Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie
Société Suisse de Chimie Clinique
Società Svizzera Chimica Clinica
Swiss Society of Clinical Chemistry

News from the SSCC

CAS in Laboratory medicine (added 20th April 2018)
A Certificate of Advanced Studies in Laboratory medicine has been created. This University curriculum provides competences to lead a medical diagnostic laboratory. It will start in September 2018. More information is available at

Thoughts about the founding of the SSCC (added 07th March 2018)
And at the 60th Anniversary of the SSCC in 2017, Prof. J-P Colombo has presented his historical perspective on the SSCC. The SSCC has edited a leaflet in french and german reporting this unique contribution. Get the document in french or in german. The contribution has also been published in Pipette 4-2016, p23. See also the history page.

SGKC/SSCC 2018, Annual Assembly 2018 of the SSCC in Bern (added 5th February 2018)
Save the date ! 15. - 16. November 2018, EVENTfabrik, Bern. Website is open; Information at ( See also the events page.

Molecular Diagnostics Symposium 2018 (added 5th February 2018)
08 - 09 March 2018, Forum St. Peter, Zurich. Information at ( See also the events page.

Other Events and information

IFCC "Gérard SIEST-Biologie Prospective Award"
(added 20th April 2018)
This newly created Award will recognize a young medical biologist scientist, clinician or outstanding researcher under the age of 40, whose research has contributed to the advancement of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. It will be presented for the first time in 2020 at the 24th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC WorldLab, May 24- 28, 2020) in Seoul (KR). More information will be published on the IFCC website ( 15 -18 months before the Seoul congress.

AFABS: Journée de formation et lundis de Lausanne 2018
(added 06th March 2018)
The AFABS (Association pour la Formation en Analyses de Biologie Spécialisée) is organising 4 continuous training evenings in Lausanne in 2018 as well as one full thematic day "Contribution du laboratoire à l'évaluation de la fonction rénale" May 3rd, in Montreux. More information and registration at See also the events page.

De Barjac Prize (added 21st February 2018)
The foundation F4labmed (Foundation for Laboratory medicine) is supporting yearly a young researcher with a Prize of 5'000 CHF for the best publication of a biomarker translational medical research project. The prize will be presented during the 2018 SSCC annual assembly. Deadline for submission is 1st September 2018. More information at