COVID-UPDATE for the Winter School 2022:

20 December 2021

The course of the pandemic over the coming weeks has again become highly unpredictable due to the advent of the highly infectious Omicron variant. Travel restrictions and lockdowns are back in several countries and intensive care units in Switzerland are increasingly overburdened.

We have decided to cancel the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School from 17-22.01.2022 in Wengen with a heavy heart.

We are looking into the possibility of postponing the courses to spring 2022.


Welcome to the 13th Swiss Epidemiology Winter School in Wengen, Switzerland.

The next Winter School will take place from 17 – 22 January 2022, during the week following the International Lauberhorn ski race, when Wengen is calm, with few people on the slopes.

Each of our courses runs over three days and consists of lectures, group work and computer practical sessions. Students stay on site and work hard in the mornings. Then they have an extended break to review course materials, catch up on emails or (more likely) go skiing or snowboarding. They reconvene at 4:30 pm for computer or practical sessions.


Matthias Egger & Marcel Zwahlen
Directors of the Swiss Epidemiology Winter School
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern