WiSE seminar with endocrinologist Helena Nyström Filipsson

WiSE seminar with endocrinologist Helena Nyström Filipsson

När: 28/02/2019 , 11:30 - 13:00
Plats: Kammaren
Adress: Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Göteborg

WiSE have invited Helena Nyström Filipsson, endocrinologist, medical doctor and researcher at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy.

In this lunch seminar, Ass Professor Helena Filipsson Nyström will open up a window to the other side of her life, away from being a professional researcher and respected clinician. What are the personal reasons to choose a professional life combining two demanding tasks that exceed all working hours’ directives?

Helena is known as a national expert in thyroid diseases. She has been a clinician for more than 25 years now, and is responsible for the Thyroid Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, but she started doing research just 15 years ago within endocrinology and she graduated as a PhD 10 years ago.

With the aim to solve some major clinical thyroid problems, Helena is leading two multidisciplinary groups, one focusing on why some patients with high thyroid hormone levels persist with mental fatigue long after treatment have normalised their hormone levels, and one focusing on mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy. This is a state present in many European countries today, and the research investigates if this do affect the development of the child to decide if iodine supplements are needed or not. These two research questions concern all pregnant women in Sweden, but also approximately 2000 patients in Sweden per year with Graves’ disease.

During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who register before 12:00 on 25 February.

The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in female rolemodels within academia – especially from Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Borås University, and MedTech West.

When? 11:30-13:00 on 28 February, 2019
Where? Kammaren, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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