International patient safety congress 2021

Never again?! What do never events tell us about patient safety?

Congress Information

18 & 19 November 2021
At the Careum Auditorium, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zurich
(and as a hybrid event worldwide)

  • Thursday, 18 November, 9:00–17:00 (CEST) : On-site and online event
  • Friday, 19 November 2021, 8:30–12:00 (CEST): On-site event
  • (CIRRNET-Meeting 2021 Friday, 19 November 2021, 13–16 (CEST): On-site and online event)


Information on the Corona protection measures

Participation in the face to face event of the International Patient Safety Conference in the Careum Auditorium is only possible with a Covid certificate. The following measures apply: tested, recovered or vaccinated. Details about the Covid certificate can be found on the FOPH website. Please remember to bring a photo ID document as identification.


  • Simultaneous interpretation Never Events Congress 2021: German <> English <> French <> Italian
  • Simultaneous interpretation CIRRNET meeting 2021: German <> French <> Italian

Participation fees

Main day and post-conference event (18/19 November 2021): on-site attendance 450 CHF
  on-site attendance for students 70 CHF
Main day only (18 November 2021): on-site attendance 300 CHF
  on-site attendance for students 50 CHF
  online-attendance 200 CHF
  online-attendance free of charge
Early bird discount (up to 31 July): 1- 10% early bird discount on the conference fee for bookings up to 31 July (except for the prices for students and doctoral candidates)
For CIRRNET members: 20% reduction  
Networking dinner (18 November 2021): Menü mit Fleisch 130 CHF
  Menu with meat 105 CHF

Cancellation conditions

  • If a face-to-face event is not possible due to the Corona pandemic, an online-only event will be ensured. The difference between the attendance and online conference fee would be refunded.
  • Conference fees will be refunded minus a processing fee of CHF 50 for cancellations by 31 October.


  • It applies «first come first served».
  • Registration deadline: 31 October 2021

Registration form


The Patient Safety Foundation has arranged booking contingents at special conditions with several hotels. Therefore, hotel bookings should be sent to us by mid-October at the latest (block booking availability).

How to get there

Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. David Schwappach, MPH
+41 43 244 14 80

Helmut Paula EMBA HSM
+41 43 244 14 84

Sandra Burkhalter
Head of Finance and Administration

+41 43 244 14  87