Dr. Johanna Ludwig – the “5 Premium Speakers Questions”

25. March 2024 – Mandy Weinand

Dr. Johanna Ludwig deals with the digitalisation of medicine.

She works as a trauma surgeon and orthopaedic surgeon at the BG Klinikum Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin and is a founder and consultant for digital health.

She is a passionate pioneer at the interface of medicine and innovation. She conducts research and is committed to rethinking medical training. Together with Sven Jungmann, she has founded two start-ups that rethink learning in medicine and care and combine gamification with knowledge.

Johanna Ludwig is in demand as a speaker at scientific congresses, conferences, further training events in the pharmaceutical sector and chief physician meetings of large hospital groups.

Dr. Johanna Ludwig in an interview:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Johanna Ludwig:

  • Digital health
  • Digital therapeutics: challenges and opportunities
  • Next generation healthcare
  • Competency based training
  • Female Empowerment
  • Human Factors and error management
  • Career decision making

2. Welches Publikum bzw. welche Branche erreichen Sie mit Ihrer Rede?

Johanna Ludwig:

The health sector, management of clinics in the medical as well as non-medical sector, male and female doctors, medical students and all those interested in the topic of error management, human factors and female empowerment.

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Johanna Ludwig:

I serve as the bridge between three pivotal domains: clinical practice, innovation, and professional politics. As a trauma surgeon within the healthcare sector, a professional politician, and an entrepreneur, I amalgamate my extensive expertise and network across these diverse spheres. My clinical acumen has been cultivated across various nations, with my research focus lying within the realm of innovations and medical education.

My tenure at the University of Oxford not only broadened my international network but also equipped me with the capacity to address familiar challenges through novel and innovative approaches. I was appointed by the Bertelsmann Foundation to the expert network “30 under 40” for innovative thinkers within the modern healthcare system.

I have been honored with prestigious accolades such as the Müller Osten Prize from the German Society for Surgery, the Elearning Campus Award from the University of Saarbrücken, and the Hans Weisser Scholarship from the Foundation of the German Economy. In 2020, my startup clinched the Berlin-Brandenburg Businessplan Canvas Award.

I challenge the status quo and inspire a paradigm shift, whether through my startup, which integrates gamification into healthcare profession training, or through my co-authorship of the book “Beyond the bedside – A doctor´s guide for careers outside the hospital”.

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Johanna Ludwig:

The future holds all the possibilities for advancing and enhancing healthcare.

In my field, continuity is paramount as it instills a sense of security in medicine.

However, the future also presents the challenge of striking the right balance between time and continuity.

In medicine, both in the daily clinical setting and in our long-term vision for healthcare, time can be both an ally and a hindrance. Every second counts, especially in the care of severely injured patients, where we are racing against time. Healing, on the other hand, requires time and patience. The same applies to innovations: introducing them too early carries the risk of errors, but waiting too long means missing valuable opportunities for improvement.

As a speaker, I bring not only my experience and expertise in this field but also a passionate vision for a future-oriented healthcare system that embraces both continuity and innovation.

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Johanna Ludwig:

“Love it, change it, or leave it.”

Often, we find ourselves more as spectators than shapers in an ever-changing world around us. I aim to inspire each and every listener to recognise their own influence and actively embrace it.

Dr. Johanna Ludwig

Surgeon, Founder, Author, Next generation healthcare, Female Empowerment