05.06.2020: CANCELLED: Digital Health Excursion with WiDH to Paris!


Women in digital health (WIDH) goes to Paris!

Join us for our first ‘Digital Health Excursion’ to Paris! On this women-only trip, we will meet exciting digital health startups and companies, participate in interesting discussions, and have an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from the French digital health industry.


  • Breakfast meeting with Livia Leu, Swiss ambassador in France at her residence in Paris
  • Visit of station F followed by coffee tea break organized by vitanlink in a station F meeting room with potential other women health entrepreneurs, hospitals pharma and investors in Paris
  • Get together at wework startup inside AI Health teams
  • Health innovation labs of EY at La Tour First and networking with EY life science partners and Women Alumni 

Paris, France

More information will be available soon.

06.02.2020: ICU Cockpit by Prof. Dr. Emanuela Keller (USZ)


Medical knowledge has a half-life of just a few years, while medical staff struggle to keep up with the explosion of information. In addition, the volume of medical data per patient is increasing exponentially in the field of precision medicine. In intensive and emergency medicine, the situation is compounded by real-time signals from multiple sensors on, as well as inside the human body. In an emergency situation, in particular, it is not possible to integrate this flood of information rapidly into the decision-making process.

ICU-Cockpit is a joint IT research project between the University, ETH Zurich, IBM Research and Supercomputing Systems, that aims to create an integrated platform for patient monitoring and therapy support. Data from numerous medical devices are synchronized, and algorithms for early alarm systems and therapy support are developed, with the initial focus on multimodal neuromonitoring and the prevention of secondary brain injuries.

The project is aimed at initiating a fundamental development in emergency and intensive medicine and bringing about a substantial improvement in the way diagnostics, treatment and risk management are handled in everyday clinical practice.


Prof. Emanuela Keller is Head of Neurocritical Care Unit at the University Hospital in Zurich and Associate Professor of Neurocritical Care at the University of Zurich. She has specializations in internal medicine, intensive care medicine and as an emergency physician. She held various positions in Swiss and European hospitals and founded in 2007 the spin-off company NeMoDevices, today Luciole Medical. She was and still is primary investigator in numerous clinical trials, sponsored by pharma or academia. She obtained significant grants and third party funding, holds several prestigious positions in national and international committees and shows an impressive publication list displaying over 30 years of academic career in medicine.


18:00 Door opening and registration

18:30 Intro by „Women in Digital Health“

18:40 Talk by Emanuela Keller (USZ), followed by some insights and follow-up by Susanne Suter (SCS), followed by Q&A session with both speakers

approx. 20:00: Networking apéro


Supercomputing Systems AG
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich


This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired!

Our thanks go to Supercomputing Systems for the great support!

08.01.2020: WiDH presents Karina Candrian (Medtech Entrepreneur)

We are very excited to announce that our next guest speaker will be Karina Candrian, Medtech Entrepreneur.


Healthcare innovators often struggle to bring their products to market. One of the reasons is the increasing regulatory requirements, especially due to the introduction of MDR/IVDR.

There are fears that numerous innovations will not make it onto the market, or at least only with big delay. This, due to prohibitively high costs for maintaining product approvals or new approvals under the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) / In Vitro Medical Device Regulation (IVDR). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are especially vulnerable.

Karina Candrian will talk about the challenges SMEs are facing with the introduction of the new MDR / IVDR and will present examples of innovators and medical technology companies that have overcome the obstacles of increasing regulatory requirements.

Complementary, Dr. sc. Susanne Suter (Project Manager and Software Engineer, Supercomputing Systems) will illustrate a practical show-case of a machine-learning-based medical software application, which is at the beginning of the medical certification process.


Karina Candrian holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Zurich and has more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Through her work as a consultant and in operative responsibilities in various management positions of MedTech companies she has profound experience not only in this industry, but also throughout the entire value chain, from strategic alignment, product idea up to sales and distribution.

She is founder of 3 companies, all dedicated to innovation in Healthcare. As co-founder and CEO of Effectum Medical, she is dedicated in accelerating innovation in MedTech by offering services in quality management and regulatory affairs and acting as legal manufactures for customers.


18:00 Door opening and registration

18:30 Intro by „Women in Digital Health“ and SCS

18:40 Insights by Karina Candrian and Susanne Suter, followed by a small discussion

approx. 20:00: Networking apéro


Supercomputing Systems AG
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich

For tickets:

This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired!

Our thanks go to Supercomputing Systems for the great support!

11.12.2019: Christmas Afterwork Drinks 2019 with Women in Digital Health

Dear community,

Soon it’s Christmas time and we would like to continue our tradition of meeting you for an informal Christmas afterwork drink on the 11th December between 18.15 and 18.30 at The Singing Christmas Tree and «Wiehnachtsmärt» at Werdmühleplatz in Zurich (a short walk from Zurich main station).

On this occasion we look forward to raising our glasses to a successful past year and of course to the upcoming season with exciting events, lively discussions and new contacts.

We are meeting at the corner of Gidor Coiffeur, Werdmühleplatz 3 (behind Christmas tree).

Please make sure to arrive between 18:15 and 18:30. After that we will move and later on help us to mulled wine and ginger bread 🙂
Due to weather conditions we might change location to a more comfortable one. All genders are welcome.

The Singing Christmas Tree in Zurich


6:15-6:30 pm: Meet at the corner of Gidor Coiffeur, Wedmühleplatz 3 (behind the Christmas tree)

6:30 pm – late: Casual networking over mulled wine and ginger bread 🙂

The Singing Christmas Tree and <<Wiehnachtsmärt>> at Werdmühleplatz in Zurich.

Please write us in Meetup if you can’t find us right away. 🙂

Find out more about the Singing Christmas Tree:

06.11.2019: WiDH & iWiS present – “Digital Healthcare – Transforming Patient Care”

In partnership with the International Women in Science (iWiS), we are very excited to announce our joint event in Basel with guest speakers Christine K. Jacob, founder & managing director of Digi-Bridges, Silja Chouquet, founder & CEO of merakoi, and Dr. Helene Mountz, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion – Johnson & Johnson with the topic “Digital Healthcare: Transforming Patient Care”.


Big Data is reinventing how we address global healthcare challenges. Good quality healthcare data and lots of it can power groundbreaking medical innovation. Data informs strategic healthcare policies, and can potentially, when used in collaboration with Artificial Intelligence technology, minimize global health risks through improved prediction. Factors such as rampant bad data as well as public distrust in data privacy and digital healthcare solutions, continue to present significant challenges.

Christine Jacob, founder and managing director of Digi-Bridges will present: The Promise of Health Data: Is it really the new Oil? Research shows that clinicians express concerns related to issues such as data safety and security, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination, the flexibility to adjust what to track and how records and summaries are presented, and workflow integration. So what does this really mean and what can be done about it?

Silja Chouquet, founder and CEO of merakoi will share how we can build digital trust with the online community effectively and ethically by engaging with patient experts, so they can benefit from digital health solutions. What are the key touch-points in the patient journey where digital health solutions can add the ​most value?

Dr. Helene Mountz, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion – Johnson & Johnson will share her experience of working with a group of key stakeholders in developing and launching such a digital project, with the aim to benefit both clinicians and patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension. Engaging clinicians to learn how to detect a rare disease, for the benefit of patients is the driver of the Echoright working team, and we will see how this initiative is positioned as the first step of a global mid- to long-term digital approach to medical education and is part of a global initiative, dedicated to further accelerating the diagnosis of this rare condition in populations at risk.


6:00-6:30pm: Registration

6:30 – 6:40 pm: iWiS introduction, Bejal Joshi Founder and CEO iWiS

6:40 – 7:00 pm: Christine Jacob, Founder and Managing Director of Digi-Bridges

7:00 – 7:20 pm: Helene Mounty, Global Marketing Director, PAH Market Development, Actelion

7:20 – 7:40 pm: Silja Chouquet, Founder and CEO of merakoi

7:40 – 8:00 pm: Panel Q&A/Discussion moderated by Jolanda Groenhuijzen, Co-Founder iWiS

8:00 – 8:15 pm: iWiS/WiDH power of collaboration

8:15 -9:30 pm: Special apéro


Der Teufelhof Basel
Leonhardsgraben 47-49

Join us at the event and be inspired!

11.9.2019: “Challenges of Women in Digital Health and Health IT – How to make an Impact”

Very excited to announce that our next event will be a “Women in Digital Health Session” on the topic Challenges of Women in Digital Health and Health IT – How to make an Impact at the HIMSS Europe ‘s Swiss eHealth Summit.


The interactive session (in English and German) will feature talks by female digital health experts from our community who are working in diverse roles within the digital healthcare space – including digital governance, business development, software development, health-tech accelerator, and clinical information systems.


13:00- 15:00 Uhr


Hotel Schweizerhof, Bern


Safia Agueni: Head of Digital Governance, Novartis
Emily Andreae: Head of Business Development Health, adesso AG
Susanne Suter: Software Development, Super Computing System
Tram Trinh: CEO, Vitalink Health-Teach Accelerator in Paris
Melisa Zoronjic: Senior-Clinic Information Systems Application Manager, Hirslanden-Spitalgruppe


To book a ticket, please register here and choose the option “Workshops only 11.09.19”

Each ticket costs 20CHF, with limited seats available, including the apéro riche afterwards to network at the exclusive event location Hotel Schweizerhof (next to the main station in Bern). Should the workshop be fully-booked, you can request to be placed on a waiting list by writing to acsismazia@himss.org