SPS & SGHN Joint Annual Meeting 2024

The Swiss Pain Society has teamed up with the Swiss Gender Health Network for the 2024 Annual Congress and is currently putting together an exciting 2-day program on the topic of “Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain”.

This is in line with the IASP Global Year 2024.


Explore the Future of Healthcare at the Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain Congress!

Are you ready to unlock groundbreaking insights into one of healthcare’s most pressing issues? Join us at the Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain Congress, where you’ll embark on a transformative journey to revolutionize patient care!

What to Expect:

• In-depth Discussions: Engage with leading experts as they delve into the intricate relationship between sex, gender, and pain perception.

• Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow healthcare professionals, share experiences, and build lasting collaborations.

• Cutting-Edge Research: Explore the latest advancements in pain treatment strategies tailored to sex and gender differences.

Who will Attend? Multidiscipliniray audience of medical doctors, nurses, researchers, psychologists, physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic dialogue addressing sex and gender disparities in pain management. Together, we can bridge the gaps in healthcare and provide more personalized and effective pain relief solutions for all patients.

Your scientific committee

Prof. Carole Clair, MD, MSc
Dr. Virginie Schlüter, MD
Dr. Maximilien Jung, MD
PD Dr. med. Marc Suter


Thursday, 14. November 2024 – Friday, 15. November 2024


kultur & kongresshaus aarau
Schlossplatz 9
CH-5000 Aarau


Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain

Recognition of the SPS:

SPS awards for this event ??? continuing education credits for the preservation of the title «SPS pain specialist».


We have the pleasure of putting together a comprehensive congress program for you on the topic of Sex and Gender Disparities in Pain. The program will be available at the beginning of the year.


Get to know the invited speakers here soon.


The Swiss Pain Society (SPS) invites members and colleagues to submit abstracts for a poster presentation at the SPS & SGHN Joint Annual Congress 2024 on Thursday and Friday, November 14-15, at the KUK in Aarau.

Abstracts that have already been presented at other congresses in the past year will also be accepted.

=> The deadline for abstract submission is June 30, 2024.


Early Bird until June 2024

Fee information to follow


Normal tariff from July 2024

Fee information to follow



Credits-Info will follow

kultur & kongresshaus aarau

Schlossplatz 9
CH-5000 Aarau
T +41 62 843 50 50


The KUK is easy to reach by car or public transport in Switzerland:

Coming from Zurich
Exit Aarau-Ost, right lane direction Aarau/Suhr (T5). Enter the city of Aarau via the left lane (Lucerne/Bern/Olten/Aarau) onto Rohrerstrasse/Laurenzenvorstadt. About 10m before entering the old town, you will see the Schlossplatz with the kultur & kongresshaus aarau on your right (no parking available there). The nearest parking garage is Kasernenparking.

Coming from Bern
Take the Aarau-West exit (Schöftland, Kölliken, Suhr) in the direction of Aarau/Zentrum. At the Rosengarten traffic circle (with turbine) turn right into Hintere Bahnhofstrasse (access to the “Behmen” parking garage here!). At the Gais traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and drive straight ahead in the middle lane towards the old town. About 10m before entering the old town, you will see the Schlossplatz with the kultur & kongresshaus aarau on your right (no parking available there). The nearest parking garage is Kasernenparking.

Arrival by train
Walk towards the city (approx. 8 min.):

  • Follow Bahnhofstrasse in the direction of the city center
  • after the Confiserie Brändli/90 Grad Café turn right into Kasinostrasse
  • continue straight ahead until the end of Kasinostrasse, cross the street
  • turn left, continue straight ahead for approx. 20 meters
  • at Valiant Bank turn right onto Schlossplatz, where you will find the kuk

Hotel recommendations will be announced soon.

In addition to an interesting and informative program, we look forward to a colourful trade exhibition, industry symposia and personal exchange on site, as we do every year.

If you are also interested, please contact us at info@swisspainsociety.ch


Registration gives you access to all keynote speeches, parallel SIG sessions and networking opportunities. You will also receive login details to use our mobile conference app to help you navigate the conference.

Registration gives you access to the morning and afternoon coffee breaks, the welcome reception and lunch. The social program in the evening will be charged separately.

All cancellations must be sent in writing to info(a)swisspainsociety.ch. Cancellations received on or after June 31, 2024 and before October 10, 2024 will be refunded less CHF 50 for administrative costs. No refunds will be given after October 11, 2024. It is advisable to take out insurance in the event of a cancellation due to illness/accident.

We ask all participants to register for the conference in advance. This way we can plan the number of participants accordingly and organize the necessary catering.

If you arrive at the conference and need to register, please contact the SPS team at the registration table for assistance.

During the breaks there will be the opportunity to study the posters and, if necessary, interact with the authors of the posters and discuss their research with them. Under the section “Abstracts” you will find information on the guidelines for posters and the set-up and dismantling times.

Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the venue during the conference. Passwords will be issued on site at the conference.