Swiss Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology

SSPT Symposium 2022: Advances in Pharmacology

Wednesday, 2022/01/19, 09:45 h

Pharmacotherapies of pain and pharmacology of cannabinoids

Event organizer: Institute of Pharmacology, University of Bern
Date: 2022/01/19
Time: 09:45 h
Locality: Auditorium Ettore Rossi, Inselspital
University Hospital Bern
3010 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public

Because of the COVID-19 situation the meeting will be completely online.

Please note: No Handouts will be given at the symposium.
Bitte beachten Sie: Es werden keine Handouts am Symposium abgegeben.
S.v.p. notez: Nous attirons votre attention sur le fait qu'il n'y aura pas de remise de notes d'exposé pendant le symposium.

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
Prof. Hans-Uwe Simon, Bern; Prof. Frank Stüber, Bern
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. 
Welcome and introduction
Prof. Hans-Uwe Simon, Bern
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
Objektivierung von Schmerzen: "Make pain visable!"
Prof. Ulrike Stamer, Bern
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. 
When the pain stays
Prof. Benno Rehberg-Klug, Geneva
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
The opioid crisis – is it also an issue in Switzerland?
Prof. Wilhelm Ruppen, Basel
11:30 - 12:00 noon 
Non-opioid analgesics perioperatively: when, what, how much?
PD Dr. Stefan Wirz, Bonn
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 
Metamizole: Benefits and risks as compared to other non-opioid analgesics
Prof. Manuel Haschke, Bern
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Buffet Lunch 
Prof. Hans-Peter Landolt, Zürich; Prof. Gerd Kullak-Ublick, Zürich
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Chemistry of cannabinoids
Dr. Christian Steuer, Zürich
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
Pharmacology of cannabinoids
Prof. Jürg Gertsch, Bern
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Cannabinoids in pain and spasticity therapy
Prof. Barbara Broers, Geneva
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Non-medicinal use of cannabinoids
Prof. Boris Quednow, Zürich
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Cannabis in the doctor's office
Dr. Werner Nussbaumer, Gravesano
From 4:00 p.m. 
Coffee, cake and fruits

Congress Fees

Congress fee
CHF 150
Payment by January 9, 2022 is required to attend the congress.
CHF 100 (Zoom)
Payment by January 9, 2022 is required to attend the congress.
Free of charge!
Please pay the registration fee to the following account:
Bank: UBS AG, CH-3011 Bern, BLZ: 235
Account: 0235-185792.05X
IBAN: CH90 0023 5235 1857 9205X
Posteinzahlungen: 80-2-2
(Account holder: University of Bern, Institute of Pharmacology, Bern, Switzerland).


Hans-Uwe Simon
(Professor and Chairman, Institute of Pharmacology, University of Bern)

Gerd Kullak-Ublick
(Professor and Chairman, Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Zurich)

Frank Stüber
(Professor and Chairman, Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital, University of Bern)

Hans-Peter Landolt
(Professor and Chairman, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich)


Debora Scherrer
Institute of Pharmacology, University of Bern
Inselspital, INO-F, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41-31-632-8877


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Interested companies are requested to contact the chairman of the symposium, Prof. H.-U. Simon, for sponsoring.

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