Health Education Seminars

Health Education Seminars HealthFirst in Switzerland

Health Education Seminars

Dr Michelle Wright, an experienced medical journalist and radio broadcaster, shares her passion for health education and disease prevention via a series of engaging and informative seminars.

Midwife Polly Pupulin also brings her knowledge and expertise to her ‘Ask the Midwife’ seminar series.

Popular seminars include:

“Matters of the Heart – Tips for heart disease prevention”

  • Learn about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (the world’s biggest killer).
  • Receive practical tips on how to reduce personal risk factors.
  • Understand the typical symptoms of a heart attack and stroke.
  • Know what to do if a heart attack or stroke is suspected.
  • Have an introduction to Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Adults.

“International Arrivals: Your Health in Switzerland”

  • When and how to call the Emergency Services in Switzerland.
  • Which potentially life-saving phone apps to download now!
  • Important English-French/English-German medical phrases.
  • An introduction to the local health-care system and how Swiss health insurance works.
  • Accessing hospitals and clinics and finding a doctor in your local area.
  • Anglophone health-related resources and support groups.
  • Swiss-specific health issues including ticks, duck fleas and marching caterpillars.

“Diabetes explained”

  • The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Facts, figures and risk factors.
  • How do I know if I have it?
  • Can pre-diabetes be reversed?
  • Preventing diabetes – an action plan

“Thinking pink and blue – breast and prostate cancer awareness and prevention”

  • The latest statistics.
  • Risk factors for breast and prostate cancer.
  • How can I reduce my personal risk?
  • Should I have a screening test?

“Smoking – Dr Michelle’s guide to why and how to quit”

  • A timeline of health benefits if you succeed.
  • Nicotine replacement – what type and how effective?
  • Other medication to help you quit.
  • Is it safe to vape?
  • Geneva-based resources for smoking cessation.
  • On-line tools and Apps.

“Ask the Midwife: Caring for your baby – the first 6 months”

  • A day in your life with your new baby.
  • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (cot/crib death).
  • Returning to work after having a baby – achieving a smooth transition.
  • Baby blues and postnatal depression – warning signs to look out for and where to seek help.
  • Why do babies cry?
  • New-born baby problems.

“Ask the Midwife: Caring for your baby – 6 months and onwards”

  • Weaning onto solid foods.
  • Fevers in babies.
  • Febrile convulsions and what to do if a child has a seizure.
  • Meningitis and septicaemia.
  • Some other important childhood rashes.
  • The Swiss immunisation schedule.
  • Croup and bronchiolitis.

Other seminar options

Upon request, Dr Michelle and her team of experts can offer a wide portfolio of other seminars including Women’s Health, Resilience Building, Mindfulness and Sleep for Maximum Performance. All seminars are tailored to the audience concerned.

Contact us to arrange a Health Education Seminar