Summary and impressions

SwissPedNet's NextGen Research Day 2024 is now an official pre-programme of the annual pédiatrie suisse Congress!

On 5 June 2024, a motivated group of young Swiss paediatric researchers met in Sursee for the NextGen Research Day, an official pre-programme to the annual pédiatrie suisse congress. The NextGen Research Day is organised by the Swiss Research Network of Clinical Pediatric Hubs (SwissPedNet) with the support of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO). 29 participants attended this event. The participants were resident pediatricians, senior pediatricians, master students, PhD students, postdocs as well as researchers from other related fields such as pediatric psychology or pediatric nursing.

The NextGen Research Day included several workshops where the young paediatric researchers were able to participate in small groups and learn from a professional in the field: A speed-dating session with experts and a scientific escape room where the participants had to solve a clinical research challenge. Over lunch and coffee breaks, there were many lively discussions between participants and with the experts.

This year was the first time, the NextGen Research Day was organised and communicated as an official pre-programme to the annual pédiatrie suisse congress on 6 June and 7 June 2024. We hope that the communication at the congress and the excellent quality of the 2024 event will help us to reach an even a wider audience for the NextGen Research Day 2025.

We thank Pfizer AG, Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG, AbbVie Inc. and Eli Lilly (Suisse) S.A. for their financial support.