We are pleased to announce the 23rd Conference of the European Cell Death Organization, entitled ‘Death pathways and beyond’, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 7-10, 2015. The conference itself will take place at the Convention Centre in Archamps, just across the border in neighbouring France.
We expect to welcome between 250 to 300 participants, including renowned researchers, young scientists, clinical doctors and representatives from related charities. The ECDO Conference on Cell Death has a long tradition of scientific excellence and lively debate, and the format of the conference, with its emphasis on poster sessions and short oral communications, together with communal lunches and social programs, creates an ideal environment for stimulating discussion and contact between participants at all levels. The ECDO conference is widely considered to be among the best meetings in the conference calendar for cell death research.
Geneva is the largest city of Romandie, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The town grew up in Roman times at the point where the river Rhone exits Lake Geneva on its way to the Mediterranean sea. It is now a thriving global city, a major financial hub, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy, hosting a multitude of international organizations, including the United Nations and the International Red Cross.
In addition to being the city of Calvin (1509-1564) and a great centre of the Protestant Reformation, Geneva is also the city where Carl Vogt (1817-1895) spent much of his life, fervently pursuing his career in both science and politics. Carl Vogt was the first to describe the process of programmed cell death. We look forward to welcoming you to Geneva in October to continue his pioneering work and to discuss recent exciting developments in the field!