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Continuing medical education (CME)

Our doctors at Hôpital de La Tour actively coordinate (sometimes in collaboration with other medical facilities) and take part in continuing medical education (CME) for health professionals.

These training sessions are an integral part of our commitment to being a teaching hospital and are instrumental in ensuring that our medical excellence continues.

Wednesday seminars

Wednesday seminars take place at Hôpital de La Tour and are organised by Prof. Dr med. Omar Kherad and Dr med. Francis Meier.

Recognition of CME credits

Wednesday seminars are recognised as one CME credit by:

Venue and time

Hôpital de La Tour
Jean-Benoît Thorens auditorium

Wednesdays (please see below for dates)
12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Dates and programme

January 2020

  • 8 January: Vitamin D: do you really need to take it?
    • Prof. Omar Kherad
  • 15 January:  Investigations for blood tests
    • Dr Michael Bernimoulin
  • 22 January:  Treating heart failure in 2020
    • Dr Ariane Testuz
  • 29 January: Thoracolumbar fractures
    • Dr Antonio Faundez


February 2020

  • 5 February: Treating facial paralysis
    • Dr Thomas Breuneval
  • 12 February: February holiday/No seminar
  • 19 February: Horton's disease & Polymyalgia
    • Dr Grégory Fleury     
  • 26 February: Epilepsy
    • Dr Anne-Chantal Heritier-Barras 

March 2020                                               

  • 4 March: Treating pneumonia in 2020                          
    • Prof. Nicolas Garin
  • 11 March: Cardiac and respiratory arrest in Geneva: overview and outlook
    • Dr Robert Larribau
  • 18 March: Gastroenteritis and clostridium: diagnostic tools
    • Dr Nadia Liassine
    • Dr Samir Vora
  • Diagnosis at first glance
    • Prof. Daniel Genné

April 2020

  • 1 April: What role do direct oral anticoagulants play in cancer and thrombosis?
    • Dr Helia Robert-Ebadi
  • 8 April: Medical problems experienced during mountain trail running
    • Dr Philippe Dussoix
    • Dr Maxime Grosclaude
  • 15 April: Easter holiday/No semina

Information and newsletter

Our monthly newsletter for doctors and practitioners contains details about Wednesday seminars as well as other useful information. It is sent out in the last week of the month.

Recording and viewing seminars

Wednesday seminars are recorded and are available to watch on the Revue Médicale Suisse website.

Spinal seminars

Spinal seminars are for doctors only. Information presented in these seminars is mainly for primary care physicians and internal medicine doctors, but specialists from other fields are welcome to attend.

Seminars are organised by Dr med. Antonio Faundez, who is an orthopaedic surgeon, spinal surgeon and chairman of the FASTER foundation.


Recognition of CME credits

Spinal seminars are recognised as two CME credits by:

  • the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM)

Venue and access

Hôpital de La Tour

B2 building auditorium
Ground floor

Free parking



6 p.m. - 7 p.m.: conferences
7 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.: discussions and practical exercises
7.30 p.m.: drinks and discussions


  • 30 January 2020: Sciatica and herniated lumbar discs
  • 19 March 2020: Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • 28 May 2020: Spinal sagittal imbalance and risk of falls
  • 25 June 2020: Spinal infections
  • 17 September: Scoliosis in adults










You must register for the spinal seminars, please email:


In collaboration with the FASTER foundation

Journée médicale

The ‘journée médicale’ is a training day for clinicians organised by Hôpital de La Tour, HUG and Revue Médicale Suisse. The next event will be on Thursday 2 April 2020.

Distance learning

Beemed is an interactive medical education platform in the field of shoulder surgery, designed by surgeons, for surgeons.

Doctors, scientists and health professionals work together to promote the highest standards of care and technology in the field of health. They exchange information in order to continually improve practices.

Beemed offers health professionals extensive learning opportunities, so that they can continue to succeed in the ever-changing world of medicine. It provides free access to a major medical encyclopaedia featuring videos and articles that are constantly updated, leading international conferences via its e-congress module as well as e-learning courses with CME accreditation.