Friday, 11 October 2019




Guided Tour „The Emperor’s Summer Palace – Schloss Schönbrunn“

Distance from the Conference Venue: 1 subway station / 12“ footwalk




EWMD International Annual General Meeting (for EWMD members only)

Austria Trend Hotel „Parkhotel Schönbrunn“

Collective departure from the hotel


Opening of the EWMD International Conference

Reception and Traditional Buffet Dinner

Vine Restaurant
Live Music „Karat Apart“ Local World Music & EWMD Special Yodeling Workshop


Saturday, 12 October 2019



Conference Will my doctor be an app?
The future of gendered, individualized, data-based medicine and health business

Conference language: English

Austria Trend Hotel, „Parkhotel Schönbrunn“







Ines Stilling, Minister for Women, Families and Youth Policies



1. Keynote Speech

Gender Medicine as a door opener to individualized, data based medicine

Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Head of the Gender Medicine Unit, Medical University of Vienna

Differences in men’s and women’s body composition, metabolism or hormone level on the one hand often lead to gender-specific diseases. In addition gender-related social aspects like risk behaviour and lifestyle-habits tend to affect the occurance and the course of diseases very significantly. Thus, gender awareness pathed the way to personalized diagnosis and individualized, tailor-made treatments. 


2. Keynote Speech

The future of integrated health prevention and monitoring tools - how global companies, start-ups and patients work together

Sabine Radl, CEO Sanofi Aventis GmbH

The company’s goal is to develop comprehensive solutions which combine devices, software, medicine, and professional care to enable simple and intelligent disease management. Sabine Radl will show us examples of a cooperation which has been developped to support patients who suffer from diabetes. Using state-of-the art medical knowledge, apps, tools and gamification programs the patients optimize their individual medical treatment – and further on their quality of life.



Coffee Break



Panel Discussion

Benefits and burning questions concerning inividualized and data based medicine and health care


Apps cannot only monitor data, but also connect patients with each other, connect patients and professional services and function as learning environments and training grounds to support healthier habits in daily life. But who has control about the data delivered? Before lunch break we will discuss some more breakthroughs and benefits in the field of personalized medicine and health care – and also raise some burning questions and challenges related to it. The participants are:

  • Irene Fialka, CEO INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH
  • Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Deputy Chair Woman of the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine
  • Günter Rauchegger, CEO of Electronic Health Records
  • Christine Stadler-Haebich, Director Business Development, Roche Diagnostics, Austria
  • Brigitte Zarfl, Austrian Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

Moderated by Martina Zöbl, University of Applied Siences Vienna 



Lunch Break & Networking
Kaiser Lounge, Parkhotel Schönbrunn

After lunch break we continue with a keynote speaker and the changes which we have to face.



3. Key Note Speech

Impact of digitalization on business and society

Peter Baumgartner, Leadership Expert and Bestselling Author, Expert on Digital Innovation

Transforming or replacing face-to-face interaction by digital tools requires leadership and culture change. In his 50 min. Keynote Peter Baumgartner, best selling author, questions the promises of digital innovations – by thinking further about it’s effects and the sort of change which is necessary. One of his key insights: Encountering and dealing with people – be it your team members, employées, free-lancers, your customers, clients or suppliers – cannot completely be digitalized.



Meet the Experts - Expert talks

Afterwards we open the floor for our Experts Talks. Meet the experts! Our experts are heads of Digital Health Units in larger companies, developpers, founders, researchers and female top managers. Ask them questions on how they built their success story – as founders, developpers, co-creators of digital innovation in the health and medicine business.

  • Rahma Samow, Head of Marketing, Sales & Communications, Digital Services, Siemens Healthineers
  • Bernadette Frech, CEO Instahelp         
  • Jama Nateqi, Founder of Symptoma
  • Lisa Krapinger, Head of Marketing & SalesCarbomed Medical Solutions
  • Kathrin Schnidar, CFO Scarletred



Wrap up, Resumé




Gala Dinner in the Ballroom of „Parkhotel Schönbrunn“. Dresscode: festive




Award ceremony „She made a difference“

35 years EWMD international ceremony

25 years EWMD Austria ceremony

Let’s dance


Sunday, 13 October 2019


Sightseeing Guided tour through Viennas Inner City

Relaxing sightseeing tour with focus on most prominent architectural monuments 

12am Farewell and Closure