Scanco User Meeting 2013 - October 24-26

Dear Customer,


SCANCO Medical celebrates 25 years of innovation in the field of microCT in 2013. Our customers and users have been an integral part of our success so we are pleased to invite all our customers to our next Scanco world-wide user meeting. 

The SCANCO User Meeting 2013 will be again held in Appenzell, Switzerland, the site of our last meeting in 2008. Our CEO, Dr. Bruno Koller, is an "Appenzeller" and he looks forward to welcoming you to his home region. 

The User Meeting will be the perfect occasion to meet and discuss with Scanco personnel as well as other microCT users to find out the latest developments at Scanco as well as exchange your experiences and explore new ideas. As in the past user meetings, we will organize "Meet the expert" sessions where you can discuss and ask all your questions directly to experts from SCANCO. These sessions will be scheduled by individual appointments so if you would like to use this occasion, please indicate it already on the registration form.

For those interested, it will also be possible to visit SCANCO Medical in Brüttisellen one day before the meeting and observe where all the development and production is taking place.

The presentations will be selected to cover the areas of highest general interest and will be mixed in with presentations from SCANCO employees covering a wide range of aspects around microCT applications and new developments. We invite all our users to submit an abstract for the meeting. As many abstracts as possible will be selected for oral presentations. The main focus of the oral presentations will be microCT and vivaCT.

We look forward to welcoming you in Appenzell. 


With Best Regards from all your colleagues at Scanco Medical.


Final schedule



There will be a limited number of half an hour presentations. The final program will be available a few weeks prior to the meeting. All users are invited to present their work and send in an abstract by September 6th. All abstracts will be included to be presented either as an oral presentation or in a single poster session which will be open throughout the entire meeting. The posters will be held in the same room where we will have the meals and breaks which will enable plenty of interactions between all the attendees.

Please use the following template for your abstract.

SCANCO User Meeting Abstract Template


MicroCT Image of the Year

New for this year will be the MicroCT Image of the Year award and we would like to encourage you all to participate. The images will be displayed during the meeting and you can all participate in the voting. You can send in your contribution to together with a short description of the image. 



The User Meeting will be held in the city of Appenzell on October 24 - 26, 2013. Here you will find a map of the location.

The sessions on the last day will take place on the top of Säntis, the highest mountain in Appenzell. Buses from Appenzell and cable car ride will be organized by Scanco.



Appenzell is situated in the east of Switzerland at about 1.5 hours train ride from Zürich Airport. Switzerland is well known for its comfortable and reliable trains so we can highly recommend this way of traveling. 

You can plan your travel within Switzerland by using the SBB webpage (From: Zürich Flughafen, To: Appenzell).



SCANCO has booked rooms for the User Meeting in several hotels in Appenzell. The city is very small and hence the meeting venue can be easily reached by foot from all of the hotels a part from Hotel Freudenberg, which is about a 20 min walk. 

To book the hotel of your choice, please contact Romantik Hotel Säntis on or +41 (0) 71 788 11 11. They will coordinate the booking of all the hotels listed below so please do not contact the hotels directly. Please mention the SCANCO User Meeting when booking your room.

Prices are given per night.

Hotel Hecht Appenzell
Single: 150 CHF
Double: 230 CHF

Romantik Hotel Säntis
Single: 150 CHF
Double: 230 CHF

Hotel Traube
Single: 110 CHF
Double: 85 CHF (per person)

Hotel Adler
Single: 120 CHF 
Double: 95 CHF (per person) or 135 CHF (for one person)

Hotel Freudenberg
Single: 120 CHF 
Double: 80 CHF (per person) 

Hotel Appenzell
Single: 170 CHF 
Double: 115 CHF (per person)

Hotel Hof
Single: 130 CHF
Double: 85 CHF (per person)



The meeting will be sponsored by SCANCO Medical that will cover participation costs, all meals (3 lunches and 2 dinners) and including the trip to the Säntis, for one person per scanner. For an additional person per scanner we will ask for a registration fee of 200 CHF.  Transport to the meeting and hotel costs will be covered by the participants. 

If you would like to bring an accompanying person please contact us.


Visit SCANCO in Brüttisellen

If you would like to visit the SCANCO office in Brüttisellen you are very welcome to come by on Wednesday the 23rd of October and we will give you a guided tour around. Please let us know if you would like to come through the registration form or by contacting us directly.



Please download the registration form below and send it to before September 6. 

Registration form

SCANCO Medical AG | Fabrikweg 2 | CH-8306 Brüttisellen | Phone +41 (0)44 805 98 00 | Fax +41 (0)44 805 98 01 | |