Scientific Program

The program of the upcoming 47th annual meeting of the ISPNE is now available for download (PDF, 227 KB).

The scientific program will consist of the following four areas:

  • Plenary lectures
  • Symposia
  • Poster session


Social Program

Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

The ISPNE 2017 conference will be officially opened with a welcoming address on September 7, 2017 in the Aula of the University of Zurich. Following the ceremony, a reception with drinks, an Alphorn concert – a traditional Alpine wind instrument made of wood –, and Swiss typical food will take place allowing all delegates to relax and get to know one another. 

Conference Dinner and Party

Quai 61
Quai 61

© Quai 61 

The Conference Dinner and Party will take place on September 8, 2017 in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Zurich at the restaurant Quai 61. The conference dinner restaurant is located right on the lake with a nice maritime flair and an atmosphere of lively good fun.

The delegates will be able to enjoy freshly prepared, cosmopolitan dishes and drinks while admiring the stunning view of the lakeside and the Swiss Alps. Vegan and Vegetarian options will be provided.

The conference party will be held on the restaurant’s terrace and will allow our delegates to enjoy the summer breeze while listening to a live band and DJ. We invite you to join us for a unique riverside evening of fun.

Restaurant Quai 61

Additional Social Events

Zurich Opera House
Zurich Opera House

© Zürich Tourismus

We suggest a number of additional social events for delegates to take part in if they wish to do so.


Uetliberg/Felsennegg: High above Zurich’s rooftops, at 871 meters above sea level, lies Uetliberg. The summit offers a beautiful scenic view over the city, Lake Zurich and the Limmat Valley all the way to the panorama of the Alps.


Chocolate Trail: You might want to treat yourself with famous Swiss chocolate after a long, exciting day at the ISPNE congress. In the Chocolat Frey visitor center, you can enjoy the fascinating experience of chocolate tasting and chocolate moulding.


Boat Tours: Take a relaxed round tour on a steamboat and discover the beautiful Lake Zurich.


Zurich Opera House: Even though it's the smallest of the larger opera houses in the world, the Zurich Opera House is one of the best in the world. In 2014, it was awarded Best Opera Company of the Year at the International Opera Awards. The extremely varied program features popular plays, renowned singers as well as frequent premieres and ballets.

Zurich A to Z: Zurich A to Z:  If you would like to explore the city as a local, this guide is ideal for you. From bars, galleries, bakeries to museums and famous institutes, be prepared to know Zurich, literally, from A to Z.

Bux APP:   Bux-app (only available in German): The literary app "Bux" guides the users on a total of eleven routes to the favorite places of Zurich famous authors and to the sites of their novels.