Welcome to Switzerland

Dear DEBRA family,

On behalf of DEBRA Switzerland and the International DEBRA Congress Organising Committee we would like to welcome you to Switzerland!

The DEBRA International Congress is an annual event that has been held in Europe, South America, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The 2018 Congress will take place in Zermatt, Switzerland.

The Congress brings together delegates from national DEBRA groups, scientists and researchers, medical professionals, EB patients and families, and industry representatives.

This Congress is a great opportunity to see the Matterhorn and to experience a village full of superlatives offering a rich variety of mountain romance.

Zermatt is car-free and accessible for disabled visitors. Everything in Zermatt is packed into a very small area, so it is the perfect location for butterfly children and their companions. Come, relax and recharge your batteries as you breathe in the healthy Swiss mountain air.



Sharing of experiences and networking

The Organising Committee has spared no effort to offer you an exciting and unforgettable event at the foot of the Matterhorn. The programme contains:

  • Sharing of experiences between the international DEBRA organisations
  • Exchange between patients, family members and nursing professionals
  • Transfer of knowledge through lectures by selected speakers
  • Forums
  • Enjoyable get-together and networking
  • Unique supporting programme
  • Discovery of Swiss culture and specialities
  • And last but not least: a chance to forget the disease for a moment or two

 Hot Topics:

  • Update on ongoing and new research in EB
  • Complementary Medicine
  • News from EBS KLHL24
  • The Forums: Nurses, Nutrition and Social Media
  • Pain: Hypnosis, itching problem
  • Unusual solutions: tips and tricks for daily life
  • EB multidisciplinary care in different countries
  • Clinical relevant complications and their management



20 YEARS OF DEBRA SWITZERLAND - Celebrate with us!

We are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of DEBRA Switzerland with a special evening dinner, when we will spoil you not only with local culinary specialities, but also with a few surprises too. Come and celebrate with us! We would be delighted to welcome you as our guests. 

Let the butterflies spread their wings at the foot of the Matterhorn!


Tanja Reusser
President of DEBRA Switzerland