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Talks Spring/Summer Semester 2023

Spring/Summer 23

Upcoming Talks

We are currently working on the finalized lineup for the spring/summer semester of 2023. MedTalks and more will be announced at the start of the new year. See you soon!


Talks take place at building LFW in room B1 at ETH Zentrum just vis-à-vis from Hauptgebäude.

Universitätstrasse 2, 8006 Zürich


Talks start at 12:15 and usually go on until 13:15. Be there at 12:05! Don’t miss out on the free stand up lunch provided after the Talk!

(Entry is not possible after 12:15)

Please make sure you can stay the entire duration of the talk since early departure is very disturbing due to the room’s architecture!

Which Fridays?

MedTalks take place every second friday starting from the 3rd of March and with the final talk on the 26th of May.

3 March
Balgrist | Prof. Dr. med. Mazda Farshad

The first MedTalk of this semester will be featuring Prof. Dr. Mazda Farshad, an esteemed spine surgeon and the medical director of Balgrist.

Dr. Farshad has extensive experience in the field of spinal surgery and is renowned for his expertise in treating complex spinal conditions and for his pioneering role in furthering the horizon of orthopedics.  

Additionally, to talking about his life and career, Dr. Farshad will also discuss his current research projects, particularly his work on OR-X, which has significant potential to revolutionize the way the surgeons of tomorrow will be trained.

17 March
Bain & Company

Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm that provides advisory services to businesses, non-profits, and governments.

With a focus on strategy, operations, technology, organization, and mergers and acquisitions, Bain & Company helps clients improve performance and create sustainable value.

In the health sciences industry, consulting firms like Bain & Company can provide expertise in areas such as market analysis, product development, regulatory compliance, and supply chain management, helping companies navigate the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

31 March

At BIOTRONIK, patient well-being is our top priority and has been for 60 years.

BIOTRONIK is a leading global medical technology company with products and services that save and improve the lives of millions suffering from heart and blood vessel diseases.

Driven by a purpose to perfectly match technology with the human body, we are dedicated innovators who develop trusted cardiovascular and endovascular solutions.

BIOTRONIK is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and is represented in over 100 countries.

28 April
USZ | Dr. med. Perparim Limani

Dr. Perparim Limani is currently a senior physician at the Clinic for Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital of Zürich.

He specializes in onco-surgery and hepatobiliary surgery, which involves the treatment of cancers in the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts.

Dr. Limani is also a Privatdozent, or senior lecturer, at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, where he conducts research in the field of surgical oncology.

His work focuses on developing and implementing new techniques and technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the digestive system. Additionally, Dr. Limani is involved in the training and education of medical students and residents in his field of expertise.

12 May
Hirslanden, Helsana, Kanton Zürich | “Privatmedizin - quo vadis?”

At the 6th MedTalk of the semester, we are humbled to welcome Dr. Markus Rühli, spine surgeon at Hirslanden Klinik Zurich, Prof. Dr. Thomas Szucs, co-director of genomic medicine at Hirslanden Klinik Zurich and chairman of the board at Helsana, and Dr. Peter Indra, head of the health office in the canton of Zurich.

Together, they will interactively discuss important subjects surrounding private medicine.

Their diverse backgrounds offer the perfect combination of knowledge and opinion on this subject, enabling listeners to gain great insight into this relevant topic. 

26 May
ETHZ | Dr. Christian Wolfrum

At the last MedTalk of this semester, we are delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Christian Wolfrum, full professor for nutrition and health and the vice-president for research at ETH Zurich.

His research focuses on the fundamentals of fat cell formation and its effects on metabolism and metabolic disease.

During his talk, he will focus on so-called “healthy obesity”, a term used for obese individuals that show perfectly normal markers of metabolic health.

Join us at the MedTalk to learn more about this seemingly paradoxical phenomenon! 

What are MedTalks?

The Health Science Club hosts its flagship event “MedTalk” on a biweekly basis. MedTalks are presentations held by key players in the health sciences space.

With these events, we aim to reach out to medical, health science, and pharmacology students and connect them to future employers.

These speakers might include representatives of companies, top-of-the-line researchers, doctors, or representatives of institutions.


What is the goal of MedTalk

The aim of these events is to facilitate an active exchange between the health science industry and the corresponding students.

Attending students are highly motivated and will be informed about speakers beforehand. As a consequence, we aim to provide in-depth and personal insights.

Students are able to benefit from talks about the latest developments in the field and personal anecdotes from the speakers, while the external companies, individuals and institutions get access to the brightest minds in the health science space.

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