SCS autumn meeting insights

The 1st virtual meeting could successfully take place online on the 3rd of November. Laura Vella presented a very exciting insight into COVID 19 immune monitoring of adults and children and additionally stimulated by another component of the immune system highlighted in the talk of Thibaud Spinette. These talks as well as the followed round table discussion is available in the member area of the homepage. There it will also be possible to have again a look at the very detailed and good overview of the CAR T therapy by Thomas Matthes and to get more information about the current multicentre activity of the working group on CART T companion diagnostic in flow.
The information about the General Assembly will also be available soon and of course we will inform you about the new board members and functions as soon as possible. So just drop by again soon.

3rd of November 2020 virtual SCS autumn meeting

The next SCS meeting will take place virtually on November 3rd 2020, from 1.15pm.

We will discuss very actual topics: “Immune monitoring in COVID-19” patients and “CAR-T cell monitoring”. There will be talks by MD-PhD Laura Vella, Division of Infectious Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and PhD Tibaud Spinette, Department of BioMedical Research, Inselspital Bern on COVID-19 and Prof. Dr. Thomas Matthes, Department of Hematology will present on CAR T Monitoring.

There will also be the general assembly. Of note: two SCS board member will be ending their board activity by end of the year and this two position are open to the member for application.

Further information you can find here.

For access to the virtual meeting, please check your member information email from the 30th of October containing the link and outlook invitation.

If you are a member how did not receive the link to the virtual meeting, please contact us.

Quick guide: Join a Zoom Meeting
If you click on the link in the invitation e-mail, the browser will open automatically.

Next, choose whether you want to join the meeting via client or browser.

If you have not yet installed Zoom (client/App), you will be asked to do so. If it is already installed, the app will start and you can join the meeting directly.

–> if you want to join by browser (not downloading the Zoom client) select: Starten sie über ihren Browser.
Then enter your name in the browser and press the „join“ button.

In the videoconference itself you can share your sound and webcam so that others can hear and see you. However, this is not mandatory.

Alternatively, you can open the Zoom app, click on „Join“ and then enter the meeting ID to join the meeting.

Postponed Meetings

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic the SCS Spring Meeting as well as the ESCCA Meeting and SGH/SSH Diagnostic Hematology Meeting will be postponed. We will keep you updated! Please check under Meetings for the new dates.

SCS Spring Meeting 2019

The SCS Spring Meeting took place under the topic “Primary Immunodeficiencies, Hematological & Immunological Pitfalls” and was well attended. There was also a lot to discuss and vote for in the General Assembly block. The new SCS President Jan Dirks was unanimously confirmed for his election. A further announcement on this topic will follow shortly. We thank all participating and the organizers for the successful and informative meeting.

New Board Composition

At the general assembly as part of the Spring Meeting 2017 new board members were elected.

  • Michaela Fux, PhD (Inselspital Bern) – as treasurer
  • Ulrike Bacher, MD (Inselspital Bern) – as board member
  • Hana Glier, PhD (Kantonsspital Aarau) – as board member

In return Luca Bernasconi (treasurer) and Kornelius Arn (board member) resign from the board. The president thanks Luca and Kornelius for their contribution to the SCS.