Day of Clinical Research 2017

Invitation / Announcement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Location: The Langhans Auditorium, Pathology Building, Murtenstrasse 31, Bern

The Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) provides the infrastructure and support for the clinical research of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern. The annual “Day of Clinical Research” has established itself as a forum for researchers to present their work in a poster session and to get insights into the research projects of their colleagues.
Besides awarding the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017, the Poster Prizes of the DBMR,  the DBMR/CTU Best Clincal Mentoring Prize and the Research Prize Alumni MedBern, the DBMR organizes two keynote lectures. The final program of the Day of Clinical Research will be uploaded onto the DBMR homepage in October 2017.

During the Day of Clinical Research the following prizes will be awarded:

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017 (CHF 30'000)

The aim of this research award is the support of a young clinical researcher in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern. The research award honors a promising research project, which should lead to a successful application for a peer reviewed, competitive grant.
Further details for the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017

Poster Prizes of the DBMR (CHF 2'000, each)

All students and members of the institutes and clinics of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern engaged in research are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster of their work.
Three Poster Prizes will be awarded to young researchers:

  • the best preclinical project
  • the best clinical project
  • the best project by a medical student
    (submissions for the latter must be accompanied by a confirmation letter from the supervisor and a copy of the medical student’s matriculation pass and sent by e-mail to Administrator DBMR, Mrs Basak Ginsbourger,,)

The candidates of the Poster Prizes are Students (Master Students, PhD and MD Doctorates) as well as Postdocs within max. of 5 years after graduation as the first and presenting author.

The jury members of the three categories (the best preclinical project, the best clinical project, the best project by a medical student) are responsible for all aspects of awarding the prize. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed. There is no obligation to award the poster prizes.
Abstract Submission Form
Poster Guidelines

DBMR/CTU Best Clinical Mentoring Prize (CHF 2‘000)

From the submitted abstracts for the best clinical project the DBMR and the CTU will jointly award the DBMR/CTU Best Clinical Mentoring Prize. When submitting your abstract for the best clinical project pls continue to „DBMR/CTU Best Clinical Mentoring Prize“ and explain with max. 255 characters (with spaces) why your mentor should receive this prize.

 Further details for the Poster Prizes of the DBMR and link for abstracts submission will follow.

Research Prize Alumni MedBern (CHF 2'000)

The Alumni MedBern will honor an abstract with the Research Prize Alumni MedBern. The award will be distributed based on the assessment of the following criteria:

  • Collaboration between university and non-university partners
  • Collaboration between basic research and clinical research
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Collaboration between Faculties of the University of Bern 

Deadline for Submission: Monday, August 21, 2017
Applications for the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017
and the Abstract