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Round table: Gender Biases in Medicine

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Event date: Wednesday, 08 March 2023 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Place: University of Luxembourg
Belval campus, Maison du Savoir, room 4.500 (4th floor)
2, avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

In the frame of the International Women's Day, the University of Luxembourg will organise a round table on the role and consequences of gender bias in medicine and pharmacology.


17:00 Welcome speech

Gilbert Massard, Director of Medical Education, University of Luxembourg

17:15 Round table “Gender Biases in Medicine”

Moderator: Tanya Beckett, BBC journalist

Speakers: Françoise Berthet, Maya Dusenbery, Els Goetghebeur, Gilbert Massard

18:00 Questions & Answers

18:30 Cocktail



The following experts will exchange with the audience:




Françoise Berthet

Françoise Berthet is president of the Observatoire National de la Santé in Luxembourg. She has worked more than ten years within the Ministry of Health, focusing on planning and organisation of the curative, inpatient and outpatient sector, as well as the evaluation of the quality and performance of health care.





Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is a journalist, editor, and author of the book "Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick"




Els Goetghebeur

Els Goetghebeur is professor in mathematical statistics at Ghent University. Her research is devoted to the development and application of data analytic methods for primarily biomedical applications generally and with a focus on causal inference, survival analysis and quality of care.




Gilbert Massard

Gilbert Massard is director of the medical education at the University of Luxembourg. Before joining the University, Prof. Massard served as full professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the university of Strasbourg. Besides medical education, his main areas of interest are thoracic oncology and organ transplantation.






Tanya Beckett

Tanya Beckett has worked in broadcasting and the media for over 20 years. She has been a BBC presenter since 1998 and has taken part in several business and news programmes.


Practical information: no need to register, free entrance.

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