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Women In Medicine - Online Event
Women In Medicine - Online Event

Wed, 21 Apr


Zoom event

Women In Medicine - Online Event

Join us for an exclusive event and learn more about Women in Medicine together with the Clinik Hirsladen in Zurich.

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Date & Venue

21 Apr 2021, 18:00 – 19:30 CEST

Zoom event

About the event

This event was planned to be held at the beginning of 2020 when the topic of ‘women in medicine’ wasn’t as popular as it is now. With the coronavirus pandemic raging through the world, we have become aware of the important role women play on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

It’s not a secret that medicine has historically been a boys’ club. Ask a child to draw ‘a doctor’ and ‘a nurse’ and chances are high that the nurse will be drawn as female and the doctor will be drawn as male... Times are changing and more and more women enter the medical field, breaking the gender role stereotypes and paving the way for the next generations. At the upcoming Lean In & Hirslanden Clinic event we will gain in-depth insights into their worlds and gain a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges the sector offers. We will also hear about the hospital’s experience with the virus, the care standards in Switzerland and the preparations the sector takes to ensure we are ready for whatever the pandemic has in store for us. Join us on April 21st over Zoom! 

Hand in hand with the increase of women in medical professions goes the raise of ‘gender medicine’, which starts from the vintage point that diseases can manifest differently in men and women and thus diagnosis, therapy and medication have to be gender-specific. Yet, many medical trials have so far been conducted exclusively with male subjects. What does that mean for women’s health? Is the coronavirus affecting men and women differently? Learn more at our next event.

Last but not least, thanks to the nutritional professionals at Klinik Hirslanden, we will get a crash course on how to eat smarter to stay healthy. 

Get to know our speakers and the impressive work they do by clicking here.


18:00: Welcome by Lean In Switzerland and Klinik Hirslanden

18:20: What is your legacy? - Dr. med. Sacha Geier, Leitung Medizinisches System and Stv. Direktorin, Klinik Hirslanden

18:30: Women in Medicine: situation in Switzerland, difficulties and personal experience - Dr. med. Natalie Kuchen, Fachärztin für Chirurgie from Chirurgisches Zentrum Zürich, Klinik Hirslanden

18:40: Gender Medicine - Professor Susanne Wegener, University of Zurich

18:50: Eat your way to better health: Dr. med. Dr. phil Anna Erat, Fachärztin für Allgemeine Medizin, and Isabella Roth, Dipl. Ernährungsberaterin HF from Check-up Zentrum Hirslanden, Klinik Hirslanden 

19:10: Q&A session with the speakers

19:30: Closing

About Hirslanden

The Klinik Hirslanden is a modern private clinic in Zurich, which belongs to Hirslanden, the leading private clinic group in Switzerland. The modern infrastructure and the high standards of their medical staff and their colleagues are the foundation of the emphasis and philosophy on the well-being of their patients. Read more here.


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