Women in Radiology Meet at IDKD

Prof. Hedvig Hricak, IDKD Honorary Advisor of the "Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis" Courses and Prof. Rahel Kubik-Huch, IDKD co-Director, started off this new initiative during the 50th IDKD in Davos.


We are honored to announce our new IDKD  initiative to support women in radiology. Please join us at the "IDKD family". We can all strive together and make this happen.
If you want to know how it all started, read here.



IDKD - Women of Davos Mission Statement:

“Around the world, women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions in radiology. The mission of “IDKD - Women in Radiology” is to bring these women together to learn about each other’s experiences, develop support networks and mentoring relationships, and create initiatives to reduce the barriers they and other women in radiology face in advancing their careers and establishing leadership positions while balancing professional and personal goals.”


IDKD - Women of Davos Goals:

  • Identify “rising stars” in radiology with the potential to become future teachers, and bring them to the awareness of the IDKD directors and course advisors course to give a junior highlight lecture and then attend the workshops and learn from the more advanced teachers)
  • Support/mentor young (female) teachers during their first IDKD attendance and beyond
  • Support the IDKD organizers in achieving a more balanced gender ratio among faculty members in “scouting” excellent female teachers
  • Create a network of female radiologists – worldwide and independent of their radiologic subspecialty
  • Provide role models for young radiologists, especially in academic radiology
  • Become ambassadors for the field of radiology, as the field is now facing not only unprecedented opportunities but also challenges and threats

Cooky Menias compiled Words of Wisdom for Women in Radiology.


Katharina Weigel wrote an essay following her interview with Prof. Hricak on the topic of "Be a Winner - Not a Whiner". Read the essay here. 



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Future Courses

51st IDKD Davos 2019 Diseases of the Chest, Breast, Heart and Vessels March 31 – April 4, 2019  

9th IDKD Asia 2019
 Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis
May 24 – 26, 2019, Hong Kong
May 31 – June 2, 2019, Beijing

12th IDKD Greece 2019
Diseases of the Abdomen and Pelvis
September 27 – 29, 2019

4th IDKD South America 2019 Musculoskeletal Diseases October 31 – November 3, 2019, São Paulo

52nd IDKD Davos 2020 Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine March 22 – 26, 2020

53rd IDKD Davos 2021 Musculoskeletal Diseases March 21 - 25, 2021

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