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After swapping white coats and hospital beds for notebooks and office chairs, we have worked in the health information sector since 1999.
We author and manage print and online medical publications – from patient brochures to specialist oncological portals.

 

 

Background
Katja Flieger studied medicine in Marburg, Germany, and Philadelphia/PA, USA, and worked as research assistant in the Department of Neuropathology, Marburg, where she gained her PhD.
1996–1998 Clinical practice at the gynecological clinic of the University of Regensburg, Germany
1998–1999 Postgraduate studies in scientific journalism at the FU Berlin, Germany
2000–2001 Specialist medical editor and author at MD-Verlag Berlin.
2002–2003 Responsible for the Medvantis GmbH breast cancer disease management program.
2003– Shareholder in KONTEXTGesundheit GbR

Focus

  • Gynecology, oncology and neurology
  • Healthcare policy
  • Congress reporting
  • Interviews and reportage
  • Moderation

Other
Co-founder and trainer at Medientraining für Wissenschaftler (Media Training for Researchers)
Member of the German Medical Women’s Association, German Journalists’ Association, Soroptimist International

Interests:
Words in all forms. Foreign places. Soccer, swimming, skiing. Piano music. Visiting churches.

Background
Martin Hermes read media studies, linguistics, and Modern Greek in Berlin/Germany, Thessaloniki/Greece, and Amsterdam/Netherlands, gaining a master’s degree.
1986–1999 Work as a physiotherapist, attaining an additional qualification in Manual Therapy.
1999–2001 Online editor for MD-Verlag Berlin, Germany.
2002–2003 Editor of the Medvantis GmbH doctors’ portal, with a focus on disease management.
2003– Shareholder in KONTEXTGesundheit GbR.

Focus

  • Healthcare policy issues
  • Congress reporting
  • Translation
  • Editing and proofreading

Other
From 2002 to 2016, Martin Hermes was an executive board member of the Fidicinstraße 18 eG housing cooperative. He was responsible for an apartment block with 35 apartments and three commercial units in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
 
Interests:
Good literature and good theatre.

Background
Claudia Hoffmann studied medicine in Goettingen and Freiburg, Germany.
1989–2000 Clinical practice, acquiring the specialist certification Internal Medicine, the additional title Naturopathy, and a qualification as a Quality Management Officer (TAR).
2000–2001 Specialist medical editor and author at MD-Verlag Berlin.
2002–2003 Senior editor of the Medvantis GmbH doctors’ portal.
2003– Shareholder in KONTEXTGesundheit GbR.

Focus

  • Internal medicine, naturopathy, and radiology
  • Healthcare policy
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Congress planning
  • Congress reporting

Other
Co-founder and active member of a housing cooperative.

Interests:
Writing, nature, and sport.

Background
Birgit Hollenbach is a biochemist and sworn translator for German, English and Spanish.
Dr. rerum medicarum (PhD) in biochemistry, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
Diploma in Biochemistry, Max-Planck-Institut for Molecular, Genetics (MPI), Berlin, Germany
Laboratory Chemical Assistent, Apprenticeship Schering AG (today: Bayer AG), Berlin, Germany
Diploma in studies of intercultural communication (IFK), Languages: English, Spanish, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
She joined the KonText team in 2012.

Focus

  • Biochemistry, Radiology
  • Medical Writing: Grants for R&D projects in LifeScience, Market Research, Publications
  • Congress planning
  • Congress reporting
  • Interviews and reportage

Other
Indonesian school philanthrophy project

Voluntary translator for the Non-Governmental Organisation Attac

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