Transition symposium

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2nd European Transition Symposium: 12-13 September 2019Lausanne, 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.

This symposium is ideal for:

  • Professionals working with children and/or adolescents with chronic illness (educators, nurses, psychologists, physicians, researchers, social workers, teachers, etc.);
  • Professionals  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.


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

Prof. Joan-Carles Suris                              Dre Christina Akre



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 30th 2019.

Accepted abstracts will be assigned to Oral or Poster walk presentations according to the decision of the Scientific Committee, which is final. An award will be given for the best oral presentation and one for the best poster presentation.

Abstract deadline: June 1st 2019
Please send your abstracts by email according to the template to

Registration for the symposium will be open soon!

Have a look at the 2018 program (above)!