Dear colleagues


On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Montreux for the Joint Annual Meeting 2016 of the Swiss Societies for Infectious Diseases (SSI), Hospital Hygiene (SSHH), Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (SSTMP) and the Swiss Specialists for Tropical and Travel Medicine FMH (SSTTM). The congress will take place in the multi-functional Music & Convention Centre in Montreux from Thursday, September 1st to Friday, September 2nd, 2016.


We are delighted to present an interesting and highly interdisciplinary program, including several renowned speakers. The conference also provides ample space for networking and exchange across traditional scientific boundaries. Besides the invited lectures, the program includes poster presentations, interactive case discussions, the much appreciated diagnostic quiz, special SSHH sessions with simultaneous translation as well as the general assemblies of the societies.


The main topics of the congress revolve around:

- Emerging infectious diseases and migration health

- Progress in the development and use of novel antibiotics

- HIV prevention and control

- Difficult to treat patients, difficult to prevent infections

- Innovation in infection prevention

- Update on protozoal infections

- Immunocompromised hosts, fungal infections and vaccines

- Intraabdominal infections


The format and venue of this Joint Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to interact and network with colleagues from various fields, to get in contact with renowned experts, and to visit the industrial exhibition.


We are looking forward to another successful and inspiring congress and to welcoming you to Montreux in September 2016!



For the scientific committee


Prof. Hansjakob Furrer, MD

President SSI, Bern


Matthias Schlegel, MD

President SSHH, St.Gallen

Prof. Christoph Hatz, MD
President SSTTM, Basel

Prof. Dr. Jürg Utzinger
President SSTMP, Basel