General information


Thursday to Friday, October 01-02, 2020


Mingerstrasse 6
CH-3000 Bern 22

COVID-19 Protection Concept Joint Annual Meeting 2020 in Bern

The health and safety of our participants, speakers, exhibitors and employees are our top priority. In order to ensure that participants feel comfortable on site, IMK, in close consultation with BernExpo, has drawn up a protection concept that complies with the specifications of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) dated 18 June 2020 and has arranged for the measures listed in the protection concept to be implemented.

Hygiene masks and hand disinfectants will be provided for all persons present. In addition, the prescribed safety distance should be maintained wherever possible. All participants are also requested to register for the Joint Annual Meeting 2020 in advance and to install the official SwissCovid App from the App Store or the Google Play Store on their smartphones.

We kindly ask you to read the protection concept on our website. The protection concept is constantly updated to the latest status.


The offcial congress language is English


Credits are requested and will be confirmed

  01.10.2020 02.10.2020
Swiss Neurological Society 7 6
Swiss Pain Society 7 7
Swiss Society for Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation 8 8
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine 5 5
Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management 5 5
Swiss Society for Rheumatology 7 6


Registration fees

Register as an attendee

  Early Bird until
Days 1 2 1 2
Member* 100 150 150 200
Non-member 150 200 200 250
Resident, Physiotherapist, Nurse 70 100 120 150
Student 30** 60** 30** 60**

Fees in CHF

*Membrers of the following societiey may register in the category members:
Swiss Headache Society SHS | Deutsche Migräne- und Kopfschmerzgesellschaft DMKG | Österreichische Kopfschmerzgesellschaft ÖKSG
Swiss Pain Society SPS | Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft DGSS | Österreichische Schmerzgesellschaft OESG

**All free of charge in case the student submits a poster

Cancellation policy

IMK must be informed about cancellations in written form.

Cancellations received up to 31.08.2020: 50% refund.
Cancellations received starting from 01.09.2020: no refund.

Confirmation of participation

Attendants will receive an electronic confirmation of participation per e-mail after the congress

Networking Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Networking Event will not be held

Website and contact of the societies

Swiss Headache Society SHS: |
The society celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Welcome to the anniversary year 2020

Swiss Pain Society SPS: |
The society celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Welcome to the anniversary year 2020

Presidents of the societies

Swiss Headache Society SHS: PD Andreas Gantenbein, MD
Swiss Pain Society SPS: PD Konrad Maurer, MD

Scientific committee

Swiss Headache Society SHS:
Ethan Taub, MD, Basel
Peter Myers, MD, Geneva
PD Andreas Gantenbein, MD, Bad Zurzach

Swiss Pain Society SPS:
PD Marc Suter, MD, Lausanne
PD Konrad Maurer, MD, Zürich

Professional Congress Organizer (PCO)

IMK - Institute for medicine and communication Ltd.
Harald F. Grossmann
Münsterberg 1
CH-4001 Basel

Phone: +41 61 561 53 53 |