• 1st NextGen Research Day, November 2018 in Bern

SwissPedNet organizes the first NextGen Research Day, a hands-on workshop tailor-made for young researchers, whether already conducting their first clinical studies or still on the way there.

The organizing team – Sandra Bigi and Ulrike Halbsgut (PedNet Bern), together with Nicolas Waespe (SwissPedRegistry) – have created an interesting program for the young researchers and investigators at your hub.

All the relevant information is to be found on the SwissPedNet website:

  • Field Trip to the Clinical Pediatric Hub Geneva, 31 Mai 2018 -11h00 à 15h30

Presentations of processes and operations: relations with the investigators, Master file, Database.


  • 1ère journée de la Recherche en Pédiatrie, 2 Mai 2018

Prix du meilleur Poster décerné à Sébastien Papis.
lors de la 1ère journée de la recherche en pédiatrie, organisée par les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève et le département facultaire pédiatrique de l'Université de Genève pour l'étude:

Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: Six days Amoxicillin, or six Days placebo in children between 3 and 15 years old: a randomized, double blinded, multicentred, non-inferiority trial dirigée par Pre Klara Posfay Barbe.



  • TIRAP 180L Single Nucleotide Polymorphism is Associated with Susceptibility to Recurrent Pneumococcal Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

Johan N. Siebert, Lutz Hamann, Charlotte M. Verolet, Cécile Gameiro, Stephane Grillet, Claire-Anne Siegrist, Klara M. Posfay-Barbe

Published in Frontiers in Immunology, section Microbial Immunology.


  • Time-To-Positivity of blood cultures in children with sepsis

Alexa Dierig, Christoph Berger, Philipp K. A. Agyeman, Sara Bernhard-Stirnemann,  Eric Giannoni,  Martin Stocker,  Klara M. Posfay-Barbe, Anita Niederer-Loher,  Christian R. Kahlert, Alex Donas, Paul Hasters, Christa Relly,  Thomas Riedel,  Christoph Aebi,  Luregn J. Schlapbach, Ulrich Heininger and the Swiss Pediatric Sepsis Study

Blood cultures are essential for the diagnosis and further appropriate treatment in children with suspected sepsis. In most hospitals, children will be empirically treated or closely monitored for at least 48 h awaiting results of blood cultures. Several studies have challenged the optimal duration of empiric treatment in the era of continuously monitored blood culture systems. The aim of our study was to investigate time-to-positivity (TTP) of blood cultures in children with proven sepsis.