The Embassy of Switzerland, in collaboration with swissnex China and Swiss Re, organized the Life & Health R&D Forum, which took place on August 15, 2013. The half-day event, which was held at the Lakeview Hotel of Peking University, was preceded by a pre-conference in the form of a lunch, where Federal Councilor and Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs Alain Berset and the speakers had an opportunity to exchange insights in their respective research fields.
Federal Councilor and Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs Alain Berset, who was accompanied by his delegation, opened the forum with a speech, where he addressed Switzerland’s commitments to international cooperation in addressing infectious diseases that are not bounded by geographical national borders. Among the participants were researchers and practitioners from top universities and established corporations.
In the evening of August 16th all speakers of the forum were invited for a dinner at the Residence of the Embassy of Switzerland.