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Date:09 May
Time:14:30 - 18:00
Venue:Medicon Valley Alliance, Copenhagen
Contact person
Katrine Brems Olsen

Katrine Brems Olsen

Network & Event Manager

+45 2337 0040

Women’s Health Network kick-off workshop

Medicon Valley Alliance invites members to kick-off the new Women’s Health network with a workshop on 9 May 2023 in Ørestaden.

Women’s Health has for a long time been under-prioritised. One half of the world’s population is women. Yet remarkably, only 1% of healthcare research and innovation is invested in specific female conditions beyond oncology. Women’s health is so much more than just reproduction. At Medicon Valley Alliance, we want to take the broader approach into account. When we want to put a focus on women’s health, we include both female-specific conditions, whether tied to women’s reproduction or some other facet of women’s biology, AND women’s general health conditions that may affect women differently or disproportionately.

With this new Women’s Health network Medicon Valley Alliance want to gather our members from industry, academia and the public sector who are or want to be engaged in this agenda in order to knowledge-share, create partnership and advocate for more focus, research funding, investments in start-ups, etc on Women’s Health.

Our vision is to make Medicon Valley an attractive hub for research and innovation of drugs, devices and start-ups and talent who want to work in this field.

With your participation in the kick-off workshop, you will be able to give us valuable input to important themes and focus points for the future network meetings. The kick-of meeting will be initiated by a pitch and a couple of inspirational presentations followed by a workshop and concluded with time for networking.

The kick-off is free and open for all Medicon Valley Alliance members.

Date: Tuesday, 9th May, 2023
Time: 14:30 – 18:00
Venue: Medicon Valley Alliance, HUB3, Arne Jacobsens Allé 13, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark – Auditorium


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14:30 Arrival, registration & networking
The Why and how – Introduction
Anette Steenberg, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
15:15 The What and how: Three inspirational pitches about the importance and business opportunities within women’s health

  • CEO Ebba Fåhraeus, SmiLe Incubator: 50% of funding vs 1 % – how to change the game
  • Ass. Professor Rikke Thaarup Wesselhøft, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Environmental Medicine, University of Southern Denmark: Sex differences in psychotropic treatment of children and adolescents
  • Global VP of Clinical and Translational R&D, Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health Kelle Moley, Ferring Pharmaceuticals: Reproductive medicine and maternal health
15:50 Workshop
Give your input to important themes and focus points for the future network meetings.
16:30 Summary of workshop
Katrine Brems Olsen, Network Manager, Medicon Valley Alliance
17:00 Round up and next steps
Anette Steenberg, CEO, Medicon Valley Alliance
17:15 Drinks, snacks and time for networking
18:00 End of kick-off


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