COVID-19 & SGMS 2020 << UPDATE >>

2020 SGMS Meeting

The 38th meeting of the SGMS will take place at the Dorint Resort Blüemlisalp Beatenberg, 29-30 October 2020 high above Lake Thun in the Bernese Oberland, with a scenic view of the Swiss Alps!

The SGMS board has started planning the 2020 meeting and update the website as soon as possible. We have postponed the 3rd SGMS School due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Registration Sponsors

Confirmed Plenary Speakers for 2020

2020 SGMS Meeting and SGMS School Registration & Deadlines


Registration will open in early summer 2020.


  • Early abstract registration: July 15th (Poster/Oral acceptance will be notified by September 1st).
  • Abstract registration: September 1st (Poster/Oral acceptance will be notified by September 21st).
  • Standard registration: August 31st (Includes one night at the Dorint hotel, Thursday Apéro and SGMS dinner, Friday breakfast, coffee breaks).
  • Late registration: October 1st

Abstract submission

Short Oral Contributions: Early deadline for abstract submission for both talks and posters is July 15th. The extended deadline is September 1st. Abstracts submitted before July 1st will have priority. Please submit your abstract including author's name and address directly to   registration(at)sgms(dot)ch The abstract should not exceed 2500 characters.

Guidelines for the submission of abstracts:

  • Save your file as
  • Include the name of the contact person (spell out first name) as well as the complete address and e-mail.
  • Do not use any logos (company, institute, ...) on the abstracts.
  • Please no formatting, flat text only..
  • Figures most be supplied as separate *.jpg images.
  • Do not use halftoning or colour: We publish in pure black and white.
  • Include your e-mail address.

Posters: The same rules apply for the abstracts to be submitted. Poster size should not exceed 146 H x 118 W cm (size of pin wall). There will be a defined poster session.

SGMS School: For details see the SGMS website. Register via the SGMS meeting registration form

  SGMS Members Non-Members
SGMS Meeting  SGMS School Only SGMS and School SGMS Meeting SGMS School Only SGMS and School
Single Room Occupancy 300 300 500 350 350 600
Double Room Occupancy 270 270 400 320 320 540
Student (double room - indicate roommate) 100 100 150 100 100 150
Accompanying person (indicate roommate) 230 230 400 230 230 400

A surcharge of CHF 50 will be enforced to all payments submitted after the meeting.



more information soon