The third NCCR RNA & Disease retreat took place in Kandersteg from February 4th to 6th 2018 with over 130 participants. The retreat serves as an essential event bringing NCCR researchers together and fostering collaborations. The program consisted of thirty oral presentations including keynotes by Scientific Advisory Board members Jørgen Kjems and Adrian Krainer. During the two poster sessions over sixty posters were presented. On Monday afternoon participants engaged in outdoor activities such as skiing, sledging and hiking. Next year a joint retreat with the Vienna RNA research community will take place from January 30th to February 3rd 2019 in Fuschlsee close to Salzburg.