture of Hess
1145-1230: lecture ofWeilenmann
0730-0830: breakfast
0830-0915: lecture of Patell
0915-0945: student presentations
094-1000: coffee break
1000-1030: general assembly of the student’s association
1030-1100: student presentations
1100-1145: lecture of Lanzaveccia
1200-1230: arrival, check-in
1230-1400: welcome and apero
1400-1500: lecture of Aguzzi
1500-1530: lecture ofZinkernagel
1530-1545: coffee break
1545-1615: lecture ofKarakostas
1615-1645: lecture of Regli
1645-1700: coffee break
1700-1800: student presentations
1230-1330: lunch
1330-1800: social activity
Travel home
1815-1915: dinner
1915-2045: round table
afterwards: meet the speekers
1800-1900: dinner
1900-1945: poster session I
1945-2000: break
2000-2045: poster session II
open end


There will be a free shuttle bus service from Locarno station to the Retreat’s venue in Monte Verità.

Parking lots are available for persons preferring to travel by car.