Transition symposium

Lausanne, Switzerland, September 14th 2018 – 8:00-17:00 (including a speed networking supper on the 13th of September at 19:00)

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.

The 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,
  • wanting to share their experience in transition.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Lausanne next September!

Prof. Joan-Carles Suris                              Dre Christina Akre



Abstract Guidelines:

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

Abstracts should include:

  • Title
  • Last name and initial of all authors
  • Affiliation
  • Abstract format: Background & Purpose, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusion. Do not include references or tables.

The main author must choose in which of the following categories the abstract is submitted:

  • Clinical
  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Program description
  • Policy

Abstract deadline: May 20th 2018

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee as part of the selection process. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made via e-mail by June 10th 2018.

Accepted abstracts will be assigned to Oral or Poster walk presentations according to the decision of the Scientific Committee, which is final.

Please send by email in Word format to before 20 May 2018



Registration is now open!


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

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