2019 Transition Symposium

2nd European Transition Symposium

12-13 September 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland

A year ago, fifty pioneers met in Lausanne for the first European transition symposium. It was, in our view, a great success: many abstracts reporting work done all over Europe were presented; two amazing plenary sessions opened up new considerations regarding transition; and a delightful networking supper in a local theatre run by youths enabled great networking amongst professionals across Europe and beyond working for the same cause.

We are now delighted to announce the second edition of the European Transition Symposium that will be held in Lausanne. The aim of this symposium is to gather experts in transition in order to share experiences and think together on where to go from now. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Switzerland in September!

This 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

Call for abstracts

Now open! Full details available here.

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

Abstract deadline: June 1st 2019

Please send by email in Word format to christina.akre@chuv.ch.


The Symposium will take place at the Agora Convention Center, a brand new convention center a few steps away from the main building of the Lausanne University Hospital.

Adress: Fondation ISREC ­ Bâtiment AGORA, Rue du Bugnon 25 A, 1005 Lausanne

GPS Coordinates : GJGR+52 Lausanne



Symposium announcement and overall program: Symposium Program

The detailed program will be available here very soon.

Registration & Fees

Registration will open soon.