ESCP Spring Workshop 2022

Venue: Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland

Taking care of patients with neurological disorders

Explore the roles of pharmacists in providing the best pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy services to patients with neurological disorders. The scientific programme will include plenary sessions and oral communications, as well as different hands-on workshops. The workshop is suitable for pharmacists working in various settings including hospital, community pharmacies, nursing homes, general practice and research, but also interested physicians, nurses and other health care professionals are welcome.


We are proud to invite you to join the International Spring Workshop of the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) in Zurich, Switzerland, from 28 - 29 April 2022. 
This Workshop is organized together with The Pharmaceutical Care Network Switzerland (PCN-S).  

Patients with neurological disorders often present complex drug therapy profiles and may have reduced functional capacity because of their disorder. Whether it is the Parkinson's patient with swallowing difficulties and strict time intervals for taking their medication or the patient following an ischaemic stroke facing long-lasting rehabilitation, polypharmacy will impact significantly on their daily life. The ESCP Workshop 2022 in Zurich will discuss the potential clinical pharmacy interventions and their impact on patient outcomes.  Clinically active pharmacists should be involved in dose-finding interventions that need a repeated evaluation of the clinical outcomes to ensure their appropriateness. In this context, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic issues need to be addressed on a prescriber level. 

Treatments for acute neurological events should be evaluated on a regular basis and reduced and deprescribed if necessary, especially at discharge to home.  Also, continuing reflection about therapy implementation in the patient's everyday life and constructive counselling is of great importance. These patients pose particular challenges to deciding the best possible treatment options, and interprofessional collaboration is critical in these situations.  New therapy options like for the prophylaxis and treatment of migraine or classical medicinal plants with new therapeutic indications such as cannabis must be evaluated and their place in existing, complex drug profiles determined. In addition, difficult questions arise about the substitution of expensive drugs whose patents expire with biosimilars. 

Furthermore, particularly vulnerable patients such as children are confronted with a gap of drug information that needs to be addressed through systematic and informed decision-making. 

ESCP Zurich 2022 will provide pharmacists with updates and networking opportunities around each of these topics.  It is an excellent opportunity to participate in a workshop in Switzerland, enjoy discussions with specialists and share experience with clinical pharmacists from all around Europe. Looking forward to meeting you in Zurich, Switzerland in April 2022.   

Dr. Monika Lutters, Symposium President, member of ESCP General Committee

Dr. Markus Messerli, Chair Scientific Committee, President PCN-S  

Important dates and deadlines

Registration Opening: 24.10.2021                  

Abstract Submission Opening: 15.10.2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15.02.2022 (Extended)

Notification sent to authors: 17.03.2022      

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 01.04.2022  

Regular Registration Deadline: 15.04.2022       

Download the program here

Coronavirus: Entering Switzerland

Currently no countries or areas with a variant of concern are listed. This means that there is no test or quarantine requirement at present for entering Switzerland, and also that people entering do not have to fill out an entry (passenger locator) form. Please continue to observe the entry restrictions set down by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). 


Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland, located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich about 30 km (19 mi) north of the Alps. The Old Town stretches on both sides of the river Limmar, which flows from the lake. The city is home to many financial institutions and banking companies. Many museums, theatres and art galleries can be found in Zurich including the Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus.

Enjoy the diverse nightlife in Zuirch or a shopping trip on the famous (and expensive) Bahnhofstrasse. For further information please visit the official website of the Tourist Information Zurich:

The venue: Volkshaus Zürich

The Congress Centre boasts a central location at a walking distance from the main station, several hotels and the attractive Old Town.

Volkshausstiftung Zürich
Stauffacherstrasse 60
8004 Zürich

AccessBy public transport from the main station:
Tram no. 3 and 14 until tram stop "Stauffacher"
By car: 
Parking garages close to the venue:
Parkhaus Helvetiaplatz

Conference fees (Euro)


ESCP member


Early bird (until 01.04.2022)



Regular (until 26.04.2022)



Late and On site



Regarding the Covid19 pandemic we hope that a physical meeting can take place.

If this is not possible the workshop will be held in an online format, as well as the poster presentation. Already registered participants will get a partial refund of the conference fee.

Hotels in Zürich



Distance to venue Volkshaus

Distance to main station

Distance to center of Zurich

CitizenM Zürich


800 m

(10 min)

750 m

(10 min)

900 m

25hours Hotel Langstrasse


650 m

(8 min)

700 m

(8 min)

1.9 km

Motel One Zürich


900 m

(11 min)

1000 m

(14 min)

900 m

Hotel City Zürich


1000 m

(12 min)

350 m

(5 min)

1.1 km

Trip Inn Zurich hotel



(3 min)

850 m

(11 min)

1.7 km

ESCP does not take room bookings; please make your reservations in time.

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