Events & Meetings

The 54rd Annual Meeting of SSN will be held in Interlaken on 8 - 9 December 2022. After the great success of the premier YSN Session in 2021, we want to invite you again to present interesting and illustrative cases from your clinics at the YSN—Picture Challenge. The audience will try to guess to correct answer and vote for the most original quiz via an online voting tool. For inspiration, please see the final "good to know" Picture-Challenge slides from 2021.

Do you consider submitting an abstract? Are you <40 years of age? Then do not forget to compete for the Young Swiss Nephrology Award (with generous prize money).

Information for submission Picture Challenge

  • Present an original or interesting picture (maximum 3 pictures) from the clinic.

  • Everyone has 5 minutes to present the case.

  • Prepare a 3-page PowerPoint presentation according to this Template (potx).

Please keep the text to a minimum. Let the picture speak for itself.

    • Slide 1: Main picture and a short introduction of the case (1-2 min).

    • Slide 2: Question to the audience (A-E); virtual voting (1 min).

    • Slide 3: Solution - Take Home Message/Teaching Point (1-2 min).

Further information:

  • List all authors with their affiliations (email address).

  • Images and the case description must be completely anonymized, and the images must be adapted accordingly. Neither the PowerPoint presentations nor the abstracts will be published (neither online nor in printed form).

Deadlines and more:

  • The corresponding author sends the submission at, subject: YSN Picture Challenge.

  • Deadline for submission is 1 October 2022.

  • The presenting author must be registered at the SSN Annual Meeting.


9-10 September 2022

Update yourself on 2022 Nephrology. Discounted prices for YSN/SSN members: 300 € on-site, 150 € livestream. Contact:

4-7 October 2022

French Society of Nephrology annual meeting. Abstract submission opening March 2022.


6-9 October 2022

German Society of Nephrology annual meeting in Berlin.
Deadline for abstracts 15 May.

Invitation_UltrasoundCourse 2022.pdf


4-5 November 2022

Register for the SGN-SSN organized kidney ultrasound course in Bern until 21 October 2022.

1-6 November 2022

This year's ASN Kidney Week in Florida, USA

9-11 March 2023

The very traditional educational Seminar in Heidelberg. Registration starts in October 2022.

12-13 May 2023

Nephrology yearly update: in person in Mainz or virtually. Programme to be announced. Registration is opened.

15-18 June 2023

Abstract submission deadlines to be announced.

17-20 September 2023

The European transplantation Congress. Details to be announced.

Participate in the Translational Nephrology CAS/DAS offered in collaboration by the University of Zurich and the University of Bern and get a solid foundation of renal physiology and pathophysiology. The whole programme is made up of six 4-month modules: every module starts with a kick-off session, continues with e-learning activities (supported by excellent online resources) and finishes with a return session. By completing the whole program, you are entitled to receive the Certificate/Diploma of Advance Studies.

Module 2 on "Acid-base homeostasis" runs from 1 July to 25 November 2022.

The registration period is closed.