The ENBDC workshop takes place every year in Weggis, Switzerland with the aim to gather researchers from all over the world to discuss normal mammary gland biology and breast cancer.

The 3-day workshop consist of talks from experts in various domains and techniques pertaining to breast biology. Short talks from selected abstracts and poster sessions allow for convivial exchanges.

In addition to the workshop a skiing day is organized by Rob Clark in the neighboring station of Engelberg on Wednesday March 25th. If you are interested in joining please read this document regarding the location, conditions and registration.

Registration for the 2020 Workshop is now open.

March 26-28th, 2020 - Weggis, Switzerland
Organising Committee and Scientific Progam:

ENBDC Chair: Alexandra Van Keymeulen (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Co-Chair: Beatrice Howard (The Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom)
Postdoc Chairs: Elsa Charifou (Institut Pasteur, France) and Gunnhildur Traustadottir (University of Iceland, Iceland)

Key dates:

- Registration and abstract submission opening: 5th of December 2019

- Registration and abstract submission ending: 31st of January 2020

- Short talk selection: February

Registration fee:

Single room: 600 CHF/person

Double room: 550 CHF/person

The fee covers a stay of 2 nights. Meals are included, as well as an excursion on Mount Rigi, above Weggis and Lake Luzern. The registration fee must be paid within 10 days after registration.


The workshop takes place in the Seminar Hotel Rigi am See, Weggis, Switzerland.

Seestrasse 53/57

CH-6353 Weggis

Website - - Tel.: +41 41 392 03 92 -

You will find here instructions on how to reach Weggis from different locations. A summary is available in this PDF file.

From Zurich Airport:

  • Take the train from the airport in direction to Zurich main station (Zurich Hauptbahnof)
  • Switch train to Luzern bahnof (InterRegio IR70)

Once in Luzern you have two options to reach Weggis:

1. Boat (recommended, approx. 40min)

  • Walk to the Luzern Bahnofquai just outside the trainstation
  • Take the boat to Weggis (direction Vitznau).

A boat is departing Luzern every hour, and you may consult the precise times here - Boat Timetable

2. Train then Bus (approx. 35min)

  • In Luzern station take the train in direction of St. Gallen and stop at Küssnacht am Rigi
  • Take the bus No. 2 in direction of Schwyz, Post and take off at the Dörfli stop in Weggis

All bus/train timetables and prices are available on the swiss railway company website (SBB) and mobile app (both very convenient and available in English).

Once in Weggis you will find the Seminar Hotel Rigi am See  on the shore of Lake Luzern, approximately 5-10min away from the boat landing  and bus stop (see maps below for orientation) .
Journey by car:
  • Use the motorway Zug-Schwyz and get off at exit Küssnacht.
  • Drive in direction of Weggis/ Brunnen.
  • Once in Weggis turn right at the first roundabout, towards the lake (direction Herthenstein
  • You will eventually cross the street “Seestrasse”) where is located the hotel.

A public parking is located next to the hotel. The fee is 8CHF/day (not included in the registration).

Previous Workshops