Transition SYMPOSIUM

14 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 8:00-17:00

We are delighted to organize the first European Symposium on Transition that will take place at the Lausanne University Hospital. Transition from pediatric to adult care for adolescents with chronic illness has been a growing theme of interest in clinic as well as in research for the past 2 decades. A realm of literature has come out on the subject and many transition programs have arisen. However, everyone has been doing it very much independently from one another. Now the time has come to put our knowledge and expertise together. The aim of this symposium is to gather experts in transition from around Europe in order to share experiences and think together on where to go from now. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Lausanne!

Symposium is ideal for: Professionals working with children and/or adolescents with chronic illness (educators, nurses, psychologists, physicians, researchers, social workers, teachers, etc.); wishing to develop or implement a transition program in their clinic, or to share their experience in transition; Students undertaking a masters or PhD on the subject of chronic conditions/transition.

Prof. Joan-Carles Suris & Dre Christina Akre


The detailed program is now available here: Final program Symposium14 September 2018

Symposium announcement and overall program: Symposium Program

Registration & Fees

Physicians 150 CHF
Other health professionals (nurses, psychologists, social workers, etc.) 120 CHF

Fees include lunch and coffee breaks, participation at the speed networking supper on September 13th and attendance certificate

Please note that the price of the symposium is included for those who register for the summer course (12-13 Sept.)

Registration 2018

Call for abstracts: now closed

Abstracts are limited to 300 words, excluding title, authors, and affiliations and must be submitted as a Word Document using the Template.

Abstract deadline: May 20th 2018

Please send by email in Word format to