50 years Helmut Horten Foundation
22 October 2021, Helmut Horten Lecture Hall ETH Zurich
The Helmut Horten Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary with a festive anniversary event at ETH Zurich. The event focused not only on the latest developments in precision medicine, but also on the work of and gratitude for 50 years of Foundation activities under the leadership of Countess Goëss-Horten, as well as the remarkably long-standing collaboration between the Helmut Horten Foundation, the University, University Hospital and ETH Zurich and the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB).
"50 years of the Helmut Horten Foundation. That is 50 years of consistent promotion of medical innovation." With these apt words, the personal advisor to Countess Goëss-Horten, Dr Markus Fellner, addressed the hundred or so participants at the festive anniversary event marking the 50th anniversary of the Helmut Horten Foundation. Among the visitors were representatives of the University and ETH Zurich, the university hospitals and Swiss research institutes, as well as former members of the Foundation Board, researchers and scientists.
An atmospheric musical interlude by Ellen Cameron on the cello was followed by a programme filled with various talks and presentations by the visitors, which clearly demonstrated not only the impact of the Foundation's activities over the past 50 years, but also the gratitude of the beneficiaries for the generous support. Those who would like to get their own impression can watch the presentations in the form of videos below this report.